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Old 07-30-2010, 10:15 AM
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Step 10 (continuation) = Painting the other colors.
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Step 10 (continuation) = Painting the other colors.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:44 AM
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Step 10 (continuation) = Painting the other colors.
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Hello Najary, impresive job, congratulations.



I have a question, what product did you use to fill the space betwen the fuse and the wings ( Post 126)



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Najary,

You have done an amazing job on this plane and I love the colors and scheme especially the cowling area. When you get a chance can you post the Names of the Colors you used?

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Hello Najary, impresive job, congratulations.



I have a question, what product did you use to fill the space betwen the fuse and the wings ( Post 126)



Thanks.



Jorge

Hi Jorge,

Epoxy and mikroballons.

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Old 08-12-2010, 05:33 AM
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Najary,

You have done an amazing job on this plane and I love the colors and scheme especially the cowling area. When you get a chance can you post the Names of the Colors you used?

Thank you.
Hi Chris,

The colors have no names.
I buy the paints in a paints car shop, I select the colors among thousands of colors trying to find a color that will match the MonoKote colors.

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I think Chris was asking if you can list the Monokote colors you used on this. You work is amazing.

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I think Chris was asking if you can list the Monokote colors you used on this. You work is amazing.

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Hi Arch,

Here it is:

Top Flite MonoKote Metallic Blue http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHV51&P=7
Top Flite MonoKote Sky Blue http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHV24&P=7
Top Flite MonoKote Metallic Gold http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHV53&P=7
Top Flite MonoKote Missile Red http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHV19&P=7
Top Flite MonoKote Yellow http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHV21&P=7
Top Flite MonoKote Jet White http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHV22&P=7
Top Flite MonoKote Pearl Red http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...0421&search=Go
Top Flite MonoKote Aluminum http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHV23&P=7
Top Flite MonoKote Orange http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHV20&P=7

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Step 10 (continuation) = Painting the other colors.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:21 AM
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Step 11 = Paint repairs and Smoothing the seams between the colors.
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Smoothing the seams between colors? I've never seen that before. Can you elaborate a little on that for some of us that are following along?

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Hi Mike,
I don't mean to butt in here but since I do the same thing I'll explain: When you paint the colors there will be a slight build up of paint along the tape edge. Knocking down the edges after the tape is pulled with 1500 or 2000 grit paper mostly eliminates and edge you can feel between colors. This also helps reduce the amount of clear you have to spray on. Its amazing how much junk knocks loose from the tape line and how "flat" it makes your paint feel.

Najary, your doing an amazing job on this build, can't wait to see the finished product..

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It might have been just the paint I was using, but I had problems some years back trying to smooth the seam with the colour blending into the white.
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It might have been just the paint I was using, but I had problems some years back trying to smooth the seam with the colour blending into the white.
Hi Matt,

That happens when the white is not smooth enough.

It can be solve by sanding that area again until you get rid of the the blending colour.

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Weights after step 11 = 1,291 gram (1162+81+48)
Step 6-11 = 23 gram (1,291-1,268)
Total weight after step 11 = 94 gram (1,291-1,197)

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Step 12 = stickers.
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Weights after step 12 = 1,295 gram (1165+82+48)
Step 12 = 4 gram (1,295-1,291)
Total weight after step 12 = 98 gram (1,295-1,197)

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The plane looks amazing Isaac!!! cant wait to see it cleared and completed.
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Just want to inform all that in next 2 weeks Najary will be busy as he is traveling to Austria in duty of
Israel F3A team manager for European Championship in Austria.

This is a great opportunity to wish Isaac and Israel team best luck in Austria

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Best of luck Isaac and the rest of the team!
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Hi Mike,
I don't mean to butt in here but since I do the same thing I'll explain: When you paint the colors there will be a slight build up of paint along the tape edge. Knocking down the edges after the tape is pulled with 1500 or 2000 grit paper mostly eliminates and edge you can feel between colors. This also helps reduce the amount of clear you have to spray on. Its amazing how much junk knocks loose from the tape line and how "flat" it makes your paint feel.

Najary, your doing an amazing job on this build, can't wait to see the finished product..

Todd
Thanks, Todd.

Say is there some text out there that explains in detail how to paint like this? We have a guy in our club that paints planes beautifully but they endup weighing a ton. He painted cars for a living when he was younger but I think his methods aren't well suited to model airplanes.


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Hello Isaak,

Outstanding job you did!
I really like your clear canopy, Whaoo! And your paint sheme is superb! [8D]

I am also a happy Xigris owner
With the great help of Jean-Pierre Zardini from ZN and Fred from LietzCreation, I finished my "Xigris C2" already 2 month ago.
It's a marvelous "F3A machine" ;-))
You will be amazed by the F3A flying ability of this plane! Great lines-tracker, wonderfull knive edje performance (the rudder power is impressive, it took me several flights to adapt) , the spin and stall turn are delecfull, the snaps are neat and crispy (if my fingers follow )

I put the new Plettenberg Xtra 30-9 EVO II (great power ), the Jeti Opto Spin 99, and Savox SC1257 servos all the way.

I will be happy to meet you in Austria :-))
All the best to the Israel team, c.u. there,
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Benoit,

Don't want to hijack this thread but what ESC are you using with the 30-9 and what prop?

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Benoit,

Don't want to hijack this thread but what ESC are you using with the 30-9 and what prop?

Malcolm
Hi Malcolm,

I use the very reliable Jeti Spin 99 Opto with 22° timing and the APC 21/14E on the pletti Xtra 30-9 EVO II
be aware of +100 amps on the ground at full static thrust, which is of course useless...
but around 90Amps airborn in heavy head wind is sometimes usefull.

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