Thread Tools
Old Dec 17, 2003, 11:56 PM
Yakrobat is offline
Find More Posts by Yakrobat
Registered User
Yakrobat's Avatar

Question about paint and weight...

Just finished building my superflea... AUW was 6.6 oz pre-paint and 7.7 after. Although I have been flying for 15 years now I have not ever painted a model so I really had nothing to gauge what an appropriate amount of paint would be. I am guessing that I put WAY too much on and, thus, my question: how much weight should painting typically add to a foam aircraft?

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Dec 18, 2003, 01:02 AM
goldguy is offline
Find More Posts by goldguy
flyin' fool
goldguy's Avatar
Pete: I painted a Stealth Sport which is 294 sq. in., plus the fin and canopy with acrylic paint, white glue and lots of water. This added only 10 gms. or 1/3 of an ounce to the over all weight. I posted here under "Painting FFF". The trick with keeping the weight down is the amount of water used. I brushed it since the fan fold is so poures. If you have a foam surface that has a skin like Depron or injected foam as found int the GWS kits, all you need is a light dusting with a spray can. Saving one ounce of weight in electric flight is equal to adding one cell to your battery pack.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Question about shipment weight Niek-1 HobbyKing 7 Apr 09, 2007 05:03 PM
Question about gases and weight. Wing Zero Modeling Science 8 Jun 01, 2004 01:05 PM
question about paint chevy53 Scale Fuel Planes 2 Jun 20, 2002 04:11 PM
Question about paint chevy53 Electric Plane Talk 4 Jun 20, 2002 03:41 PM
Question about paint chevy53 Power Systems 0 Jun 19, 2002 08:15 PM