point, all the servos, retracts, mechanics, etc get taken out.
Then we transport it to Bryan's shop. The Paint booth is
occupied, but since this heli is only the size of a large fender, we shoot
it in another corner of the shop. We used a wall sander bolted to the
mechanism mount in order to suspend it from the ceiling.
Below you see one of Bryan's painters
applying the first coat of primer. Get ready for a whole new
look (and see how many pinholes or dimples I missed).
Wow, what a difference, now
it is starting to look like a helicopter! Since we are using
professional automotive paint, it is an off-yellow, versus the grey you
see from the rattle-cans.
All the doors, cowlings,
caps, etc were painted at the same time, so we can bring it back and
do the final sand and prep, as well as the door hardware for the 2nd
coat of primer.