Originally Posted by bmschulman
I must be missing something. The Bandit is solid white on top, and one of four translucent colors on the bottom. To me, at distance, it looks like a uniform color on the bottom and white on top (with a bit of color trim). I'm flying the blue one, so maybe it just looks darker than other colors.
There are many planes that are the same translucent color on both sides (such as the Addiction), making it difficult to judge orientation. The Bandit isn't one of them.
Try this, take both wings and hold them up to the sun. Turn one upside down and one right side up. Notice how now they both look pretty close to the same color. One looks white and the other looks white but with a colored tint to it. When it gets further out and the color starts to turn to gray scale they both turn pretty close to the same thing depending on the light and orientation. Its not like what the solid colors do. With those they turn white and black. With the translucent they turn white and a slight gray.
Cloudy days seem to have the same effect.