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Old 02-18-2012, 12:48 PM
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Did you get that new polished aluminum on a fiberglass cowl?. Where did you get it done and how is it holding up.?

Used .020 AL. Rivetted on with
camlocs.
Holding up great.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:08 PM
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Default Paint Almost Done!

Well, Turbo you have seen this one up close and personal but I thought I would throw it on anyway.

I bought the paint for the wheel pants and leg fairings yesterday (solid white) but I want to wait until I finish Phase 1 testing until I paint it (5 more hours).

I want to get some grass strip time before final painting. Just in case I mess up a wheel pant.....

ps I love my intersection fairings....Thank you Jan (rvbits.com), no affiliation just a very happy customer.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:00 PM
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g, lookn very nice and classic. white on the wheel pants makes the maintenance issues easy. spent the day at valkaria airfest. turned out to be a nice day.
rv8 mural.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:12 PM
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I am very colorblind. I get none of the Ishihara plates (the little spotted circles containing numbers) correct. I have no problem seeing blue, yellow and white and I wanted to see my airplane the way everyone else would see it.

As far as the design, I went with simple. I prefer straight lines over curved lines. RVs are very short from spinner to rudder and adding curves makes them look shorter. Straight lines tend to have the opposite effect.

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:22 PM
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I blame Randy Lervold..............
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:12 AM
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My wife and me saw this beautiful plane here on the forum one day...



It was created by Steve Nyman and his wife and I wrote to him and asked him if we could copy his scheme. He said: "you're welcome ofcourse!" so that's what we did and here's the result:



We're so happy with this scheme, so we're planning to use it on your second -7, which is done in about a year.
Since that plane is named "Kermit", the colours will be different but the scheme will be the same.

Here's a photoshop manipulated pic:



Note how Kermit the Frog forces his way out of the VS...

THANKS ALOT for the scheme Steve!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:18 PM
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While building, the rudder was sitting around the shop for four years and inspired the paint scheme.


I wanted to use the typical Van’s arrow but with a twist.

The white is from the ’99 Miata I raced for close to 10 years and the blue is from the ’99 10th anniversary edition Miata. The blue stripes on the wings are replicated on the bottom.



At one point I thought about having it airbrushed so it would look like the blue plastic was still on it but that would be a bit over the top.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:49 PM
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I had a nice design that I was going to do on my -4. But after being turned in to the FAA for possibly being a little low flying down a river and some acro (in a decathalon), I decided to go with a Piper Cherokee paint job with 3" numbers.
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the builder had no idea how to paint it till this king air came on the ramp. i checked the n# and there is no reg now.
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:29 PM
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Are there any restricted military style paint schemes or markings for civilian aircraft? Do not display this or that on a civilian aircraft? I have searched but do not seem to find anything. My paint scheme which is almost finished is "similar" to US Navy trainer circa mid 70's ie T34/T28. I probably should have investigated before starting to lay paint, but have seen a lot of military paint schemes on RVs.
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