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Old May 07, 2015, 03:34 PM
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What color for bottom of wing

Would like some suggestions for "color" of spray paint for bottom of wing of a Easy Glider Pro. Here in East Central Florida, I fly in lots of clouds and I have lost a few gliders over the years. Appreciate suggestions.
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Old May 07, 2015, 04:11 PM
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I like purple. seems to work better for me in most conditions, even better than black. at a distance, all colors appear as some shade of gray.

My radian wings and H stab are painted purple..... not light purple, just krylon regular purple. Here you can see it just under the wing tip
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Old May 07, 2015, 04:23 PM
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I fly in the West Central Florida skies .You know we go from Cobalt blue to crappy grey in a
heartbeat and that's a point I consider .
So I settled on black or dark blue with broad white stripes .
Works for me but I'd venture a guess that no two people see anything exactly the same . I also
wonder if sunglasses tints enter into the picture
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Old May 07, 2015, 06:54 PM
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It's all about contrast. Pick two or more colors you like and print them using the grey scale setting. You want the most contrast possible between the colors. I'm assuming you want as dark as possible?? Just pick the darkest or whichever trips your trigger.

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Old May 07, 2015, 07:13 PM
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Dark (be it blue, black or even red) with a contrasting white or yellow stripe. And by stripe I don't mean a wimpy little accent or cute checkerboard, you want a large bock of more than chord length. Just be sure the top of the plane is solid light color so you can tell the difference. Like Ken said, contrast is all.
YMMV
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Old May 07, 2015, 08:43 PM
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Maybe these will help.

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http://www.fyiblog.net/what-is-the-b...r-my-rc-plane/

http://www.trivillagerc.com/pdf/Colo...r%20Models.pdf
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Old May 08, 2015, 02:05 AM
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Dark (be it blue, black or even red) with a contrasting white or yellow stripe. And by stripe I don't mean a wimpy little accent or cute checkerboard, you want a large bock of more than chord length. Just be sure the top of the plane is solid light color so you can tell the difference. Like Ken said, contrast is all.
YMMV
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Couldn't agree more, wide stripes on a dark bottom has never steered me wrong
Use the same thing on my constant powered side of the hobby too
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Old May 08, 2015, 07:21 AM
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To misquote a well known ex-bicycle shop mechanic turned auto maker...

"You can have any color you want, cause it will end up black."

(disclaimer: the above does not apply to transparents.)
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Old May 08, 2015, 08:57 AM
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My buddy and I painted the bottoms of our regular Radians. I painted mine black and he went with blue. Works great.

Like this:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/108790147224807115/


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Old May 08, 2015, 12:24 PM
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Paint one wing FLAT black, leave the other one flat white.
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Old May 08, 2015, 12:49 PM
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I have black with wide white stripes on the bottom. On the top, I have red tips and white center panel. I can see the bottoms from very far away and very high - I'm guessing a half mile away, 1000ft+ high. Then when I bank, the red tips catch the sun and flash red which helps with orientation. The point is that it's good to have a 3rd color on the tops that is not used on the bottoms. This lets you know that when you see that 3rd color, you are without doubt seeing the top of the wing.
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Old May 08, 2015, 04:47 PM
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Ford model T's, Only came in black because at the time it was the only durable paint color. They said you could have any color as long as it was black.
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Old May 08, 2015, 05:55 PM
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Paint one wing FLAT black, leave the other one flat white.
Just don't paint the tops of the wings a flat color, or you'll ruin the airfoil.

-= Dave
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Lol! ^^
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This was shown to me 8 years ago, the best combination is two colors on the opposite sides of the gray scale.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ght=Gray+scale

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