CHAPTER 7Make Your Plane Look Good for Day Flying

Our approach at the Brooklyn Aerodrome to building with flat board makes it easy to decorate as well. This chapter lays out all we know about decorating for day flying, and most of that was figured out by Karen, who drives the artistic side of the Brooklyn Aerodrome. Do not decorate your first airframe because it will likely be destroyed in the learning process. If there are kids involved, then some simple decorating on the first plane is a great way to keep it fun while saving the fancy stuff for the second airframe.

This chapter is organized around example airplanes that use various techniques and materials, with a bit of a historic tour of things we have tried. Not all techniques worked out, ...

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