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Old Mar 03, 2011, 08:34 PM
slow but inefficient
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It's Testor's enamel from the hobby shop, Rustoleum paint for plastics from Home Depot and some other Rustoleum spray paint that didn't melt the foam. Actually whatever came to hand from a shelf full of the stuff. The white lines are done with a white paint Sharpie.
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Old Mar 03, 2011, 10:39 PM
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You guys that paint or colour your Alula with markers, how do you stop it wearing off or smudging where you grab the wing to do a throw?
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 07:33 AM
More Pile-it than Pilot
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I have a blade on mine, so I am not really grabbing the plane, but my fingers do rub right around it.

I put a layer of thin clear packing tape over it, top and bottom, but only in the places where my fingers might touch it.

Mark
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 10:38 AM
Never enough time to fly!
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Spray a VERY LIGHT coat of clear Plasti-Dip on it.
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Here's my flamin' hot Alula pretending to be a Phoenix...
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Wicked good......well done!

Pete in Idaho
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 10:47 AM
Never enough time to fly!
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Here's my flamin' hot Alula pretending to be a Phoenix...
I wouldn't dare fly it. Its too pretty. Then do get a little beat up unless you can catch them every time. I can't.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 05:17 PM
honey... anOTHER PLANE!
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battery pack

jz, can I ask where your getting the battery packs from? Mike is out of stock and my LHS is clueless on these small rx packs.

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hey actually I had my daughter do it. I bought some wide tip permanent markers from a local art store.

I'm just waiting for the 1/3aa battery pack from a place in northern CA.

they sell two for 9.99. they are 300mah

my hitec 2.4g RX was a little long, and I had to dig out some extra foam to get it to set down into the rx slot. Where I fly there are a lot of hawks. Hope I dont get attacked!
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 05:59 PM
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yes I'll tell you, just let me look it up. Its a place out of RIchmond CA and they sell you TWO (2) for 9.99!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Here's my flamin' hot Alula pretending to be a Phoenix...
man the hawks are gonna run from that thing!! really nice job
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 09:55 AM
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man the hawks are gonna run from that thing!!
Yea, can't wait for that interaction. We get a few quite large and mean looking birds of prey where I've been flying from time to time...
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:09 PM
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My Alula Video

Flying the Alula Evo in 2+ mph winds straight off the Gulf of Mexico. More wind will equal more hang-time.

Dream Flight: Alula Evo - Captiva Island, FL. 3/13/2011 (2 min 19 sec)


I have a week left in paradise to play with this gal.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 08:48 PM
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Day two - a bit more breeze.

Dream Flight: Alula Evo @ the beach on Captiva, FL (1 min 21 sec)
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 10:24 PM
honey... anOTHER PLANE!
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samson - nice vid man, thanks for posting. Looks like you've got her dialed in perfectly! Can I ask you what your complete setup is and what she weighs in at?
Oh, and nice decision to pull her in at the last moment there, looks like the lift died and the water was calling her in. Many (me) would have turned out hoping for that last updraft, and ended up in the drink!
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 11:32 PM
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oops forgot about the battery packs
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