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    Tie Dyed model glider

    A while ago I was given a nearly finished remote controlled sailplane. All I had left to do was install the electronics and cover it. Well, I was reading up about the old silk covering method, and thought I ought to give it a whirl. The only difference was that I tie dyed the silk.

    The maiden flight was this past Wednesday, July 4th. We had the day off, so we invited the RC soaring club to come over and help me out. A couple guys helped me fly it, so that I could take some pictures and videos. I still need to get a bottom picture, but it shows well in the videos.









    Launch:


    Yep, that's me standing with the radio. The guy launching the plane for me is Rich. This shot is the first flight. The videos came on flight 2 and 3.


    A short video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5kSZ...5&feature=plcp


    A longer video. Same first minute of the shorter video, with more footage added after.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYREW...feature=relmfu
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    Haha wow that's really cool! Nice job

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    Here is a picture I took during an air show this weekend. It's the club's display. Up front are mostly mine: The tie dye Spirit Elite, the glossy purple Gentle Lady, the curve-winged white Radian, to your left, the one with the pop-up motor pod is my ASK-21, and the blue one in back with the swept wings is my Vengance 2.



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    Groovy! Looks like one of my shirts flying around up there!

    IIRC you were gonna tie dye a sailboat sail too, did you ever get around to that? I'd love to see it if you did!

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    I was, but hit a snag trying to find a sailmaker willing to work with canvas. Go figure. I did find one, but now it's a funding issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Stinkpot View Post
    Here is a picture I took during an air show this weekend. It's the club's display. Up front are mostly mine: The tie dye Spirit Elite, the glossy purple Gentle Lady, the curve-winged white Radian, to your left, the one with the pop-up motor pod is my ASK-21, and the blue one in back with the swept wings is my Vengance 2.



    Dude you have the awesomest hobbies XD

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    Groovy! Looks like one of my shirts flying around up there!

    IIRC you were gonna tie dye a sailboat sail too, did you ever get around to that? I'd love to see it if you did!
    Hey, I was wondering if you ever play around with tie-dying socks? Cuz uh... I want some and the stores in socal don't seem to have any of the clothes I wanna wear and all of the clothes I don't wanna wear

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    It can be done. They need to be plain white cotton, with no stain guard.
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    That's not going to go missing anytime soon.

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