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Does Monokote Chrome interfere with radio reception??

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Old 10-07-2003, 12:51 PM
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Default Does Monokote Chrome interfere with radio reception??

Before I cover this plane with sexy Monokote Chrome or Aluminum to get a more scale like finish I would like to know from this expert forum if this covering is metallized and if it would interfere with the Rx reception?
I would run the antenna outside of the airframe.
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Old 10-07-2003, 12:56 PM
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Default RE: Does Monokote Chrome interfere with radio reception??

I had a plane I covered in chrome mono. Never had an interference problem, but it can be VERY hard to see in flite. It basically acts like a mirror and blends with the current sky.
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Default RE: Does Monokote Chrome interfere with radio reception??

There is no actual metal in MonoKote Chrome. It should cause no radio interference.

As P-51B said, though, MonoKote Chrome reflects the sky when the model's in the air, and acts as perfect camouflage. I had a Kwik Fli III once, with a chrome fuselage, and I had trouble seeing the model at all. I could see the wings only when I banked, so control was a problem once the plane started getting much farther away than the landing pattern.

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