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Old Oct 01, 2004, 12:43 AM
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Polecataero Thermal Dancer on the way...


can anyone share anything about the plane? flight characteristics? build process? any mods i should know about? i'm still weeks away from getting it but i'd like to prepare (actually more like anxious ).

anyone got pics or know of any build threads online?
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Old Oct 01, 2004, 12:57 AM
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....lucky dog....

I'm green with envy.
Old Oct 01, 2004, 01:13 AM
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Mine should be here any moment.

This thing is pretty new. I ordered it a day or so after it was put up on Denny's site. I'm sure Phil Barns (and Denny) are working thier fingers to the bone.
Old Oct 01, 2004, 01:22 AM
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yeah, thats what i figured. i spoke to denny on the phone (really cool guy) and he said they got bombarded with orders. i just missed out on a run that came in this week (prolly shipping next week), so im in the next batch.

let us know as soon as you get it! how about a build thread?!?!?!

hey ric! how are you!
Old Oct 05, 2004, 10:15 PM
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did anyone spot one of these at visalia?
Old Oct 05, 2004, 11:49 PM
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Troy,
More importantly, why didn't either of us go? Next year, for sure.

Seriously, keep me posted when you're going to fly yours - I want to see this plane........
Old Oct 06, 2004, 12:07 AM
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absolutely ric! i think im still quite a ways off but (like 3 weeks) i'll definately let you know. btw, are you still flyin slope? i'm trying to get more and more into thermal flying myself. got my first taste of histart launching a couple weeks ago and i like it a lot.

next year for sure! i had a wedding to go to but i was thinking about it all weekend
Old Oct 06, 2004, 12:17 AM
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I've always flown both slope & thermal, with more emphasis on thermal.
E-powered stuff, too.

Next year for sure....
Old Oct 07, 2004, 08:37 AM
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I'm on the wait list for a Thermal Dancer as well.. Anxious to see what comes with it and how to put it together.. Has anyone seen any instructions posted anywhere?
Old Oct 08, 2004, 05:44 PM
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The nice Fedex people brought my new ThermalDancer today. All I can say so far is Wow what a nice kit. I did a complete weigh out except for the wing rod (which was somehow left out of the kit).

Kit weight (minus wing rod) 40.68oz.
Wing halves are within 2 grams of each other. Wing tops prepainted white w/red tips and natural lower. Fuse is primed & ready for that special paint job (lightly applied ).

I'll try to get pics up soon.
Old Oct 08, 2004, 05:54 PM
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woo hoo! congrats!

one question, when you say the bottoms are natural, are they black carbon? natural kevlar? both?

please do post pics!
Old Oct 08, 2004, 07:52 PM
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Both.

It's full kevlar overlaid with carbon about 80% back from the leading edge.
Old Oct 08, 2004, 08:05 PM
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Ok. Here's a couple pics.

Hey where's my plane. Nice packing.
Old Oct 08, 2004, 08:07 PM
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Oh, here it is.

Everythings Ok.
Old Oct 08, 2004, 08:08 PM
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Let's peek at the wings.
Bottoms first.


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