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07-12-2008 06:04 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Gregor99

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Western Wa

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Ever since a friend turned me onto the Serengeti's back in the 80's I've owned at least two pair. In the NW, the sun isn't usually bright enough for dark sunglasses, but the bright overcast skies can be a little fatiguing.

Unfornately the glasses I'm using now aren't very large when the sun is overhead, it comes in through the sides.

Do you fly with sunglasses? If so which ones? I've tried poloarized lens before but don't like how "flat" they make everything look. The Serengeti's do a good job of balancing the contrast.

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07-12-2008 07:02 PM  9 years agoPost 2
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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This is a subject that has been on my mind a lot lately. The sun is VERY strong here and I have very sensitive eyes. I wear some Oakley Whispers (non-polarized) and they are great for everyday use but I am finding that they are not dark enough for flying the heli and looking at the sky. I am temped to try a darker polarized set but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Today was especially bad with the big white clouds reflecting the strong sun. I had a very hard time with it. I found that I was squinting a lot and it was hard to concentrate.

Let me know what you figure out.

- Chris

Team New Mexico
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07-12-2008 07:44 PM  9 years agoPost 3
zaw

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Lebanon, NH - USA

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I got dark eyes they're pretty good in bright days. I don't need shades most of the time. I tried $200 shades and they gave me headache. any type of glasses give me headache so I don't wear them.

ಠ_ಠ HBK2 built with inexpensive parts! ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Gaui425

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07-12-2008 07:53 PM  9 years agoPost 4
MMike

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Holland,Mi-USA

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My eyes are REALLY sensitive to light.

I gotta have a hat and wrap around polaroid sunglasses.

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07-12-2008 07:57 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Gregor99

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Western Wa

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I didn't like polarized lens when I tried them. But that was mainly for driving with more overall darker light conditions and not looking up into the sky.

It seems like lately when the sun is out, the contrast, even with my Serengeti's is overwhelming. It takes some time to adjust when the heli goes from a tree backdrop to a sky back drop. I might need to re-test some polarized lens and see if they fit the bill.

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07-12-2008 08:00 PM  9 years agoPost 6
MMike

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Holland,Mi-USA

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It you do an A /B test with pol. vs. nonpol, I think you'd go with the pol.

They do take getting used to.

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07-12-2008 10:41 PM  9 years agoPost 7
J_Cunny

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Austin, Texas

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I fly with a ploarized pair of Randolplh's (left over from the service, but I had the lenses replaced), they definately help out with the glare here in Austin (when I'm home..sigh).

JC

I used to be normal, but then I started flying heli's....

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07-13-2008 02:55 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Burlyman38

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Troy,IL

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I have two sets of oakley half jackets, one has the dark lenses and the other is the amber. Both of them are polarized. It takes a little getting used to the amber lens in the twilight hours but they do make things seem bright when the sun fades.

TripleB

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Flying by the street light.

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07-13-2008 08:26 PM  9 years agoPost 9
vortechZ230

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U.S.A.

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I find that the Serengeti "Drivers" work the best!, Im a private pilot, and these sunglasses seem to work the best, they dont let the heli "wash out" into the bright sunny sky, I also try to keep the sun at my back when I fly r/c helis....

Blue skies, Light Winds!

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07-14-2008 12:40 AM  9 years agoPost 10
rccarguy

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Boston MA

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If you want sunglasses that cover all possible conditions, try these... http://www.modelglasses.com/uk.htm

I got mine from MS Composite, check the website for dealer locations.

XCell Spectra G
Radikal G20
Some obsolete nitro helis too...

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07-14-2008 03:19 AM  9 years agoPost 11
stocky

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Taxachusetts

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Bass-pro shops

they have a lot of glasses aimed at fishermen to reduce the glare off the water.

Search around the site they have a range that intensifies contrast on overcast days.

These are awesome.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/s...__SearchResults

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/s...LL&cmid=PP_P0_1

The Oakley range are great for blocking side light.

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07-14-2008 04:01 AM  9 years agoPost 12
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Zurich sunglasses are awesome! I now own the medium density Blue Solid with Gray Lens, which are used for bright and sunny conditions (http://www.zurichsunglasses.com/eSh...roductCode=BG-1) and the medium density Blue Solid with Rose Lens, which are used on hazy, cloudy or overcast days (http://www.zurichsunglasses.com/eSh...roductCode=BR-1). These are the "original" models which fit over your prescription glasses. These are also safety glasses, as well, that exceed ANSI standards.

If fit-overs aren't your cup of tea, Zurich also carries their normal sunglasses, with the same available lenses as the fit-overs. I'm telling you, I have tried a zillion types of sunglasses and Zurich's are #1. The rose lens sunglasses are amazing...no more losing orientation of my heli on overcast days. Besides, everything looks good through rose colored glasses .

The grey lens sunglasses work so well on bright sunny days that you can fly right at the sun (not necessarily recommended) and not lose visual contact of the heli. Trust me, these are very good sunglasses and worth the $60 each.

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