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FT Commuter Crashed-Noob Lesson Learned

Hineybadger

Well-known member
#1
So I decided to go out and fly some sunset circuits today and learned a valuable lesson. Don’t used black foam board for your wings or anything large that helps you keep your plane oriented. Good news is its being repaired now and the prop didn’t break and the motor still runs great. Plus I’m building new planes constantly to keep trying out.
 

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Mentor
#2
I've lost orientation and crashed multiple times due to flying after dark. You'd think I would have learned not to by now... :p I love the commuter - it's one of the smoothest and best flying foam board planes I've ever flown!
Have fun!
 

Merv

Legendary member
#5
When visibility is low, colors blend together. You mostly see light and dark I try to have a light color and a dark color on both the top and bottom of the plane. Under some conditions the light color pops and sometimes its the dark that shows up. I put a different pattern on the top than on the bottom.
 

Hineybadger

Well-known member
#7
When visibility is low, colors blend together. You mostly see light and dark I try to have a light color and a dark color on both the top and bottom of the plane. Under some conditions the light color pops and sometimes its the dark that shows up. I put a different pattern on the top than on the bottom.
May give that color combo a try. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

Hineybadger

Well-known member
#9
Just a heads up. you don't want to fly an all white plane on a cloudy day either. you might not ever see it again. or so I've heard.
I'm planning on coming up with a combo color that works for my "old" eyes. Gonna do some sight/distance test to see what helps the best.

Thanks for the tip!