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Old Nov 01, 2008, 01:35 PM
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Everybody likes the plane - it's a beauty, that's for sure. 25' (roll) on the ground and then straight up. I also love the sound of that 2212-06 with the 6x4 prop.

I took the easy way out with the aileron installation.)
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 02:23 PM
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Mine logged flight #16 this morning. Total airtime is now 2 hours, 18 minutes (138 minutes). I enjoy every flight as much as the first one. I can't believe how stable this plane is. It just goes exactly where you point it. I have included a couple of photos. And the flight log. (Guess I'm anal).

AUW minus battery is 15 oz. I fly it most of the time with an Electrifly 1500 3s 15C and up to a Zippy 2200 20C 3s. These batts will add 4 to 7 oz.

Tony
Whow simple and clean color scheme. I really like that one. Less is more.
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 03:12 PM
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Here's how the linkages are done in the kit. I used a rigid tube as a pushrod guide with .032" wire for the pushrod. Then I took some 1/8" shrink tube 1/2" longer than the guide tube, and shrunk it around the guide tube and wire.

Then I bored angled holes in the fuse sides, and glued in the assembly. I sealed both ends of the guide tube holes, and it has been water tight so far. Simple and direct linkages. All the items necessary for the linkages are included in the kit.

Scott

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Old Nov 01, 2008, 06:41 PM
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I gotta have one of those kits!!

You don't happen to need a beta tester do you?

Bob
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 07:05 PM
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I gotta have one of those kits!!

You don't happen to need a beta tester do you?

Bob
Originally, I was going to recruit a couple beta testers, but the kits are coming along so well I don't think we need to do it. Sorry!

Here's a pic shot today.

Scott

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Old Nov 01, 2008, 07:22 PM
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She is looking GREAT Scott! Nice photos you have been sharing with us!
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 07:35 PM
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She is looking GREAT Scott! Nice photos you have been sharing with us!
Thanks Jon! You have more skill shooting airplanes than I have on my little finger!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with if you get a Polaris!!!

Scott

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Old Nov 01, 2008, 07:45 PM
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IF?! What the heck does IF mean!?

If it is designed by Steve and you are cutting the kit, then there cannot be any IF! I KNOW it is gonna be a great kit and plane!

Skill?! Nah, it is the camera doing all the work. (And my buddy TR helping out too!)
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 08:19 PM
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.....Here's a pic shot today.

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Great graphics. How did you do the cockpit area?
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 08:37 PM
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IF?! What the heck does IF mean!?

If it is designed by Steve and you are cutting the kit, then there cannot be any IF! I KNOW it is gonna be a great kit and plane!

Skill?! Nah, it is the camera doing all the work. (And my buddy TR helping out too!)
HA HA It is not a question of if, but when!!! Very soon my friend! OMG, that sounded like a McCain sound bite!!!

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Old Nov 01, 2008, 08:38 PM
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As long as it didn't LOOK like a McCain sound bite .... (shudder!!!!)
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Great graphics. How did you do the cockpit area?
The cockpit graphics are three decals due to the compound curves involved. There are two fuse side decals, then one on top. They really look nice once all are applied!

Scott

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Old Nov 01, 2008, 11:56 PM
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metro and happy camper - I think an ultralight smaller version would work GREAT for indoor flying! The combination of a delta wing and prop-blown control surfaces should give excellent controllability for indoor manuevering. I'm eager to see how they turn out if you build them!

hoppy - Great looking model! I like your paint scheme especially.

tpfing - Wow, you've flown your Polaris more than I've flown mine! And yeah, keeping such a detailed flight log is a bit anal, but I'm impressed!

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Old Nov 02, 2008, 07:51 AM
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Here is the pic of my build of the full size and micro Polaris. I hope to have the micro ready to fly in a few days and the full size in a week or so!

HC
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Old Nov 02, 2008, 08:43 AM
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nice is that a c10 motor in the small one or is it the c20?
I just got two c10's for use in my ultra secret project.... haven't tried them out yet though.
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