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Old Jul 31, 2012, 12:45 AM
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So you must be flying in Stunt Seid while you're in Colorado. Diaper changing specialist no doubt.

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Old Jul 31, 2012, 12:53 AM
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You know it dude. I can powder a set of balls like you wouldn't believe. Puts a smile on his face every time.

Cornstarch on special occasions.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:57 AM
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I know where to go now when I start to get that chafing feeling in Denver next month...
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Too funny Finch. I was just wondering why a smile was suddenly 'brought' to my face... Single file line please, starting with Jon Finch
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 11:27 AM
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I can't stop laughing. Good times although I prefer Gold Bond Mike.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:22 PM
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The Crepuscularis

Crepuscular: (adj) active at twilight or just before dawn

Just finished my light layup with a super-light wing (100gr) and the final AUW is 240gr (8.45oz) with the CG at 68mm! That is stupid light! This is going to eat up the early morning and late evening rounds. Can't wait to get it out this weekend.

I did nothing special during the build. All the credit goes to MMT for engineering a super light wing coupled with a light fuse and tail set. The light fuse and tail set were not custom, they were just taken from the light end of the distribution. Thanks again, MMT!

I will post some thoughts later once I get it in the air. The only bad part is I have to get up early to use it
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 10:41 AM
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I didn't realize this thread was still open and going. I started another thread with questions about the Polaris. I just closed that thread so I could ask my questions here.

The other day I had a chance to handle a Polaris. I didn't get to fly it yet but the offer is there next time we get together. Here is my question: It felt like the strongest DLG airframe ever. As a somewhat new DLG pilot, (been flying DLG for about a year now), I still have mishaps. I know we all do but I have a little more than the average guy. Would the Polaris be a good choice from a durability stand point?

TIA,
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Crepuscular: (adj) active at twilight or just before dawn

Just finished my light layup with a super-light wing (100gr) and the final AUW is 240gr (8.45oz) with the CG at 68mm! That is stupid light! This is going to eat up the early morning and late evening rounds. Can't wait to get it out this weekend.

I did nothing special during the build. All the credit goes to MMT for engineering a super light wing coupled with a light fuse and tail set. The light fuse and tail set were not custom, they were just taken from the light end of the distribution. Thanks again, MMT!

I will post some thoughts later once I get it in the air. The only bad part is I have to get up early to use it
Cheers
Paul
Looking good, Paul! But an 8.4 oz Polaris is like cheating...

Mike Wiz, yes, I'd say the Polaris is as durable as anything out there, and much more so than most. I have first hand experience with that . Repairability is also more user friendly than most moldies, due to the solid core wing.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Wiz,
The Polaris is an incredibly strong airframe. It has been engineered for that specific reason. It will hold up to any launch you can give it. The designer and manufacturer, MMT, consists of very strong launching world-class pilots. They have tested the airframe considerably and continue to enhance it. You can fly a Polaris with confidence that it is has been tested in ALL conditions and flight envelopes but top pilots. It is a very stiff airframe as well which lends to its excellent launch performance. It also has incredible float. Being able to blend both a great launch and great float is not an easy feat and I feel the Polaris owes its great track-record to those qualities. It is also an incredibly easy plane to fly, again which adds to its outstanding track-record. I have been able to fly this plane at considerable distances and this is only because the pilot workload is so light.

The light layup however is not intended for windy conditions. The standard layup will take any launch in any condition. It is a DLG, however, so it is not a tank. It will take damage from trees and midairs but as Mike already said, the solid core wing construction lends to easy repairs.

After my first outing with my Polaris, I ordered more and sold everything else. I have flown and/or owned a lot of DLGs and the Polaris still continues to impress me. Never have I abandoned all my models and chosen just one. That's how great I feel the Polaris is. Hope this helps.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:21 PM
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And it flies well with a rudder too, right? If so, I think I'm going to put my name on the list for one.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 06:00 PM
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I tell everybody who asks me about rudderless to build it without and give it a shot too see if you like it. Most people who have given it a try have not gone to a rudder on the Polaris, for this plane it seems to work well. It has worked well for me in fact I don't believe it has hurt me at all. The improved launch height really makes the difference for most and the transition to rudderless has been easy for most. The plus is that you can add a rudder at anytime if that's what you want. I went without because I never like to discount things until I try it, I just never went back. I am sure when you get the plane you will enjoy it very much it's a wonderful airplane.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 06:28 PM
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... in fact I don't believe it has hurt me at all.
Uhhhh, ya think
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Thanks, Donnie. I'm going to give a friends a try at the next local contest. It is a rudderless plane. If I like it like I think I will I'll be putting one on order.

Thanks again.
Mike
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 07:08 PM
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I can't stop laughing. Good times although I prefer Gold Bond Mike.
Just make sure you get the right GB powder. Gavin used my GB Foot powder once on "other" areas... wasn't pretty.
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