Posted Monday, January 8, 2007 @ 09:47 PM
Hi again Dann,
Like Steve, I think Rene's original paint scheme was a masterpiece, ideally suited to this pretty airplane's slim, graceful lines. I also liked his choice of colors: smart white with a choice of radiant red, deep blue or bright green. There was a yellow too.
Unfortunately, when I bought my example, it had already been re-covered and re-painted in a slightly different and simpler scheme, using a lighter blue. It would have been expensive and weighty to change this, so I stuck with it, adding the over-wing sunburst for the usual reason (without it, you cannot easily tell which way up I am when I'm above 500 feet).
In time, I shall have to replace the fuselage fabric, and when I do so I shall revert to Rene's original scheme (on the fuselage -- I'll stick with the sunburst wings).
Having said all that, I do not feel particularly strongly about what other folks' Fourniers look like although, as Steve says, I think it's important that any scheme accentuates the RF4's pleasant lines.
Good luck with your deliberations.
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