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Old 07-20-2012, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently flying with the stock canopy, but I find the visibility of it not really great especially when flying in front of trees. Can someone comment on the visibility of the optional blue and red canopy?
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Between 2 friends and my canopy. I have seen them all fly in person.
My opinion in most to least visible.
Red, blue, green.
But color is very subjective.
The green blends with trees and grass.
The blue somwhat blends with the sky.
But the red seems to stand out to me the most.
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I had that issue too, I picked up the red/yellow canopy and added Yellow mains and yellow tail blades. I also plan to spray paint white skids/white tail fin yellow. Although orange and red seem to show up the best against green.
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I love the white landing gear. Definitely improves visibility, You can find it under hop ups.

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I had that issue too, I picked up the red/yellow canopy and added Yellow mains and yellow tail blades. I also plan to spray paint white skids/white tail fin yellow. Although orange and red seem to show up the best against green.
I spray painted my tail fin and tail blades orange and it looks great. Don't forget to use plastic primer if you plan to paint plastic parts. I painted my skids white with Tamiya paint for plastics, but after a few minor crashes the paint easily comes off.
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I had that issue too, I picked up the red/yellow canopy and added Yellow mains and yellow tail blades. I also plan to spray paint white skids/white tail fin yellow. Although orange and red seem to show up the best against green.
Have you tried to dye your white pieces? Works well on some plastics. Just you ordinary RIT fabric dye.


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Old 07-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What primer are you using?

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I spray painted my tail fin and tail blades orange and it looks great. Don't forget to use plastic primer if you plan to paint plastic parts. I painted my skids white with Tamiya paint for plastics, but after a few minor crashes the paint easily comes off.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What primer are you using?
I have used Tamiya white primer for plastics. But even with that primer the paint won't stick to the landing gear. Probably because it is made from ABS. Painting the tailblades en tailfin however is not a problem, they are made from a different plastic.
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