Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Warmi » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:40 pm

Something along these lines ?

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:14 pm

Main color yes. We are thinking something like the picture below, just replace orange tips with grey tips...no green S on tail. I thought maybe some kind of stripe down the side...but wife says no...keep it simple...I don't care either way. The only minor point of order is that I think wheel pants should be base silver color...wife thinks grey accent color would be best. Thoughts from you guys?

I am open to suggestions and opinions. Maybe I should do a vote...naaaa...wife will overrule and win anyway!

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby JJay » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:20 pm

cam737 wrote:I am open to suggestions and opinions. Maybe I should do a vote...naaaa...wife will overrule and win anyway!

Wise ... very wise!
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:22 am

maybe this....
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Warmi » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:41 pm

Oh yeah, this one is nice. I like the accents on the wings - subtle stuff but very effective.
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby ShawnM » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:24 am

Warmi wrote:Oh yeah, this one is nice. I like the accents on the wings - subtle stuff but very effective.


I like that you can fly it with the canopy open, that's awesome. Oh, I like the colors also. :mrgreen:

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:45 am

ShawnM wrote:
Warmi wrote:Oh yeah, this one is nice. I like the accents on the wings - subtle stuff but very effective.


I like that you can fly it with the canopy open, that's awesome. Oh, I like the colors also. :mrgreen:


Unlike a Grumman Tiger, aerodynamic flow from the prop wash in the Sling, causes the canopy to close. Get a pool noodle or foam pipe insulation and cut a groove into it, so it fits over the canopy rail. That should be enough to keep the canopy from closing, whether for fun or if you have to ditch it.

I used PVC pipe when I had my Tiger, in case of a ditching. It would stay open on its own in flight.

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:31 am

Another view of paint scheme....
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:23 pm

A minor setback today....

I just learned that the parachute will be delivered late from Stratos. 15-20 days from today...This will push back completion date into, probably, third week of October. I do not know who is responsible for the delay...it really doesn't matter to me...I do not think it is Midwest Sky Sports...it is either Stratos or TAF USA ....or maybe a communication breakdown among all players....

I had planned on unexpected delays. My thinking is that the delays will be worth the pain when I finally get my airplane EXACTLY the way I want it. I think the airplane sales business is brutal...it really has to be a labor-of-love for all of the players....otherwise they could be doing other occupations that would be much more lucrative...

I am still SO happy with Midwest Sky Sports, the Sling product, and the great guys at TAF USA. I am disappointed in supplier delays. Of course, Boeing and Airbus have the same sort of supplier issues...Boeing has airplanes piling up on the ramp in WA awaiting supplier parts...

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-boeing- ... 1535972401

To be continued...
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:55 pm

Now we are thinking red...today...maybe purple tomorrow...
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:02 am

cam737 wrote:Now we are thinking red...today...maybe purple tomorrow...
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Red, Purple or maybe HOLLYWOOD ORANGE

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby RTK » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:28 pm

Sling 2 Pilot wrote:Red, Purple or maybe HOLLYWOOD ORANGE


I’m partial to orange myself since my Sportcruiser has orange stripes and N numbers.

If torn - maybe make Titanium the base color and think about accent colors that work with titanium? Maybe red or blue?

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:05 am

Guys. I appreciate your thoughts and inputs!

Sling 2...YOU ARE Hollywood! :)

RTK..ya got me thinkin'...(that is hard for me to do)...so, I thought about what you said...looked at Sport Cruiser paint jobs...the Sport Cruiser is the best looking airplane out there (right behind the Sling 2 of course :) )

So, today, I am thinking of white with silver trim and blue accents...open to inputs...I never imagined I would have such a difficult time picking paint...I know why....they all look great.

Colors from first pic below...style from second pic...

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Jim Hardin » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:22 am

Consider using that peel and stick trim.

That way you can change it on a whim :P

What is that stuff called anyway?

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby ShawnM » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:38 am

Jim Hardin wrote:Consider using that peel and stick trim.

That way you can change it on a whim :P

What is that stuff called anyway?


It's called vinyl and it's a great idea. Paint the entire plane white and then apply vinyl for your colors and pattern. When you get tired of it you can simply peel it off and change it. :mrgreen:

It's less expensive than paint and it peels off with a little heat from a heat gun.

Also, if weight is a concern, vinyl is lighter than paint.


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