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20mm Brushless EDF 'DH108 Swallow' Jet Build 2 years 4 hours ago #1128

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This is looking super, the silver looks great too is that Design Masters Floral Spray? How did you do the decals? All very smart indeed.
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20mm Brushless EDF 'DH108 Swallow' Jet Build 2 years 3 hours ago #1129

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rogersimmonds wrote: Hi Dave,


Should you wish to convert it to 'Jetex' we have some very nice motors that burn for 20 + sec! :lol:


Yes, it sounds just the ticket - micro RC and long duration reaction thrust.

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20mm Brushless EDF 'DH108 Swallow' Jet Build 2 years 32 minutes ago #1130

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Thanks Gentlemen.
Howard, I used iron on covering film, silver colour, from HobbyKing. I was trying to source the ultralite version but with everything at a halt no supply anywhere.
The decals were a mix. The large aircraft numbers are solarfilm as are the roundels, tail markings and jet warning in yellow - all ironed on after peeling the designs from a cutting backing sheet using masking tape (just iron the masking tape and then gently peel off as the films hot glue melts and sticks to the models surface). The small aircraft numbers near the fin, I did in black adhesive vinyl. Too small to risk stuffing up by ironing it on. All cut using a vinyl cutter I have here.

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20mm Brushless EDF 'DH108 Swallow' Jet Build 1 year 11 months ago #1132

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Thanks Dave, the silver looks very good and that's intriguing how you do the decals, all I need now is a vinyl cutter!!
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20mm Brushless EDF 'DH108 Swallow' Jet Build 1 year 11 months ago #1137

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I used to print my decals on water slide paper (from ebay) - seal it with clear coat acrylic and cut them out, soak and apply.

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20mm Brushless EDF 'DH108 Swallow' Jet Build 1 year 11 months ago #1138

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Thanks, I've not had a lot of luck with that method, I found the decals were far too fragile, perhaps I needed more coats of clear acrylic, will try it again sometime.

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