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Rule 5c

Post by knightmoves » September 18th, 2019, 11:55 am

Can one of you old Wright Stuff hands explain the rationale for the 10% bonus for black marker on a wing segment rule? Is it brown M&Ms, or is there something else in it?

(For clarity, this isn't any kind of a complaint - I'm just curious.)

(Presumably "the wing" means one of the wings in a biplane.)

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Re: Rule 5c

Post by CrayolaCrayon » September 18th, 2019, 12:00 pm

It's essentially just a bonus so your plane is easier to see. If it wasn't a bonus, it'd be a construction violation, so it's just a little bonus for taking a minute to blacken one panel of your wing.
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Re: Rule 5c

Post by DatSciolyBoi » September 18th, 2019, 12:02 pm

I just used a sharpie, it takes only a few minutes, and that 10% bonus is hella helpful.
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Re: Rule 5c

Post by klastyioer » September 18th, 2019, 2:34 pm

it also like doesnt add any weight, if it does its very very little so just take the minute out your life to color it in
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Re: Rule 5c

Post by jander14indoor » September 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm

Yep, purely to help with visibility. At really tall sites these things can be hard to track for older eyes.

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Re: Rule 5c

Post by xiangyu » September 19th, 2019, 9:23 am

Oh yeah, since you guys are talking about this, I might as well ask: How do y'all color your panels? For some reason, it's pretty easy for me to tear the mylar a little as I'm coloring, should I just go slower? Do y'all put something behind the wing as a hard surface as you color?

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Re: Rule 5c

Post by CrayolaCrayon » September 19th, 2019, 9:32 am

xiangyu wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 9:23 am
Oh yeah, since you guys are talking about this, I might as well ask: How do y'all color your panels? For some reason, it's pretty easy for me to tear the mylar a little as I'm coloring, should I just go slower? Do y'all put something behind the wing as a hard surface as you color?

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I do it with a sharpie. Do NOT press too hard. It'll take a while to do it correctly but do it slowly. I used to do it with spraypaint, with sectioning off the rib bay and spraying from 2 or 3 feet, but that, unfortunately, doesn't seem to work anymore with the rules. Light pressure, go slow.
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Re: Rule 5c

Post by Dreamz » September 19th, 2019, 9:46 am

CrayolaCrayon wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 9:32 am
I do it with a sharpie. Do NOT press too hard. It'll take a while to do it correctly but do it slowly. I used to do it with spraypaint, with sectioning off the rib bay and spraying from 2 or 3 feet, but that, unfortunately, doesn't seem to work anymore with the rules. Light pressure, go slow.
I dare you to try this with OS film :D

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Re: Rule 5c

Post by CrayolaCrayon » September 19th, 2019, 10:36 am

Dreamz wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 9:46 am
CrayolaCrayon wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 9:32 am
I do it with a sharpie. Do NOT press too hard. It'll take a while to do it correctly but do it slowly. I used to do it with spraypaint, with sectioning off the rib bay and spraying from 2 or 3 feet, but that, unfortunately, doesn't seem to work anymore with the rules. Light pressure, go slow.
I dare you to try this with OS film :D
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Re: Rule 5c

Post by klastyioer » September 19th, 2019, 3:52 pm

CrayolaCrayon wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 10:36 am
Dreamz wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 9:46 am
CrayolaCrayon wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 9:32 am
I do it with a sharpie. Do NOT press too hard. It'll take a while to do it correctly but do it slowly. I used to do it with spraypaint, with sectioning off the rib bay and spraying from 2 or 3 feet, but that, unfortunately, doesn't seem to work anymore with the rules. Light pressure, go slow.
I dare you to try this with OS film :D
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