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Got tired of losing my Phantom

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by HacKiwi, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. HacKiwi

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    ... In the sky... And since the complementary color of blue is orange...



    Looks even brighter under the fish-tank LEDs



    I've got a replacement bottom half still to paint but I think i'll stick with this for now :D
     

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  2. Mori55

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    Is it gonna be hard taking the fish tank flying with you ?? :lol:
     
  3. BlackTracer

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    And here I just thought you were a gator fan. Who'da thunk we would have a flying Florida Gator in New Zealand!!
     
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    Baltimore Oriole fans will appreciate your paint job! ;)
     
  5. paulajayne

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    Oh My eyes, My Eyes.
     
  6. Airphlix

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    That looks awesome
     
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    I take it you are going to be flying upside down from now on then? :)
     
  8. HacKiwi

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    I'm prepping the bottom half for spraying at the moment, but think I like the look of it as is.

    Just took it out for a spin and it looks great. I just love orange (colour and fruit)





    X1 inspired paint job, just not ready to call it 'Glamorous Glennis' yet.
     

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  9. Onezerosix141

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    What kind of paint are you using?
     
  10. HacKiwi

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    I tried a bunch of fluro paints (rustoleum, humbrol and some other local brands). They were a disaster. I've become a master of stripping paint off with solvent. Settled on tamiya ps24 (http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/pain...rbonate)-61700/ps-24-fluorescent-orange-86024) which for inside poly-carb shells but gives the best colour finish. Two light coats with polishing in between. Clear gloss coat would make it tougher but also dulls the fluro. I think paint scratches are the least of my worries if / when i crash it. I'm happy with the fluro matt finish. Added less than 1 gram to the shell weight and caused no issues with the GPS.
     
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    I don't see the value of painting the top, but I like the landing struts that color. I'd add some to the bottom of the shell somehow - that is how I usually lose sight of mine. And yes, we Orioles fans do like that!