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    1st alias build

    Hello everyone,This is my 1st post to the alias forum.Heres my 1st alias build from stock parts and MMW motors and sealed bearings and semi custom paint.The paint shows up real nice for orientation while flying . http://s1347.photobucket.com/profile.php?do=editpassword/la...0f99c.jpg.html I've never posted before so I hope this all works out ok.

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    Looking good, what did you do to paint it? Like what paint, did you need a white frame etc. I've been thinking of doing this, but keeping the rear black(with blue rear leds)

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    i love that shade of orange you used... what shade is it?

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    this one i did in testors bug yellow using a Tamiya translucent yellow paint to tint a clear set of lenses and the lens of the light bar. the black blades were a pain to tape and paint, but turned out nice.
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    this one i did the entire thing using only the Tamiya translucent paint. both the one above and this one were done over all white Alias components.
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    yours looks really sharp,thinking about doing something diff. with the blades on mine also.I also have a thing for yellow lol.Thanks,I started with a white frame, it makes the painted color brighter.make sure you clean the parts to be painted first with alcohol or acrysol to remove any mold release from when the frame was made.I then scuff it up to give the paint a better surface to adhere to. dont apply the paint to heavy where the lenses on the underside snap in.Heres a pic of the paint I use ,its a lacquer from pactra .I use lacquer thinner and airbrush it on on. being its a flat paint it covers very easily.you can clear coat with a gloss or dullcoat depending on your taste to help protect it ,mine are dullcoated.hope thathelps heres a few shots of my latest one also.[IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG]
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    hello LtZerge [QUOTE=the realstig;5766845]Thanks,I started with a white frame, it makes the painted color brighter.make sure you clean the parts to be painted first with alcohol or acrysol to remove any mold release from when the frame was made.I then scuff it up to give the paint a better surface to adhere to. dont apply the paint to heavy where the lenses on the underside snap in.Heres a pic of the paint I use ,its a lacquer from pactra .I use lacquer thinner and airbrush it on on. being its a flat paint it covers very easily.you can clear coat with a gloss or dullcoat depending on your taste to help protect it ,mine are dullcoated.hope thathelps heres a few shots of my latest one also.[IMG]
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    sorry guys my last post was kinds messed up lol
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    WOW stig... That fluorescent yellow is beautiful! Awesome job!!!
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    Thanks,I like it so much I hate to fly it so I dont screw it up lol.heres something I was dinkin around with today. looks kinda cool but its to heavy ,it flys but big lack of power so dont try to do anything exciting lol.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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    have you tried them in flight yet? I came up with this idea using erasers and bolt thread protectors...
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    another member here took it a step further and did some 3D printed ones that he sent me to try out. they are absolutely perfect and are still on my quads. he came up with a number of cool 3D printed things for the Alias that I have tested. these extensions wont let you launch from grass or anything, but they do protect it from hard landings and give a bunch of clearance for the camera.
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    Thats pretty cool they look good on yur quads.I made some out of silicone that are similer to that .keep the ideas coming

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