Set up your plane for aerobatic night flights

Set up your plane for aerobatic night flights

Flying giant-scale airplanes at night has increased in popularity, and all for good reason. Not only is it unique and fun, but it also presents a different challenge that daylight flying cannot provide. This past summer, I decided I wanted to try night flying with the giant-scale CARF-Models Edge 540. I used this aircraft because I had many flights on it, and I was very familiar with its flight characteristics. So, if you’ve ever thought of trying some night flying yourself, this should help you figure out what you are getting yourself into!

The basics


Of course good equipment leads to good result and so the process starts on the workbench…

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Updated: September 28, 2016 — 4:39 PM
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