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Old 06-16-2011, 05:33 AM
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Hey fellows!

I'm just wondering how much weight would paint add to a third Scale Piper Super Cub...?
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It depends on the paint and the painter. If it's a two part paint, whatever you spray on weight wise stays on. I am anxious to see the answers on this thread.
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Does it really matter on a 1:3 scale Cub? :-)
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I think the lightest is Stitts Polyfiber from F&M. Solvent based, 75% of what you spray on, evaporates.
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Thanks, but,, roughly how much weigh?
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I'm not sure. I painted my 1/3 Cub with auto paint, 18 yrs. ago, but I'm sure the Cub never even noticed the weight. The thing has so much wing area. I think Balsa USA said if you want to fly a 1/3 cub in a scale-like manner, throw 10 lbs of weight in it! I think mine on floats is about 33-35 lbs.

I would'nt worry about the weight of the paint.
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Yuo could always weigh it,the amount you wish to apply.Whether two pack or acrylic you are looking for a minimal coating build to achieve a servicable finish.As has been mentioned you get a lot of solvent evap from acrylics whereas two pack is rarely thinned more than 20%.Ms and hs(medium and high solid) 2 packs rarely need more than two medium wet coats over the top of any substrate coating eg primer filler.
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ps most 2 packs hs/ms are about 60% solids,that is after it cures you are left with 60% of the initial product weight,hope this helps
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weigh it, paint it, and weigh it again. like has been said, you wont notice a change in performance
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I'm not sure. I painted my 1/3 Cub with auto paint, 18 yrs. ago, but I'm sure the Cub never even noticed the weight. The thing has so much wing area. I think Balsa USA said if you want to fly a 1/3 cub in a scale-like manner, throw 10 lbs of weight in it! I think mine on floats is about 33-35 lbs.

I would'nt worry about the weight of the paint.
True... A friend of mine flies a 1/3 scale Super Cub, electric, at 44lbs. Looks absolutely perfect in the air.
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Paint it with Latex if you're at all worried. Most of it evaporates while drying. I did on my 1/3 Cub, it's possibly the lightest paint finish I've ever put on an aircraft.
How much extra weight? As everyone says, with a Cub who really cares.

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