Flite Test community member 'Rasterize' showed us how to apply custom sticker designs to your foam board airframe! Steven’s designs are amazing and can be seen on the Baby Brits and Baby Barons from our WWI Gotha Bomber episode.
To start, create and print out your graphics. Tiled plans make a great cookie cutter template for creating designs. It’s recommended to print on 24lb bond paper or lighter, and use 11” x 17” paper to reduce the amount of tiling needed.
Cut out the stabilizer designs. Leave paper around one and use a razorblade or scissors to cut out the other.
Remove the paper from both sides of the foam. Use Super 3M 77 Spray to glue the piece with the extra paper around the edges to your foam board. Then cut out the design, foam and all!
Take the other stabilizer design and make sure it lines up correctly with the design on the other side of the foam. Hold down one side, peel the skin back and use the Super 3M 77 spray to glue it down. Once it’s glued, peel up the other side of the skin and use the spray to glue down the other side.
Thanks to Steven (Rasterize) for sharing his tips to apply plane skins and for sharing his incredible designs!
Look for the download & donation page for Steve and his skin designs
In the meantime, let us know what designs you'd like to see!
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