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Old 05-11-2016, 06:39 PM   #11
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Yes, beautiful aircraft and nice colour scheme. Were I younger with better eyes, I would go for it.

For Nova Scotia, we have too many grey skies and and my eyes are slowly fading, yellow stands out much better in any sky conditions

Clint Eastwood said it best "A man's got to know his limitations!"
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:18 PM   #13
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Got the cockpit floor in, lots of careful cutting and fitting, but rather pleased with it!
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Thanks Rob, good detail info in that link, I will make good use of it.
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Couple of shots of the cockpit side support, all balsa structure, and the first side panel installed.
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"I think the RCAF scheme used on the Mentor is reminiscent of a RCAF Harvard trainer and is a little known paint scheme for T-34. From what I can see, the only difference was that the tail feathers were slightly different.

RCAF apparently purchased 25 Mentors and they flew out of Penhold Alberta. The literature I read basically states that it was underpowered - at least that was the claim. It's essentially the same paint scheme than the Harvard"



I think this after I was at Penhold. We flew Harvards then. Maybe with the Mentor trike gear i could have landed a little better...not likely but maybe.
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yellow stands out much better in any sky conditions:
Actually white is the best because it reflects the most light back to our eyes. USCG Hercs are painted all white for that reason as well as there rescue helicopters. Most modern day gliders are painted white for the same reason.

So why are RCAF rescue aircraft painted yellow. If they are dedicated to rescue such as the Buff's, Comorants, twin Otters, and some Griffins then they will be painted Yellow. Does anybody know why?

Herc's aren't because they are a multi role aircraft in the RCAF.

I will give the answer in a couple of days.

Her is another trivia question. What aircraft was know as the "king Beaver"
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They are all painted yellow because DND purchased way too much yellow paint back in the 40's & 50's, and they need to use it up.

It's all stored in spare hangars at the same secret air base the "missing" Arrow operates from

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The other little known T-34 Mentor paint scheme I was looking at aside the RCAF yellow paint scheme was the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force which was mostly green

PS: Now I know why the road centrelines are painted yellow
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