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Just painted it and had my first FPV flight!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MikeyMinimo, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. MikeyMinimo

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    I just painted it and had my first FPV flight! I love this new hobby. I can't wait to start incorporating this mechanism into my video projects :)
     

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  2. norwoodphotography

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    flippin sweet paint job bro :cool: ! Where did you get the camo decals?
     
  3. MikeyMinimo

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    The tape is just camo duck tape from Wal-Mart :)
     
  4. windcharger

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    looks great, by any chance did you weigh the phantom before and after the paint job? I've been considering painting my shell as well but am curious to know how much grams (if significant) are added
     
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    I bet it adds more weight then one would first guess. I painted just my landing skids only where I could definitely feel the added weight by holding them. I wanted to try some Testor or Model Master brand paint that is lacquer paint for plastic models. Mix it up for my airbrush and spray. Aerosol paint from the home improvement store goes on thick increasing the weight plus from my experience take weeks to fully harden as per my landing gears and other projects. Using this model paint on plastic models for the last 20 years I've never noticed the weight before plus you can get a huge variety of colors and metallic finishes that look really cool in the sun.
     
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    Yeah, it's too bad the shells are not available in a clear Lexan, or Kydex material, so you could paint the inside, and
    have a scratch resistant finish.
     
  7. MikeyMinimo

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    I should have weighed the shell before and after the paint job. I could definitely feel a slight gain after painting the shell. I'm planning on sanding it in about a week with really fine sand paper to smooth it out and maybe take a tiny bit of weight off.