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Old 02-05-2016, 07:20 AM
Reflex Reflex is offline
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I really enjoyed the thread. I read every post with great interest.

Please don't forget to post a few "glamour shots" when everything is put back together!

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Old 02-28-2016, 08:51 PM
A2022 A2022 is offline
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finally ready for some glam. it took awhile to get everything back together, do a condition inspection and clean up some wires of things I have added over past couple of years. now I have music working too. the airplane has been down for four months. I think she is ready to go and is feeling proud because she came to life on the second blade. thanks to the guys at HAO for helping along the way and just stopping by to check on the progress. overall it was a very nice experience but it was labor intensive and I spent about $2.5K on materials alone. the stripes on the tail are not there yet (because I was tired of painting) and I may add some color to the wheel pants in the Summer. So for now I'm the guy with the plain tail.... and the paint on the rudder is light.

but still, naked airplanes have appeal. time for me to let go of the past.....

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Old 02-28-2016, 09:01 PM
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Nice Steve. Glad you will be back in the air soon. Thanks for all the info you posted and experience you documented. Now have fun!
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:27 PM
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I lot of labor Steve and looking great. It will be difficult to find you at S-n-F in the midst of all them show planes.

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Old 02-29-2016, 07:19 AM
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Wow! Looks great Steve!
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:29 AM
Paragon Paragon is offline
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Nicely finished, Steve!

You documented just how much work is involved in painting an aircraft. (Much more than I would have imagined.) Also documented the amount of process tweaking necessary to get good results.

Perhaps HAO visitors will have the opportunity to see the ship in person at some future time. Better yet if it is flying so much we only see it in the air...

Best Regards,

Cincinnati, OH
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:53 PM
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Very, very nice! Congratulations on all the hard work and the great results!
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:48 AM
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VERY inspirational - well done!!!
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:31 AM
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Very, very nicely done, Steve. You were willing to undertake a task I wasn't, and my checkbook is envious.
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Old 03-01-2016, 04:44 PM
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Default Thanks for a great picture and explanation

Followed this all along and loved the journey along with you.

I am going to do my own painting but I am going to do the upper part in vinyl i think.

I will try to do the same expose as you and hope to do half the job.

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