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Old Jan 11, 2012, 05:00 PM
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You decide how you arrange the seats, it`s your own Airline!
In that case, I'm gutting the seats and turning it into a flying condo
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 05:52 PM
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I think that is the coolest livery ever on a B737. Haven't seen a better one yet. I've seen some high-res fotos of this livery, and you keep finding new funny texts.
I dont know... I am kinda partial to the Salmon-3-Salmon:

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Old Jan 12, 2012, 05:45 AM
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I dont know... I am kinda partial to the Salmon-3-Salmon:

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+1
By far the nicest livery for sure.!
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 08:31 PM
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I dont know... I am kinda partial to the Salmon-3-Salmon:

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I'm just curious, does anybody know how they actually paint such a complex image onto a full scale aircraft?
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 08:36 PM
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I have no clue... here are some of my favorite "paint jobs"

The first is actually painted onto a closed garage door
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 09:02 PM
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look at this

Southwest Airlines The Making of Florida One (2 min 30 sec)
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 10:57 PM
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You gotta be kidding me! They do it the old fashioned way with paper and masking tape, just like a model! Wow, some things don't have a short cut.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 10:58 PM
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I have no clue... here are some of my favorite "paint jobs"

The first is actually painted onto a closed garage door
That's too cool. I had to look at the jet image for a while to figure it out.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 02:45 AM
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I'm just curious, does anybody know how they actually paint such a complex image onto a full scale aircraft?

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Old Jan 13, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I'm just curious, does anybody know how they actually paint such a complex image onto a full scale aircraft?
no they dont mask and paint them as some have suggested.

there are companies out there that make decals and wraps out of aircraft grade 3m vinyl. The airlines hire these companies to come wrap there planes. Up close you can tell its vinyl but from 5 or 10 ft away it looks painted. i have done several full size aircraft. its like paint buy number, you apply each numbered cut piece onto the aircraft following the included diagram that comes with the decal kit
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 08:55 AM
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wraps for your rc planes can be found here:
http://www.aerographix.biz/vinylwraps.htm

full size aircraft decal companies here
http://www.aviongraphics.com/aircraf...alty-aircraft/
http://www.finelineonestop.com/services/aircraft.html

look at the jobs these companies have done on full size aircraft, you will be impressed
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Painting the 737

Well I completed mine back in July with the help of my wife. We painted the entire airframe by hand which took many weeks to complete. If you look at my blog you can see the process for Yananyi Dreaming from Qantas.

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Scott <--Hi Ya'll been busy lately..
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 06:43 PM
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You may want to give them a call on Monday to ask when they expect another shipment.
We have a shipment on the way from Ming now. In it are some of the 737 planes ;-)
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:03 AM
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We have a shipment on the way from Ming now. In it are some of the 737 planes ;-)
Oh, that sounds great. I'm the one who prompted that post by 'bsbauman'. I presume they are not all spoken for by pre-orders?? Any ETA? I'll send you a PM.

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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Question about motor testing for the EDF guru's

I'm just curious. Many posts are about testing various combos of motor / fan / esc / battery and measure the amps, watts, thrust, rpm, etc.

Usually somebody has a particular fan unit and they are testing various motors. So you are really trying to compare motors. However, there are 4 components in the chain: motor/fan/esc/battery. If you are just comparing motors, why not eliminate the potential bottleneck of the ESC and battery by using a hugely oversized ESC and a huge battery and big fat wires?

I know this would not be for everybody due to expense, but hey, there's some serious people out there with serious equipment. Yet I never came across this. They always use the intended setup for the airplane.

Why not test the motor on hugely oversized source of power. Then you know what the motor can really do. If I understand correctly, the motor will only draw what it needs or what it can take, so a bigger supply of power will not hurt anything. So once you have that data, THEN put your intended ESC and battery in place and see if they are up to the task. Why doesn't anybody do it that way?

So many times I hear people say their test was not conclusive because the ESC was undersize or the battery was pushed too hard. Well, why not take that out of the equation? At least for initial testing of motor vs motor.
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