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Old 03-31-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Question Painting a stock mCX2 canopy - will it work?

Okay so I have a question for all you pro's out here. If I take this canopy: http://www.redrockethobbies.com/E-Fl...p/eflh2427.htm

And paint it, will it work? I can't seem to find the "look" that I want for my mCX2. The stock look is okay but I want something different from what everyone else has. I'm wondering if I order a new canopy and spray paint it black and then add in my orange detail and trim that I want on the canopy if it would come out looking good or if the paint would not adhere to the canopy. What are your thoughts?
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this is sort of the look I am wanting to achieve: A little less orange I think and maybe some black accents in the orange but you get the idea


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You could try but most clear canopies are painted on the inside not the outer surface so that the paint doesnt get scratched up
So i would try to find a clear canopy you like and then paint your colors and markings
You might find something you like here
http://www.micro-flight.com/BLADE-MCX.htm
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I saw that link in another thread I made. It didn't seem like they were geared towards the mCX2. I'm guessing though the mCX parts will work on the mCX2?
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I saw that link in another thread I made. It didn't seem like they were geared towards the mCX2. I'm guessing though the mCX parts will work on the mCX2?
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Yes they will
Mcx and Mcx2 share a lot of the same parts and a common frame
In fact you can turn an mcx into an mcx2 quite easily by changing a few key parts
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Thought I'd jump in on this one. I have the mCX2 and one of those reason was a more realistic paint job. But, this is just 1 Man's opinion. I love the FAA lighting as well. Its good looking now, are you sure you want to change a good thing? Remember, this is MY opinion and maybe your looking for a paint job means you're really looking for a new heli?? Just a thought. Have a great day!!
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