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Old Jun 06, 2005, 09:12 PM
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Bright Orange Rex


Tamiya TS-31 Bright Orange. The color goes on beautifully and has a gloss that looks like it was airbrushed. It makes this heli easier to see at the same time.
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 09:29 PM
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Looks good ! Is that the clear canopy or the off white one ?

I've been using the Taimya paint on my last 2 builds, TS-36 Fluorescent Red, TS-16 Yellow. I have some TS-12 Orange going on my next one. The finish comes out GREAT !
Old Jun 06, 2005, 09:50 PM
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what landing gear is that?
Old Jun 06, 2005, 09:50 PM
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Where are you buying the Taimya paint? LHS??
Old Jun 06, 2005, 09:50 PM
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tower hobbies sells it
Old Jun 06, 2005, 09:51 PM
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The canopy is the white one that Steve has for the XL. The skids are from Dream Hobbies, here's the link.
Old Jun 06, 2005, 09:52 PM
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Where are you buying the Taimya paint? LHS??
Anywhere really, this time happened to be the Hobby People store in Fountain Valley California.
Old Jun 06, 2005, 09:56 PM
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I was just wondering if any large retai stores sell the paint or is /was it a LHS only type.

I ordered the skids from dreamhobbies for my CF frame / 450 XL. It does seem a little steep at $40 but they just look cool and from what I hear are very strong.
Old Jun 06, 2005, 10:01 PM
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The thing to remember about the skids is that they remove one of the crumple zones that in my opinion are good to have. When (not if) the heli plows into mother earth all of the energy from the impact has to go somewhere. I have some rubber parts that I'm mounting between the skids and the frame to help so that the crash doesn't destroy the yellow frame. The skids have two strong impact crashes so far and haven't bent a micro-meter.

The pair I got needed to be cleaned up quite a bit. The edges were sharp and the surface was very uneven. 15 minutes with a dremel and some polishing discs fixed em right up but for 40 bucks they should have been polished. *shrugs*
Old Jun 06, 2005, 11:03 PM
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How did you prep the vertical tail fin to paint it? I'm thinking about painting mine so it is easier to see.
Old Jun 06, 2005, 11:55 PM
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Orange really is a good color for visibility.

I also painted mine orange, but used Krylon "Short Cuts" "Glow Orange".

Big mistake! I thought it was a gloss, but it's actually somewhat flat. I clear coated it with a gloss, but this didn't really help. Visibility is great, but It's not a nice gloss like I was hoping for.

So don't use Krylon "Short Cuts" "Glow Orange"!

Bill
Old Jun 06, 2005, 11:58 PM
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How did you prep the vertical tail fin to paint it? I'm thinking about painting mine so it is easier to see.
I just used a new white fin set and cleaned the surface with good alcohol and applied the paint in two coats. The Tamiya paints do really well on most plastics.
Old Jun 06, 2005, 11:59 PM
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you pick cool colors for your canopies...... that lime green this orange ( which looks to match the color of my car pretty well )
Old Jun 07, 2005, 12:23 AM
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Your heli looks great. Tamiya spray paints so nice to work with; they spray and coat very well.
Old Jun 07, 2005, 12:54 AM
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Nice looking heli, have never seen a boom mounted tail servo on the Treax yet. Does it help like it does on the other micros?
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