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« on: September 12, 2017, 04:44:07 AM »

I noticed in the 2017 FAC rule book that the rules for No-Cal require that "Model must be in correct color scheme..."    I want to do a No-Cal of a 1970s homebuilt but all the photos that I can find of the actual plane are in black and white.  What do I do?  What do you do if no colored photos exist of the aircraft that you wish to build?
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 05:45:53 AM »

Can you share the model and photo? 

Basically, it's an educated guess, based on how colors look in black & white, customs of the day, and - possibly - textual evidence.

In general, especially for NoCal, make it look right and few will question it - especially in NoCal.

Rules of Thumb for FAC Events:

FAC Scale (& Peanut & Jumbo) - must be per the full-scale plane (color and markings are judged)

NoCal - should be representing a full-scale plane (generally no judging - only at major meets are they given a cursory review for compliance)

Dime and Simplified Scale - much more like a "fun-scale" event - colorings and markings should be representing the period of aircraft, but do not have to be from an actual full-scale plane.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 05:58:04 AM »

The plane is a Fike Model E.   I can guess at the color, cub yellow, based upon information about the plane and the color of RC models of the plane.  The question was more about interpretating the rules than the color of the plane.

Thanks for the info.  Now I wont spend gobs of time hunting for a colored photo of the plane.

    George

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 06:37:44 AM »

Yellow with black is the typical, accepted, and expected coloring for the Fike E.  Simple and you can't go wrong.

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 04:58:35 PM »

Funny how such a popular model subject has such elusive documentation, but i've amassed quite a lot, including this.........
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 06:13:49 AM »

Graham,  Where did you find the photo!?!?

Like you said, I thought that the Fink ought to be a poplar modeling subject but all my looking didn't turn up a colored photo.   Thanks much for the picture.

And thanks again to Bredhoft for the information on FAC rules interpretation.

    George Harris
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 02:58:25 PM »

George,

I corresponded with a guy called Victor Grandidier on the EAA members forum about 6 years ago. He was surprised that anyone was asking for Fike E info some 40 odd years after it first flew, and was amazingly helpful and generous with his time. He knew Bill Fike, and was able take some photos in the early '70's. I've never seen them anywhere else, so i won't post the rest, just in case i contravene some copyright law or other! There are other photos in old issues of the EAA mag Sport Aviation.
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