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Old Feb 25, 2011, 03:00 PM
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Here she is, ready for some color!

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Old Feb 26, 2011, 01:41 AM
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Looks real nice!! You'll be amazed how much strength the lam film adds.

Just a note, don't do too much paint! I did too much on my Tl50 slice, and it ended up making it way tail heavy. I did a heavy coat of dark blue on the bottom which is what i caused it i think. Most of the surface area is behind the CG, so the more paint, the more weight on the tail...
Just my .02
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 12:24 PM
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i look for paints with a high pigment % and use light coats the spary paint starts adding up quick.. I painted the outside of the lam (not recomended) to keep the foam from sucking up too much on the updraft 60

if you lay it on to heavy it will quicly out wieght mono coat and it add's nothing to the strength of the wing so go light.

Some thing else i have played with is dye's like the powederd ritz dye mixed with denatured achohoul (sp) it does a good jog of covering and is lighter once dried..

also not some thing i would do as a first time paint job...
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 10:32 PM
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yep Im with Paul on that one be careful with the spray paint
I love you paul :-)
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 10:51 PM
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yep Im with Paul on that one be careful with the spray paint
I love you paul :-)
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Back at ya Jak Love ya man.....

You staying warm..... for the bay area its been cold as all get out... we were supposed to have snow down to 1000 feet but that did not happen things dried up.... (cold for me is under 30 haha)
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 11:06 PM
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hey CK how about getting some thing like this on the Ritewing RC main page
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Old Mar 01, 2011, 01:35 PM
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Careful with the paint?

Now you tell me!!! (j/k, I was told, only I'm not a very good listener)





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Old Mar 01, 2011, 03:29 PM
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Beautiful!
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Old Mar 01, 2011, 03:47 PM
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CK, has anyone ever told you the TL foil 'looks' upside down?

Can't wait to throw this thing off a cliff!!!
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Old Mar 01, 2011, 04:39 PM
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CK, has anyone ever told you the TL foil 'looks' upside down?

Can't wait to throw this thing off a cliff!!!

Thats so it flys good inverted

Color looks good and i see ou kept it off the back end (unless you used white paint, Still looks good...
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Old Mar 01, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Looks real nice. I think i might go with a similar approach to keep as much paint off the back as possible on my new Lightning 36 when i paint it.
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Old Mar 01, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Careful with the paint?

Now you tell me!!! (j/k, I was told, only I'm not a very good listener)





Nice plane but I'm particularly jealous of the shop!

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Old Mar 02, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Fine then, here's a couple more pic's of my shop!







Oh, yeah, and the plane is done too. Time for test & tune (i.e. throw it off a cliff)!
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Old Mar 02, 2011, 04:39 PM
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very nice..... Im thinking you should leave now and go fly.. tell your wife, boss, parol officer, etc. ya gata go...

I have not been sloping in a few months first the storms came in with a south wing then the wind died out them we get rain then no wind... we had a storm coming in today with a nice strong west wind.... And i have to work.... ARRGGHH.....
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Old Mar 02, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Hope on Google Earth, find Kitsap County, and tell me which way to start driving.

Current wind is 210 degrees, 21kts gusting 31...
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