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Old Nov 02, 2006, 12:46 AM
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Reflective tape - a good idea


The other day, I spent a long time looking for my F-80 at Temple Hill, finally found it.
I did not have a Lost Model Alarm.... I am planning to equip all my slopers with one.
In the mean time, I put reflective tapes on my F-80.
The slope at Temple is visible from the road and I can come back in the evening with a search light !.
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Old Nov 02, 2006, 10:57 AM
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cool idea, i put that stuff on my cbwing once, it makes for neat night flying haha good luck
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Old Nov 02, 2006, 02:28 PM
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I like this stuff, comes on wide rolls, only trouble is it does reduce the Rx range if you use too much!
Old Nov 02, 2006, 02:41 PM
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Hi tony yeah Ive use that wrap to but found it tore rather easy is that your impression too ? does look cool though blinds you with the glint off the sun
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Old Nov 02, 2006, 06:55 PM
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Hi tony yeah Ive use that wrap to but found it tore rather easy is that your impression too ? does look cool though blinds you with the glint off the sun
SteveW

Hi Steve, long time no chat, yeah it might well rip easy but I only put it on top so have only seen the tips shred a little. I sometimes find myself making turn angles just to get a good flash

Tony.
Old Nov 03, 2006, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ktoey
The other day, I spent a long time looking for my F-80 at Temple Hill, finally found it.
I did not have a Lost Model Alarm.... I am planning to equip all my slopers with one.
In the mean time, I put reflective tapes on my F-80.
The slope at Temple is visible from the road and I can come back in the evening with a search light !.
Gawd recoveries on Temple Hill are a bitch! Being a novice, I had to do several recoveries on Temple Hill in the latter half of this year, and every one was sheer agony. There are no deer/animal trails on that hill! After pushing through the thistles, nettles, foxtails, and the other thorns, I was glad to reach a patch of cactus each time, just to get a little break. Once my plane ended up in a patch of cactus at the bottom of the gully about halfway down the hill. Extracting it from the cactus was the easy part! Now I am very careful to try to crash-land onto the ridge below to the left if I get in trouble, and I just walk back down to the car without a launch if the conditions seem too marginal on top. I should get a lost plane alarm too, and the reflective tape is a great idea. Once I tried to point my high beams up there, hoping to spot the plane, had to come back the next morning. Would have had a better chance with reflective tape.
Old Nov 03, 2006, 04:53 PM
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I got this last year at Costco, this thing will light up the hill from a mile away.
http://shopproducts.howstuffworks.co...1/PID-28110680
Old Nov 03, 2006, 06:17 PM
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I should get a lost plane alarm too, and the reflective tape is a great idea. Once I tried to point my high beams up there, hoping to spot the plane, had to come back the next morning. Would have had a better chance with reflective tape.

Cheap and decorative !.
Useless during the day but somewhat useful at dusk.
Now I need to develop a coded pulsed laser pointer and receiver for daylight use!
Old Nov 03, 2006, 07:24 PM
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I got a better idea,



Land you planes instead of crashing them
Old Nov 03, 2006, 11:27 PM
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I got a better idea,
Land you planes instead of crashing them
Like a marriage, when you throw the glider from the altar, you have every intention of bringing it back safely.... but ^&*$ happens !.

Reflective tape is like a pre-nuptual !. It gives you a second chance !.
Old Nov 25, 2006, 11:26 AM
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I like this stuff, comes on wide rolls, only trouble is it does reduce the Rx range if you use too much!
Tony, I'd be interested in knowing a bit more about that wing in your post. Can You supply any details.....?
Cheers...

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Old Nov 25, 2006, 12:17 PM
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Like a marriage, when you throw the glider from the altar, you have every intention of bringing it back safely.... but ^&*$ happens !.

Reflective tape is like a pre-nuptual !. It gives you a second chance !.
Nice! Leah and I howled at your reply. Well played sir!
Old Nov 25, 2006, 03:06 PM
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Reflective tape


Hi
Follow link below to pic of my Fletcher which has holograhic tape on ailerons difficult to photograph but as she turns it look like a strobe light running up the wing great at long range.

http://www.f3f.co.uk/knewt/comps/wl1-06/kw0o2880.htm

Steve
Old Nov 25, 2006, 04:02 PM
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Get some USCG approved retro-reflective self adhesive tape (usually 2'' wide), its used on liferafts, lifejackets at sea. If you can see it from a search plane in broad daylight you'll see your model! One flick in roll control and you have it!
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 08:36 PM
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Here is a source that is very reasonable and he has other great stuff too! Like carbon cutter for cutting CF rods and "The Mother of all Scissors" !!!

http://www.nyblimp.com/ss.htm

Robert
Last edited by willin; Nov 25, 2006 at 08:37 PM. Reason: way too many spelling errors plus forgot link


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