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Old 03-21-2018, 03:48 PM
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Two years after first flight, and finally got her painted!

Luke Strawbridge @ Ace Aircraft in Bartow did the paint, and I am very happy. As a side note, Luke took over this paint shop from the previous owner a year ago, who was doing shoddy work and illegally dumping chemicals. This is NOT the same company! I gave Luke a few pictures of planes I liked, and he did most of the design work. Luke is a stand-up guy trying hard to build his own business after working under John Foster in Lakeland for years. He had the work done on time (3 weeks!) and on budget. I find it hard to believe he made much money off me, but he said he really enjoys doing RV's and would love to do more of them.

The original plan was just all white and I would add vinyl decals (limited budget!). But Luke said he had some colors left over from larger jobs and would do a simple multi color paint scheme at no extra charge. The blue is actually the same blue used on Air Force jets, and it turns out I really like it. The paint is JetGlo Express, and looks extremely tough. Two year warranty on the paint.





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Old 03-21-2018, 05:06 PM
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Hi Chris,

Maybe it's just me...but I can't see any of the photos that you posted.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:10 PM
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Hi Chris,

Maybe it's just me...but I can't see any of the photos that you posted.
Yeah, they're gone.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:17 PM
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Photos working fine here.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:28 PM
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Hi Chris,

Maybe it's just me...but I can't see any of the photos that you posted.
Hmmm, I double checked that they are public on google photos, and they are working for me even when I am logged out...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/o0NNCyYyP9hugbgu2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/iPctovFSskMx8uu43
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DbiGcWSeLqGRFx2l1

Here are links in case they don't show up
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:09 PM
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The embedded pics didn't work for me either... thanks for the links!

Nice paint scheme. I like the curved transition line!

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Old 03-22-2018, 08:48 AM
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https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...ZKd3R2ZVRJTWxR



Huh, same problem
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:40 AM
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Very nice Chris, looks great.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:33 AM
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After six years of effort....picture worked this time...
Was this picture taken at Park Rapids, MN by any chance?
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:04 AM
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Default Back from the Upper Valley Aviation paint shop

After a day of assembly, rolled Juliette out of the paint shop in Chilliwack, BC on a crystal clear November day to bring her back home! After not having her for several months it is time to go fly!





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