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Old 12-04-2004, 11:15 AM   #11
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The black 'Canada' is printed on an inkjet printer with clear decal over it.

Where did you find the correct "Canada" font? I have been looking for this for years.

Looks great. I was going to do same with my Kouger before I lost interest and sold it. Did you do the underside as well? I did the underside scheme on one of my trainers many many moons ago. Was very easy to tell which side was up.
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:22 AM   #12
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Great job wayne, that bird looks mint and its a perfect match for the snowbird scheme,have fun with this plane,keep us posted on the maiden.

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Old 12-04-2004, 11:28 AM   #13
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Thanks all for your words of encouragement!

Jim, you won't believe it, but the 'Canada' on the side is Times New Roman font! Its about 200 font size, I had to type it into the font size in powerpoint manually. It seems to be an exact match, doesn't it. Looks like the same font as the side of the Canadarm, too, I think. :

I plan on doing the underside as well, I bought a new white trim sheet for it. Right now the bottom is all red, adding the logo underneath 'should' be easy.

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Old 12-04-2004, 11:29 AM   #14
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That is fantastic! I love it! I just bought the SIG Kougar a few weeks ago and was wondering what scheme I could use. I hope you don't mind if I blatantly plagarize your idea? It looks great!


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Old 12-04-2004, 11:38 AM   #15
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Go nuts, blatantly pagarize to your heart's content!

How do you think I got the design!

I have a file in powerpoint with some images if you want, let me know..
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:45 AM   #16
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Wayne, thats really cool... and as the numerous posts before me prove that I am not alone.

That is REALLY cool....!
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Old 12-04-2004, 02:23 PM   #17
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A pound lighter What was the previous plane???

Looks great

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Old 12-04-2004, 03:19 PM   #18
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the previous plane was the Great Planes .40 size Extra 300. Photos are uploaded in my gallery, its the metalic plum one.

I don't build light or heavy, my planes come out very close to the mark, and I've built quite a few, I also design and scratch build now. Anyway, the Extra weighed over 6.5 pounds, which I think is heavy for a .40 size airplane. It did have a heavy .45 and a tuned pipe, though, which pulled it with VERY GOOD authority in the air. Most of the excess weight came from the fuselage, I think. The wing wasn't overly heavy. Regardless, it was always ready to punish my mistakes, especially on landing, and in the end that's just what it did- dead stick and I tried to turn back. I was cocky and paid the price.

The weight specified for the Kougar is 5 1/4 pounds- it came out a few ounces over that even after I added an extra servo for nosewheel steering and the extra Robart gear. I'm happy with the weight of the Kougar.

I won't purchase a GP Extra again, but I might put one together using the plans and my own lightening mods, especially for the fuse. The fiberglass cowl , canopy, and dashboard survived well. That would be project number 273-alpha. :P

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Old 12-04-2004, 05:40 PM   #19
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Great job Wayne!!!

That's one way to make a non-scale plane look scale!!

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Old 12-15-2004, 02:12 PM   #20
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Well, it's not as nice as Waynes plane, but here is my first winter project that I've's a Kobra (the little brother of the Kougar)...I did a refurb/re-covering (I'm the fourth owner of this one) was a massively fuel-soaked ugly mess (no offense to the previous three owners )
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