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Old Feb 19, 2012, 12:56 PM
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... What did you use to do the marking? and where did you get the markings ...
Hi Don, I got the markings from Callie graphics.

http://www.callie-graphics.com/pictures.php

It's the first time I use them and they do very good work. They have those Me-163 decals "on file" and for $18 or so including shipping you get them in a couple of days. Well worth the money. The paint is Tamiya acrylic from the spray cans.

At the end I gave it a coat of johnson's Future acrylic floor finish.

For the panel lines I just used a black Sharpie fine point from Target ... I also have a flexible ruler from Michael's that helps get the lines straight. Be careful as the Future will dissolve the Sharpie lines, so you have to do that last.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 02:09 PM
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I have used Callie for many years. She does great work, is fast and is very inexpensive.
Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Hey!
Thanks guys, I just placed an order for the 163 graphics package.

Don
Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Glad it worked out ...

Here's a close up picture of my small wheels, they have a tough metal hub. I also added Dubro wingskids, just in case.

Haven't done anything to the plane bottom, to keep it light. Maybe I will paint the servos same color as the wing bottom ...

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Old Feb 24, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Quite a change in wheel size!
Paint, graphics and panellines look awesome!
Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Hey Bruce,

We'll do formation flying with Raul when he fixes his after his latest devastating crash ... Last weekend I flew mine along with Don's Spitfire
Old Feb 25, 2012, 02:06 PM
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I'll bring my mustang out once I fix the tailwheel!
Old Feb 26, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Test flight.


Hi Herb
First flight with my new setup.
And its fast

ME 163. Fandrive 36-56 1900 motor (0 min 56 sec)
Old Feb 29, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Added a simple (removable) antenna mast, and gave the Me-163 a clearcoat of acryl matt.

I am still astonished at how well this thing flies . It's quite popular at the field, I guess it is the rather unusual design & shape.

The most common question: "Where's the rocket?"

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Old Mar 01, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Hi Herb,


Really really nice !!!


The mast really adds to the overall look.


Joe
Old Mar 02, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Hi Joe, thanks !

The best kept secret is how incredibly well this Me-163 flies !!
Old Mar 04, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Hi Herb,
Hey I got the graphics from Callie, she's really great and the best service I've seen yet.
The graphics are very good. Thanks for the info !
Hope to be flying soon.

Don
Old Mar 05, 2012, 01:10 AM
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I told you they are nice

I flew mine twice on 9S today (instead of the old and boring 8S)
Old Mar 11, 2012, 03:04 PM
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More flights yesterday ... the video is a collage of two flights, the first one on 8S and the second one on 9S.

You can see the flybys getting a bit faster after the first two ...

Dead stick landing of another (large 3d) plane made me veer into the dirt on the right to avoid him on landing ...

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Me-163 Komet 60-inch RC (FlyBoys) (2 min 5 sec)
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Wow Herb !
That's impressive, looking great on the video.
Nice detail work as well.

Don

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