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Feb 04, 2004, 06:09 PM
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I'm just getting back to flying sailplanes after a long break. I fly mostly slope, but also enjoy simple 2 meter rudder/elevator planes from a high start, you know, Gentle Lady types. I've noticed a lot of folks using trans red & yellow to cover their wings, yellow on the inside and red outboard. I used to use this color combo on all my open bay (built up) planes. Just wondering why it is so popular. Is there more to it than the fact that (in my opinion) it is nice looking?
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Feb 04, 2004, 09:42 PM
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I've found that transparent red is very easy to see against the sky (for example, the Ascent), while transparent yellow is terrible (the Kelly).

Feb 04, 2004, 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by Miami Mike
I've found that transparent red is very easy to see against the sky (for example, the Ascent), while transparent yellow is terrible (the Kelly).

So a visibility issue I guess.

BTW, like the avatar!
Feb 04, 2004, 11:54 PM
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BTW, like the avatar!
You can see the big version in this thread.
Feb 05, 2004, 12:00 AM
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That's great! I love it!!! That big jet ain't nothin' to sneeze at either...
Feb 05, 2004, 06:47 AM
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It is a visibility issue. Generally, dark colors, red or black, on the bottom of the wing show up best at high altitude. I like dark red on the bottom and yellow on the top. Helps in deciding which side is up as well


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