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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:37 PM
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I've had good luck with scanning and color matching at Home Depot.
I wonder if they can match and supply water based paint that would work in an air brush?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 05:41 PM
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You can get a sample size of matched color waterbase paint and i have sprayed it. Testors red enamel is too dark. I did the same thing.

I added a short piece of shrinkwrap to the ends of my pushrod guides and shrank it down but that the wire still slides through

Nice exaust. Is that an 8-6 x 3 prop? Going to try that on 4S?

Joe
Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:53 PM
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How did you guys check the CG?
Can I just put it on a flat table and adjust the components untill it will tip either way on the step?
Thanks!
Just flip it upside down and balance on fingertips. The CG should be right at the rear end of the plastic vent on the fuselage top, i.e., directly over the step.

Resting it on a table may work if you tip the model back and forth to make sure it's right on the edge of the step, but the tendency is to think it's balanced when in fact it's ahead of the step. I want to know where the CG is, not just whether it's on the step or not. My way, I can find the actual point where it balances level and that's the CG. I like it slightly behind the step -- say 1/4".
Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Nice exaust. Is that an 8-6 x 3 prop? Going to try that on 4S?

Joe
Yes! if it ever stops raining and the wind dies down!
Joe, got any video yet???
Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Ok. Don't laugh to hard......the short term fix was a Red Permanent Marker
Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:52 PM
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You can get a sample size of matched color waterbase paint and i have sprayed it. Testors red enamel is too dark. I did the same thing.

I added a short piece of shrinkwrap to the ends of my pushrod guides and shrank it down but that the wire still slides through

Nice exaust. Is that an 8-6 x 3 prop? Going to try that on 4S?

Joe
gonna look aweful funny carrying my Ultra into Home Depot
Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:48 AM
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I found an acrylic paint at Walmart yesterday that matches the red really well. To test it, I reluctantly striped some paint off the wing of my Ultra prototype, then applied 2 coats of the paint with a foam brush. The color was good but the gloss was off, so I found a can of clear gloss spray in the closet and sprayed a light coat over the repaint. As you can see it's nearly invisible!

The paint color is #21469 Flad Red. $.97 for a 2 oz. bottle.

Scott
Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Great find Scott, thanks! That'll save us allot of searching for the right product. Price is right also!
Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Went out to the club field this morning to show off the Polaris Ultra. Easy take offs from the grass beside our runway and Polaris smooth landings. Here are some pictures from this mornings activities.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:18 PM
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I found an acrylic paint at Walmart yesterday that matches the red really well. To test it, I reluctantly striped some paint off the wing of my Ultra prototype, then applied 2 coats of the paint with a foam brush. The color was good but the gloss was off, so I found a can of clear gloss spray in the closet and sprayed a light coat over the repaint. As you can see it's nearly invisible!

The paint color is #21469 Flad Red. $.97 for a 2 oz. bottle.

Scott
You must live uptown! It was $.47 at my Wallyworld!
Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Wow great pics kingsflyer, makes me want one even more. The shot of you holding it is good to get an idea of the size of it, it really is quite big eh.
Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:45 PM
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Went out to the club field this morning to show off the Polaris Ultra. Easy take offs from the grass beside our runway and Polaris smooth landings. Here are some pictures from this mornings activities.
McD
Lookin' good Kingsflyer!
Weather wind fcst was 15-25 this morning but reality was 0! So the last few details that I put off because the fcst was so bad prevented me from maiden today I'll be ready tomarrow just in case.......
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You must live uptown! It was $.47 at my Wallyworld!
I guess!!!
Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Thanks for sharing the photos kingsflyer! It looks like you are having a ball with her.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Great pics kingsflyer, I am envious .. wish we could get the Ultra in Oz

Thanks for sharing mate

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