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Old Dec 01, 2014, 09:52 AM
Reap the wild wind
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I feel your pain. I find that dark under wing and wide contrasting stripes work well. When I was a newbie I used to add them to one wing only so I knew from a distance whether the model was moving away or coming towards me.
Here's a few suggestions for you. Aimed at glider guiders but what works well at a distance will hole true at closer range. Interesting at how certain colours are perceived as shades of grey (but not 50) at a when further away
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1273413
Another trick is to add some reflective silver tape to the wing tips and top of fin as these will glint in the sun.
Andy
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 03:20 PM
KK4EHM--FPV Mon!
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Bummer on the crash but at least you was able to fly it a little. Florescent orange and black work the best for me for visibility.
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Old Jan 15, 2015, 01:21 PM
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I see people cutting these on phlatprinters, can someone send me the sketchup files or the cut files for a PP2 please
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Old Jan 15, 2015, 04:14 PM
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Hey ringo,
I sent you a pm.
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 10:20 AM
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Cut the plane out last night, its much smaller than I thought. Gonna be fun trying to see that little thing at 100mph.

The 4 and 5mm spars, are those hollow?
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 12:42 PM
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Yes hollow carbon tubes.
Small and fast is why I like putting bright colors on it. The fluorescent orange and black schemes showed the best.
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 02:41 AM
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Subscribed! Building this after I finish the ripper!!! Nice 3dmon!!!
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