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Krill 39% Ultimate 300KS Assembly And Paint

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by Jetpainter, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    This thread will cover the assembly and painting of a custom scheme on a Krill 39% Ultimate.

    My flying buddy Tony has been wanting one of these for a while now and decided now was the time. He wanted to order a custom scheme from Krill, but they told him that he wouldn't get it till next summer, so he bought the only one Chief had in stock and we'll paint it.

    The airplane got here last week and the night I went over to look at it he informed me that I would be putting most of it together. This particular airframe it turns out has a replacement fuselage. I guess it was damaged when Chief got it and they replaced it. Thankfully we're going to be painting it, because the stripes don't line up very well, and the canopy and cowl bolts are off as well. Plus the rudder is missing a letter on each side.

    I started tinkering with it last night. I was able to get the hatch bolts to fit with a bit of careful filing. I replaced the massive factory Phillips head screws with a nice button head and nylon washer, but I'm thinking about using a countersunk flat head instead for a cleaner look.

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  2. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Good time to remove all of the mold seam lines too! Will be watching this as you go forward.
  3. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Thanks for doing a build it will very informative, will go for the ride.
    Love that plane looked at it several times when I was at JoeNall earlier this year, it’s beautiful. And to boot the plane is painted in my favourite colour bright orange I would not let you change it. There is a special orange that was painted on a Maclaren sports car and was beautiful it was super bright but never found the specifics on the colour.
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  4. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Yeah that is part of the plan. We had hoped that they had followed Carf's lead and started doing that themselves, but no such luck.
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  5. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I'm pretty sure the main color will be a metallic orange, but that's a ways off.
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  6. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Found it, this is the orange I tried to buy was not successful.
  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Volcano Orange. It's a tri-cote, so I doubt we would use that one. But there are some that are standard basecoat.
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  8. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

    TN, USA
    +1 !
  9. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    +2 ! ! !

    Are you done yet? . . . . . . . . :laughing:
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