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    They probably want $$$$ from you Cees, rather an unsubtle way at that!
    Nice repaints, looking forward to getting airborne in them.
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".

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    Photobucket stopped being useful for image links a while back as they attempted to find a way to monetize their business.

    I'd suggest using imgur -- still free, still works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyDude View Post
    Cees, Thank you for all your efforts, I would like to request a Blue Angels Demo Team repaint. I know there is a FT9F one but I have not found a single seat version. Thanks, Harley Dude
    This one will be ready in a few days.



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    Quote Originally Posted by delta_lima View Post
    How about a red one?

    QF-9G from PMTC China Lake, BuNo 130800:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyhawkpc/40419999512

    Note, this one, and others including BuNo130893 were red, not the high-vis orange. You can see the difference on those airframes that were both orange and red:

    http://www.chinalakealumni.org/1961/1961mo.htm#thumb

    Scroll down 1/3 of the page to the photo that is captioned "NAF China Lake F9F-6K2 Cougar drone BuNo 127341, China Lake, 20 May 1961. Photo by Larry Ruybal."

    Same colour used on some of the Grumman Hellcat F6F-5K drones.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F..._Red_Drone.jpg

    Thanks for considering. Your VF-144 paint will be a real treat too.

    cheers,

    dl

    dl, what markings had
    these planes
    on the wings?

    Cees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cees Donker View Post
    dl, what markings had
    these planes
    on the wings?

    Cees
    Hi Cees - thanks for considering it.

    From my limited records, it's mostly like standard period markings. Roundel on port top wing, "NAVY" on starboard top wing. And reversed underneath.

    These are not quite the same scheme, but shows the markings:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File...siles_1956.jpg

    Sorry I don't have a lot of source image on that point.

    Regards,

    dl

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    FS21105 is probably the right color?

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    Anyone willing to betatest this repaint?



    Send me a PM with your mail addy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cees Donker View Post
    FS21105 is probably the right color?

    Cees
    Hi Cees,

    Yes, Id say thats about right. This scheme was red not orange, as some others were. So Id say this is good. Looking forward to seeing it.

    DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cees Donker View Post
    Anyone willing to betatest this repaint?



    Send me a PM with your mail addy.

    Cees
    I sent you a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike71 View Post
    The Blues did it most likely to make them more visually appealing as they made banked passes, etc. I can't say as I have seen every picture of a Panther or Cougar, but all the real ones I was around, and pictures I have seen, had non-skid there.

    The non - skid was necessary, because pilots and ground crews had to climb up on each wing and push in the four plenum chamber aux air doors to look for FOD, etc on pre-flights.

    As a student, I dropped a bunch of coins that were in an unzipped chest pocket into an open aux door as I leaned over - the instructor made me "dive the ducts" as punishment to retrieve them. Luckily the J-48 compressor section was surrounded by a screen mesh, so finding them lying in the bottom of the duct was relatively easy.

    The coins might never have hurt anything, but would have made a hell of a racket once the engine started --
    VF-152 Black Knights had Panthers with unpainted wing roots. The bare metal root can also be seen on the VF-192 Golden Knights birds in Bridges at Toko Ri. So it wasn't many, but still I wonder why.
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    Let's see if this works better than photobucket!

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    Looks fine now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delta_lima View Post
    Looks fine now!
    +1

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    This is very red dl!






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    Hello Cees!

    The colour was pretty awful - but nevertheless, it's one of the crazy ones they used. Yellow, orange, and even pink was applied to various Hellcats, Cougars, and other drone airframes. I think you nailed it.

    Will it get your stenciling attention like the VF-144?

    Looking good. Will get good use from this one.

    Many thanks in advance!

    dl

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    Thank You

    Cees, Thanks!!! The Blue Angel Cougar looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delta_lima View Post
    Hello Cees!

    Will it get your stenciling attention like the VF-144?

    dl
    Off course! I'll even try to make it scruffy looking like the original!



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    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyDude View Post
    Cees, Thanks!!! The Blue Angel Cougar looks great.
    You're welcome!

    Cees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cees Donker View Post
    Off course! I'll even try to make it scruffy looking like the original!



    Cees
    Thanks Cees,

    By this stage of their operational life, they certainly had a bit of wear and tear.

    In case you're wondering as to the wing "walk" strip - these I'm pretty sure used the non-skid black: https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyhawkpc/40419999172/

    This seems to have applied to all the drone varieties, in the various colour schemes.

    I hope that helps.

    dl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cees Donker View Post
    Off course! I'll even try to make it scruffy looking like the original!



    Cees
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Patterson View Post
    Hehehe! I was indeed thinking of Star Wars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delta_lima View Post
    Thanks Cees,

    By this stage of their operational life, they certainly had a bit of wear and tear.

    In case you're wondering as to the wing "walk" strip - these I'm pretty sure used the non-skid black: https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyhawkpc/40419999172/

    This seems to have applied to all the drone varieties, in the various colour schemes.

    I hope that helps.

    dl
    It all helps dl! Thank you!

    Cees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cees Donker View Post
    Hehehe! I was indeed thinking of Star Wars!

    Cees
    If you didn't notice I finished your "Unexpected this is.." quote a while back too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Patterson View Post
    If you didn't notice I finished your "Unexpected this is.." quote a while back too!
    I did notice!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cees Donker View Post
    It all helps dl! Thank you!

    Cees
    As an additional note about the wing walks -

    during pre-flight, as best I recall, you could check the hydraulic reservoir levels when you pushed down on the starboard forward aux air door. Also, it was easy to hop off the aft end of either wing walk because the trailing edges were so close to the ground.

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