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Old Aug 04, 2015, 01:57 AM
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Fontaines Windrider 737-700

So I finally found a few extra $$$ and went to the windrider site. clicked on what I could afford at the moment (windrider without EDF or Retracts but will add those later) held my breath, closed my eyes and clicked pay with paypal. then I held my breath again and clicked pay now....

the deed is done. after almost a year I jumped in. now the fun begins. How much detail do I want to put into it. what theme do I want to go with... I feel like a kid again.

Im more of a model builder than an rc pilot. so I can see this thing getting all the functioning bells and whistles.

next ill post some themes that I choose just so I can get some feedback on how difficult or easy they may be to achieve.

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Old Aug 05, 2015, 04:40 AM
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ok heres a few of my favorite paint jobs. i think the 737 will be painted like one of these.... but which one....VOTE lol

not sure what materials I would use for the scheme yet since i havnt chosen one. but i want to put on flaps, spoilers and lights and the whole 9 yards. and also i will be cutting out the windows and adding internal cabin lighting. so i gues i want the liverey to be as cool as the plane will be pimped. if that makes sense
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Westjet or cp air for sure!
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Westjet or cp air for sure!
Ive narrowed it down to 3 so far.

westjet cause its probably the easiest one
cp air cause ive always had a thing for that scheme
wardair because its another cool but simple paint job

Kulula is just to green and busy
I never did like flying air canada
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Well, after a lot of thought, Ive decided on what livery im going to do. It came down to difficulty and what materials to use. I like to have options and i thought that cp air may be more trouble than i think. and wardair has been defunct for a long time. although still a cool theme.

I will be going with this....
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Old Aug 12, 2015, 06:09 AM
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Ming has sent the Windrider and it has left china.... the tension builds. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those deliverys where i sleep at the front door waiting for it to show up lol.
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it showed up today. fastest shipping i ever saw. heres some pics just for fun. i knew it was big but..... half my living room lol
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k this thing is so big i had to hang it for storage. still cant get over the awesomeness of this bird even when its still in foam state.
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So I finally found a few extra $$$ and went to the windrider site. clicked on what I could afford at the moment (windrider without EDF or Retracts but will add those later) held my breath, closed my eyes and clicked pay with paypal. then I held my breath again and clicked pay now....

the deed is done. after almost a year I jumped in. now the fun begins. How much detail do I want to put into it. what theme do I want to go with... I feel like a kid again.

Im more of a model builder than an rc pilot. so I can see this thing getting all the functioning bells and whistles.

next ill post some themes that I choose just so I can get some feedback on how difficult or easy they may be to achieve.

Steve
Hey Fountain, I also assemble plastic scale aircrafts for more than 30 years and fly rc planes 20, so I decided to arm this b737 as realistic as possible copying all the improvements of our friends of the blog, except the lights.

As builders of scale model airplanes, we both know that the only thing needed to have a plane as detailed as possible is patience and time

Much fun is on the way, I hope to share experiences while we arm this huge airplane.

Regards.
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sorry, duplicate post from the other thread.
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Old Aug 21, 2015, 01:42 AM
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Hey Fountain, I also assemble plastic scale aircrafts for more than 30 years and fly rc planes 20, so I decided to arm this b737 as realistic as possible copying all the improvements of our friends of the blog, except the lights.

As builders of scale model airplanes, we both know that the only thing needed to have a plane as detailed as possible is patience and time

Much fun is on the way, I hope to share experiences while we arm this huge airplane.

Regards.
ah yes, thats my next point of study. flaps and spoilers. i want to know %100 what im doing before i start cutting out chunks of wing lol
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Old Aug 22, 2015, 05:29 PM
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step 1... make sure I have all the parts lol.

warning: this thread is going to be picture and video heavy.

so far it weems i have all the parts. now since i dont have any electronics yet.... i will begin by sanding the surface of the whole plane to remove the shiney finish on it. its my theory that this will help with the Spackle, wbpu and painting process.
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the wingletes after trimming the edge fat and sanding.... yes i know not very exiting yet lol. patience.... i still have the entire plane left to sand
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the wingletes after trimming the edge fat and sanding.... yes i know not very exiting yet lol. patience.... i still have the entire plane left to sand
have you considered doing interchangeable or removable winglets ?? .... in my case, I chose the plane does not have winglets to reproduce but I also think it would be necessary in case of any incident that damaged the winglets
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Removable yes i have thought about it. And interchangable as well. Since the kit did come with standard wingtips as well. I will be doing those too. I may order a spare set of wingletes from ming down the road.
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