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04-27-2013 12:51 PM  7 years ago
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HeliNutAndy

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What are people using for sunglasses
I have been using a pair of cheap polarized sun glasses that I bought from my local department store(the only one left around here and it rhymes with fart ) Anyway, the sun is killing me. Is it worth it to purchase a pair of name branded glasses? If so, will I be able to see the model in the sun? I do not want to go spend $200 if the cheap ones work the same.
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04-27-2013 01:01 PM  7 years ago
wrongler

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I have not been able to find a pair yet that helps with seeing the Heli better. I wear glasses and have tried all the clip ons and I have a good pair of fitovers. Still prefer to use nothing when I'm flying. My .02 centsBill Whittaker
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04-27-2013 01:06 PM  7 years ago
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04-27-2013 01:09 PM  7 years ago
Dan Minick

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i have used nothing but Oakley M frames since i was a kid, got my first pair from my sister and never looked back. i like the wrap around design and FULL coverage as i also use them as full time safety glasses at the farm. they have saved my eyes countless times. you can get different sizes, tints, vents ect. i'v even got a pair that change tints i use when im going inside to out all day long.Team Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!
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04-27-2013 01:18 PM  7 years ago
Flying Brian

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Costa DelMar glasses. These glasses are primarily designed for fisherman like myself. I found this brand of glass when I was doing a stint down in Texas.

I have been wearing this glass for several years. Costa also made me a pair of shades with my perscription installed. This is no cheap task either.

I work and fly in these shades everyday.
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04-27-2013 01:30 PM  7 years ago
HeliNutAndy

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I have not been able to find a pair yet that helps with seeing the Heli better. I wear glasses and have tried all the clip ons and I have a good pair of fitovers. Still prefer to use nothing when I'm flying.
That's what I'm afraid of. I don't want to spend 200-300 to look good. I need to be able to see the model all over the sky not just at certain points in the sky.
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04-27-2013 01:33 PM  7 years ago
Jeff polisena

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Wear a visor ,Ive hsed many different sunglasses .I found that polarized glasses and a visor works great . You would think it would block view but doesn't .I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)
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04-27-2013 01:35 PM  7 years ago
GScott

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In my experience the ones that work best are polarized with the brown tint. They make the colors a little sharper and reduce glare. My preference was Serengeti's but they are very hard to find now. Look for sunglasses designed for outdoor sports like golf or fishing.
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04-27-2013 01:37 PM  7 years ago
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Helinutandy, I think I may have posted this once before but I wear glasses and I use a pair of wrap around over the glasses sunglasses called Cacacoon's. they make you look a little bug eyed but as old I'am I'm not trying to win any beauty contest at the field. They go all the way around your eyes and block the sun from sides and above. I purchased mine from the company that grinds my prescription glasses so I paid about $45.00 but someone at the field told me he got his at Walmart for about $15.00. I do not know if that is true or not. Just do a search on the Internet for Cacacoon sunglasses and you should be able to see what they look like and where to get them. Hope this helps.
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04-27-2013 01:54 PM  7 years ago
RobMcQuillen

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Maui Jim's work great!

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04-27-2013 02:03 PM  7 years ago
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Glasses
http://www.kaenon.com/

Very GOOD Sunglasses sometimes you can get on SALE ALSO
I have 2 pair

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04-27-2013 02:17 PM  7 years ago
Riq

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This is cliche, but rayban aviators are my preference.

I now have $600-$100 oakleys, maui jims, and numerous other pair through out the years, but I always go back to aviators when piloting full or partial scale. I bought a plastic pair of aviators last year that are super light weight, and always keep a spare set in my flight bag. Plus, you just look so damn cool in them!
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04-27-2013 02:19 PM  7 years ago
RogerRabbit62

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I use the polaroid ones one in yellow, one in gray.

I have similar ones when i drive the harleys.

The polarization seems to prop up contrast a little.

i do not have good experience with cheap ***mart glasses. I fly without if i do not have polarized ones with me.

Your question: Can i see the model in the sun --- a definite no. Even with sunglasses you are like blinded for a moment when looking there. You cannot concentrate on the model if the sun is direct behind and you´ll probably lose control.
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04-27-2013 03:34 PM  7 years ago
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04-27-2013 03:53 PM  7 years ago
HeliNutAndy

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I ended up getting the Maui Jim World Cup glasses. I went to a local store and tried on all of them and had the best clarity etc...

http://www.mauijim.com/world-cup.html

I guess the true test is when I hit the filed this afternoon.
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04-27-2013 04:15 PM  7 years ago
chas1025

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I would suggest you buy something with impact protection. There are chances of flying debris from crashes, and a very tiny piece can cause eye damage. I wear Oakleys at the flying field as they are rated for impact protection.
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04-27-2013 04:40 PM  7 years ago
eddiscus

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If you wear prescription have a look at these.
http://allsportssunglassesusa.com/p...odel_sunglasses

Has multiple lens tints as well as the ability to flip the tinted lens up and have just a clear prescription. Great if you do flight tuning with a pc or look at LCD telemetry displays. just a warning the frame for the prescription lenses are not tolerant of alcohol wipes. Be sure to tell your optometrist when having the prescription made. They ruined a set on me but all sport sent a free replacement.

Have a pair as my backups and evening fliers. Maui Jim's are my primary all arounds.
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04-27-2013 04:43 PM  7 years ago
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I still get mine from Wagner Tool Rental for $28 for a box of ten pairsI literally never use the word literally right.
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04-27-2013 05:28 PM  7 years ago
Girard Ibanez

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It is said that polarization lenses losses depth of perception.
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04-27-2013 06:49 PM  7 years ago
GyroFreak

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As I lose sunglasses faster than anything, thus I can't afford expensive ones. I use motorcycle designed sunglasses that have a wraparound design (no blind spots). Great safety glasses also. They have a thin soft rubber liner that fits against your face so no around the edge leakage of light that would reduce contrast. Mine have built in reading lenses that are perfect for me. $15 a pair at one of our local flea markets.
While aviation glasses look cool, I find that if the sun is off to one side of where you are looking, you can get a reflection/glare on the inside of the glasses (probably due to cheap poor fit ).
I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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