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Old 10-21-2013, 05:37 PM
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Default Old RCAF paint shema

I don't want to paint my RV-7 before 2-3 years after the first flight for money reason.. But I want to paint the fiberglass parts.. And I got the idea of the old RCAF paint shema and I think it will be a good idea ! I will only have to paint the fiberglass parts in red, and the Stab and Fin. The rest will be vinyl sticker !! What did you think of that !?

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:41 PM
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It'll look fine. Scott Jackson did something similar with his RV-6 Imitutor.

http://www.matronics.com/wiki/index.php/Scott_Jackson

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/Imitutor.htm
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:44 PM
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Try polishing an airplane before committing to having a polished airplane.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:17 PM
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My friends bought a Grumman Trainer with a paint scheme like that a few years ago...



I thought it looked pretty good.

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Old 10-22-2013, 01:24 PM
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Default more than one way to skin....a plane?

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Try polishing an airplane before committing to having a polished airplane.
so true....but....I guess if you really grew to like the scheme, but not the upkeep on the bare metal, you could paint ONLY the bare areas silver, and keep the rest???...thus spreading out the cost of a full paint job. ( tho some would argue this point, having to do it twice....disassembly etc.)
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:08 PM
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C-FBVQ is an American Aviation AA-1 Yankee (the original). I used to own her. She was yellow then.

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Old 10-22-2013, 06:28 PM
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Thanks guys for the pics ! I was sure I was not the only one thinking about this paint shema ! It's cool to see the result on real RV ! Ok, it's time to return on the garage and continue to build.....
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:06 PM
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That's a great scheme. Doesn't look like a ton of polishing, but then again...
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:58 AM
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Default RCAF Paint Scheme

Your post prompted me to go on a hunt thru my shop last night for some large wall pictures I received from my dad of a T33, a Tutor and an Expeditor in formation over CFB Southport (portage la prairie). I found pictures for the CF105 Starfighter and CF104 Voodoo but have yet to turn up the trio formation.
I have been working towards this type of paint scheme for my RV9A and have been polishing and polishing metal skin for the last couple of months in the evenings. I also plan to use the red paint on the glass parts and trimming.
I grew up as an air force brat and this paint scheme seems an appropriate way to honor those and the "Southport" life that planted the aviation bug in me.
I really enjoy polishing now that I have the art/science of it figured out. It takes time and patience but is very rewarding work.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:13 AM
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Don't forget to add ejection seat stickers.
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