Thread: Yippee! Night Flying
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by extremewing View Post
I believe it is better to face the lights in towards the foam (no groove necessary) and just tape over them with clear tape. That way the LED's cannot get ripped off and you can easily remove them to use on another plane. That way they also make the whole wing glow thus being visible from both the top and the bottom... without damaging the wing in any way...

The bump they create does not affect the performance of the wing - at least not that I could ever tell! (a challenge for anyone to see if they can detect a difference?). In fact, it could help the airflow acting as "turbulators" if in the right place - around the high point of the airfoil...

I've thought about that, but then I'd probably have both colors on both sides of the plane.

I haven't been out to any of the night flying sessions, but of the planes I have seen with lights, it's much more impressive having them out.

......but that would be A LOT easier.
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