Posted: 1/14/2011 15:02:36
An A&P friend who works with me just bought a 1973 C150L that he's putting back together. The paint is really rough (mostly missing, actually) and looks like a home brew design. We're wondering what the factory did with the L model. Any pictues of originals? We're sure we can endue the jokes about the invasion of the earth tones that ran wild back then. Who knows, the factory lines might be better than what he's got now even if he doesn't like the colors.
Posted: 1/20/2011 18:09:22
Posted: 1/20/2011 18:43:08
Modified: 1/20/2011 18:43:50
If I were you, don't put a straight line on it. All old Cessna have straight lines down the side. It is a big reminder that it is almost 40 years old. When I had my old 63 150C, I drew up a few plans that did not allow for a straight line.
I think it turned out well. Makes a square airplane look round, or newer anyway. Good old 47Z is in a new home now.
Posted: 1/20/2011 19:12:17
You can contact Cessna and buy a copy of the original line drawing with paint scheme and colors.
A type club "the cessna 150-152 club" also has copies of ALL the paint schemes used by cessna...
You can use an original scheme without the earthtones !!
Posted: 1/21/2011 08:56:45
YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE YOUR A&P FRIEND CONTACT THE EAA LIBRARY. WE HAVE A FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL MANUFACTURERS BROCHURES (INCLUDING A 1973 CESSNA 150) THAT CAN BE SCANNED TO SHOW PAINT SCHEMES AND DESIGNS. email@example.com
Posted: 1/21/2011 09:06:22
That's a great idea. I know he was planning to try contacting Cesna but I don't know the result of that. All the help has been great. Thanks.
Posted: 1/24/2011 11:50:50
This is a site that I used when designing a scheme for my 182. It is not free but the $40 price gives you access to some awesome designs for 30 days. I chose the ones I liked and downloaded them to my computer to review later, or print.
They also have a free, specific aircraft profile for the 150 you can download and print to use as a template.
Tommy was right about straight lines in my estimation.
Here is the result of my project.