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Feb 11, 2013, 10:36 PM
Nanaimo BC Canada

Ode to Rotundis


Well someone asked for a video of the porker Polaris, so here it is.
I built my first Polaris to design specs and flew it hard for at least 60 or 70 flights before a servo failure.
So for new builders, take care on the build, as it has to be one of the harder foamies to construct right but a very nice flier.
I have some other builds right now, but in the future, I will build a 120% for the gear i have or if I am flush, the Ultra kit would be awesome.
I'd like to blame Goldguy, , as he got me addicted to this hobby and guilted me into purchasing a watt meter, if only he mentioned a scale, ha ha
Enjoy the clip!

Rotatto

Rotundis (1 min 35 sec)
Last edited by Rotatto; Feb 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM. Reason: botched embedding doh
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Feb 11, 2013, 11:08 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotatto
Well someone asked for a video of the porker Polaris, so here it is.
I built my first Polaris to design specs and flew it hard for at least 60 or 70 flights before a servo failure.
So for new builders, take care on the build, as it has to be one of the harder foamies to construct right but a very nice flier.
I have some other builds right now, but in the future, I will build a 120% for the gear i have or if I am flush, the Ultra kit would be awesome.
I'd like to blame Goldguy, , as he got me addicted to this hobby and guilted me into purchasing a watt meter, if only he mentioned a scale, ha ha
Enjoy the clip!

Rotatto

http://youtu.be/F9YOrcSreLQ

WHOOOOOOOOOOAAAAA, NELLY!!! Nice.....er.......recovery! May Rotundis rest in piece, I mean, peace.

I really enjoyed the poetry at the end. Clever!

Steve
Feb 12, 2013, 12:23 AM
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotatto
Well someone asked for a video of the porker Polaris, so here it is.
I built my first Polaris to design specs and flew it hard for at least 60 or 70 flights before a servo failure.
So for new builders, take care on the build, as it has to be one of the harder foamies to construct right but a very nice flier.
I have some other builds right now, but in the future, I will build a 120% for the gear i have or if I am flush, the Ultra kit would be awesome.
I'd like to blame Goldguy, , as he got me addicted to this hobby and guilted me into purchasing a watt meter, if only he mentioned a scale, ha ha
Enjoy the clip!

Rotatto

http://youtu.be/F9YOrcSreLQ
That's a shame.

Things to do different next time:

1. Don't hand launch
2. Weight diet
3. Don't hand launch
4. Recommended throws and Expo
5. Don't hand launch
6. Brighter colors on top, darker colours on bottom with white stripes for orientation
7. Oh yeh, don't hand launch its a Polaris it can takeoff from grass, water, snow, ice, asphalt, dirt .............

I would say that she is repairable, but I guess more glue in the diet will push her too far.
Feb 12, 2013, 12:38 AM
unconventional :-)
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Yeah, when you hand launch you
Pass up the option to last minute abort for reasons like low power or control surface issues. It is even safer again to fly off still water. Especially for a maiden.
Feb 12, 2013, 12:46 AM
Nanaimo BC Canada
[QUOTE=nrg2go;24109523]That's a shame.

Things to do different next time:

1. Don't hand launch

Ya, that was the note i included in the vid, with the 7,6 prop the torque was too much for ROG, just wanted to ground loop.
Actually, other than water, i mostly hand launched my original, no probs. And i would land high alpha, a walking speed. That prop on a 120% would be fine.
I`d much rather trash a Nutball, just throw a garbage can lid on a slab o fff, and your half done, ain`t that right Goldguy
Feb 12, 2013, 01:16 AM
Nanaimo BC Canada
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Originally Posted by jetset44
WHOOOOOOOOOOAAAAA, NELLY!!! Nice.....er.......recovery! May Rotundis rest in piece, I mean, peace.

I really enjoyed the poetry at the end. Clever!

Steve
Thanks Steve!

