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Old Jun 03, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Pushlaris has reached 200 logged flights

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Here's hoping for another 200.Attachment 4906423Attachment 4906426

That is one VERY SWEET looking Polaris. One of the best I have come across ...

What app is that on your phone?
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 04:26 PM
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That is one VERY SWEET looking Polaris. One of the best I have come across ...

What app is that on your phone?
Thanks, up close she is showing her age.

The App is RCLogbook, has quite a lot of features if your into logging.
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Wingtip floats

Has anyone tried the Polaris without the wingtip floats? I am thinking of trying it for land based operations only.

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Old Jun 03, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Has anyone tried the Polaris without the wingtip floats? I am thinking of trying it for land based operations only.

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I've flown a few times off grass without the floats. No problem, except that the wings get scuffed when it tips to one side in a turn. What I would do for a land-only version is to retain the floats but use only two laminations. That would give you decent skids to keep it level in turns.

EDIT: Actually, I would always keep the water option open by keeping the floats full size. About the only advantage of reducing or eliminating them is a slight reduction in drag. Why bother?
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 05:29 AM
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I have one of those "transmitter gloves" and it does the job very nicely. But then, of course, we have real cold. The other thing that works well is a pair of those thin stretchy knitted gloves that are supposed to fit any hands.

So how cold is too cold?
Too cold for me is when I have to stop flying in perfect still conditions because my hands are shaking . But for the record I looked it up and it was 1.5 degrees celcius - too cold for me without gloves.

And you can keep your 'real' cold, I like to be fly year round .
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 12:02 PM
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I've flown a few times off grass without the floats. No problem, except that the wings get scuffed when it tips to one side in a turn. What I would do for a land-only version is to retain the floats but use only two laminations. That would give you decent skids to keep it level in turns.

EDIT: Actually, I would always keep the water option open by keeping the floats full size. About the only advantage of reducing or eliminating them is a slight reduction in drag. Why bother?
D66,

I had such a problem getting a reasonably high roll rate on my XL that I thought that eliminating the tip floats might be an easy way to improve the roll rate as well as reduce weight and drag. But looking back at this thread its apparent that the 100% doesn't have a problem with roll rate (except that it might be too high) so I'll go ahead and install them.

Thanks for the input,

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And here the rest of the video of the duo flight with ak68. Thanks for the nice flight session, ak68!

Polaris river flight duo (6 min 2 sec)
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 01:40 PM
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And here the rest of the video of the duo flight with ak68. Thanks for the nice flight session, ak68!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe85FiPEUM4
Man you guys out DID your selfs,,,,,,
That was very very,, entertaining great flying skills and the lights on the plane were so cool...........
Keep the great video's comming ,guys,,
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 02:51 PM
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D66,

I had such a problem getting a reasonably high roll rate on my XL that I thought that eliminating the tip floats might be an easy way to improve the roll rate as well as reduce weight and drag. But looking back at this thread its apparent that the 100% doesn't have a problem with roll rate (except that it might be too high) so I'll go ahead and install them.

Thanks for the input,

Bob
The 100% Polaris has a much higher roll rate than the XL (depending, of course, on aileron throws). For many people, the XL is ideal and the 100% is too quick (with standard throws).

But don't take my word for it. Try it without and then with floats. Put some tape under the wing tips to protect them.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 04:29 PM
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"And here the rest of the video of the duo flight with ak68. Thanks for the nice flight session, ak68!"


Thank YOU mavlo77 for talking me into it and for the editing and posting. Excellent. Well done. Looking forward to the next get together.
I'm glad your 808 cam came back to life. Next time I'll risk mine in the tic-tac box. Or just don't flip over

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Old Jun 05, 2012, 05:34 AM
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And here the rest of the video of the duo flight with ak68. Thanks for the nice flight session, ak68!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe85FiPEUM4
Love it, nice video!
What are you using for your navigational and landing lights? They seem nice and bright!
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 06:26 AM
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And here the rest of the video of the duo flight with ak68. Thanks for the nice flight session, ak68!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe85FiPEUM4
Nice! If you gun the throttle at the right moment as you are entering the water you could launch off a natural wave ramp.

Love the look when she is facing the camera with lights blazing. Is that salt or fresh?
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Nice video Mavlo77, thanks for sharing

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Old Jun 05, 2012, 07:56 AM
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+ 1 on the video Mavlo77 Very well done and entertaining!

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Old Jun 05, 2012, 10:22 AM
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tip floats

Since no one has come up with any overwhelming advantages with respect to leaving the tip floats off of the 100% Polaris, I'm going to install them. No sense in messing with a proven design if there is no upside for the modification.

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