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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Silver metallic paint affect reception?

Hi all,

I'm new to painting my planes- I have some epo foam planes I'd like to experiment painting - my favorite color is a metallic silver finish- I got a rust-oleum silver metallic finish rattle spray can and tested it on some spare epo foam- doesn't eat the foam but wondered if spraying my plane's entire airframe will cause major reception issues- one of the planes in question is my first fpv platform, and of course fpv has enough complications as it is with radio interference and reception...

Thanks for your feedback in advance

Justin
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Paint up a cardboard or PVC pipe. Stuff your RX, battery and a servo in it and do a range test. I would cap both ends to give a worst case test. Might need a helper to listen for the servo operation to go bonkers or stop all together.

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Old Apr 23, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Paint up a cardboard or PVC pipe. Stuff your RX, battery and a servo in it and do a range test. I would cap both ends to give a worst case test. Might need a helper to listen for the servo operation to go bonkers or stop all together.

Ken
Thanks for the tip Ken- I might use a destroyed airframe, seal it up and spray with the paint as an experiment once I'm done with my other projects
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 12:27 PM
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I have a plane sprayed with Dupli Color silver metalic lacquer, Fuse is painted, wing is silver aluminum Monokote. I am using 2.4 with no antenna on the out side of plane. I am not having any trouble with signal loss.
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