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Old Jan 30, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Wow that is really light for an 1800, maybe too light to properly balance! Mine has some added tail weight now from epoxy repair to a broken tail. Also I added red duct tape to the wing leading edges that I like the look of but it is a little heavy. May replace it with some lighter tape. Thanks for the heads up on that batt though.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Finally went through the trouble of making a Deans parallel adapter so I can hook up two 850s as a single 1700. Took like 2 hours!
No more than a couple dollars at HK.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:15 PM
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I think we are two of the few that enjoy hearing the motors. Seems like most think motor noise is boring, but I enjoy that.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:08 PM
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No more than a couple dollars at HK.
Actually, I can't find a parallel connector on there that uses deans plugs, can you? I can't even find Deans connectors at all. Hard to believe. I know they are going outta style but... really?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:55 PM
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look up ''T'' power connectors - they aren't deans they are copies/clones.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Actually, I can't find a parallel connector on there that uses deans plugs, can you? I can't even find Deans connectors at all. Hard to believe. I know they are going outta style but... really?

I just bought one, came in a couple of days ago. Try this.

I had one I bought at the LHS for about $8 but I couldn't use it as it is T shaped and the connectors coming in from 3 directions wouldn't fit in the fuse. Th HK one is better.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:23 AM
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The HK Dean's clones have ridges on the side of the connectors making them easier to pull apart than the real thing. The downside is that their plastic melts at a lower temperature so you have to be careful with the soldering iron.

To keep them from partially melting and having a prong offset and ruining the connectior, I plug a male and female together not closing them up all the way - leaving a little of the male prongs exposed. The other connector acts like a heat sink and gives you a little more temperature control.

Other than that, I have not seen a difference....other than the price

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:52 AM
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oh yeah.. that would do it. I've been wondering what a "T connector" is. Thanks.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:15 AM
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I think we are two of the few that enjoy hearing the motors. Seems like most think motor noise is boring, but I enjoy that.

Fred
Here the 3th of the few ...
The sound of the motor and the way the throttle it is used in flight is part of the fun for me.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:39 AM
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Some images of my 50% Polaris build so far - many thanks to jetset44 for sharing the plans!
For anyone considering a 50% version, it's very small, and fiddly.

I'm going to use 2-3 gram servo's, a micro reciever and a 10gram 2000kv brushless out-runner motor with 5x3 prop for mine. Probably will pair this with a 360mah 3cell.
Hi m_ark when making your 50% plane you might want to consider putting a thicker bottom on the front (to act as the battery tray) and turning your battery side ways as the smaller airframe makes it harder to get the battery in to place in the normal way. I have pics of my 55% build in my blog that shows the battery arrangement I ended up using after trying it the normal way (and crashing) then modifying it to prevent the damage that was happening around the hatch. The plus side is using 6mm depron on the front bottom also increases the height of the step by double to help prevent the wings dragging on take off!

Regards Ghost
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I will have some photos tomorrow, but I am finally building a polaris with a full length spine.............. Physically........ Not metaphorically. Disaster in the making....... Maybe :-)
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:21 AM
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Speaking of disasters. First the heat, now the water! You guys can't ever catch a break eh. I heard the water is bad from bundaberg all the way down the sunshine coast. Hopefully hasn't hit brisbane, though I think I saw a couple of towns just off moreton bay got hit quite badly.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Here the 3th of the few ...
The sound of the motor and the way the throttle it is used in flight is part of the fun for me.
#4 here. Most of the time, anyway. Occasionally I encounter a video where the music actually adds something. I thought this was one.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Speaking of disasters. First the heat, now the water! You guys can't ever catch a break eh. I heard the water is bad from bundaberg all the way down the sunshine coast. Hopefully hasn't hit brisbane, though I think I saw a couple of towns just off moreton bay got hit quite badly.
We were lucky. One of the largest storms we've seen travels from top to bottom of our country, causing a record number of tornado's. Multiple centres flooded, roads and communications cut. We are in the center of it's path and all we get is good rain. The worst we got was a puddle in the garage and a wheelie bin on the street knocked over. Thoughts for those departed and best wishes for those who have suffered.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Hi m_ark when making your 50% plane you might want to consider putting a thicker bottom on the front (to act as the battery tray) and turning your battery side ways as the smaller airframe makes it harder to get the battery in to place in the normal way. I have pics of my 55% build in my blog that shows the battery arrangement I ended up using after trying it the normal way (and crashing) then modifying it to prevent the damage that was happening around the hatch. The plus side is using 6mm depron on the front bottom also increases the height of the step by double to help prevent the wings dragging on take off!

Regards Ghost
Thanks so much for your helpfull advice Ghost,
As it turned out i miss-read the plan where it showed using 3/8th foam so i cut two pieces of 3mm and laminated them for top and bottom surfaces. Makes it nice and rigid. - i'll be using your idea re: the battery tray too, should fit a good range of sizes that way
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