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Old 08-12-2014, 07:17 PM
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Default Thunderbird RV

I've had the idea that I'd like to paint my RV-7 silver and then add some trim colors, but ever since I've returned from Oshkosh I've been pretty jazzed about the Thunderbirds. I remember seeing an RV painted in the Thunderbirds livery before but couldn't find a pic on Google. Here's my take on an RV-7 with the Thunderbirds scheme...



(just about ready to open the fuselage crate!)
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:20 PM
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I like it!!
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:22 PM
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RV institution Red Marron had a pretty similar paint job on his RV-6. I don't know who owns that one now.

Edit:

I went looking for an image and found one that I happened to take. I think that is Red's airplane in the middle.

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:03 PM
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That looks great!

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:12 PM
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Default Here's one that's close to yours

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Old 08-12-2014, 10:28 PM
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"Weeble" flys an RV-6 out of Tuscon AZ that looks like your image.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:07 PM
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Default Gayle Williams Thunderbird


I am the latest caretaker to this aircraft. Built by Dana Axlerod, flown extensively by Class of 58-59 Thunderbird Gayle Williams, handed over to Shane Margraves who now lets me watch over her.

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Lead flown by Dula, Weeble learning #2, Tailwind #3 and Rambo #4.

I think Gayle would be pleased that his Tbird, bird is happily carrying on.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:07 PM
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Great but try to avoid splitting the emblem, it likely would not turn out as well as the drawing.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:06 AM
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I agree. I think if I do this paint scheme the red on the tail would be a little thinner and the Tbird logo moved over so that it's just on the stab and not split with the rudder.

Lots of really cool photos and paint jobs in the posts above!!
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:39 AM
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An RV7 in Lakeland South that has the Thunderbird paint scheme it belongs to builder Dan Duran. He flies it over to SNF (about a 4NM trip) I'll see if I have any pictures, & post if I can.
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