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#1 dbone Oct 26, 2011 02:29 PM

Polaris "Rudderless DLG"
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Well the Polaris came last night in a well packed box. I wanted to thank Bruce for getting this plane in the mail so fast, it was packed and sent the same day he received them from Sweden. It was packed so well that I could not find the hardware package, a quick text to Bruce and found that it was taped to the side of the box.
The craftsmanship is second to none, and the finish is great. I am very impressed with the new fuse. I had the Sirius and loved the way it flew but kept breaking the fuse between the wing bolts. I spoke to Jonas at The Bruce and he told me that they had made a few changes in that area an not to worry if I were to get a Polaris. I took is word and made the purchase.
I plan to build this model as it was intended "Rudderless" I have never flown a rudderless plane but was impressed by how they performed earlier this year at The Bruce. I also plan to use a pull string on the elevator, I normally use pushrods .025" but again I want to try some new things. On to the build!

I will be using my normal gear in this plane which includes.

Wing: Hyperion HP-DS09-SCD
Elevator: JR DS285 with 40 lb Spectra pull line
Receiver: ATX RX-631/92164 6 channel
Battery: Rhino 360 Lipo
Regulator: Paul Daniels
Launch Peg: My own "Carbon"

I hope you enjoy the build this should be a good time. Here are a few pics to get you drooling.

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#2 cptsnoopy Oct 26, 2011 02:41 PM

Looks great Donnie, I hope you get it going in time to practice a little before BSOA.


#3 HHARRIS Oct 26, 2011 02:45 PM



#4 rcgeorge Oct 26, 2011 03:39 PM

Is it done yet?

#5 J_Arner Oct 26, 2011 03:44 PM

Looks great, looking forward to the progress pics.

#6 Storm51 Oct 26, 2011 04:37 PM

i think you should wait to display till after Blue skies. We don't want any AZ DLG Bowl secrets out quite yet do we.

#7 Storm51 Oct 26, 2011 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by Storm51 (Post 19704145)
i think you should wait to display till after Blue skies. We don't want any AZ DLG Bowl secrets out quite yet do we.

Ok Ok you have to be local to understand that last line.

Get her built and lets see it this weekend, sure looks slick Dbone

#8 MattN Oct 26, 2011 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by rcgeorge (Post 19703689)
Is it done yet?

lol (one hour after donnie's post)

#9 MaddSkillz Oct 26, 2011 04:46 PM

Rudderless? Sounds like a defective kit! You should send it to me! :D

#10 dbone Oct 26, 2011 04:55 PM

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The like the fact that time was taken to include the rudder cut out in the molding process. It was very simple to take a x-acto knife and scribe the line then remove. The rudder fit just as it should although I like to go deeper into the boom but I'm going to stay with the stock build. Was also able to get the elevator horn installed, used CA and microballoons to stiffen around the horn. I was impressed with how strong the spring is, overall I am happy with how it turned out. I included a few pics with the plane together just so you can see how she looks.

#11 HHARRIS Oct 26, 2011 05:26 PM

So you are saying that you have not flown it yet:p???
If I had hair I would be pulling it out:eek:
Thanks for the pics.


#12 Alan C Oct 26, 2011 05:28 PM

Looks good Donnie!

#13 davidjensen Oct 26, 2011 05:30 PM


#14 sporter Oct 26, 2011 06:32 PM

I like how the Elevator control horn is notched, not a hole.


#15 pocket rocket Oct 26, 2011 07:11 PM

It's after 5pm in AZ so where's that flight report Donnie ??

Is it a good replacement for that Twister I've got ??

Good luck with it


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