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

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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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.
Feb 20, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Thanks guys, I just placed an order for the 163 graphics package.

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 ...

Feb 24, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Quite a change in wheel size!
Paint, graphics and panellines look awesome!
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
Feb 25, 2012, 02:06 PM
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I'll bring my mustang out once I fix the tailwheel!
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)
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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Mar 01, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Hi Herb,

Really really nice !!!

The mast really adds to the overall look.

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 !!
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.

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)
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 ...


Me-163 Komet 60-inch RC (FlyBoys) (2 min 5 sec)
Last edited by Herb; Apr 15, 2012 at 10:45 PM.
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.


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