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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Doh! I tried to paint the other pylon tonight but the airbrush won't pull paint. I messed with it for an hour, fully disassembled, cleaned, reassembled but nothing. It won't even pull straight thinner. I'll try again tomorrow.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:49 PM
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I took the airbrush apart last night and cleaned again, this time also cleaning the air valve just in case… it worked! I was able to complete the pylons today. Ready for some sidewinders
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:24 PM
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I have a video uploading now, but basically I spent the weekend getting the top half of the fuselage painted. Here's a sneak peak:
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Here's some exciting painting action!

Episode #79 (10 min 33 sec)
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 01:30 AM
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And now some decal application action!

Episode #80 (4 min 20 sec)
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Your paint work looks awesome! +1!!!
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Man, I had a nightmare last night about you handing me the transmitter.
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Your paint work looks awesome! +1!!!
Thanks! I really wanted to just go for it, but I decided to spend time on the primer, filling, primer, filling… I think that payed off in the end. I have much more patience in my "old age."
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Man, I had a nightmare last night about you handing me the transmitter.
There may be two options if I panic:

1) Hand the sticks to Lance or
2) Drop the transmitter and cover my eyes with my hands, drop to my knees, and curl up in the fetal position.
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 09:43 PM
Another one on the way...
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Wisdumb,

Whenever I do a maiden flight, the thing that helps me get confidence is to start by taxiing up and down the runway, faster and faster, and at some point applying full throttle and take off. That confidence carries throughout the entire flight...
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 10:17 PM
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It won't be that bad. I think I'm pretty mellow, even if I'm freaking out everyone else at the field :-) I still need to practice on some heavy planes before this one, but I'll be sure I'm ready before I take this one up.

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Wisdumb,

Whenever I do a maiden flight, the thing that helps me get confidence is to start by taxiing up and down the runway, faster and faster, and at some point applying full throttle and take off. That confidence carries throughout the entire flight...
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 03:35 AM
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This is looking superb!!
Shame they arent in my price range
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:33 AM
Another one on the way...
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It won't be that bad. I think I'm pretty mellow, even if I'm freaking out everyone else at the field :-) I still need to practice on some heavy planes before this one, but I'll be sure I'm ready before I take this one up.
I'm doing the same. You remember my Yellow F18? It's almost ready to fly, but since then I build a FlyFly F100, and will now build a FlyFly L39. Those are pretty big and heavy, even if made of foam (my F100 is now styrosprayed, weighing more than 10lb. It was 8.5lb before the StyroSpray...), so they will prepare me well. I already did 3 flights on the F100.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 12:46 PM
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hi Wis
plus one on the paint job.
Could you post a picture of the compressor and airbrush you use as you seem to have the technique down to a T.
What pressure do you use?
thanks
Steve.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 12:24 AM
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Nice job Wisdumb! I have been considering a similar paint scheme for mine but I'm still up in the air. I'm going to fly mine ugly for awhile and make her earn her paint!

I'm ready to start working on the cg thou and I can't remember what cg measurement Gunrad used. Maybe Kris or someone else could chime I on this???
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