Karearea Talon V2 (Nike Edition)

By Suteki on Jul 09, 2020

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This is the retail version of the Karearea Talon V2's, this one will only be using my custom pod, my Talon V2 Prototype I ran on Karearea Premium TOA 2207 1950kv, this one I have used the new Karearea TOA Turbine 2207 1950kv.

Also the paint job wasn't mean't to look like a Nike show......it just kind of turned out that way.

No idea if the paint will hold up without chipping off so I took a barage of picks while it still looks new :)



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Madcatmike3d   Sep 23, 2022  

WAIT just a second now... I came because of the Talon v2.. But I'm seeing an electric foam Slow Poke?? With fpv?? I didn't know they updated the Slow Poke! I built up a balsa slow poke with brushless electric components, and the same exact color scheme, in probably 2018. It's been hanging from the ceiling since.. But I didn't realize it's been updated. Super cool!! How did the paint hold up on the Karearea Talon V2?? I'm building one that I just got off RCG. Thinking about painting it.. Everything looks so stellar here!! Thank you!

Madcatmike3d   Sep 23, 2022 

Just read some of the other replies, and how the paint is holding up. I might try hydrodipping.. Great idea!

kk4jrq   Aug 17, 2020  

can you post files for your custom pod? I want to try it, and possibly modify it for my own!

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kk4jrq   Aug 17, 2020 

when he does upload it, if he could upload the stl and Step file, that would be awesome!

Suteki   Aug 17, 2020 

No problem, it's essentially just a tweak of my same pod I used on my Talon PR adjusted for the V2;


I will try and get the revised V2 version. Keep in mind it's a tight build because it was designed around my stack and is purely function.

Suteki   Aug 19, 2020 
Sirbraapalot   Aug 05, 2020  

I really like the "Nike" paint job! can you message me to tell me what kind of paint you used? its really sharp nice work!

Suteki   Aug 17, 2020 

Hey sorry for the late reply, I used Dulux for the base coat, White Knight for the Flouro Yellow and the blue / purple shift I believe is Sonic Purple by DNA Paints; top coat is a gloss clear water based polyurethane

MaddiRC   Aug 06, 2020  

So, how did the paint do? Any chipping?

Suteki   Aug 07, 2020 

Yeh unfortunately I don't think this is the sort of plastic that will play well with paint.

I used Dulux as a primer, then a flat black base, then DNA Paints purple / blue flip, masked it off and used White Knights Acrylic for another white coat, topped that with Flouro Yellow and finished it with a polyurethane high gloss acrylic clear but it is chipping in impacts unfortunately.

MaddiRC   Aug 07, 2020 

That creates a stiff layer of paint, which is prone to chipping. Using rubber coating like Plastidip would not chip but I guess it will scrape off during a crash. Since the frame is black I do not believe something like Rit Dye would work well and generate bright colors. Too bad. If anyone has an idea how to get color to this frame, I would be very interested.

Suteki   Aug 07, 2020 

yeh Plastidip would work, but possibly as you said it could peel off.

hydro dipping maybe?

paint is fine on my 3D printed pod, its just the main plastic isnt really the sort of plastic that allows paint to stick well

rdycar   Jul 09, 2020  

Sick quad ~ bro!

Suteki   Jul 09, 2020 

cheers man!

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