By Randy Wynant
Here’s the link to the Reno 2012 Races…..great article going over what the NTSB found out about the Galloping Ghost Race Crash……as well as other interesting info.
Here’s the story:
I was looking to get a smaller warbird that I can just put in the car and go…..no assembly. Trying to keep up with OB ( Brad and Chris ) on the weekends…..well I came across the FlightlineRC Hawker Sea Fury and for 2 bills ordered her up.
Started looking up the plane online and the first thing I saw was this!!
O.M.G. that is AWESOME!! Then Started watching some vids, and pretty much LOST MY MIND!
SO, I started my warbird Project turning my Sea Fury ( pretty much the UGLIEST plane I ever bought ) into a Reno Racer…….
While looking up this bird, I did come across some RC planes that had the same/similar graphics, but didn’t seem quite right, and they hadn’t been made in 4 or 5 years. So I’ll cut to the chase…..in order are the steps I took to paint this plane. Thank you to Bob Stinson for his input on paint as well as Michael at MotionRC.
3-4-5 are of the Real Reno Racer……..
The pics are step by step……so if you have any questions, feel free to stop by and ask at the field.
NO sanding at all. I was reminded by Motion, that it’s a 2 hunad dolla plane…paint over the decals……2 coats Primer ( after masking servos/canopy etc appropriately ) over the entire plane….piece by piece allowing 2 hrs or so between coats…then at least 24 hrs before applying the color. It helps when it’s sunny and warm!!
I used the following based on some very good input:
RustOleum PROFESSIONAL Primer Gray ( Lowes )
Testors # 1245 Gloss White ( Discount Hobby Warehouse )
Testors # 1203 Gloss Red ( Discount Hobby Warehouse )
This is the first time in 30 years I’ve attempted painting a model of any kind. SO, when you see her, stay back 10ft, and go WOW!! But don’t get any closer cause I DON’T WANNA HEAR IT ;-))) ie; she’ll pass the 10ft test…….
BTW, use a glove AND a hat or you might be sportin some red hand/pink hair……
ask me how I know……
As for the Graphics that are currently missing, they shipped today. Callie Graphics used the pics I sent her, to scale and design the graphics.
Flames, Rudder stripe, and the numbers for the wings….
Jan 22 I got the electrics all done……she’s waiting on graphics…..Hoping to Maiden on Saturday the 27th.