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Old 05-21-2017, 12:18 AM
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Hi,
As probably some have discovered there is an ARF that has a retro F3A paint scheme (on special order).
CA Models Zonda in Hanno Prenter Curare paint scheme.
I had a Curare myself in the 1970th and I really like this retro paint scheme on a modern 2M plane.
Hope it will be more such paint schemes on modern F3A planes from old famous F3A planes from the past.
Maybe the younger pilots do not like the old schemes so much but most older pilots probably would not mind a modern F3A plane in retro paint scheme or?

Back to the future...
More photos on the Zonda in retro scheme can be seen on for example the large F3A webshop in the US.

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Old 05-21-2017, 09:47 AM
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I like this idea.
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Boy, I do too!
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That layout was done for Mike by Chuck Hochhalter...very tastefully done in my opinion.
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I guess I'll be the dissenter in the exchange because I don't particularly care for most of the new schemes. I have an Essence in the Akiba scheme and I like that, I also like AJ's competition scheme but I think the one I like the best of those I've seen in the last couple of years, is the mostly all white Proteus that Chris Odom flew to the Master's win at the Nat's a year ago. It had some very small, clean dark green and black striping and it was just, well clean....

Almost all of this new stuff and that older one pictured above, are just too damn busy IMHO.
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Hi,
It is easy to overdo a paint scheme. Not too much pattern and not to clean can often be best.
And it is one thing that a color scheme looks nice on the ground but the scheme and colors should also help pilot to see the plane in the air little better, for example clearly visable difference in the air between underside and upper side of wing/stab. I take my own present 2M plane as an example, Galactika EP, that has a very nice paint scheme to look at on the ground but in the air it is perhaps not so good scheme to help pilot. Scheme on upper and underside of wing/stab is not enough different in my opinion. I have seen another Galactika with 4 big check pattern on underside wing/stab al a Dave Brown type of check pattern that he used on his planes, example here on a Tiporare replica:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0-1981-Replica and it was much better to look at in the air.

When I was out flying yesterday it was extreme dark grey clouds all over the sky and I had trouble to see the plane in many maneuvers, sometimes it almost dissapeared in the background clouds. I had to fly little closer to be sure I could see it most of the time.

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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
...I think the one I like the best of those I've seen in the last couple of years, is the mostly all white Proteus that Chris Odom flew to the Master's win at the Nat's a year ago. It had some very small, clean dark green and black striping and it was just, well clean....
Any photo of that plane?

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Originally Posted by bem View Post
Any photo of that plane?

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There were a few around on various websites but I don't have one here. I've not talked to Chris for awhile, he sold the plane and really isn't flying right now, he got married....

But I'll nose around a bit and see if I can find a picture.

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Found a picture of Chris's model.
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Who makes the Proteus?
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Originally Posted by ben beyer View Post
Who makes the Proteus?
It is X-Treme Composite (unless it has been any changes) that makes Andrew Jeskys design Proteus.
Same company that manufactures also Allure for CK Aero.
(Andrew Jeskys newer design AJ Element is manufactured by BJ Craft.)

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Originally Posted by ben beyer View Post
Who makes the Proteus?
http://www.f3alorenz.de/home-f3a/xtreme/proteus/body-proteus.htm

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