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Old 03-22-2007, 10:37 AM
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Hello to all, and thanks to all contributers for the wealth of R/C info on this site. I am currenlty building my second plane, which is a Sig Midstar. It is my next step up from my Eagle II trainer. I am looking for ideas for a color scheme for covering this plane. Being just a sportplane I was wanting to go with some kind of military color scheme; wheather it be army. navy, air force or even coast guard. Does not even have to be anythig actually scale either, just some kind of military scheme. Could even be WWI or WWII era. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Hi Doc,

Probably not what you're looking for. But I covered my Midstar as you see with yellow and red. I later decided it had a Golden Age feel, and decided it might look like a millitary trainer. (Low blood sugar that day I guess!) So I put the stars on the wings. I don't have an updated shot, but I later removed the Midstar logo from the fuse sides and added smaller stars. Hope it helps. It can only get better from here!

See my gallery for more shots.
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Thanks for the reply Bruno. That is a great looking plane. That does have a Golden Age military trainer look. I also noticed you converted yours to tail dragger. I have been toying with the tail dragger conversion, but the feild I fly at is new and still pretty rough. I would be afraid I would get a lot of bounce from the tail section. Therer are a few flyers that have tail draggers but they are .60 to 1.20 size planes.
After a closer look at your bird it looks as if you have modified the wings. If so what mods. did you make?

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These arent my planes but I found these pics on RCU. I thought they were good examples of military schemes on nonscale sujects.

I really think the white and orange coast guard colors could be easily adapted to your plane or maybe even the yellow and green a la t34 mentor.

You could even do OD green and invasion stripes. I am currently painting a formosa electric with an invasion stripe scheme.
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Take a look at the hangar 9 warbirds there a lot of doable schemes like these.


Also, here is an example of the invasion stripes that would be easy to do. You could do the base color in gray or green.
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The invasion stripe pic didnt upload the first time for some reason
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Thanks for the reply Bruno. That is a great looking plane. That does have a Golden Age military trainer look. I also noticed you converted yours to tail dragger. I have been toying with the tail dragger conversion, but the feild I fly at is new and still pretty rough. I would be afraid I would get a lot of bounce from the tail section. Therer are a few flyers that have tail draggers but they are .60 to 1.20 size planes.
After a closer look at your bird it looks as if you have modified the wings. If so what mods. did you make?

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The Midstar is a great second plane and you will like it.
I had one for my 2nd plane and I still have it and still
fly it occasionally. It has many hundreds of flights on it.

It does very good as a tail dragger. So dont worry about that.
Only thing is I recommend to dispose of the stock tail wheel
wire and install a Sullivan unit. The stock wire WILL break.

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Doc,
If anything I prefer a tail wheel on grass. I remember breaking the nose wheel on my trainer a number of times. Less of that with a tail wheel on grass. And do what XTOL said, get the Sullivan tail wheel assembly.

The pic in my gallery, without the stars, is before I clipped the outside bays off the wings. I wanted to see how she flew that way. I also replaced the ailerons with two double the size. The Midstar seemed to roll a little better, and wasn't so floaty on landings after the modification.

Edit: Here are the other two pics from my gallery. The first one is before the modifications.
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I recently built a Four Star, and went with a half-***** German WWI theme.

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