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F-86E/F Sabre Wing Tip Light Question

December 27 2014 at 5:42 PM
Brad Main  (Login BradinBC)
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Gents/Ladies,

Is the wing tip light a colored bulb, or a colored cover? Also, is the right/starboard side green or blue?

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Tom
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Re:Wing tip light question

December 27 2014, 6:56 PM 

Hi Brad,

I would say it is a colored cover.

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Brad Main
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Re: Re:Wing tip light question

December 27 2014, 7:13 PM 

Hi Tom,

So far I've seen a couple that are colored covers. As far as the pitot tube goes, I noticed that this one has a kink in it, no doubt for the slat extension. Since I am building a 6-3 hardwing, would the pitot be straight or still kinked?

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Brad
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Tom
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Re:Pitot type

December 27 2014, 8:47 PM 

Brad,

I've not seen a single picture of a Sabre Mk.5 or hard wing Mk.6 - save for 23021 which was a Sabre 5 used as an area rule test aircraft with straight pitots on both wing tips - with anything other than a cranked pitot on the right wing tip. It might be as simple as Canadair having no reason to change the bent pitot that they used on the Mk.2's and 4's beforehand. And I do stand to be corrected.

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Brad Main
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Ok, thanks

December 27 2014, 9:02 PM 

I am building an early Mk 6 with the 6-3 Hard Wing. The pic I have is 23504 and I can't tell if the pitot is kinked or not.

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You'll be fine. The 1956 Skylancers (2nd year)......

December 27 2014, 9:50 PM 

......Sabres were all hard-winged 6's and they had the cranked pitot's. One of those jets was 23524.

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Brad Main
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Okidokie, thanks nt

December 27 2014, 10:32 PM 

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Ben Brown
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Green vs blue

December 28 2014, 6:45 AM 

Back in the late 80s, I was given some photos of an F-4 taken by a gentleman who I eventually bumped into here on Hyperscale. The note on the back of one pointed out that the cover over the bulb was blue. For the next 20 years of my aviation career, I'd check the bulb cover of whatever I was flying or whatever I was walking past on the ramp, and I never saw one that was not blue. I also changed a few nav light bulbs myself, and never saw a bulb that wasn't clear, either. It was always a clear bulb under a colored cover. One of the coolest examples I saw was on the Dash-8. It had a primary and backup nav light on each wing tip, under a clear cover. Only one would be lighted, so you had the perfect side-by-side comparison. The lighted one shined blue-green light and the dark one was just blue. I've noticed the same thing with glass streetlight lenses and boat nav lights, too. I've always wondered if the blue is used because of the yellow-ish color of incandescent lights shift what we see towards green, or if the atmosphere washes out some of the color emitted when we see the lights at a distance. I've never seen a good scientific explanation as to why this works the way it does.

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Brad Main
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Cool stuff Ben, thanks for that. nt

December 28 2014, 10:31 AM 

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