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Falcon 50 - Minor Texture Map Issue

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Hi Folks,

Minor texture map issue - the chunk of fuselage with the most forward passenger window - has two very small antennas on top of it - one is mapped to a white texture - the other is mapped to the fuselage color - I would assume both should go to the white texture...

Regards,

Scott 


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On 12/1/2018 at 7:57 AM, scottb613 said:

Hi Folks,

Minor texture map issue - the chunk of fuselage with the most forward passenger window - has two very small antennas on top of it - one is mapped to a white texture - the other is mapped to the fuselage color - I would assume both should go to the white texture...

Regards,

Scott 

Looks the same to me.

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Hi Mark,

Thanks for looking - it only shows up on that Dark Grey paint in your package - my recent paint does it as well but since my fuselage is lighter - it's not as obvious... The port side antenna is white and the starboard side is grey... Typically most protrusions shouldn't be painted...

I don't think I'm making it home this weekend - if anyone else could double check the default dark grey paint - it's the two very small antennas on top of the section of fuselage with the most forward passenger window in it...

Maybe I'm seeing things ?

Regards,
Scott


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The antennas in question are the upper transponder 1 and 2 diversity antennas. I confirm that in the gray N575TV paint scheme, the right antenna is painted gray, while the left is white as it should be.

On an actual aircraft, antennas are masked off during fuselage painting so that they receive no paint. The pigment in the top coat really wouldn't have any deleterious effect, but the metallic zinc chromate primer that is applied first definitely could have - especially at the frequencies that a transponder or DME operates at. 

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Licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, Avionics, Electrical & Air Data Systems Specialist. Qualified on: Falcon 900, CRJ-200, Dornier 328-100, Hawker 850XP and 1000, Lear 35, 45, 55 and 60, Gulfstream IV and 550, Embraer 135, Beech Premiere and 400A, MD-80.

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Hi Jim,

Thanks so much for taking the time - I was beginning to doubt myself thinking maybe it was just the specular shine... LOL - I did look closely about a dozen times before mentioning it though...

One thing Mark might want to pass on to his painters - whether or not they want to correct it - is up to them - but I noticed a bunch of the elements on the bottom of the aircraft painted over in various paints...

Regards,
Scott

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3 minutes ago, scottb613 said:

Hi Jim,

Thanks so much for taking the time - I was beginning to doubt myself thinking maybe it was just the specular shine... LOL - I did look closely about a dozen times before mentioning it though...

One thing Mark might want to pass on to his painters - whether or not they want to correct it - is up to them - but I noticed a bunch of the elements on the bottom of the aircraft painted over in various paints...

Regards,
Scott

Generally, all antennas will be left unpainted. Since they typically are encased in a fiberglass or plastic cover, their default color is usually white. One element on the lower fuselage that may look like an antenna would be the heated drain mast for the sink in the galley. That would normally be painted to match the aircraft color scheme.


Jim Barrett

Licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, Avionics, Electrical & Air Data Systems Specialist. Qualified on: Falcon 900, CRJ-200, Dornier 328-100, Hawker 850XP and 1000, Lear 35, 45, 55 and 60, Gulfstream IV and 550, Embraer 135, Beech Premiere and 400A, MD-80.

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