Cardinal FG Exterior Colors

RG Colors

This matrix shows the color scheme for each model Cardinal Fixed Gear by year, as well as the color combinations available in each of those schemes.

Click on the icon in the "Draw" column to view a computer generated schematic for each color combination. Click on the N Number in the "Samples" column to view actual photographs of Cardinals in the various colors, when available.

NOTE: If you have any photographs of Cardinals to fill in some of the blanks, it would be useful in completing the matrix. Also, some of the color combinations are our best guesses, as no color sample cards are available for each named color. If you have old Cardinal brochures or knowledge of a color or drawing which is wrong, please contact me, the Webmaster, Keith Peterson.

Craig Barnett provided all the drawings. He also provided some of the photographs from his store of random images found on the web. And I had a fair number of images sitting around. Still, it's amazing how few stock schemes we could find.

Most of the real-airplane pictures were scanned from a photo album provided by (but not taken by) Paul Millner. Special thanks also goes to the folks at ASO.com for several of the images, provided from their files.

Craig provides paint scheme design services to aircraft owners, including creating renderings in original factory schemes, adapting existing custom schemes or factory schemes to your aircraft, or creating an original custom scheme for you. You can learn more about his services at www.schemedesigners.com.

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1968

Code Samples Draw Color
10
210
310
29441 Tropical Orange
11
211
311
2867X
3490t
Valor Red
12
212
312
29563 Cranberry
13
213
313
2213Y Empress Blue
14
214
314
Venice Blue Met.
15
215
315
2381Y Velvet Black
16
216
316
2306Y Racing Green
17
217
317
3179T Golden Rod
18
218
318
Italian Gold
19
219
319
3351T
Belfast Brown
20
220
320
Imperial Burgundy Met.
21
221
321
29538 Pinehurst Green
22
222
322
2958X Glenwood Green Met.
23
223
323
Chestnut Met.

1969

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
901
2901
3901
Vestal White Valor Red
902
2902
3902
Vestal White Baroque Gold Met.
903
2903
3903
3121T Vestal White Goldenrod
904
2904
3904
Vestal White Belfast Brown
905
2905
3905
Vestal White Nordic Blue Met.
906
2906
3906
Vestal White Catalina Blue Met.
907
2907
3907
Vestal White Imperial Burgundy Met.
908
2908
3908
Vestal White Emerald Green Met.
950
3950
Vestal White Emerald Green Met.
951
3951
30464 Vestal White Valor Red
952
3952
Tangier Beige Valor Red
953
3953
30663 Vestal White Imperial Burgundy Met.
954
3954
Tangier Beige Imperial Burgundy Met.
955
3955
Polaris Blue Catalina Blue Met.
956
3956
Vestal White Catalina Blue Met.
957
3957
30717 Polaris Blue Nordic Blue Met.
958
3958
30421 Vestal White Nordic Blue Met
959
3959
Sun Yellow Goldenrod
960
3960
Sun Yellow Barowue Gold Met.
961
3961
Sun Yellow Belfast Brown
962
3962
30765 Vestal White Goldenrod
963
3963
Vestal White Kingston Green Met.

1970

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
701
2701
4701
Provincial Red Met
702
2702
4702
Black Cherry Met
703
2703
4703
Valor Red
704
2704
4704
Italian Gold
705
2705
4705
Olive
706
2706
4706
Glenwood Green Met
707
2707
4707
Blue Wing Met
708
2708
4708
Venice Blue Met
709
2709
4709
Velvet Black
710
2710
4710
Tiger Yellow
741
4741
Provincial Red Met Black Cherry Met
751
4751
Goldfin Met Italian Gold
770
4770
Valor Red Provincial Red Met
771
4771
Valor Red Velvet Black
772
4772
N30990
Blue Wing Met Venice Blue Met
773
4773
Blue Wing Met Glenwood Green Met
775
4775
30955 Butterscotch Italian Gold
776
4776
Goldfin Met Black Cherry Met
777
4777
Goldfin Met Olive
778
4778
Goldfin Met Valor Red
779
4779
Silver Mist Met Black Cherry Met
780
4780
Silver Mist Met Olive
782
4782
Butterscotch Glenwood Green Met
786
4786
30900 Olive Glenwood Green Met

1971

In 1971 only, the code includes an L or a V. In some codes (101-106) it preceeds the code, in others (171-178) it follows it. L stands for a Luster White base, V stands for a Vestal White base.

