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Old 09-10-2019, 09:15 PM
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I went out to do some glider time, temp was about 100, and the wind was blowing about 10-15 mph.Nice puffy white clouds in the sky over a blue back ground.
Up it goes, climbed out fast, leveled it off, and got caught in some good life. That's when I started having trouble seeing the glider with the back drop of these clouds. So I powered down lower, and flew there for a time.
My question to anyone, do you wear colored sunglasses to help looking in the sky,watching your plane.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:03 AM
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Get some water based/soap and water clean up black spray paint, matt/flat or satin finish. I have some Krylon H2o flat black that I put on the underside of the wing on my Radian. You can tape off some large stripes or do the whole wing depending on the wing size and have no problem seeing it from any distance. Just make sure it's water based as it won't eat the foam or plastic.
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