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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:37 PM
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You really shouldn't need to shim the horizontal. Decalage is a bit overemphasized. Trim should be your parameter that you change, not decalage...unless it is WAY out of whack. I have not shimmed any of my horizontals on my Polaris.

I fly at 68mm and trim my speed mode such that I have a very minor pull-up in the dive test. I think you have too much up trim in speed mode. Good luck!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:49 PM
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All right, ill keep trimming it down to see what happens. I wish the weather here in Michigan this time of year was more cooperative. It could be awhile before I get another try at it.

Thanks guys.
Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:59 PM
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OK.. Down trim was the answer. Funny, it didn't feel like that the time I flew it before. I'm still fiddling with the trim but it's been pretty darn windy here this time of year and I'm having trouble finding my baseline.

Anyway, thanks everyone.
Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:21 AM
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I am glad you got it figured out, Wiz. I plan to come out to The Bruce so find one of us and we will gladly help you get your plane trimmed and flying like the amazing glider it is.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:04 AM
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Thanks, Paul. ill be sure to look you up at The Bruuuce.... Gotta say it like they do at a Bruce Springsteen concert.
Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:02 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get a Polaris vertical tail?

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:05 PM
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Steal one off of Donnie's plane at Red Rock, he is flying the Fr3ak now !
Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Polaris tail feathers are a rare as hen's teeth. Call Bruce and see if he can help you.
Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Sure Donny, Could you just donate the whole plane?

Can I contact Bruce here on RCG?
Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Thanks Jon!
Old Feb 20, 2013, 07:25 PM
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When did you get a Polaris?
Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:34 PM
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BTW, both of my Polari are getting a rudder very shortly. I just can't stand not having control of yaw. It's not so much a coordinated turn thing when thermaling as it is a steering thing. I want to...ah... have to be able to make flat turns at low altitudes without dipping a wing. I know, it's prolly something I could eventually get use to but after awhile I suppose I could also get use to having only one arm but I don't have to and it's not an improvement in any way. At least it's not to me.
Old Mar 28, 2013, 04:53 AM
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Got my new wings this week from productionman Peter at MMT! Weight incl servos 140g for 50g/m3 fabric of high modulus carbon spreadtow ....Super stiff wing!!!

Now I just need to secure + 150 g of ballast possibility for this light glider since I'll use it in ALL conditions.

To bad though that this fabric is out of production....

/Jonas Ekman
Old Mar 28, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Looks great, Jonas! You have some nice wings! Peter is amazing!

Edit: What is up with the layup on the wing with the orange tips? Looks like you have Vlad layup aft of the spar. I am curious to see how this wing performs.
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