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Old Jan 23, 2004, 11:13 PM
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Here are the results of my glow powder experiment. I ordered two one ounce bags of powder, Ultra green and ultra blue. Order total was $34(yikes). I applied the powder by spraying the wing with 3M77 adhesive and dusting the wing with powder. While doing this I put a large sheet of wax paper under the wing so I could reclaim what powder didn't stick to the glue. I put two layers of powder on the top and bottom. The brightness increased with each layer but I stopped at two to keep the weight at a minimum. I then sprayed a final coat of 3M77 and covered the wing with clear packing tape so I wouldn't diminish the light of the powder. The brightness is very intense for the first twenty seconds or so after charging the powder with a battery operated black light. It slowly dims but still appears to be a trackable brightness in the night sky. I will find out if it is visible during night flight this weekend(weather permitting). It lit up my whole laundry room in the dark. Flight report to come....
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