|Chris Walby||11/01/2017 21:19:18|
90 forum posts
I am nearing completion of an electric 42" wingspan low winger that should be rather fast and will covering it but want it to be as visible as possible
First thoughts are red/white chequer pattern on the underside of the wings + red fuselage & upper wings with yellow wing tips.
What does anyone else think is both easy to see and able to differentiate ordination?
|john stones 1||11/01/2017 21:48:06|
7840 forum posts
Big contrasts work best for me, maybe not so pretty on the floor, but in flight it works, favourite's black n yellow bold designs as well, you can't see pinstripes on an airborne quickie
|Piers Bowlan||11/01/2017 22:00:01|
644 forum posts
Generally dark underside and light upper surfaces. Some glider guilders use broad black and white stripes on the underside of the wings to differentiate from the white upper surfaces when viewed from afar. My next model will have red and white sunburst on the upper surfaces of the wings but solid navy beneath for maximum contrast.
Edited By Piers Bowlan on 11/01/2017 22:00:30
|Dave Bran||11/01/2017 22:24:08|
1576 forum posts
If you want the max visibility then I suggest what I do with fast wings, white and orange stripes along the wing upper, wide black and while stripes across chord underside, Contrast on colour and in pattern.
|Stephen Smith 14||12/01/2017 17:48:55|
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|Denis Watkins||12/01/2017 17:57:25|
|1039 forum posts|
Just yellow Chris
|Peter Miller||12/01/2017 18:40:51|
7961 forum posts
I have found that dark undersides with big white squares. They show up really well. Make the top different, I find mostly white with trim.
|Derek Stevenson||12/01/2017 19:02:22|
221 forum posts
I fly a quick delta, Covered the to wing in two different, one green (bright) other yellow, a dark purple on the bottom. The contrast on top shows up well. No pretty but it means I can see it when its tramping on!
|bert baker||12/01/2017 19:06:00|
715 forum posts
I have a multi coloured foamy ,
It is has a Dazzle effect, looks great on ground,,,,,,, But,,In knife edge it always looks like it is coming at you,, and really had to keep in a straight knife edge pass..
I prefer Yellow it stands out well in the Sky
|Robert Armstrong 2||13/01/2017 09:13:36|
|195 forum posts|
I like yellow and blue myself, though most of my fleet are ARTFs in original livery. Not only good contrast but one of the best colour combinations, in my opinion, and the Blue Angels agree
|38 forum posts|
I found this article useful.**LINK**
|Engine Doctor||13/01/2017 10:28:26|
1582 forum posts
Many years ago In had a model similar to a wot 4 covered in fluorescent orange on the wings with fluorescent green fuslage. Not pretty but model stood out against any sky. The worst I flew was a Extra Wot covered in black and chrome. The chrome bits can almost disappear then flash a dazzling light when the sun hits it !
Edited By Engine Doctor on 13/01/2017 10:31:17
|Chris Walby||13/01/2017 10:31:03|
90 forum posts
Thanks to all that have contributed its been really helpful.
I am off to the drawing board with some yellow, red and blue covering...+ if nothing else it will give me some ironing practice to boot!
|Jon Laughton||13/01/2017 10:55:23|
934 forum posts
I like fluorescent orange with white on the upper surfaces and contradting yellow / blue or black on lower surfaces
|David Davis||13/01/2017 12:33:56|
2346 forum posts
This Hooligan stood out well, especially the white strip on the wing. The underside was in florescent red.Wish I hadn't sold it now.
|Phil Brooks||13/01/2017 13:34:38|
452 forum posts
Depends where you are flying. I once covered a trainer wings in flourescent yellow, then had a deadstick and landed out in a field of rape in flower! Found it eventually
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