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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Wanna see the next couple of frames!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Today was the perfect day (for me) to maiden my Polaris. Just the kind of day I have been waiting for. The snow is over a foot deep and still powdery, reducing my chances of wounding my new plane.

After flying her for an hour I am really happy with what I am seeing. The first thing that amazed me was the launch. I donít know how high I was launching but I could tell it was a lot better than my usual. I got my preset dialed in about the way I like it. Without any preset my launches are maybe 30% grade and the plane flies straight and true. That was a good feeling.

My pushovers were typical for my timing; some a little early, some pretty good, and some a little late. What I noticed on the late ones was that I didnít lose as much altitude on recovery; I liked that.

I spent a good deal of time trying to adjust the speed in the different modes. I think I need some more work on that. Mike Ė if we get a chance, I would like to spend some time with you on getting that right.

Something that is going to take some getting used to is the rudderless part. I noticed on approach I was working the rudder stick; it's a habit now.

Donnie had put a bright yellow color on the nose and I like that for lining up the ship on approach.

I came home without a new scratch on my plane and I am pretty happy with the overall experience.
Glad you are enjoying the Polaris. The yellow is the way it came but I like it. Have fun it a great airframe.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Today was the perfect day (for me) to maiden my Polaris.
There goes any competitive edge I may have had over Jim...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:20 PM
hot air rises...
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Seriously?
Seems legit...
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 06:57 AM
Launch low. Fly high ;)
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There goes any competitive edge I may have had over Jim...
B Don't sweat it. It all sounds good on paper, but I have seen you fly, and you have no worries.

JimA (unknown to him) USED to be my goal to beat. Oh he can beat me any day of the week, but I knew that because of work he couldn't make all the contests. So my goal was to try and beat him with year-to-date totals, but he was still too good for me. Since he is leaving, I have to think of something new to shoot for.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:02 AM
Launch low. Fly high ;)
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Using F3KMaster how much time should be allotted to Flight Test Time and to Prep Time?
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Anyone for flying tomorrow at lunch? I'm dying to spin in circles and throw up
Are you working home today or in Salt Lake?
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 10:02 AM
Got Thermals???
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Are you working home today or in Salt Lake?
I'm in SLC right now, but I can meet up just about anywhere today.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 10:15 AM
hot air rises...
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I've got my plane in the car too.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:06 AM
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I can make Barnes at noon if you get back up this way.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:13 AM
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There's a bit of contest envy going on (here).
Utah DLG rocks! Thanks everyone for making our group one of the best anywhere. I hope we can continue to grow in a big way this year.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Yep, as screwed up a group as we all are with all of our issues and multiple personalities, "and I am just talking about myself" its good to be a flipper in Utah!

PS, anyone excited for tomorrow???? Hopefully there is a bit of a thaw by contest time, otherwise we will be standing on 6" of ice!!!!!
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:28 AM
A different attitude to RC
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Using F3KMaster how much time should be allotted to Flight Test Time and to Prep Time?
Jim, we usually allocate 3 minutes to each but it can be decided at any time and changed at the last moment.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Any Utah boys looking to try out making your own wings? I've got a set of SuperGee cores that I'll probably never get around to bagging. They're not in fantastic shape, but they've got the spars already glued in. If nobody is interested then I might bag them and give the wing to a newcomer.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 12:12 PM
Got Thermals???
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I can make Barnes at noon if you get back up this way.
Sounds good to me, Finch can you make Barnes too?
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