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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:05 PM
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I've painted many moldies. This red and black is pretty hard for me to see. I'd put some white stripes on the top. You could just use monokote trim which works well and is removable. Or, simply tape it off and rub the area with some high grit sand paper so the gel coat takes the paint better. Many times I just spray without sanding and get good results. I've also stripped paint jobs with thinner and not harmed the original finish.

Seems like blasphemy to sand a moldie to balsa and then cover it in monokote.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:12 PM
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That is what I told him!

We are almost out of flapped Genesis. We will order more in a different color scheme, but we are talking months for them to arrive. Have lots of them without flaps in a nice white with high contrast stripes on the bottom.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:05 AM
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Busted~

Wayne saw mine... I killer her in the high winds Sunday. Shapell hit up to 46 mph, and I had a moderate fly by with a left of me pump that went so high... I leveled it out to get oriented with it. Literally went up on a medium pass for somewheres around 7+ seconds without elevator. Think I could have jumped off and gone up!
Alass.. I got disorented with that dark color and bit it with full ballest. But... the PVC Ballast tube saved 90% of the plane from certain death! I may be able to reglue the nose back on.. Who knows? Maybe it will fly even better like a certain Mini Vector I know!
Dang... just polished her up too!. What's the verse? "Pride comes before a fall"

Jeff
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:11 AM
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Yeah, he smushed it good.. Looked like his ballast slammed hard into his servo tray and hammered the entire nose off. Yikes.

A little tape and she will be good as new.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Ouch Jeff,

Send it my way, I'll fix it so you can fly it like you stole it.

Can't be worse than this:
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Luckily his wing and tail appear to be fine. The fuse wing mounts and nose are shattered and delaminated pretty well. I think the biggest issue was the ballast slamming into a very sturdy servo tray while at the same time the nose was be pushed into the ground. Considering I'd say it held together pretty well.

So what colors you guys want to see on the next batch of planes.. Yes, I know, not red and black.

-Wayne
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:11 PM
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are these the colors you have available?
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Are we talking two piece wings too, or just one piece?

-Jonathan
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Not sure if you can order any flouro paint, but that would be killer.

How about naked carbon with a 2.4 friendly nose.

Thinking out loud, these are from a dynamic thread.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:28 PM
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We can do anything in terms of color.. I'm always a sucker for Yellow/Black and Yellow/Blue but I understand that is not ideal for everyone. I have a request for Orange/Black. Got a design you really like? Show me and I'll see if we can get that for you.

What would you prefer, one or 2 piece wing? I'm thinking we will start stocking mostly 2 piece as the shipping is a killer for a 60" 1 piece. I like the strength and simplicity of the 1 piece though.

All future Genesis kits will have flaps. If you want a plane without flaps, you should order it now.

-Wayne

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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:32 PM
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No - no naked carbon planes. I don't want to deal with that headache.

Do you guys want this plane in carbon? We can do that, but I'm not sure the 60" needs it. Especially going with a 2 piece wing. Maybe a carbon leading edge for rough slopes.

We will also be coming out with a new 2 meter ship. Should be a Typhoon killer.

-Wayne
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Wayne,

+1 on the black and orange!!!

If that comes in I will have to joint the party!!!


Big Gas your Plane saving skill is AMAZING!!!!
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:37 PM
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No - no naked carbon planes. I don't want to deal with that headache.

-Wayne
Are there additional hurdles for dealing with naked planes? Something akin to R-rated?
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:38 PM
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"Yes, I would buy a flouro pink and naked carbon"
+1, or pink & black.

+1 for flouro orange and black too.

what's the ETA for the 2M?
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:01 PM
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ETA is probably going to be May at the earliest.

-Wayne
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