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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Laser Color Scheme Needed


Thread: Laser Color Scheme Needed

Message: Laser Color Scheme Needed

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From: "Dr. Mark A. Driver" <mdriver at>

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 02:22:15 UTC


  Hi all,

Since we haven't used a lot of bandwidth today, I thought I'd pose a
question.  As some of you know I limit my aerobatic flying to the radio
control variety.  I'm completing a 1/4 scale Laser 200, complete with smoke
system, for International Minature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) competition.
Trouble is I'm artistically challenged when it comes to color schemes.
Anybody care to offer some descriptive suggestions?

I've ruled out the original Bud Light scheme of Leo Loudenslager.  I think
I'd prefer something similar to the scheme seen on Patty's Extra 300 and
similar schemes I've seen on other monoplanes.  One thing of particular
interest to me is a contrasting scheme for the bottom of the wing and
horizontal stab.  When you're flying with your feet planted on the ground
some assistance is needed to help with orientation in the middle of a
Lomcevak :)

Do any of you full scale competitors consider the effect of the color scheme
on the judges ability to identify the aircraft's orientation?  Anyone take
the approach of one RC pilot who used an all black scheme based on the
hypothesis that if the judges couldn't see his aircraft then they couldn't
downgrade him? 

Before I get flamed for talking toy airplanes, as one list subscriber said
"aerobatics is aerobatics."



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