I wish I new if the blue used was royal blue or light blue. Sure is making me it would be better if it was midnight blue.
It's a sky blue, not a dark blue... Not the answer you wanted, but I hope it helps.
Lime looks a little pale also, so its probably going to be red for me...
The lime isn't dark, but it is almost in the neon range, at least to my eye.
I expect the design quality level was closely watched by Baressi, so it should be good. In my other RC plane hobby, I have seen where the designer had no say in how it was carried out in production.
I was fully involved in tweaking the factory construction... Not in the factory itself, but through a number of factory samples from different dates, after the various adjustments or changes in assembly I submitted... They were very responsive and made every change requested.
Will I actually put hands on and see every kite?
No, but the nine factory samples I've dealt with have all been great, and ITW's quality control has a great reputation thus far... One way or another, they do stand behind their products, which extends itself through Chico Kites and any other shops that carry these kites.