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Old 07-31-2007, 03:51 AM
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TLyttle::Re'mines me of why the Brits don't make T.V.'s ( could'nt figger out how to make em leak oil) and foam safe Krylon H,2.O spray's the hot set-up, or you can go my young freind's way! your bub, stevecooper
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by TLyttle View Post
Chevelle faster than a Mercedes? Jasmine, please send me some of that stuff... Take a trip down the Autobahn, the tell me that again. I have a fond memory of a US military guy with his superzoot Chevelle hauling down the Autobahn, wallowing and dancing, with a row of various VW Golfs, Opels, Mercedes station wagons, and (ulp) Porsches, all flashing their lights for that... thing... to get out of the way. Oooooohh.

And a light spray of foam-friendly paint will give you any colour you like for your GWS Stick!
I'm not really a muscle car fan, it was a joke. I would like to know more about this foam-friendly paint though... I need to paint a Stryker some other color than "sky color" - it's pretty hard to see
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:23 PM
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stevecooper is right with his recommendation of Krylon foam-friendly paints. Lots of places sell it, usually hardware stores etc. Pick a colour!
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:52 PM
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Testors makes some foam safe paint.I think its called H2O paint.

Heard it works good
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Tinman View Post
Testors makes some foam safe paint.I think its called H2O paint.

Heard it works good
Oh that makes sense... water-based stuff
I've got some of that sitting around somewhere because I liked the rustic look that it gave my ships, when I was building ships.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:58 PM
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The H2O is a Krylon brand. On this one I used water based polyurethane for a base. Helps the H2O latex stick to the foam.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:35 PM
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I like your e-starter smoke........ looks great!
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:55 PM
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Thanks, it flies pretty good. It's heavy for an E Starter so it's no floater. It's the perfect warbird trainer .
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:03 AM
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A bub of mine oop's'ed the old SS but I'm ready! Gonna paint the new wings an tail in the morn'in, think'in bout bo'vines & Zebba's to blend in the Herd better, ya'lls bub, stevecooper
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:54 AM
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The only drawback to the SS as a first plane is it's wind tolerance, or more accurately complete lack thereof. I realize that any slow "floaty" beginner friendly plane is not going to be great in the wind, but the SS takes that to an extreme. I have seen a clipped wing SS, with heavier NiMh batteries that did pretty good in the wind, but it really wasn't a SS anymore.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by chaz345 View Post
The only drawback to the SS as a first plane is it's wind tolerance, or more accurately complete lack thereof. I realize that any slow "floaty" beginner friendly plane is not going to be great in the wind, but the SS takes that to an extreme. I have seen a clipped wing SS, with heavier NiMh batteries that did pretty good in the wind, but it really wasn't a SS anymore.
Dude, I hear you. The proplem I found with it ... is the pitching in throttle power provides the opportunity for the air to get trapped in the wing ends, If you dropp the nose concord style, the sligh down pull keeps the wing down and pulls through the air better. I have actually gut the boom in two, I kept the back half with the tail piece, and then fashion the front out of U tube alluminium, increasing the shoulder and nose area by about 36grams, with an 11.1v LiPO it really give the front some bully power.

But overall the wing is designed more to trap wing that to cut it. But hey it was meant for grace ... still a great trainer ... especially with Ailerons.

Treat it with a vintage attitude, and you will remain in love.
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