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1. 559FTS 11%  11%  [ 7 ]
2. Argentina 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
3. Cirrus 53%  53%  [ 35 ]
4. Roto-Finish 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
5. USAFA 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
6. AF Gray 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
7. Red Tails 17%  17%  [ 11 ]
8. P-40 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
9. Air Combat USA 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 66
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I finished my RV-7 in Nov, and Phase 1 testing is complete!
https://www.beechtalk.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=176812

It is now time to think about paint. Help me pick a paint scheme for my new RV-7. Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated! Use voting button and/or comment in this thread. Thank you!


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All good choices. I like #1!

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You already know #6 is the logical choice and I am glad we could verify for you..
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I was thinking an AF trainer scheme for my RV7- if I ever finish it.


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Not keen about the dark(er) camo-like schemes. They look kewl, but I prefer higher visibility for both our sakes.

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I like the olive drab because there aren’t many like that.


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Not keen about the dark(er) camo-like schemes. They look kewl, but I prefer higher visibility for both our sakes.



This is particularly poignant as I was seriously contemplating my V35 in "Air Superiority"/ "Compass Ghost" gray on gray paint scheme. Then I got to thinking why we paint our planes Gray on Gray.

I think I am going to go with a more traditional paint scheme more like the 2012 or 2016 Bonanzas. One reason was potential resale (hopefully never a factor), the second reason as stated above... I like to be seen.

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I like #7, but I am biased.


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Side note....that military Air Tractor is just bad to the bone looking. In a spooky, CIA clandestine way.

My vote is #9.


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Wow lots of nice options. Wonder what a cross between a few would look like. A cross between #7 and #1. Red tail and spinner. An all Olive drab body with a black top. Just to see the visual? I am on board with stuart with olive drab

Then again I am partial to olive drab as that is what I just painted my carbon cub.


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Not a fan of military colors on non-Mil aircraft. But that is just one opinion. I actually quite like your Cirrus clone look.


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Not a fan of military colors on non-Mil aircraft. But that is just one opinion. I actually quite like your Cirrus clone look.

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You have some great options to choose from. I like the warbird options on an RV. I think they might increase the resale value on RVs based on the pricing I've seen over the years on VAF and Barnstormers.


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