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Old Jul 11, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline High Quality neildiamond (3 min 31 sec)



Be strong Finch, Neil loves you!





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Old Jul 11, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Light balsa would also give you great Penetration. Yes it's like that !
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 05:55 PM
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But if The Bird Man really wanted ballast it would be best inserted in the tail boom! Fast and easy! Sorry to get you going Donnie.

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What kind of people are you using for ballast?
The smallest you can find....

Carry on now with this perfectly good thread, sorry for the intrusion.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Finchie,
i am still using the tungsten plates used for pinewood derby cars. here is a link: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/tungstenplates.htm

here is the purchasing page: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pine...ght.htm#plates

these are great but the ballast box centers them around 70mm which is too far aft. cut them down to size so the CG remains within 65-69mm. here is a post i made a while back: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=382

if you cut the plates down to size, you can get about 75gr which should be plenty of ballast. in competition i dont think i have ever added more than an ounce, and that was once.

so you do have a Polaris now? sweet plane! i still love mine no complaints, even rudderless.

Donnie, good luck with the maiden. let us know how it goes. i have a light layup still sitting in my closet. i should be starting the build very soon. i need it for the TS.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Thanks guys (curse you and your Neil Lemon!)

I'm sure there will be wind at some point this weekend. I've had about 15 min total time with my Polaris so I'll be flying a bit blind this. And you are so right about BSOCo... I so don't want to repeat that in New Mexico.

(sitting in the Phoenix airport... It's 108 F out there at 7pm!)
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Well she fly's, got out this morning for a flew test flights and I am again impress with this model. I was worried that she would not take a 100% power on launch but I was wrong and Bruce was correct "don't get a big head". It's Strong and at 8.5 oz it is a floater with out question. This was the easiest build I have ever had, I think this is my fifth Polaris and I now know how to make the take anything. For this one I used ATX 94802's and plan to stay with them, they look like the DS09's but sound much cleaner. The last set of 09's I got sound like a box of rocks but still work well. 802's look just like the 09's so they fit really well. I have found out that the recommended settings are the best for this bird if going rudderless, I have tried all kinds of setting but keep ending up at the stock throws. I love it thanks again MMT.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:43 PM
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How does the launch height compare with the heavier layups?
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:57 PM
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I don't think it launch's as high but it make up for that in float. gives up maybe ten feet or so in launch. It really turns with the lighter wing, it's my best planes for low lift. I was happy that I only had to add 10 grams to the nose to get the CG correct. I would say that I will use this plane in the morning when the lift is no where to be found. Very Happy!
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 11:13 PM
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How many of these planes have shipped to the USA? Just wondering how many people have them?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:42 AM
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I have shipped to 35 customers this year so far. Some of those guys got 2 so my guess, counting mine is somewhere around 45 or so. I just got a new shipment yesterday with a new team Sweden wing for me!

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Old Jul 13, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Bruce you da man thanks for everything both of my Polaris fly great the new one is just amazing again thanks the best customer service ever you and mmt are the best
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 02:33 AM
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How many of these planes have shipped to the USA? Just wondering how many people have them?
Donnie




Well.... 12 have gone through my shop(13 if you count all the spare parts) I was only able to keep 4

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Old Jul 14, 2012, 02:37 AM
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Like the colors, Hugh. They seem... FASST!
lol

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Old Jul 14, 2012, 04:42 PM
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I tried as hard as I could to break my light one, it took all I could give it.
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Kentucky Bruce,

Do I get this right : you're actually trying to break these Swedish monsters ?
Now that's easy : just put it on the ground in front of you and then jump on it with both feet aimed at the wing/fuse joint. It works, even if you're underweight like you
If you fail to break it, call me on my cellphone +33 670 820 253.
By the way : don't know why you absolutely wanne break it ? Seems like a fine glider, especially with the rudder option (kevlar hinge and stuff...)

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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Well Polaris took 3 of the top 5 on bsonm
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