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B25Flyer
03-17-2010, 07:08 PM
Here are a couple ground shots....

Thanks to Keith Campbell at W&C Aircraft in Boone, Iowa for getting it ready and to Rodney Halfpap at Air Spectrum in Quincy, IL for the painting... It looks incredible in real life.

Tailwinds,
Doug Rozendaal
http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy175/B25Flyer/Rocketsmall.jpg

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy175/B25Flyer/rocketandtrucksmall.jpg

hydroguy2
03-17-2010, 07:14 PM
I like it!

Geico266
03-17-2010, 07:37 PM
Yep, that's a red rocket.

Hot!

jclark
03-17-2010, 07:50 PM
Hey Doug ...

Where is the lipstick???? :-)

I remember you telling me about red airplanes, pickups and lipstick on your ramp a few years ago.

James ... Red (and white with gray trim) airplane, no pickup, will take any color lipstick. :-)

panhandler1956
03-17-2010, 08:02 PM
Definitely hot!!!

cyberpilot10
03-17-2010, 08:31 PM
That thing looks like it is breaking speed records just sitting there!!!!!!

""""NICE"""""

Michael White
03-18-2010, 05:48 AM
Doug,
Some colors just look better on airplanes than others, and red is definitely one of those colors!

It looks awesome!

Tom Martin
03-18-2010, 06:09 AM
Doug
I wish you had not posted those pictures. I have always been partial to red airplanes, especially rockets, and my primer paint scheme now looks dated and tired. Thanks a lot!

B25Flyer
03-18-2010, 06:27 AM
This airplane set a trend when Mark painted it Gray camo..... Maybe it will set another trend..... Hopefully i can get it to OSH so everyone can see it first hand.....

pierre smith
03-18-2010, 08:04 AM
Hey Doug ...

Where is the lipstick???? :-)

, will take any color lipstick. :-)

...just for you

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu353/pierresmith/redlipstick.jpg

Best,

Jamie
03-18-2010, 08:10 AM
I like it. I personally think some planes couldn't pull off that paint (like my -7A) but boy...that rocket was MADE to be red.

Also, that paint scheme says something important about Rockets and RVs and many airplanes in general - if the airplane already has nice lines, you don't need a bunch of wavy lines and crazy graphics to make it look good! When you look at this airplane your eyes are immediately drawn to the shape of the airfame.

N702PL
03-18-2010, 08:39 AM
So that's what "......and the ROCKET'S red glare" means in the song "The Star Spangled Banner". I always wondered about that line and now I know!

She's beautiful! :)

F1Boss
03-18-2010, 08:49 AM
Hey Doug:

I sure thought that the camo job was about the best.....but I gotta say, the red looks better! Good call!

Are you planning to park on the HB area, or some special warbird pilot area at OSH this year? Best you bring fencing in either case...on second thought, better make it electric fencing at that.:D

Mark

sdflier
03-18-2010, 09:43 AM
Awesome! Nice job Doug!

shamer
03-18-2010, 12:50 PM
Especially the accent trim color! Why mess up a good red paint job with some other color.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_VHVHeOnPxSU/RxGprBOX2rI/AAAAAAAAAnQ/9CZZVjKZN0Q/s800/DSC00232.JPG

logansc
03-18-2010, 09:49 PM
It's a beauty, Doug. I'm partial to solid color paint jobs myself and yours is really sweet. Mine gets painted this summer and will be a solid color also, dark blue. Yours, mine and Jim Winings ought to make quite a three plane!

Now if I can just get my back/up alternator going!

Lee...

SteinAir
03-18-2010, 10:27 PM
Look good, but....where's the singular white prop blade?!! :)

Cheers,
Stein

aarvig
03-18-2010, 11:42 PM
She's a beaut! You know, I once heard that cops like to pull over red cars. Do you think you might get a speeding ticket in that thing? (not the truck;))

B25Flyer
03-19-2010, 09:24 AM
"......and the ROCKET'S red glare"



Maybe that is what is will say on the tail???? I like that..

rvmills
03-20-2010, 10:32 PM
Hey Doug:

I sure thought that the camo job was about the best.....but I gotta say, the red looks better! Good call!

Are you planning to park on the HB area, or some special warbird pilot area at OSH this year? Best you bring fencing in either case...on second thought, better make it electric fencing at that.:D

Mark

Maybe that is what is will say on the tail???? I like that..

Doug, Mark: I also thought that camo job was one of the coolest out there...but I'd have to agree, the Red Rocket is awesome!

I'm pretty parital to red too, as you might guess. Well Done!!

And Rocket's Red Glare is a way-cool nickname. :)

Cheers,
Bob

dealfair
03-20-2010, 10:49 PM
Simply BEAUTIFUL Doug!!!

I want one big time.

Cheers,

Deal Fair
RV-4 (N34CB)
George West, TX (8T6)

B25Flyer
04-22-2010, 09:18 PM
Went up for a photoshoot with Erik Hildebrandt to test some new equipment.. The results are pretty nice.....

www.vulturesrow.com/ROCKET

Tailwinds,
Doug Rozendaal

n5lp
04-22-2010, 09:23 PM
I think Doug Reeves may need to add one of those to his random front page rotation!

pierre smith
04-23-2010, 06:39 AM
Good to see you again at SnF.

BTW, what was the problem earlier, causing loss of fuel pressure?

Thanks,

Wiljam
04-23-2010, 12:40 PM
Went up for a photoshoot with Erik Hildebrandt to test some new equipment.. The results are pretty nice.....

www.vulturesrow.com/ROCKET

Tailwinds,
Doug Rozendaal

Doug, that thing looks great! It's about time for a new desktop picture on my work laptop.

logansc
04-23-2010, 08:08 PM
Ummm... WOW!!!

Lee...

glenn654
04-23-2010, 08:47 PM
Steve,
Tell me about your paint job....what type paint (code) etc....love the wet, shiney look.

Glenn Wilkinson

B25Flyer
04-29-2010, 03:17 PM
The Color is Chevy Victory Red. The color they use on Pickup trucks.

The paint is Dupont Base Clear polyurethane.

The paint shop is Air Spectrum in Quincy Il.

I am happy with everything.

Tailwinds,
Doug R.

BTW, as for the fuel problem, I don't have a clue. I am guessing the flow divider was the culprit. Don Rivera said it had some wear and did some work on it, but he would not say that it was the problem.... 20 hrs later and absolutely no problems... still flying X/C at high altitudes however... Maybe forever.....

prporter
05-03-2010, 05:27 PM
I'm not sure, but it looks like it might be red.

N8RV
05-03-2010, 05:33 PM
Maybe that is what is will say on the tail???? I like that..

WHAT?? No Pink Panther on the tail? :D