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Scheme Designers Custom Aircraft Livery Takes Center Stage

July 21, 2018 - Scheme Designers will be boasting two significant paint schemes — that of EAA’s own One Week Wonder build project and the 10,000th RV — at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, in addition to showcasing its 13,000 custom paint schemes completed on hundreds of aircraft at Booth 3056 in Epic Aircraft Exhibit Hangar C.

As with the 2014 One Week Wonder, Scheme Designers was again chosen to provide a selection of paint schemes specially designed for the 2018 project, a Van’s RV-12iS. AirVenture visitors will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite scheme in the One Week Wonder build area. The aircraft will be built by volunteers throughout the week.

The milestone 10,000th RV will be on display in the Homebuilts area, along with other featured RVs. Van’s Aircraft has awarded David Porter, EAA 745227, the builder of the 10,000th RV, with the design of custom livery by Scheme Designers for his aircraft.

Scheme Designers owner and chief designer, Craig Barnett, EAA 552129, will also host two free workshops at AirVenture 2018. In his interactive sessions, he will share critical guidelines and best design practices for a variety of makes and models of aircraft, for owners and companies to use when designing their new aircraft livery and in choosing paint shops.

“Designing the Perfect Paint Scheme” will be taught Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. at Poly Fiber Forum Pavilion 10 and on Saturday, July 28, at 11:30 a.m. at Workshop Classroom B. “Consideration in Aircraft Painting” will be taught Thursday, July 26, at 1 p.m. at Forum Pavilion 11.

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