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Old Nov 06, 2008, 01:35 AM
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Thanks for the help, Larry!
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 01:41 AM
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larry - That 2X version looks great so far! Keep us updated on your progress.

laddie - Thanks for the details of your setup!
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Well I didn't think there was any interest. I'll gladly post progress though it could be slow.
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 08:48 AM
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Steve. I am showing the picture of the nose. I enhanced glue join lines with the pencil so it is easier to see in the picture. As can be seen I did not use the foam block, I just continued with the sides to the end point.
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Looks good Laddie. And what do I see in the background? From what little I can see, it looks very nice.

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Old Nov 06, 2008, 11:16 AM
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It looks like the Aquabird but I'm not shure...
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 12:23 PM
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It looks like the Aquabird but I'm not shure...
You are right.
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 06:09 PM
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OK I finally got enough time to start my 2X version. The yellow thing laying on top is a ruler for size comparison. Probably use this motor. My biggest problem will be getting it someplace to fly it.
Larry, I am intrigued by your Polaris 2X. That is a big plane!

I have a few questions:

First off, what do you think your AUW will be? What are you using for spars in the wing, and are you able to get the blue cor stiff enough? Lastly, is it really 6 1/2 feet long? Can't wait for the flight report and VIDEO on this one!

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Old Nov 06, 2008, 08:13 PM
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Cool looking banner ad Scott!!
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Cool looking banner ad Scott!!
Thanks Jon. Believe me, I am working full bore to get these kits done. It is out of my hands right now!

It drives me nuts to have to wait, just as it does you and others! Perhaps one day I will have my own laser. But for now, we wait.

Here's a peek of what we are waiting for. I give the scratch builders so much credit for cutting these planes out from plans. It is truly a labor of love. There is a fair amount of cutting on this kit. But whether you are scratch building or waiting for a kit, the bottom line is this is an awesome project no matter how you get it built!

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Old Nov 07, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Since I have only had the opportunity once to fly it and that was off grass can anyone tell me how well it takes off on water and can it handle the water being a little choppy. 2 to 4 inches??
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Old Nov 07, 2008, 09:41 PM
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Larry, I am intrigued by your Polaris 2X. That is a big plane!

I have a few questions:

First off, what do you think your AUW will be? What are you using for spars in the wing, and are you able to get the blue cor stiff enough? Lastly, is it really 6 1/2 feet long? Can't wait for the flight report and VIDEO on this one!

Scott

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Aaahh ya it is approx 6.5 feet long. I try to build a giant of every plane that I especially like. This one is one of the smaller of the giants and the WS is about 63" with the winglets I am adding. I was in the middle of building a 4 motor 8 foot WS seaplane and the Polaris sole my heart and the big plane went on the back burner. I used 1/2" Dow square side insulation board for the main wing, the tail assembly and the horizontal stabe. Most all the other parts are PBIII.
The wing is already fairly stiff so I used 2 pieces of 1/8x1/2" Basswood and made a T beam to go across the wing. I am using wooden leading edge material on the front of the wing I will glass around this. The whole plane will be covered with heavy nylon (non stretchy) mesh and a couple layers of a mixture I am going to try. I am trying to come up with something that will give a little harder surface than WBPU but with the ease of use.
I haven't a guess on the AUW yet, so far the fuse is 8.2 oz and the main wing is 13oz.

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Old Nov 08, 2008, 12:51 AM
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Laddie - Good thinking on eliminating the nose block! I've been doing laminated foam nose blocks on my park jets for so long I didn't even think to try this on the Polaris... A parkflyer-sized foam Aquabird, huh? I'd be interested to see more details of that!

Redwings - If you haven't already, check out the video I posted at the beginning of this thread. You'll notice this ship handles extremely well on the water, with zero tendencies to porpoise, rock, or even weathervane. It's a beautifully-handling seaplane on the water. And you'll also notice I was doing touch-and-goes in a little bit choppy water and it handled it just fine. This model can easily handle 2 to 4" waves, if not more, when powered as recommended.

Scott and Jon - AGREED! That's a GREAT looking banner ad...

larry - Thanks for the details on your biggie ship. That model should be a floater with a VERY light wing loading! I bet it'll be really fun to fly. Keep the details coming!

Steve
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Old Nov 08, 2008, 02:08 AM
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I did a little more gluing and taped some of it together to show the pieces I've been working on. A couple of pics not much progress. I'm slow.
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Old Nov 08, 2008, 03:28 AM
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Micro Polaris

Here is my 1/2 micro version. It was difficult to build this small but I was on a mission and here is the result. The eleavator servo is located in the fuse and uses a pull pull system. The AUW is 3.7 oz. and the motor produces 3.7 oz. of thrust. All I need now is calm weather and I'll do the madien. I think if I were to build another I would only reduce it by 40%.

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Old Nov 08, 2008, 08:30 AM
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Great work guys! I can't wait to see how they fly throughout the size range.

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