The Dream-Flight Alula Thread - Page 63 - RC Groups
Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Mar 03, 2011, 07:34 PM
slow but inefficient
Ron Williams's Avatar
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.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Mar 03, 2011, 09:39 PM
Yes, I know it's upside down.
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?
Mar 04, 2011, 06:33 AM
More Pile-it than Pilot
mdennis's Avatar
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
Mar 04, 2011, 09:38 AM
Never enough time to fly!
ecase's Avatar
Spray a VERY LIGHT coat of clear Plasti-Dip on it.
Mar 06, 2011, 08:55 AM
Registered User
Roo2's Avatar
Here's my flamin' hot Alula pretending to be a Phoenix...
Mar 06, 2011, 09:36 AM
Sky Surfers
-=RCpeterV=-'s Avatar
Wicked good......well done!

Pete in Idaho
Mar 06, 2011, 09:47 AM
Never enough time to fly!
ecase's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roo2
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.
Mar 07, 2011, 04:17 PM
honey... anOTHER PLANE!
Dampy's Avatar

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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jzanutto
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!
Mar 08, 2011, 04:59 PM
AMA 73386
jzanutto's Avatar
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!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 08, 2011, 04:59 PM
AMA 73386
jzanutto's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roo2
Here's my flamin' hot Alula pretending to be a Phoenix...
man the hawks are gonna run from that thing!! really nice job
Mar 09, 2011, 08:55 AM
Registered User
Roo2's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by jzanutto
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...
Mar 13, 2011, 07:09 PM
Registered User
samson55's Avatar

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.
Mar 14, 2011, 07:48 PM
Registered User
samson55's Avatar
Day two - a bit more breeze.

Dream Flight: Alula Evo @ the beach on Captiva, FL (1 min 21 sec)
Mar 14, 2011, 09:24 PM
honey... anOTHER PLANE!
Dampy's Avatar
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!
Mar 14, 2011, 10:32 PM
AMA 73386
jzanutto's Avatar
oops forgot about the battery packs


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Dream-Flight dealers in So. Calif. fourxguy Slope 3 Sep 27, 2009 04:24 PM
Found Dream Flight Alula let1fly Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 1 Dec 21, 2008 04:30 PM
Dream flight Alula? Electrified maybe?! bigandy Hand Launch 6 Jun 12, 2005 02:48 AM