Have to stick in my two cents again.
I did my graphics in Cadd (Visual Cadd) where I could do them "full
size". I printed them at home on paper and fitted them to the plane
to be sure I liked the look on the plane then took them to a local
sign shop where they printed the vinyl for me matching the colors
and size perfectly. Loved the job, and was able to do some pretty
fine lines (note the yellow lines that taper to nothing between the
darker colored ones). They were able to use the CADD files directly
from a USB drive I suppled.
The best part of doing it this way was they could easily print the
long fuselage graphics in one piece!
Here's a jpg copy of the cadd screen for the winglet design, and.
second, a photo of the winglet with the paper copies that I printed
to check for fit and appearance, and last, the finished vinyl job. I
decided to change the N number's location when I applied them so it
wouldn't be on the rudder and still be fairly large.
I didn't notice it looked like Terry's until I went to RR two years
ago! It wasn't intentional...we must just think alike!
On 6/28/2019 10:25 AM, Phil Kriley
All of the graphics on “Cat’s Meow” are vinyl
and they have held up very well.. When it comes time, I
will use vinyl formthe graphics on the plane I am
P.S. I also stink at painting...
I used a paint mask for all my lettering and
numbers. The local sign shop made mine. You put it
on and peel off the top layer. Sand and paint, then
pull off the rest. Worked perfect and is very easy
Sent from my
I was planning to use vinyl for my
numbers and graphics.... any recommendations
for or against vinyl numbers / graphics?
Seems like vinyl would be the
best rout for numbers.