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Old 31-08-2015, 17:45   #1
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Radar Deflector

Could you paint a generic radar deflector hanging off the mast?

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Old 31-08-2015, 18:19   #2
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It being they don't work that well anyway, If you used some of that stuff they use on the stealth bomber it might not work as well.
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Yes you can paint a radar reflector. It is metal underneath, just like a metal (Al, steel) boat, which are typically painted as well. You should have no issues showing up on another vessel's radar.
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Yes you can paint a radar reflector. It is metal underneath, just like a metal (Al, steel) boat, which are typically painted as well. You should have no issues showing up on another vessel's radar.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Thanks.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, notsure.
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Just FYI....if you wish to know a whole lot about radar reflectors, the UK gov't / MAIB commissioned a study in 2006/2007, which is THE definitive paper on marine radar reflectors and Radar Cross Section (RCS), etc...

Here is the very detailed report...
http://www.ussailing.org/wp-content/...tor%20Test.pdf

And, for an overview of their findings, you can read a few paragraphs, here...
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Just FYI....if you wish to know a whole lot about radar reflectors, the UK gov't / MAIB commissioned a study in 2006/2007, which is THE definitive paper on marine radar reflectors and Radar Cross Section (RCS), etc...

Here is the very detailed report...
http://www.ussailing.org/wp-content/...tor%20Test.pdf

And, for an overview of their findings, you can read a few paragraphs, here...
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