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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Battery Hatch

I recently modified the battery hatch on my Polaris. First I epoxied a 1/32" piece of ply to the bottom front of the hatch. Then I embedded and epoxied a small magnet into the foam at the back of the hatch. On the fuselage I epoxied a small piece of tin cut from the lid of a tin can. Finally I used a piece of tape to act as a pull handle to lift the hatch to replace batteries.

I hope the photos help the description.

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Yes. 50 mm wide. Corrected on original post. Thanks!
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 11:39 AM
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[QUOTE=acecall;20572106]Below is a pic of my Great Planes Seawind which along with the AquaCat & Polaris forms my current fleet of operational Sea/Land foamies. They are all bog standard builds except that I stuck a bubble canopy on this Polaris battery hatch.

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I reported the completion of my scratch built Polaris in post 13,248. I have now added some Monokote stick on vinyl on top and painted stripes on the bottom for better visibility. Each stripe is 50 mm wide and works out evenly on the width of the aileron. I've attached the photos to this post.
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Some very nice looking models chaps!

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 12:52 PM
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I agree with you Kingsflier, it’s a great looking airplane, this is why I want to design one in Depron so its cheap and easy to build and hopefully will be nice to fly.



Love the canopy acecall, and nice pait job on the Polaris ... you say the Seawind is a pleasure to fly, how does it compare 1 to 10 with the “ease of flying” with the Polaris and Aqua-Cat?

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On an easy to fly scale of 1 to 10 I would give my Seawind 9 when flying it scale like. It does not sit quite so firmly in the air as Polaris, I find I need to use the pitch and roll controls more particularly in roughish air. Taxiing on water or grass is almost as good as Polaris although stiffish cross winds can be more of a challenge. Take off and landing is a doddle if slightly faster that Polaris. It is no aerobat although it will loop, roll and stall turn authoritively. Inverted flight is a bit scarey. The rate of climb is not like Polaris, loops have to be a bit tighter. It is after all a small scale model of a light aircraft and looks great when flown smoothly a la scale. Based on my experience with my little Greatplanes Seawind, I imagine Kingsflyer's 71" version must be a delight to fly and to watch.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Counterfeit Polaris Kits on eBay!!!

One of our UK customers has alerted us to a guy selling inferior quality knockoff Polaris kits on eBay. I have filed a complaint (copyright infringement) with eBay and encourage anyone with an interest in the Polaris to do the same. Steve S. is aware of this and will file a complaint also.

The guy even had the nerve to use one of Steve's photos in his listing and he copied and pasted text right off the Model Aero web site!!! I'm sure if a few people report it his listings will be removed.

The report item button is on the right side of the listing just above the description.

Counterfeit Polaris Kits on eBay

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 01:26 PM
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One of our UK customers has alerted us to a guy selling inferior quality knockoff Polaris kits on eBay. I have filed a complaint (copyright infringement) with eBay and encourage anyone with an interest in the Polaris to do the same. Steve S. is aware of this and will file a complaint also.

The guy even had the nerve to use one of Steve's photos in his listing and he copied and pasted text right off the Model Aero web site!!! I'm sure if a few people report it his listings will be removed.

The report item button is on the right side of the listing just above the description.

Counterfeit Polaris Kits on eBay

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Scott
Report filed.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 03:03 PM
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One of our UK customers has alerted us to a guy selling inferior quality knockoff Polaris kits on eBay. I have filed a complaint (copyright infringement) with eBay and encourage anyone with an interest in the Polaris to do the same. Steve S. is aware of this and will file a complaint also.

The guy even had the nerve to use one of Steve's photos in his listing and he copied and pasted text right off the Model Aero web site!!! I'm sure if a few people report it his listings will be removed.

The report item button is on the right side of the listing just above the description.

Counterfeit Polaris Kits on eBay

Thanks,

Scott
I have just been surfing the net and have found a site in the UK called "Floatfly Models". They are selling among other things Polaris, Aquajet and Aquacat model kits. Are you aware of this and are they doing this legally?
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 03:07 PM
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ggcrandall1; wheelspinner20

Everybody in this forum will enjoy this.

http://www.flixxy.com/rc-plane-with-camera-flies-around-scenic-germany.htm

While you are designing foamies, Lockey, how about using your fevered imagination to come up with a 3D seaplane that will do a flat, climbing, inverted spin.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 03:14 PM
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ggcrandall1; wheelspinner20

Everybody in this forum will enjoy this.

http://www.flixxy.com/rc-plane-with-camera-flies-around-scenic-germany.htm

While you are designing foamies, Lockey, how about using your fevered imagination to come up with a 3D seaplane that will do a flat, climbing, inverted spin.
Hey Fred,,
Your link to see the video,,,,,, is nudda ,,,UTUBE says only on THEIR,,,site ,,,
That sucks,,,,,,, and should be elagle
Later,
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 04:28 PM
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I have just been surfing the net and have found a site in the UK called "Floatfly Models". They are selling among other things Polaris, Aquajet and Aquacat model kits. Are you aware of this and are they doing this legally?
I was not aware of that web site and they are violating copyright laws. I'll send them a friendly email!!!

Thanks for helping out guys.

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 04:33 PM
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This is not a link, you have to copy and paste.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 04:43 PM
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I have just been surfing the net and have found a site in the UK called "Floatfly Models". They are selling among other things Polaris, Aquajet and Aquacat model kits. Are you aware of this and are they doing this legally?
They are also selling a Bede BD5 kit featured on RCG designed by Marcel, found here, they even used the designers photo for their own website.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 05:41 PM
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They are also selling a Bede BD5 kit featured on RCG designed by Marcel, found here, they even used the designers photo for their own website.
I noticed that also. It's not a monetary issue. It's just disappointing to see this kind of thing happen to people who are trying to do things right.

I won't post anymore on this topic as I do not want to derail the thread. But I do appreciate everyone who supports Steve's design and our kits.

Scott
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