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Mar 20, 2012, 11:41 PM
Many projects..Little time!
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Originally Posted by Sean Oelofse
Howzit Wentzel!?
Welcome to RCGroups. !
I too still get a rush when I toss a new Mig for the first time!! I hope it never stops, shouldn't though, been doing it plenty times! !
Your Mig looks AWESOME!!.....the blue one?.....did you spray it?
Hi Sean
I had the same question and it is painted by brush... Definitely enhances correx life.
I think it was a "fancy" ourdoor paint. Wentzel comments??
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Mar 21, 2012, 02:25 AM
.....till the wind drops.
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C'mon Wentzel!..........tell us about your Mig!.......I see your little green light on!
Mar 21, 2012, 02:32 AM
Always pushing the boundries
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Originally Posted by bruceswd
Hi Sean
I had the same question and it is painted by brush... Definitely enhances correx life.
I think it was a "fancy" ourdoor paint. Wentzel comments??
Hi
I rattle painted it with rust-oleum speciality plastic and then covered with a paint on plascon - paint effects glazecoat varnish. Gloss.
The plascon is great caus it gives a "rubbery effect which also strengthens the plane.

The decals are printed on a inkjet stuck on with a bit of plascon paint effect and then covered with the same. There is a special thread here on rc groups which has great decals.
Mar 21, 2012, 02:36 AM
Always pushing the boundries
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I am trying to post some pics, but are struggling! Not too good with technology!
Mar 21, 2012, 03:33 AM
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Not much works at 2:30 in the morning! Trust me.
Mar 21, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Great morning flight at Signals


Had Signal Hill all to myself this morning. Wind was really light and more thermic that anything. Had a great flight with the Alula. Needs some more dialing in, but flew ok none the less. The club is flying Hoogekraal this afternoon. We have a public holiday in South Africa today.
Mar 21, 2012, 02:15 PM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Afternoon at Hoogekraal


Sounds great, Andrew!

I looked at Signals vs Hoogekraal and it was a tough decision to make....both were W-WSW and the Guru predicted a turn towards SW for Hoogekraal in the afternoon. Luckily, I made the right choice. It started out light enough for the Alula and then I moved to the Wing and eventually to the Impala. It seems that many of our members had other commitments as we started out with just Dylan (and his fiancée) and myself. Well, we had all the airspace to ourselves. We were later joined by Wentzel and we had some nice smooth lift. Dylan had so much fun flying and trimming his plane, that he actually forgot that he promised his fiancée lunch...oops! Luckily she has lots of patience. After Dylan left, the wind started picking up and Wentzel and I had to strap some extra weight to our planes and we flew till sunset.

Here are a few pics....
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Mar 21, 2012, 03:00 PM
Stirring the pot
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What a classic view that is with Table Mountain in the back ground!

That Mig has some classic looks too!
Thanks guys!
Mar 21, 2012, 03:20 PM
.....till the wind drops.
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AWESOME photo's Jak35!!
Yes!....that table top in the background......is ....just.....BEAUTIFULL!!
I look forward to, one day, going down to Cape Town and flying Hoogekraal with you guys!....it looks like a very cool slope!......hope I dont get distracted by the backdrop though!!......will have to try hard to keep my eyes on the plane!
Wentzel, your Mig looks sooooo sweeeeet!!
Mar 21, 2012, 03:24 PM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Originally Posted by Sean Oelofse
AWESOME photo's Jak35!!
Yes!....that table top in the background......is ....just.....BEAUTIFULL!!
I look forward to, one day, going down to Cape Town and flying Hoogekraal with you guys!....it looks like a very cool slope!......hope I dont get distracted by the backdrop though!!......will have to try hard to keep my eyes on the plane!
Wentzel, your Mig looks sooooo sweeeeet!!
Thanks Sean. You're welcome to join us. Just let us know when you are in town.
Mar 21, 2012, 04:24 PM
Entropy is happening!
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Table Mountain.


Nices pictures.
Do you fellows fly off Table Mountain? I was there long ago, but remember it well.

Jim.
Mar 21, 2012, 09:46 PM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Nices pictures.
Do you fellows fly off Table Mountain? I was there long ago, but remember it well.

Jim.
Thanks, Jim. We don't fly off Table Mountain. (see post #45 earlier in this thread) Our club flies close by at Signal Hill (post #36) next to Lion's head. That's the peak on the right in the pictures or we fly Hoogekraal which is just outside Cape Town.

Jakes
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Mar 21, 2012, 09:59 PM
Entropy is happening!
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Thanks Jakes, I thought it might be out of bounds.
We have a good ridge local to me here which would work well in 2 wind directions, but is within the 4klm restricted zone around an airport. Pity!
It would DS nicely.

Jim.
Mar 21, 2012, 10:04 PM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Thanks Jakes, I thought it might be out of bounds.
We have a good ridge local to me here which would work well in 2 wind directions, but is within the 4klm restricted zone around an airport. Pity!
It would DS nicely.

Jim.
Pity, sounds nice though. Sneak one in, they should not pick you up on their radar.
Mar 21, 2012, 11:10 PM
Entropy is happening!
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Pity, sounds nice though. Sneak one in, they should not pick you up on their radar.
I just heard that the $10,000 fine makes it not worth the risk!
Although I find that figure hard to believe. Even $1000 is too much to risk. It's also very public and it would be a major job looking out for walkers.

Jim.
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