Green or blue aircraft lights

Green or blue aircraft lights

Post by SJantsch » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Ok guys, do most of you use clear blue or green to represent the starboard wing
nav light? I'm thinking mostly about Japanese aircraft (in case they had a
different "type" of plastic nav light lens cover), but I guess the question
applies to most aircraft right wing nav lights. I've heard that when parked,
and the lights are off, the lens would appear blue, but when "on" they look
green. Any opinions?
   For what it's worth, on models where the wing and light are one in the same,
I paint the light a silver chrome, and then cover with the appropiate clear
color (red/green/blue)?

 
 
 

Green or blue aircraft lights

Post by N329 » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00


on US planes the tip lights are green, there are formation lights on the top
and bottom of the tip of both wings and tails that are blue
Matt Gunsch, A&P, IA
EAA Warbirds of America, GWRRA
Head Crew Chief of the Cactus Squadron Flight Team,
 Flying the North American T-6 Texan
owning and Flying a Dragonfly Tri-Gear
Piper Colt project underway

 
 
 

Green or blue aircraft lights

Post by AeroSe » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Jeff,

I've flown P-51's, T-6's and a host of spam cans and commercial aircraft, and
they always looked to be a shade of green to me. Maybe a dark "mint" green
color would be an appropriate way of putting it, always more dark when not lit.

HTH, Cheers......           Scott

 
 
 

Green or blue aircraft lights

Post by Mike » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00


I usually paint them a dark aquamarine. Any light covers I've seen in
real life or in pics always look more blue than green, more green if in
direct sunlight.

Mike Dougherty

 
 
 

Green or blue aircraft lights

Post by The Shannon » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00


In WWII the Japanese did use blue for the starboard lights, instead of green.
Nowadays, I think this is all standardized internationally, possibly even to the
exact shade to be used.

Quote:

> Ok guys, do most of you use clear blue or green to represent the starboard wing
> nav light? I'm thinking mostly about Japanese aircraft (in case they had a
> different "type" of plastic nav light lens cover), but I guess the question
> applies to most aircraft right wing nav lights. I've heard that when parked,
> and the lights are off, the lens would appear blue, but when "on" they look
> green. Any opinions?
>    For what it's worth, on models where the wing and light are one in the same,
> I paint the light a silver chrome, and then cover with the appropiate clear
> color (red/green/blue)?

--
This has been Mark and/or Mary Shannon

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Green or blue aircraft lights

Post by Bernie Worra » Sat, 03 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>In WWII the Japanese did use blue for the starboard lights, instead of
green.
>Nowadays, I think this is all standardized internationally, possibly even
to the
>exact shade to be used.

Yes, it is. In my flight training books it reads green. But not FS # :)

Worr, out