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Old Sep 21, 2008, 03:01 AM
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Construction Guide Now Available


For those that are interested, I just finished creating a PDF construction guide for the Polaris and posted it in Post #3 of this thread alongside the plans. This guide is based on the one I'm developing for the upcoming kit, but shows the specific build steps for the original scratchbuild version.

Here's a link:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...mentid=2074864

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Old Sep 21, 2008, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Tomas Dunker
Yes, thats right! VTO was my wery first Depron and brushless model.
hh! So you are the designer!
Here some better picture on my VTO.
That's great, Tomas! I still fly my VTO regularly, and I think it will always be one of my all-time favorite RC models. I'm especially thrilled to see the VTO flying in Sweden!

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Old Sep 21, 2008, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by KaanX
Steve, are the auxiliary ply spars really necessary? Your Gripen's wings are almost the same dimension, and it flew OK only with the 6mm main carbon spar.
I'll second Pat's recommendation--the aux spars really are necessary. The aux spars aren't really there for strength, they're there for stiffness. Without them, the leading edge of this big foam wing will bend easily, which could affect flight characteristics (especially at high speeds). Besides, the ply spars are very easy and quick to install.
Old Sep 21, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Hi Steve,
I often get some trouble with my printed when I want to scale down your plans..;Do you have a 75% issue of this bird?
Thanks
Eric
Old Sep 21, 2008, 02:17 PM
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Hi Steve,
I often get some trouble with my printed when I want to scale down your plans..;Do you have a 75% issue of this bird?
Thanks
Eric
Easily done. Here you go.

Steve
Old Sep 21, 2008, 03:24 PM
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Great build guide!! thanks a bunch.

I think the 75% would be great for a liter power system, say a 1700 BW, Or something that will swing a 5" prop?

I may try the smaller version.

Thanks again

paul
Old Sep 22, 2008, 03:32 AM
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Thanks Steve
Cheers
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 03:34 AM
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I answered too quickly....Can you tile it?
Thanks again
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 04:52 AM
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Unless you can explain me how to proceed by myself...
But, for the moment, keep sleeping. ..... I just check that you are living in Seattle (so far away ..Magic Internet!)
Old Sep 22, 2008, 12:16 PM
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Maybe I can help. You didn't say if you wanted letter or A4 format so here are both.
Old Sep 22, 2008, 02:52 PM
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Wow, what program did you use to tile those, Larry? Looks good.
Old Sep 22, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Larry, Steve
Thanks to you..I will see that tomorrow..need to sleep now;
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 03:25 PM
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It looks like Bill Segraves program ScaleAndTile3 . A free program that you can scale and tile just about anything in.
Old Sep 22, 2008, 03:28 PM
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Hello all, just a quick update on my build. It was put on hold last week as I was trying to tweak my new GWS A-4 (which was already in progress when I started the Polaris). Now that it's off the table and complete, it's time to get back to this one. I plan to at least have construction done for a maiden flight this weekend. It may be all white, or I may be able to get some color on it. We'll see how construction goes the next few days.

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Old Sep 22, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Yes it is Bill Segraves program ScaleAndTile3. Wonderful program. A modeler without it is very handicapped.


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