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Painted models advice please!

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Painted models advice please!

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:58 am

Had a battered Hooligan from Jem the other night - and looking over it, it needs some repairing - namely filling/sanding + recovering.
The model is painted at present, but wont be fuel proof cos it is quite battered and chipped.

Question is: - are there still any good fuel proof paints out there to touch it up with? are they worth bothering with? or should I strip it down over the winter and just solarfilm the whole thing?
(im presuming, solarfilm wouldnt just go straight over the top of the paint????)


Next question - Its an old model and I know some of the old fuel proof paints were toxic - so if I do need to strip it, are there any sensible precautions I should be taking apart from Charcoal mask + gloves?
Would it need sanding off? or would a good old can of nitromorse (or a heat gun) fetch it off?

Basically, I have had no experience with painted models at all so any advice from you professional type chappies would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks all!
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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:28 am

You could always convert it to electric, it wouldn't need fuelproof paint then Smile

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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:47 am

Was genuinely thinking about converting it actually - but with its age I wasn't sure if it would be worth doing - Plus the flight times would be reduced greatly!
Im not a fan of glow plug goo - so might be the way to go!
Mark was/is going to spec something up for me so I can figure out costing, but in the mean time anyone with suggested motor/ lipo/ ESC sizes for the plane would be appreciated!
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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:20 pm

What sort of model is it? Span? size glow engine needed?

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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:21 pm

Andy, Think heavy WOT 4

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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:55 pm

Good point, specs might help really! at work at the mo so will measure up later on when I get home!

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:05 pm

Hmmmm. Doing it on the cheap(ish), I would be looking at a Turnigy type motor from Hobby city, something like the 4250 650kV (1150watt rated) motor, turning a 14x8 - 16x8 prop on a 5s 4Ah lipo or so should do the trick....

Obviously, you can tune the prop size to get the power levels/flight characteristics right, and if you are will to accept short flights, but have a lighter install, you can reduce the battery size...

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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:56 pm

Cheers for the come back Andy
Sorry for the mess around, the motor might be knackered, the servo's rusted - the fuse crumbling and the wings bent - dont know until I get chance to really have a good poke at it all - It might not even be worth doing anything with really - I just want to find out what my options are in the long run (if any!)

Would Fuel Proofer go over the top of any type of paint? - just wondering if I could spray it up with some of Halfrauds finest and then just fuel proof over the top?

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Post by Stubbsy on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:23 am

Looked it over properly last night - Will replace all servo's and linkages anyway, and apart from a bit of filling and sanding, it doesnt look in too bad nick!

Also think I will convert it to leccy - I hate fuel goo and cant be bothered wiping it down to get it home from the field - plus it will give me a bit of a project over the winter to keep me occupied!

With that in mind, I wont need to fuel proof it - so presume (apart from weight issues) covering isnt too important - just make sure its bright and shiny! rabbit



Hmmmmm....Now.......... What colours to choose! scratch
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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:34 am

Pink. Pink and Black.

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Post by Stubbsy on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:55 am

Shall I put on some wing tassles too?
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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:10 am

Pom-poms. They would look good, so long as they are colour co-ordinated.....

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