GOKU From Colombia, joined Jun 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 534 times:
Does any one know about the paint schemes for various planes? Does all the paint weight the same amount, do they calculate the weight of the paint into the design? What happens when they repaint the plane?
I have seen poke'mon paint schemes and SmataFat schemes.
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 519 times:
If a plane is painted, all the paint would, as far as I know, weigh the same amount. Hence the white IranAir livery would not weigh more than the Wunula Dreaming livery.
If it is not painted (eg American Airlines - cheapskates), the weight is reduced, but the polishing effort increased. Oh, and the planes look UGLY.
When BD changed their livery, there were pictures of the plane (B737-500) before and after the paint was applied here on Airliners.net. Have a look at them. They scrap off all the old paint and put on something new.
PS: The Pokemon scheme is a disgrace. How can anyone paint these horrible little annoyances on planes? What's next? Sailormoon scheme? Smurf scheme? Republican Scheme? George W Bush scheme? All-annoying-things-in-the-world-combined scheme? Urgh.
WN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 510 times:
I once had a "Special Pain Scheme." It involved electrified razor blades and plenty of water.
Sadly, the Department of Defense did not find it to be a justifiable means of extracting information from Iraqi prisoners of war. Something about creulty and those Amnesty Int'l bastards getting all mad at us.