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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:09 PM
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I agree with Cmo on this one.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:13 PM
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me too. i think my rudder was 1.25" wide as well. i am pretty happy with that size but i havent flown the ruddered fuse much other than at the IHLGF.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Mike go wash your mouth out with a bar of LAVA soap. Then go out to the garden and get me a switch from the peach tree "It better not be a fat one". Thats what my grandma would tell me when I said a bad word.
Donnie
Which word - "rudder" or "douche"?
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:35 PM
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I just did donnie. I have fresh breath, but my ass is now red.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:36 PM
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I ordered a rudder with a kevlar hinge strip. It's 1 3/8" from the TE at the center chord... it seems like a lot of rudder.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:38 PM
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i just did donnie. I have fresh breath, but my ass is now red.
lol!
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 12:23 AM
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I ordered a rudder with a kevlar hinge strip. It's 1 3/8" from the TE at the center chord... it seems like a lot of rudder.
1 3/8 from the te? Not what I would have done on my own. I'm wondering aloud in Swedish.....kan det vara för mycket rodret?
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 01:27 AM
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1 3/8 from the te? Not what I would have done on my own. I'm wondering aloud in Swedish.....kan det vara för mycket rodret?
Mike, ska du envisas med roder kan du lika gärna ta ett stort så att det svarar bra

1 3/8 is about 35% which I think is reasonable.

/Mattias
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 08:55 AM
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I have to say I am taking the rudder of of my Polaris this plane just dose not like it
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:20 AM
or F, J, K, or even TD
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I have to say I am taking the rudder of of my Polaris this plane just dose not like it
Wait. The plane doesn't like it? It told you this?

Maybe you need to go translate for Seid's Polaris. It might not be saying "Give me yaw control".

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Old Jul 30, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Are the dimensions of the Polaris wing on the website? I'm curious about the root chord.

Thanks,

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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:40 PM
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It is saying, "Yaw.... I want control." Adding the rudder on the heavy layup has a couple of considerations. First, pink paint is heavier than no paint. I weighed it, so it must be so. I had to add some more lead to the nose than I would like to because of the pink paint on the tails. Lead is heavier than no lead. So since the lead cant help me steer that well, I thought I might change the lead for servo. Also, I am really really really itching to fly a contest. Since there isnt a contest in diaper changing range, I have to fly by myself. Then I come home and put the plane back on the wall, and change a diaper. After that its dark, and I still want to play with planes (nothing else to do since Ive havent made that vasectomy appt....) So Ill play with the pink plane, and I guess Ill cut a rudder.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Are the dimensions of the Polaris wing on the website? I'm curious about the root chord.

Thanks,

Gary

Curiosity will cost you 900 bucks..... plus shipping.

Aww fine. 178 mm. Or maybe its 176mm, wait, yes, 7 inches..i think.
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