Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

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Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

Postby bluemax » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:41 pm

There is a new SuperSTOL showing on the JA website... With a very cool tiger-striped paint job. Owned by a Aerodynamic Consultants in Lewes, Delaware. Very nice. Of course, I am partial to tiger stripes. I wonder who built it? Who painted it?
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Tiger striped Super STOL
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Re: Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

Postby SheepdogRD » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:19 am

I don't know anything about the plane, but I'd hazard a guess that the "paint" is a vinyl wrap.
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Re: Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

Postby captinjoeydafish » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:03 pm

Nope. Not a vinyl wrap. Yes, basecoat/clear coat. Hours and hours of taping for 20 mins of paint.

The tiger itself was hand painted with acrylics and also airbrushed

Also the first ever all aluminum skinned wings. We used .016 for the covering and we're still considered LSA.

We did lots of different mods such as the extra strip across the doors, flap root fairings, and hand built custom exhaust.

All in all a great little airplane, however, if I had it to do again I'd step the exhaust up from 1 1/4" to 1.5" then up to 2" for a more throaty sound. Right now she sounds like a snowmobile!
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Re: Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

Postby SheepdogRD » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:45 pm

I'm just now looking at exhaust. Is this a 912? What did you change on yours? Did you build it yourself? Can we see pictures?
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Re: Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

Postby Johnny C! » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:42 pm

Wow!

That is a beautiful thing!

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Re: Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

Postby AV8R Paul » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:12 pm

A beautiful plane. I was going to do a search on the owner to see if he had a Build Log for the Plane. I has been deregistered in the United States, and is now freezing it’s tail feathers off in Canada. Someone purchased a very nice airplane.
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Re: Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

Postby Clark in AZ » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:36 pm

I wonder why so many SuperSTOLs are sold after such a short period of ownership?
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Re: Tiger-Striped SuperSTOL

Postby scubarider2 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:00 pm

I can only speak for myself and guess that there are loads of folks out there that simply love love love to build. I actually thought of selling mine just so I can afford to buy another kit and build again. :mrgreen:
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