Wednesday, December 21, 2022



Evoke cut a set of full size vinyl stencils from the CAD files that Kracon will use for masking the paint. Evoke shipped 2 large rolls of vinyl with the stencils nested on the sheets. The various parts of the design had to be identified and separated from the rolls and then carefully laid out on the airplane. It's tricky to get them aligned top to bottom and left to right. The nice thing about using vinyl stencils is that all the curves and lettering come out perfect. You can sight along the curves and not see any waves or wobbles. The painters weren't sure if the stencils actually saved any time vs tape layout, but the results are very smooth. And there were still areas that had to be laid out using tape, such as the leading edges and the top and bottom of the fuselage.

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