That was one squirelly ride, don`t know why i tried the second time
Feb 12, 2013, 01:48 AM
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Man that's a shame it showed moments of promise I thought. I don't think it's downfall was completely down to it's portliness but more a combination of things. Did it end up hitting that net looking thing at the other side of the field? Regardless, I love the video way to make light of it and good luck with your next Polaris mission




Hey,,,,,does that mean I can reclaim my porkalaris title?
Feb 12, 2013, 09:35 AM
Nanaimo BC Canada
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Originally Posted by Aviefly
Man that's a shame it showed moments of promise I thought. I don't think it's downfall was completely down to it's portliness but more a combination of things. Did it end up hitting that net looking thing at the other side of the field? Regardless, I love the video way to make light of it and good luck with your next Polaris mission




Hey,,,,,does that mean I can reclaim my porkalaris title?
Yes the title is all yours again
It actually nosed in to the field.
I was barely able to turn it back, not sure why she was so hard to turn but pitch sensitive. Not at all the Polaris the first one was.
Feb 12, 2013, 09:46 AM
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had some snow over here in nyc over the weekend and what fun it was with the polaris as usual


-pete
Feb 12, 2013, 10:08 AM
60 years of RC flying
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Winter Flying


We had a great afternoon of flying at our club field on Sunday. One of those rare days when the temperature is just right (a little below freezing), the wind is very light, the sun is shining, and there's fresh snow. In this case, the snow had blown into humps and bumps, but that just made things more interesting.

This video is not just about Polaris flying, but I didn't think anyone would mind. There are several Polari in the second half.

Winter Flying 2013-02-10 (7 min 20 sec)


PS Apologies for the poor focus in a couple of places.
Feb 12, 2013, 10:13 AM
60 years of RC flying
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Originally Posted by meanbaby
had some snow over here in nyc over the weekend and what fun it was with the polaris as usual
-pete
I love winter flying when the weather is right. And Polaris is unbeatable for snow handling.

I see the bottle of Foam Tac on your bench. Is that what you are using mainly? Have you tried the new formulation yet? I have some on the way.
Feb 12, 2013, 10:24 AM
60 years of RC flying
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotatto
It actually nosed in to the field.
I was barely able to turn it back, not sure why she was so hard to turn but pitch sensitive. Not at all the Polaris the first one was.
Sorry to see the demise! But thanks for sharing with a sense of humor.

The lack of aileron response was probably just a result of flying at high alpha much of the flight. Especially with a heavy model, aileron response drops off rapidly and you have to steer with rudder.

Pitch sensitive could be a result of CG too far back, but a certain type of pitch handling problem results from the CG too far forward, combined with lots of elevator throw and high weight. You get into high alpha flying with lots of elevator to keep the nose up. Eventually, the model slows too much, the elevator is no longer effective and the heavy nose drops vertically. That's what might have happened at the end.
Feb 12, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Daedalus66
I see the bottle of Foam Tac on your bench. Is that what you are using mainly? Have you tried the new formulation yet? I have some on the way.
First I've heard about a new Foam-Tac. Got a link where I can find out more? I'm down to may last bottle and am finding fewer sources lately with increasing prices. Sure wish Beacon would distribute through all of the craft stores like their other products.

Ted

edit - does anyone have experience using Aleen's Foamtastic or CraftFoam glues?
Last edited by G550Ted; Feb 12, 2013 at 10:51 AM.
Feb 12, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Power Question


I have followed this thread since it's inception and read every post but don't recall anything on this specific. For a standard Polaris, has anyone had success with a motor similar in size and output of the 2212-6 and variants but with a lower kv turning a 6x4 3 blade prop? My thought is equal power/performance with less prop noise.

TIA,

Ted
Feb 12, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Prices have increased on foam tac with the new formula The have a Contest thread with infoHere You can let Eric know your local hobby shop you'd like it in and he'll try and get it there

Theres also a Where to Buy thread Here

As for sources for the original blend they seem to be getting few and far between

$5.99

used to see it for $3.99 but those seem to be all used up