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01-15-2009 05:51 PM  9 years agoPost 1
vrwired

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Just lookng for a little input on which color you guys think is best.. I'm about to pick up some new NHP's and have the choice.. which is more visible for aerial shooting, I have my thoughts, but just looking for some opinions...

Thanks!

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01-15-2009 06:00 PM  9 years agoPost 2
falcon

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White is definately easier to see black blades are invisible

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01-15-2009 06:16 PM  9 years agoPost 3
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white is much more visible!!!

It is also more sexy the white finish in my opinion.

At the moment i have switched from v blades to SAB, i confess that i prefer the flying carachteristics of v-blades however i keep flying SAB because of the look and better visibility.

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Jose

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01-15-2009 06:19 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Gregory Sylhide

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i use black carbon blades and i had the problem last summer it was 35 degres and the sun was shining!!! and may new ms carbon blade were bent!!!!

but i sea the black blades very good

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01-15-2009 07:57 PM  9 years agoPost 5
vrwired

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Hey Gregory, I noticed on your website you show both the GSR Gasser and the GSR electric.. did you do a conversion or do you have both?

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01-15-2009 08:00 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Hogster

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I use both Black blades with white tips

Maybe a better compromise would be to paint them white on the top so you can see them against the ground, and leave them black on the underneath so you can see them better against the clouds?

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David

PS. Those are NHP Carbon Razor Pros .... I think they're 600s cut down to 580 - got them second hand ....

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01-15-2009 09:17 PM  9 years agoPost 7
efliernz

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I use model aircraft self-adhesive stripes on my blades - ultra-bright orange and yellow. 2" wide.
Visible on black and white.

Just clean the blades first (meth spirits) - then start at the trailing edge rolling over the LE to the TE again. Trim against the TE and put a touch of cyno on the edge.
Sorry - at work so no photos...
I do this on the paddles too. I also wrap the tailboom in stripes too

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01-15-2009 09:47 PM  9 years agoPost 8
GyroFreak

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I use two diffrent bright dayglo strips. Makes tracking very easy and you can see the rotor disk fro all angles.

Apply like efliernz stated above..

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01-15-2009 10:33 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Gregory Sylhide

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I have both the GSR electric and the GSR 260, but The K&S Aircrane that i also have is much more clamly than my GSRE it needs a bit time until its perfect. And now i`m building a JR VENTURE 90 electric

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01-15-2009 10:43 PM  9 years agoPost 10
CKY

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"Banding" with white and black is the best of both worlds. Banding on just one side will really clue you in as to which side is up in a disoriented position.

Chris

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01-16-2009 12:24 AM  9 years agoPost 11
rerazor

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Gregory,
Is that your Audi? RS8?

Robert

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01-16-2009 06:35 AM  9 years agoPost 12
DEFILER

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Gregory,
What plane/kit is that in your gallery? The white Turboprop is it a tucano? Can you share who makes that kit?

Thank you,

By the way, nice RS8 enjoy it in good health

I only crash due to random planetary intervention

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01-16-2009 07:18 AM  9 years agoPost 13
Gregory Sylhide

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The Plane is a Pilatus PC-21 made by flying Styrokit in CZ

And you can only buy it in Switzerland on http://www.ht-modellbau.ch

Thats the Audi R8 of my father :-)

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01-16-2009 08:56 AM  9 years agoPost 14
KarbonBird

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I use the white ones on my GSR260. Works fine for me...

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01-16-2009 03:54 PM  9 years agoPost 15
aambrose

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White blades on the GSR are almost invisible for me against a bright sky. Black blades seem to show up better but that's just my opinion. They show up nicely at night too, but you have to make sure they're charged and you turn them on.


Tony

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