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Originally posted by BoomBoomBoomBoom
reply to post by wavemaker
If you can do so without going to too much trouble-
can you simply explain how to use the "ruler/measuring" tool
on Google Earth?
I had no idea it was that big...
Originally posted by Bordon81
Looks like either an RC model plane or a home built ultra light.
Without knowing the planes altitude it will be tough to determine its actual size.
The ruler is calibrated to the Earth's surface.
Originally posted by HrdCorHillbilly
Here ya go...
Anyway, the little cutout areas on the wing tips do indeed look strange. I'm no aerodynamics expert but it seems like it would mess with the airfoil shape. The only theory I have is that there are black stripes on the wings, and the resolution/shadows/distance just plays with your eyes and makes you think its a depression in the wing or a dip.
The weird rainbow effect is what makes me the most curious, anyone with aviation experience know of any paint or coating that would play with the light like that.
After digging around online for a minute I found this:
Quote from said site:
"The SS coating could be too thin and multiple beam intereference could be causing causing rainbow effects. "