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Old Oct 08, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by verticalspark View Post
in my experience most people that fly at night tend to keep the wings right side up.
But that's my point. At distance, I can tell it's right-side-up if I see solid red when the bottom is solid red, etc. If the top is half red and half green, just like the bottom, then I need to think about which way the plane is flying going in order to figure out whether it's still right-side-up. In the daytime, orientation is accomplished by distinguishing top of the wing from the bottom. I think night flying works exactly the same way.

I know it's all personal preference but a lot of people read this thread to get into night flying for the very first time, and I think there's an assumption that coloring each wing half a different color helps with orientation. I don't think that's true. So many people seem to do it, but it might actually make things more confusing, especially at a distance.

Can anyone who has tried it both ways comment?
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