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Old 08-05-2019, 10:18 PM
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Colored Smoke Systems?

Anybody have or know how to make a colored smoke system? Do you dye the smoke oil?
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:07 AM
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I've seen a few attempts at this. None have been very successful. The problem is, you have to use quite a lot of dye in the smoke fluid to get the color to show up. This dye typically stains the plane and its hard to get very vibrant colors. Red, Yellow, and Green seem to work ok but in the volumes we get from models the smoke never looks great. Nova makes full scale colored smoke oil http://novaspecialties.com/dyeproduc...ston-aircraft/ Its about $70/gallon. They recommend it for turbine use only because they inject it behind the aircraft. So there is no dye on the plane to worry about.

Walrus makes dye you add to smoke fluid, but http://www.coloredsmoke.com/faq.html
again its very expensive and requires a special system and is mainly for turbine use.
Years ago at an IMAA show, there was a vendor with colored smoke. He was offering free samples. A gentlemen with a beautiful white 1/3 scale Waco with a Moki radial took him up on the offer. He made a nice noon demo flight with lovely red smoke. He landed, with a very stained red airplane. He never got the color off and ended up having to recover the plane.

If you really want to do color smoke the best option is going to be cannisters.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:25 AM
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I've seen a few attempts at this. None have been very successful. The problem is, you have to use quite a lot of dye in the smoke fluid to get the color to show up. This dye typically stains the plane and its hard to get very vibrant colors. Red, Yellow, and Green seem to work ok but in the volumes we get from models the smoke never looks great. Nova makes full scale colored smoke oil http://novaspecialties.com/dyeproduc...ston-aircraft/ Its about $70/gallon. They recommend it for turbine use only because they inject it behind the aircraft. So there is no dye on the plane to worry about.

Walrus makes dye you add to smoke fluid, but http://www.coloredsmoke.com/faq.html
again its very expensive and requires a special system and is mainly for turbine use.
Years ago at an IMAA show, there was a vendor with colored smoke. He was offering free samples. A gentlemen with a beautiful white 1/3 scale Waco with a Moki radial took him up on the offer. He made a nice noon demo flight with lovely red smoke. He landed, with a very stained red airplane. He never got the color off and ended up having to recover the plane.

If you really want to do color smoke the best option is going to be cannisters.
that or make sure the plane is the same color lol
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:52 PM
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If it’s not before it will be after!!
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