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Offline Frank N. O.

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Re: aircraft paint job question
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2010, 05:30:32 AM »
Danish TV2's morning show recently had a dane who won a international wrapping championship and it was said that he also wrapped the TV2 News-helicopter in vinyls so at least the danish authorities SLV approve of it.
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Offline Cpt. Blade

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Re: aircraft paint job question
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2010, 03:53:38 PM »
Well, the Brazilian based Artfix Digital & Screen Printing is specialized in making custom addhesive wrapping for aircraft, and they do it since 1995. All the aircraft below, for exemple, feature many paint details that aren't actually painted, but wrapped:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Rio-Sul-%28Varig%29/Boeing-737-76Q/0583070/&sid=8884a0ac31e2671ed664b5793a8e294f - the measuring tape was wrapped around it.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Varig/McDonnell-Douglas-MD-11/1318935/&sid=0fc6b298af9da9575e8d0a4f1ad9e048 - the entire scheme was wrapped.

Also, Embraer often works together with Artfix.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Caraibes/Embraer-ERJ-170-200LR-175LR/1167138/&sid=779c47680fce6e45dd38006b89c4d16a - this entire paintscheme is addhesive wrapping.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Embraer/Embraer-ERJ-190-100LR-190LR/1189918/&sid=74708b69861efba7aa3189adbdd0af50 - this E-jet was used in a demo flight around the world, and the "map" on the fuselage was wrapped.

Also, this Cathay 747: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Cathay-Pacific-Airways/Boeing-747-467/0450634/&sid=85eac4c7b1968f729617f8648d7f6dc3 - the decals were all wrapped.

I know it's a fairly common practice, specially for promotional purposes, or even to save costs and time (the case of the Air Caraïbes above), since companies claim that wrapping addhesives on an aircraft is much faster than actually painting it. The downside is that the addhesive might not have the same durability of normal painting.
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Re: aircraft paint job question
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2010, 06:12:09 AM »
The only thing I could think of, and maybe this was covered already, is if in some way shape or form detracts from the readability of the N number.  The FSDO might frown on that.
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Re: aircraft paint job question
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2010, 01:00:38 AM »
Yeah, we did think about that. Don't even want mess with any grey areas....

The idea so far is to have a Chuck and a Julio on the vertical stab. We may not even mess with the rudder.
And then we'll leave the N-Number alone on the fuselage and on the front cowling we'll have Julio fix something or apply duct tape (maybe we can get sponsored from them as well  ;) )


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Re: aircraft paint job question
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2010, 03:53:05 AM »
That would SO COOL with them on the tail....    ::bow::

I hope you find someone who has all the scoop...  I wouldn't think it would be too hard!   ;)

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