Conor is a professional pilot who has always been a fan of vintage airplanes. He finds inspiration in the the colors and graphics that are found on those planes and he wanted to work those themes into a custom TD3.1 frameset. The design collaboration went through a few rounds of revisions with Drew here at the Lab finding ways to lay graphics across our frame in a way that invoked those earlier airplanes without coming on too strong.
The finished frameset was coated with Cerakote ceramic coating here in Denver at Flux Customs who is our preferred painting partner. Flux took up the challenge of taking the 2d design and applying it to the 3d frame and fork which was no easy feat especially on the inside of the fork where the checkered graphics wrapped and contoured the curves of the fork seamlessly.