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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:38 PM
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This is really awesome. I've been flying my scratchbuilt one for almost four years now. This one looks great. I'm going to have to get one of these..
Thanks!

Shipping update:

All Polaris Ultra orders placed through 12/13 have shipped and should arrive in 2-9 days.

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Frustration

Frustration is discovering you have a Polaris Ultra sitting in the post office in Ogdensburg NY, which closes in half an hour, but is over an hour's drive away!

Something to look forward to on Monday!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:16 PM
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I see this plane in my future. I really, really like it.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Frustration is discovering you have a Polaris Ultra sitting in the post office in Ogdensburg NY, which closes in half an hour, but is over an hour's drive away!

Something to look forward to on Monday!
That's got to be torture. Look forward to seeing your posts from Monday onwards
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:06 PM
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That's got to be torture. Look forward to seeing your posts from Monday onwards
Given weather forecast and other commitments, don't hold your breath. It may not be till Christmas week that I get it in the air. But we should have snow to fly off by then.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:03 AM
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I did some further investigation of shipping rates and it looks like shipping a Polaris Ultra to Europe is going to run around $60.00 for one kit and any accessories that will fit in the box.

Unfortunately Australia is out of the question at this time unless it could be shipped from the manufacturer. I will look into this.

International shipping rates will be quoted on a per order basis.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Hi guys,

I fly off a paved runway. What can I do to protect the bottom of my Ultra in between those rare trips to a water flying site?

Thanks! Mickydee
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Frustration is discovering you have a Polaris Ultra sitting in the post office in Ogdensburg NY, which closes in half an hour, but is over an hour's drive away!

Something to look forward to on Monday!
Spent a winter there one week.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 01:02 PM
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What gauge wire is used on the motor extension?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Hi guys,

I fly off a paved runway. What can I do to protect the bottom of my Ultra in between those rare trips to a water flying site?

Thanks! Mickydee
I often fly off dirt or a paved runway. For the Ultra I plan to apply my usual Scotch Tough Transparent Duct Tape, which is smooth and slippery, very tough, not very visible, and easy to remove if necessary. I use it on the bottom of all members of my Polaris family, also for hatch hinges and closure. And a whole bunch of other uses not related to Polaris. It's about $7 for a roll and well worth it.
http://www.3m.com/brands/scotch/toughtape/

I also sometimes use a relatively light and smooth (and cheap) duct tape from the Dollarama store. Also Duck Tape brand is good. Avoid heavy duty tapes like Gorilla and any that have a rough finish.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Hi guys,

I fly off a paved runway. What can I do to protect the bottom of my Ultra in between those rare trips to a water flying site?

Thanks! Mickydee
Retracts!!!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Hi guys,

I fly off a paved runway. What can I do to protect the bottom of my Ultra in between those rare trips to a water flying site?

Thanks! Mickydee
I believe this Polaris Ultra includes a plastic skid of sorts?

I used some 3 mil clear vinyl on my original Polaris and it pretected it pretty well from the wide variety of surfaces that I flew it from.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:21 PM
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The Ultra kit includes a pretty robust piece of vacuum formed plastic for the bottom, however we have not tested it on pavement.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:29 PM
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What gauge wire is used on the motor extension?
The motor wire extensions are approximately 20 gauge wire. This is smaller than we specified, but both the manufacturer and myself have tested them extensively. The manufacturer tested the wires up to 35 amps, and I personally have run both 3S and 4S packs through the plane in a static environment and in flight with no issues.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:48 PM
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wire gauge

I sure wouldn't trust running that much current through 20 ga! It's rated current carrying capacity is 11 amps. Sooner or later there will be consequences.
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