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pilottj

Trekkin' on down to New Orleans

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Hey guys, I am doing some test flights with my new paint scheme.  For some reason I really like this simpler version of the paint job, without the extra stripes and tail art.  For the shape of the Duke, this simplicity works well.  Anyway, I added some of my humor and minor details, tho the version I upload will be 'clean' of my little bits, tho I'll email the 'bits' version to those who request it when it is finished. 

 

Added a little Giants logo to the nose gear door.  The main gear doors are mirrored textures so added a nice Celtic symbol.  Hey Chunk and any other Giants fans here, if you have TDukev2, I'll send you a Giants edition if you like. 

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Don't Panic...I used an interior here from the PDuke. I liked the Brown and Tan interior for this paint.  Created a custom panel and yokes by merging textures.

 

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Added inflight magazines,...so you can read them for the articles lol.

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Like the CCR song Born on the Bayou, keep chooglin on down to New Orleans

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A nice climbing shot

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Monterrey to New Orleans non stop in a T-Duke?  You better believe it, bring the supplemental O2, set your cabin alt to about 15k to keep the pressure diff. happy, climb to FL350, set a nice econ power setting ~87%NG & 1850RPM getting about 140KIAS, aided by a healthy tailwind and let those PT6s really shine.

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I'll probably upload this scheme pretty soon (without the bits), I am pretty satisfied with it.  The version with the tail striping is still a good scheme, tho it will be better with different colors.  I am already thinking of a few more color variations, such as a raspberry/wine red with black trim, on a polished silver base.

 

Cheers

TJ

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