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
101 Valor Red
102 Dubonnet
103 Goldenrod
104 Colonial Blue Met
105 Olive
106 Velvet Black
171 Butterscotch Italian Gold
172 34259 Blue Wing Metallic Venice Blue
173 Valor Red Velvet Black
174 Fleet Blue Colonial Blue Metallic
175 Dubonnet Goldfin Metallic
176 Silver Mist Metallic Olive
177 72727 Goldenrod Seal Brown Metallic
178 34104
Cavalier Green Metallic Seal Brown Metallic
SP Special Combination

1972

From 1972 on, the base color is always Vestal White.

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
201 Valor Red
202 Provincial Red Met
203 Empress Blue
204 Contralto Blue
205 Tiger Yellow
206 Olive
222 Velvet Black Empress Blue
223 Contralto Blue Empress Blue
224 Velvet Black Valor Red
225V Valor Red Provincial Red Metallic
226 Goldenrod Carnival Yellow
227 Draco Green Met Tiger Yellow
228 Velvet Black Goldenrod
229 34464
Olive Lime
SP Special Combination

1973

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
301 Cranberry
302 34717 Flag Red
303 Tropical Orange
304 Contralto Blue
305 Empress Blue
306 Granada Green
322 34559
Velvet Black Flag Red
323 Velvet Black Empress Blue
324 34707 Olive Tropical Orange
325 34556 Shoal Turquoise Vermillion
326 Granada Green Nutmeg
327 Granada Green Tiger Yellow
328 34714 Olive Lime
329 34612
N34490
34490
Contralto Blue Serena Blue
330 34739 Cranberry Flag Red
331 Flag Red Cranberry
SP Special Combination

1974

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
401 Flag Red
402 Maple Maroon
403 34628 Tiger Yellow
404 Pepper Green
405 Empress Blue
406 Pole Blue
413 Flag Red Maple Maroon
417 Tiger Yellow Summer Gold
430 34886 Flag Red Velvet Black
431 34927 Serena Blue Pole Blue
432 34900 Tiger Yellow Velvet Black
434 34880 Pepper Green Grove Green
438 34809
823sh
Empress Blue Velvet Black
439 Tiger Yellow Pepper Green
SP Special Combination

1975

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
501 Flag Red
502 Summer Gold
503 Tropical Orange
504 Empress Blue
505 Satin Blue
506 35012 Spring Green
541 Summer Gold Carnival Yellow
542 35186 Nutmeg Summer Gold
543 35111
35244
Saddle Brown Nutmeg
544 35014 Saddle Brown Carnival Yellow
545 35199 Satin Blue Empress Blue
546 34972
35100
67MM
Flag Red Satin Blue
547 Meadow Green Summer Gold
548 34981
35296
Meadow Green Spring Green
SP 34983
Special Combination

1976

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
601 Flag Red
602 Latigo
603 Spanish Bronze
605 Satin Blue
606 Granada Green
625 Flag Red Velvet Black
636 10139
973CQ
13819
Royal Maroon Flag Red
637 10420 Satin Blue Serena Blue
638 31BJ
13362
17172
17188
Satin Blue Flag Red
639 3151X
13454
Italian Gold Carnival Yellow
640 17102
13560
Spanish Bronze Latigo
641 11566 Cooper Brown Spanish Bronze
642 11834 Granada Green Cambia Green
SP Special Combination

1977

Code Samples Draw Color One Color Two
713 Satin Blue Flag Red
714 99MP
18602
Satin Blue Serena Blue
719 20127 Spanish Bronze Tropical Orange
720 18510
700PJ
18159
Royal Maroon Flag Red
721 Velvet Black Serena Blue
722 Oakwood Brown Carnival Yellow
723 Charro Brown Latigo
724 20223 Granada Green Cambia Green
SP 20229
19822
Special Combination

1978


For 1978 the color system changed. In this year the trim code will show three letters at the far right. These letters indicate the base, primary and trim colors from the following list. Samples show a '78 design using the color.

Code Color
W Vestal White
B Flag Red
C Satin Blue
D Fleet Blue
E Villa Green
F Pecan Brown
G Avant Orange
H Springbock
J Jaguar Yellow
K Carnival Yellow
M Anciano Blue
N Velvet Black
Q Bright Silver


The table below shows a few combinations of the '78 colors as examples.

Samples Draw Color
N???
????
Villiage Green & Silver
1481c
1102c
Fleet Blue & Silver
Carnival Yellow & Velvet Black
Fleet Blue & Satin Blue
Flag Red & Jaguar Yellow
Satin Blue & Flag Red
Jaguar Yellow & Flag Red
N????
1303C
Pecan Brown & Silver
18129
356C
Satin Blue & Silver
Springbock & Avant Orange
Villa Green & Springbock
1109C Velvet Black n& Silver