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Old Oct 13, 2008, 09:51 AM
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darkseacret, I'm flying mine with a 1500 mAh 15C on a 2212-10, 7x5E, 18 amp ESC. I'm don't know what my amp draw is on the battery but it is low (probably 12 amps or less). I fly most of my flights at 1/2 power with full power bursts of 10-15 seconds for touch and goes/take-offs. The battery and ESC barely get warm and I have had up to 10 minute flights, with most flights in the 6-8 minute range.

That's the long answer to your question. Short answer, 1800 mAh 16C will do just fine.

Tony
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 02:18 PM
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thx tpfing
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 05:59 PM
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I know I must be beginning to sound like a broken record but I really do enjoy this little airplane. I got in another flight this afternoon. I put a Zippy 2200 20C in it and flew for 13 minutes with plenty of power left when I quit. Total so far is 8 flights and 70 minutes of airtime. And at least 50 or so touch and goes. I love doing landings. As they say, take-offs are optional, landings are mandatory. So, I might as well do them as well as I can. Practice, practice, practice. Around here, at least, a 'greased on landing' is the maneuver most likely to generate a round of applause,

Thanks Laddie and Steve,
Tony
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Old Oct 14, 2008, 02:00 AM
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Glad you like it, Tony! Laddie definitely gets the lion share of the credit for this great design.

By the way, you've now got more flights on your Polaris than I have on mine! I've only had 6 flights so far....sure wish I had time for more, though.

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Old Oct 14, 2008, 02:02 AM
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Anyone want to claim this model?

I just found out there's another Polaris video posted on YouTube--and I haven't seen anyone post a link yet in this thread. Anybody out there want to take credit for this nice-looking model and good video?

polaris seaplane (1 min 59 sec)


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Old Oct 14, 2008, 08:49 AM
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For whoever made it! A very nice video and a very nice Polaris. Congrats.

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Old Oct 15, 2008, 02:59 PM
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A Polaris for germany

High Jetset44 !!!
And all the other guys too.

Seen this thread and I got the wish to have a Polaris for me, so I will show you a few pics from where I stand.
I`m not so long at this hobby but I`m really happy with it.

My first build is the Mig-21 Fishbed from beanie and it flys very good.
Every time I read here and in german forums people think about the weight so I test to build very light. Don`t know if it`s good but I test it.


This is what I cut out until to now.

To get it light, I take 3 mm Depron and make two of every needed part. Cut out as much windows as I can out of one of the doubled parts and glue it on the other. To get no weight from glue I glue the Depron with "VerdŁnnung". Translatiomachine says it means "Dilution" in english. Don`t know if it`s right but you can use it to clean Brushes from coloure.


It glues the Depron and gives no weight.
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 03:30 PM
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The same thing I do with the Tipfloats.

Here are pics of the fuselage:





That`s where I stand now.
Thank`s Steve for this great design. Hope my build works. I will show you how it goes on.

Thomas
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 04:17 PM
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hi steve.

the video above is from one off my first flight with this fantastic seaplane, and it still going strong.

frank
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 05:39 PM
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Zap 67, your Polaris is very nice looking and a very good video also.

Adlerauge, your attention to detail is impressive. You will really like the way that the Polaris flys. I'm still trying to understand the translation for "verdunnung". It looks like a very handy material.

Tony
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 08:55 PM
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Maybe acetone ??
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 09:03 PM
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VerdŁnnung = Thinner

It's some solvent, but I wonder which one? I'm sure it acts more as a welder than a glue, slightly melting the Depron.

Kunstharz = Oil soluble resin (oil based paint?)
Chlorkautschuck = ???
Polystyrollacke = ???

http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&lan...acke&relink=on
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 09:05 PM
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Hey lake flyer !

Aceton could be the right thing but I`m not shure. ButI think so.
Sorry but my english is not good enough.

Thomas
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 09:20 PM
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http://www.faust.info/servlet/PB/-s/...RING=&pbanker=

Just found this Link.
Scroll down to Universal VerdŁnnung. There they call it "Aceton".
Hope this helps.

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Old Oct 15, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Acetone is often used to weld plastic things together , but be careful when using it on foam , the foam tends to disappear !!
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