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guys, I have always liked older racing planes, scale planes and warbirds, put those 3 together and you got my kind of plane,, and,, I have a rebuilt Hyper 50, see where I am going here ?

I have ordered a 46/50 size Airborn Models P-40 Warhawk, my plain is to recover it as a racing plane. it's going to rip with a Hyper 50 in it.
I know the colors I will buy, a soft red, brushed aluminum and yellow/black checker squares. the "fuselage" color scheme will be much like the P-47 in the photo below, but I will use a little more red on my P-40.

as for the opinions I am looking for, I am going to cover the top of the main wing in yellow/black checker, I can get the checker in 1 inch squares, or in 1/2 inch squares, what is your opinion in the size of squares I should buy ??

this plane has a wing span of 57 inches, I feel the 1/2 inch squares will be much closer to scale, but then again the larger 1 inch squares would look cool too ??

what's your opinion ??

BTW, I plain on using the older 50 size 40E Heli carb, I may have to mod it tho..

thank's guys

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Jim
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11-12-2016 02:14 AM
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I guess people are just too shy to reply

Jim
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11-20-2016 04:25 AM
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xcellgasman101

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Why not just cut your own squares to what size you really need?? XGM/VGM

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11-20-2016 01:45 PM
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Jerry K

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Why not just cut your own squares to what size you really need??
After you have cut checkers you will have the answer to your question.

One reason for the lack of answers is I don't see any checkers in the pic you supplied. But I would go with go with 1". 1/2" would look too busy.

I have checkered a lot of planes. The end result is based on the 'square' of the time spent!!! Painting checkers is even harder.

11-20-2016 02:40 PM
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Why not just cut your own squares to what size you really need??
I have seen it done with covering, but I rather not spend that kind of time on it, but if I did that, it opens up a lot of choices for colors, I saw a plane that had Red and Black squares I liked a lot
1/2" would look too busy
I thought about that, but I thought it would look more scale with the 1/2 inch squares,, I'm still thinking LOL

http://www.theworldmodels.com/store...ls/pdf/A079.pdf

thanks for the replies, keep them coming

Jim
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11-21-2016 02:10 AM
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Checks look really cool ..even 1 inch is small for that wingspan. Bit if you dig it , thats all that matters ..if i was covering the wing i would do the checkers on the bottom .
Like a yellow top and yellow and black cheks on bottom..or white on top and black and white checks on bottom .looks great ..i did my first Extra 300
Yellow and black split down the center of fuse , yellow was on top part of fuse , top of wing horizontal and vertical stabs were yellow ..bottom of winf and stab were black and yellow checkers ...i received a lot of compliments on that covering and color scheme.
Whatever you do will be cool.
Toos up some pictures as you go and finished .

R/C is like the mob ..once your in , your NOT gettin out !

01-01-2017 12:48 AM
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yes I will post pics, but the plane is not even in the shop yet ,
even 1 inch is small for that wingspan
I see your point. so, knowing the span of the wing I just did some numbers, if (if) the fuselage is 4" wide, then the 1" checkers will give me 26 squares from wing tip to fuselage, that's 13 squares of each color (Y/B), that means the number would double from 13 to 26 if I use the smaller 1/2 inch checkers

so yes, that number of 26 yellow and 26 black seams like a lot, but somethings keeps pulling me to it, it feel to me to be more scale, but then I have learned to listen to what people have to say in this hobby, I will think more about it

thanks for the input !!

Jim
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01-01-2017 02:53 AM
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Heli_Splatter

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I think that the smaller checks would blend together in the sky and look black. You could always buy some and demo fly it before you cover.

01-20-2017 08:00 PM
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well I received the plane, but my bubble got popped. I will not be recovering it, because all surface controls were installed at the factory, so I wont mess with recovering it,

the thing is I am impressed with the kit, I think this plane is an updated model of the one in the site's photo. the covering is great for a basic covering of this type, not 1 ripple, not 1 bubble, great patterns and great colors, but it need's to be weathered, I like it. the hinges seem to be stainless steal ??, and work smooth and tight and free. retracts seem strong, but I need to reinforce where they mount, cowl is ok but not to scale, the plane will look great in the air. both the shipping box and kit box are doubled wall boxes, it's not to scale but it's a cool little plane. span is 57 inches, it's going to really zip around with a Hyper 50 in it, it will be a big air plane

Jim
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02-20-2017 02:11 AM
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