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03-17-2009 08:44 PM  8 years agoPost 1
condair

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I have seen many photos of painted booms, yellow or orange. I looked today to see if i could PM the owner of the photos but now I cant find a single photo. So, Is it simply spray paint from the hobby shop or different. I like the idea of seeing the boom Yellow and being able to identify it up in the air.

Any links, suggestions or help.

Thanks

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03-17-2009 08:53 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Zaneman007

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They make long thin strips of orange coating, (I have no idea what it is called, I do not think that it is monocote?) that has an adhesive on the back side. Just slap it on the tail. That is what I did.

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03-17-2009 09:24 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Saint728

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Maybe painting the boom will add too much thickness to it? I would take some booms to your local anodizing shop and get them all anodized in orange. Heck while your at it take in all the alloy parts of your helicopter and get them all done at the same time.

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03-18-2009 12:59 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Pinecone

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It is called Trim Monokote, or there are also trim versions of other covering materials. LOTS of color choices.

Terry
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03-18-2009 02:02 AM  8 years agoPost 5
cation3

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I wanna know how Scott Gray does it (look at just about any of the new V90SG prototype pics). I've done my own version to my Align helis (see gallery) with yellow monokote. Works fine on the electrics, but the nitro tears it up and it doesn't last as long as I would like. Now I'm thinking of painting my N9's boom, but then having to seal it....

-Drew

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03-18-2009 02:30 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Saint728

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I'm pretty sure that the SG white booms are either painted or powder coated. More likely powder coated as it is a lot more durable then paint.

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03-18-2009 03:40 AM  8 years agoPost 7
EMAYA

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I saw Scott Gray's Vibe 90SG Heli's a few weeks ago at a Fun Fly I attended. The white on his booms appeared to made from a vinyl with an adheasive backing. But it definitely was not painted or powder coated.

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03-18-2009 10:15 AM  8 years agoPost 8
DS 8717

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I paint mine.

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03-18-2009 06:15 PM  8 years agoPost 9
condair

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DS. That is exactly what i want to do. Looks great. How doers it hold up and what type of paint did you use. Thanks for the photo

Sean

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03-18-2009 06:42 PM  8 years agoPost 10
DS 8717

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On the aluminum parts i glassbead the anodizing off so the paint will stick. Then i use an etch primer. I use automotive base coat clear coat paint. on some booms it fits better because of the extra size on the boom,on some i have to not paint the area that will be too large.

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03-18-2009 06:47 PM  8 years agoPost 11
condair

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Great. I will grab the paint gun and go from there. thank DS

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03-18-2009 07:18 PM  8 years agoPost 12
mickeyapples

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Mine is done with white vinyl and it really stands out in the air.

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03-18-2009 08:32 PM  8 years agoPost 13
EMAYA

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Mine is done with white vinyl and it really stands out in the air.
The white tail tail boom looks real nice Mickeyapples.

I am almost certain that Scott Gray uses White Vinyl on his Vibe 90SG tail booms.

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03-19-2009 12:01 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Clearance

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Trim sheets available at your LHS is the easiest, cheapest, fastest, and less toxic. Get the florescent colors for best visibility to match your overall color scheme.
I seal the edges with CA to prevent fuel residue from "eating" away at the adhesive.
Graphic arts supply centers also carry an array of products with self adhesive backing.

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03-19-2009 06:13 PM  8 years agoPost 15
mickeyapples

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the cheapest way will be your local sign writers, you can purchase differenc colors off the roll at any length. I overlaped mine by 2mm on the under side of the boom. vinyl to vinyl has a very strong hold. Fluro colors will be thicker and more expensive to buy.

Hope this helps

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03-19-2009 09:20 PM  8 years agoPost 16
MASTER

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looks nice

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03-19-2009 09:58 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Saint728

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I saw Scott Gray's Vibe 90SG Heli's a few weeks ago at a Fun Fly I attended. The white on his booms appeared to made from a vinyl with an adheasive backing. But it definitely was not painted or powder coated.
You would think paying $1,500.00 for a helicopter kit you would get a boom that didn't have a cheap sheet of vinyl on there? Does anyone know someone that got a kit and looked at the boom?

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03-19-2009 10:00 PM  8 years agoPost 18
USNAviationjay

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Um saint.. thats just how SG likes his.. the kit itself is just like the V50.. black matte aluminum.

some people use the vinyl to make it easier to see.

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