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An Oldie But A Goodie

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by HRRC Flyer, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    We sharin' airplane finish DNA bro! TOTALLY BAD AZZ! And I don't think it would be all that hard to do @HRRC Flyer
  2. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey Doug,

    Hey Wade,

    Those certainly are some great schemes, but unfortunately they are way above my covering skill level, not to mention the painting part. . . . . . .:( I could almost do the Breitling silver fuse with yellow trim and black, but I could not make the bottom solid black like it appears to be in the picture.

    Hey Doug,

    I agree 100%, that is a TOTALLY BAD ASS scheme. Since I prefer Ultracote, I would change the colors by making the black to insignia blue and change the red to true red. The other thing I'd have to do is send the cowl to you to paint it for me. . . . . . :laughing:.
  3. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

    TN, USA
  4. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Good evening Fellas,

    I hope everyone had a great weekend, last weekend. . . . . :yesss:. I flew my 260 at our club Scale Fly-In last Saturday which is odd for me because I usually don't fly any of my planes at events like that, especially a plane that I am not intimately familiar with. I guess I REALLY wanted to fly it because I am loving this plane more and more, every time I do. . . . . . . :big_yes:. Funny thing is, I actually looked like I knew what I was doing while I was flying it, well almost. . :laughing:. I was going to get my flying Buddy to get some pictures of my 260 while it was in the air, but someone left his camera at home. . . . . :frown:. I was only able to get one flight because the clear layer of the Ultracote had started to separate from the white on the whole left side of my vertical fin and nobody had any clear tape to temporarily fix it. I hope the covering holds on through this flying season so I don't have to stop flying it. I certainly am glad I didn't try to heat up the covering to try and remove some of the wrinkles, because I think hat would have ended up being a disaster. . . . . :yesss:.

    I also learned a very valuable lesson last Friday, which is "if you have to use a regulator, make sure you put your on-off switch between your batteries and your regulator. I failed to do that when I set up the plane and I ended up killing both of my 2900mah Duralite A123 batteries. Luckily a good friend of mine reminded me of the trick to "hot charge" the battery on the NiCad setting for a minute or two to give the battery charger some voltage to read after you switch it back to Lion charge setting. It worked, and I ended up putting over 2800mah back into each battery. . . . . :omg:.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
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  5. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Yeah a regulator can certainly suck the batteries down without the switch to separate them.

    Have you checked to see how many milliamps it's using per flight? Because of the flat discharge curve of A123's it's a good thing to know.
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  6. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Congrats David! Glad you’re getting some stick time in on a plane that gets you motivated!! :banana-dance:
  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Way to go David. Good to hear of your success. You sure have been deserving of it. If I may, I would like to offer a few suggestions on your covering scheme. Just from my own trial and error I have found a couple of tricks that really help when covering. Since you are an Ultracoat dude like me, this will be easy for you. First, @Snoopy1 mentioned black is really hard to keep looking good in the heat of the summer sun. No truer words spoken. (Ask me how I know this. LOL) In fact, pretty much all "darker" colors are this way. Primarily because they "absorb" the heat and retain it below the surface. Dark blues, red, black, purple are the worst. Lighter colors just like clothes will reflect the rays away. Yes they still get warm, but seem to endure the heat much better. When doing a recover, unlike Monokote, Ultra does "NOT" seam well. In other words, if you are laying sections over previously layed up covering...allow yourself a good minimum of 3/8" seam line. I say this because I have tried many widths of seam lines. Too much is, well too much. Too little is a real mess. And remember, don't overheat the seams. They will pull apart and distort themselves and you will hate yourself afterwards. Top Flite Trim Solvent is great for helping covering to adhere when seaming sections together. Lastly, select colors that compliment each other. Silver works well with pretty much any color. Gold is not so much the same way. White is an awesome back drop color. It seems to really break colors up well. Yellow and black look great together on the ground. Ha, not so much in the air. These are just suggestions. I am sure what ever you select, it will look nice. I really don't know all of what I would like to regarding covering technics but am learning. Biggest thing I have learned about covering is don't be intimidated by it.

    Wade sent you some pretty amazing schemes... Dang, I would hate to be you right now. LOL. Breaking one of my rules, I am going to attempt a scheme I swore I would not do. Mainly because it is predominately black. But dang, it is totally bad ass.

    limeandblack26082718.jpg monster 260 hover_HaP.jpg monster 260 side_9en.jpg
    Good luck my friend. Will be watching with great interest.
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  8. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Wow that is really bad ass, and I like it, but I would think long and hard about doing it. One if you do keep it covered. Do not let it see a lot of heat at any time. And at the field fly it and get covered and under a canopy as quick as possible then you may win. Good luck with the scheme love it.
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  9. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I'd also be afraid it would be invisible in the air.
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  10. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey Doug,

    I need to buy a new battery checker that shows the mah used instead of just percentage of battery capacity left. DO you have a good suggestion for what I should get?
    Thank you very much Paul,

    This plane is not only motivating me to fly more, but it is motivating me to get to work on my monster GP Stick. . . . . :yesss:. Then I need to make up my mind whether I'm going to get my Lanier Laser done or put my TF P-47 together. Right now, I am leaning towards the Jug just because I want to hear that Saito 60 radial run for myself. . . . . . . :big_yes:.


    Thank you for your kind words and your insight WRT covering. . . . . . :way_to_go: As a matter of fact, all of you fine gentlemen are more than welcome to send me all the covering and painting tips you want. I am aware of the problem @Snoopy1 mentioned about black covering and he is absolutely correct. . . . . :yesss:. Dark colors are indeed a problem in the summer time around here. With all the help from you guys as well as my very talented friends in my club, I am confident my Extra covering job will turn out just fine. . . . . :big_yes:

    I like that scheme too, but its a little bit too much black for me.

    I have a question that one of you guys may be able to help me with. Will a home use style vinyl cutter cut Ultracote and its backing or am I gong to have to enlist the help of Decal Dennis?

    Thanks Fellas
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