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Old Dec 24, 2011, 05:20 AM
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Thanks 2go, that makes me feel a bit happier, I thought it might be me

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 06:49 AM
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Well done on the maiden Lockey, do you have any pictures or video of it?

I managed to get the MDF from B&Q today with the help of my flying buddy Ian, unfortunately he's not a member on here or any other forum as far as I know.

I should be able to start cutting the pieces out of the depron later then onto the build.

Merry Christmas,
Alex.
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 08:16 AM
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WELL, I have just maidened my Mini Polaris … AND, whilst it flew …. ok, it wasn’t near as nice to fly as the STD 100% version witch flies like a dream.

It was a VERY clam day … until I got it in the air and as though IT HAD TO, the wind came up

It seemed to be hanging a little on turns, maybe it was a little tail heavy, don’t know .. I will try another day … OR maybe it was a little nose heavy as I had to give it a bit of up trim on the elevator to fly level

I came in a little heavy and the tail end came loose, that will teach me to stick the tail on with CA … Epoxy next time

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Sorry to hear the maiden wasn't perfect.

What you should expect is that it fly like a Polaris but a bit quicker on the controls, and a bit quicker to come down. I find mine very enjoyable to fly, though I still like the bigger ones for their lightness (when my Mini was around 9oz it felt pretty light, about like 21oz Polaris , but at 11oz it feels more like a 25oz Polaris).

And like any small model, it will get bounced around in rough air. So give it a chance in calm conditions.

As far as I'm concerned, the test for CG is simple. Put it on the step or 1/8" ahead. I've always found that to be just about right for any size Polaris. I often find it takes a smidgen of up elevator to get level flight at cruise.

Anyway, give it a good chance. I think you'll find it a very nice model to fly.
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Anyway, give it a good chance. I think you'll find it a very nice model to fly
Will do D66 and I will try and get some pics or video on its next flight, think I might remove all the tape and decals at this added a couple of ounces and fly it on a "calm" day

Good luck with your build Alex, I would definitely go for the full size if I were you mate

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Good luck with your build Alex, I would definitely go for the full size if I were you mate
Thanks, and I am.
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Well everybody is moving around to be with family so Merry Christmas & a Happy new year to all on RC Group..

Later,
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Hello. I'm new here. RC bug bit me the other day. Thanks to jetset44 I caught polarisitis. Not unpleasant. I Read all pages. Impressive. Finished first scratchbuilt. Hope to send vid soon when this works. Did the maiden for the plane. Was maiden for me as well since it was the first fixed wing RC plane I ever launched (and landed).

3 mm depron + coloured tape & UHU por. RC Timer 2200kV . Turnigy 3S 2200mAh batt. 520 grams AUW. Orange receiver. 9g servos. Tx : DX6i.

Wish you all a pleasant X-mas.

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 04:57 PM
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Hello. I'm new here. RC bug bit me the other day. Thanks to jetset44 I caught polarisitis. Not unpleasant. I Read all pages. Impressive. Finished first scratchbuilt. Hope to send vid soon when this works. Did the maiden for the plane. Was maiden for me as well since it was the first fixed wing RC plane I ever launched (and landed).

3 mm depron + coloured tape & UHU por. RC Timer 2200kV . Turnigy 3S 2200mAh batt. 520 grams AUW. Orange receiver. 9g servos. Tx : DX6i.

Wish you all a pleasant X-mas.

AK68.
Congrats. With regular doses of Polaris flying you should keep the condition in check, you learn to live with it. What scale was yours?

A Merry Xmas to you as well and we all look forward to our photo and video Xmas present.
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 05:24 PM
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Thanks a lot Steve for the plans and design!
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 05:31 PM
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What scale was yours?

Hello nrg2go;

Scale is 92%. Printer at work was not bigger. I don't manage avi video uploading yet. Hope you do get presents anyway.

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 06:51 PM
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it was the first fixed wing RC plane I ever launched (and landed).

ak68 Thats amazing. Nicely done. This is the first for you, and you had the guts to throw it in the water. Impressive. Looks great.! You have rotary wing experience then ??

Merry Christmas and nicely done sir.!

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Impressive. Looks great.! You have rotary wing experience then ??
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Thanks wheelspinner20
Rotary wing ''experience'' is limited to small MCR blade heli in living room. I spend a lot of hours practicing all sort of planes at FMS RCflightsimulator. That certainly saved a lot of glue and foam.
Pre-maiden was scooting around on the river. Maiden was from short grass meadow. I admit: legs where shaking at the time. Video still to come when I find out how upload properly.

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 07:26 PM
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OK excellent, just upload to youtube.com or vimeo.com I think is better, and then copy and paste the link that shows up in your browser address bar when you are viewwing it-- in a post window here, and the rcgroups site does the embedding for you.!

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P.S> I just picked up my first heli, its a chinese clone of the MSR and its really cheap, but the only reason I dove in to rotary was that it is designed with a rx format that my 9x transmitter can bind to.! With custom firmware, it really brings that little $40 heli to life!

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 07:35 PM
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P.S> I just picked up my first heli, its a chinese clone of the MSR and its really cheap, but the only reason I dove in to rotary was that it is designed with a rx format that my 9x transmitter can bind to.! With custom firmware, it really brings that little $40 heli to life!

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Which one is that?

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