I left the cowl unpainted during Phase I in case modifications were necessary for cooling, etc. Once Phase I was completed, we painted and striped the cowl. I applied 3M polyurethane tape to the extended cowl lip and nose gear leg for FOD protection.

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Comment by John Austin on September 25, 2012 at 11:18am
Thanks, guys! But the best part is that it flies even better than it looks! The plane is very "solid" and inspires a lot of confidence - it's really FUN to fly and that's what it's all about!
Comment by Tony Oliver on September 24, 2012 at 10:57pm

Lovely paint job.   It looks a great aeroplane.

Comment by Allan / Zenair Australia on September 23, 2012 at 7:41am
You built a lovely 750
Comment by John Austin on September 22, 2012 at 6:28pm

Thanks, Bob! The color is a long story ... My son helped me a lot last summer to get the plane going, so I told him he could pick the color and he said "lime green." Was at a sign shop and saw a green sample called "Kawasaki Green" - apparently used to be their racing color. When looking up a paint code, found "Gecko Green" was almost identical and used on the 2012 Jeep and Dodge Challenger. It's a little different, but everyone seems to like it! Went back to the sign shop and had my "EXPERIMENTAL" placard made in the same green ... you don't have to use black! LOL!

Comment by Bob McDonald on September 22, 2012 at 6:11pm

Awesome job...big Artic Cat fan? ( LOL)

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