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Old Nov 14, 2011, 06:10 PM
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There is this nasty static thing that pull the cassete tape up before you bring the tape down , you just have to be quick
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 07:04 PM
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What tape do you find works best? I've tried this with plain old "Scotch" tape and first moisture on it and it pulls away. Maybe Blenderm? Sorry for the off topic....

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Old Nov 14, 2011, 09:04 PM
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What tape do you find works best? I've tried this with plain old "Scotch" tape and first moisture on it and it pulls away. Maybe Blenderm? Sorry for the off topic....

Thanks, RdJay
I use the clear scotch tape (the glossy stuff) 1/2" wide and cassette tape (Jonas likes ABBA I went for AC\DC), never an issue like that. To better help keep finger prints off it, and help it adhere even better try to take a long section and reverse it sticky side up, then tape it to a flat work surface to apply the cassette tape. You then can easily apply it to cover the gap, finger print free.
Roydor's method sounds good as well, between one of those your sure to have success.

Sorry for the details, just trying to help the Polaris Brotherhood...Rock On!

Now on with the 65gsm layup pictures....LOL
Old Nov 14, 2011, 10:44 PM
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What tape do you find works best? I've tried this with plain old "Scotch" tape and first moisture on it and it pulls away. Maybe Blenderm? Sorry for the off topic....

Thanks, RdJay
The molds or mylars that were used to make your wing had a release agent on them. Wipe off the area where you are going to stick the tape with a little alcohol and try the tape again.

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Old Nov 15, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Thanks. Classic rock here (sorry ABBA does not qualify!), something kickin for sure, that's gotta help launch height.

I do wax my mylars, hadn't thought about that, great point.

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Old Nov 15, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Done! It came in at 9.6oz with the CG at 67mm which is my starting point. I will post more about the build process later. I should be able to get out tomorrow for the maiden. Sorry for the crappy picture.


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Old Nov 15, 2011, 09:43 PM
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Very Nice......

But I also see a Gary Wright E3D in the background....a wonderful plane.
Old Nov 15, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Done! It came in at 9.6oz with the CG at 67mm which is my starting point. I will post more about the build process later. I should be able to get out tomorrow for the maiden. Sorry for the crappy picture.


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Ya thats pretty much BAD ASS!
Old Nov 15, 2011, 10:16 PM
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Ya thats pretty much BAD ASS!
i agree. just looking at a polaris makes me want to fly. i havent flown since the BSoAZ and am really itching to get out with the polaris again. i love that plane!
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 10:26 PM
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i agree. just looking at a polaris makes me want to fly. i havent flown since the BSoAZ and am really itching to get out with the polaris again. i love that plane!
paul
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Git-er-done DUDE!!!

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Old Nov 16, 2011, 01:37 AM
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Very Nice......

But I also see a Gary Wright E3D in the background....a wonderful plane.

Wait What??

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Old Nov 16, 2011, 02:04 AM
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Put an altimeter on that plane. I'd like to know if you're launching it higher. It really seemed like I was launching it higher at AZ blue skies.

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i agree. just looking at a polaris makes me want to fly. i havent flown since the BSoAZ and am really itching to get out with the polaris again. i love that plane!
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 11:53 AM
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This is how I do it.

1. Cut the hole for the servo
2. Measure wing centre to servo disc centre
3. Mark the same dimension on top skin (wing centre to pushrod centre)
4. Take a 1.5mm music wire or drill and make the channel from the pushrod exit hole to the servo disc.
5. Increase with bigger diameter music wire
6. Bend servo end of pushrod and push trough channel
7. Fit to servo disc
8. Mark position for aileron bend where wanted
9. Remove pushrod and make aileron bend
10. Glue wing servo
11. Fit pushrod and glue aileron horn

An improvement from Jonas installation is also to make some more bends on the push rod to get the forces inline with the servo disc and aileron control horn. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures available right now. The simple U-bent rod can flex between servo and aileron. Not worthy on a full carbon glider :-)

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I have a general technique question, but related to the Polaris since the Polaris is designed as top driveÖ How do you align and drill the hole (in the wing) for the top drive control rod. Iíve done this once before on another solid core foam wing, and totally missed, but my building skills admittedly suck .

And then, do you bend the control rod while it is in the wing? L-bends on both sides? Z-bend? If so how do you get good bends in the wire in the wing? Obviously you can bend one side outside the wing but what about the other side? You donít make the hole big enough to fit the wire with bent end through or do you? Or clevis on one side? Or...?

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Old Nov 16, 2011, 12:51 PM
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This is how I do it.

1. Cut the hole for the servo
2. Measure wing centre to servo disc centre
3. Mark the same dimension on top skin (wing centre to pushrod centre)
4. Take a 1.5mm music wire or drill and make the channel from the pushrod exit hole to the servo disc.
5. Increase with bigger diameter music wire
6. Bend servo end of pushrod and push trough channel
7. Fit to servo disc
8. Mark position for aileron bend where wanted
9. Remove pushrod and make aileron bend
10. Glue wing servo
11. Fit pushrod and glue aileron horn

An improvement from Jonas installation is also to make some more bends on the push rod to get the forces inline with the servo disc and aileron control horn. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures available right now. The simple U-bent rod can flex between servo and aileron. Not worthy on a full carbon glider :-)

Regards
Mattias
Thanks Mattias, that helps a lot!

Brian
Old Nov 16, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Thanks Mattias, that helps a lot!

Brian
Instead of an u-bent, I recommend the j-bent, as pr. Mr. Naton.

It seems to better lock in place at the servohorn.


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