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Radian Orientation

Old 07-14-2011, 08:34 AM
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Here is how I painted my Radian to help with orientation and visibility. It works well really improves keeping track of the bird.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:46 PM
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Good idea and well done. What did you use?
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Wish I could take credit for the idea, but that rightly goes to a gent in the Deland, FL club.

I used Krylon spray paint masked off with blue painters tape. The models foam is stable enough to accept the paint well.
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Specificly Krylon H2O paint, its water based and cleans up with soap and water and foam safe. I found it at Ace Hardware on the internet myself.
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Other things you can use is the colored packing tape the use for slope gliders.
http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...roducts_id=587

I have the dark blue tape from root to tip on the bottom of the wing.  As I fly toward myself from way out I can tell the orientation of the plane by which color I see. White means I am heading down.  Blue means I am heading up.  works great!     It may also add a little extra lateral support to the wing.

You can also use monokote trim sheets:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...ote+trim+sheet



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Really looks good, going to have to do mine that way..
Later, Larry

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