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Old Aug 04, 2014, 04:22 PM
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Would you buy a solid black styrofoam plane?

I've been thinking…I'm sick of white foam.

I know alot of folks have trouble seeing their white foam planes way up high against the clouds, especially some of the older guys in this hobby. I see alot of people paint their planes to make them more visible in the air. My question is: would you buy an all black styrofoam plane?

Imagine how cool an all black Delta Ray would look flying through the sky. Imagine if Hobbyzone or Parkzone put out a Stealth plane in solid black foam. How about a flying wing with scalloped bat wings (ala Batman) in all black? How about an all black Radian soaring high up above?

I want a solid black plane, LOL. And no, I don't want to paint one myself.
Anybody else?
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Old Aug 05, 2014, 11:16 AM
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Unless it's a parkflyer flown within 100 feet, most people will lose perspective of the plane's attitude and crash it...

and it's pretty easy to faint foam.
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Old Aug 05, 2014, 12:35 PM
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Unless it's a parkflyer flown within 100 feet, most people will lose perspective of the plane's attitude and crash it...

and it's pretty easy to faint foam.
Well, any plane that has an "attitude" deserves to be crashed.

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Old Aug 06, 2014, 11:18 PM
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I just finished my 2nd black readiboard delta, couple inches shorter and narrower than a DR but it has a Guardian stabilizer that maidened today ... flew pretty good except somehow I got the aileron controls rversed again. I didn't find it any harder to see orientation than the white Delta Ray we also flew today. Against today's abundant white cumulus clouds it might have been a little easier.

Black readiboard came from Dollar General or Family Dollar, with clear tape over the paper. Fuse section for electronics was white readiboard with brown tape. This new one has black elevons and KFM panels. I put a couple black and white checkered tape stripes on the bottom to help with orientation instead of the day glow on top.

See pics here of 1st version http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1744
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 01:13 PM
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Baaahh crash over 100ft??? try 1,000 ft no problems - don't fly at night . e123
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