Definitely a learning curve to applying vinyl! I was lucky to have an experienced helper to show me some technique. Dudley (the dog) was not overly impressed.

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Comment by Bob Simmons on March 22, 2021 at 11:34pm

I'm thinking of a white paint base coat and clear coat, with a vinyl wrap over it. Could be anywhere between about 25% to 75% in vinyl. It really depends on what sort of designs they can come up with, compared with my bank account balance at the time. What I end up building into the plane (engine, avionics, etc.) and how much all that ends up weighing will be another factor. The plans are always grand in the beginning, but invariably end up being tempered by budget and weight. I'll probably end up with a flat white airplane with duct tape N numbers, knowing my luck. LOL!

Comment by David J. Beaulieu on March 22, 2021 at 8:33pm

Bob, these are color accents to improve visibility to others, no clue on the weight, took us approx 3 hrs from prep to layout and execution.  I likely would not ever vinyl wrap a whole aircraft...

Comment by Bob Simmons on March 22, 2021 at 3:34pm

Apparently he was impressed with his spot in the shade. Was the entire airplane wrapped, or just the color accents? How much weight was added? How many hours did it take two people to do this? A pilot and his friend in Australia spent three days wrapping his.

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