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Old Jan 30, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Thanks D66 and Acecall for sharing your wealth of experiences, I too am getting older (68 this year) and my reactions and coordinationís are not what they used to be AND on top of that I have had about a 25 year gap in flying

They say its like riding a bike (you never forget how) and I guess it is to a certain extent BUT itís the self confidence that isnít the same as it was.

What one guy thinks is an easy plane to fly, another might think its not so easy and so on, as you have said its all down to experience.

I can honestly say that the Polaris has given me a lot more confidence in myself and I can now fly with less nervousness that I did a few months ago.

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Model flying is full of uncertainty. In the back of our minds we know things can go wrong very quickly and if it does then we have to face, in most cases, complete destruction of something we have lavished time, money and love on, but this is one reason we choose to fly aeroplanes rather than sail model boats or run model trains round a predictable track. We get something from the risks we take and get a buzz should we triumph over the challenge. So you crash, we all do and we all will...so what? Its only anther model.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 08:20 AM
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I have a flight simulator, a very good one, the models fly as if they were real, infact everything except the risk is so real. A after a few sessions I got bored with it, it has been stuffed in a draw for about two years. This says it all for me.
Old Jan 30, 2012, 08:29 AM
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I have a flight simulator, a very good one, the models fly as if they were real, infact everything except the risk is so real. A after a few sessions I got bored with it, it has been stuffed in a draw for about two years. This says it all for me.
That's a very good point. The only way a simulator can hold my attention for long is if I set myself a tough and specific challenge and stick to it (like doing the IMAC aerobatic sequence in order to prepare for real competition, which is what I'm planning for this year). And I have to force myself to care about crashing. It's all about whether what you are doing matters to you. If it does, the enjoyment is endless, but if there are no consequences, it's just another video game, where everything is restored at the push of a button.
Old Jan 30, 2012, 09:03 AM
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They are all bog standard builds except that I stuck a bubble canopy on this Polaris battery hatch.

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Love the scheme on the Polaris Sir. You stole my thunder on the canopy, I'm carving one even as we speak.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Send me an address and I will send you one. I buy from Model Aero, but I have an extra. I only will need one.

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Thanks for the very kind and generous offer Fred but as Pat said, the shipping to the UK may end up costing a lot.

I now have a couple of places to try thanks to acecall.

Thanks again for the offer though Fred!
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 09:50 AM
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I'm really getting close now....
I just need to cut hatch, add front cooling vent (rear - check)
paint and trim...
Instead of 9 pieces of depron and 9 glue joints on the nose block I just hollowed out a soft balsa block on the nose with 1 glue joint.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Nice looking model pecanpatch

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Old Jan 30, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Nice looking model pecanpatch

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Thank you sir, Kind of lost my momentum this morning...
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Do I get anything for bringing this thread to 1000 pages?

edit: Well I guess I jumped the gun.

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Old Jan 30, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Do I get anything for bringing this thread to 1000 pages?

edit: Well I guess I jumped the gun.

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Glen, you taking a Polaris to SEFF?
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Glen, you taking a Polaris to SEFF?
I hadn't thought about it. Polaris kit is on the truck for delivery today. I've been to SEFF a couple of times but not as a pilot. I may have to give that some thought.

Do you go for one day or the whole show?

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Old Jan 30, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Model flying is full of uncertainty. In the back of our minds we know things can go wrong very quickly and if it does then we have to face, in most cases, complete destruction of something we have lavished time, money and love on, but this is one reason we choose to fly aeroplanes rather than sail model boats or run model trains round a predictable track. We get something from the risks we take and get a buzz should we triumph over the challenge. So you crash, we all do and we all will...so what? Its only anther model.
One of the great satisfactions in an activity like this is that you know the very survival of your model depends on your skill and attention. That's one reason why I'm never very interested in making models "crash-proof." it generally involves making them heavier and thus detracting from their handling and making them more likely to crash. I like to keep my Polari and other models relatively light and focus on not crashing them!

I'm not saying I want the model fragile. I have my ideas about how to improve the structural integrity. But they don't include things like fiberglassing everything in sight, as is occasionally suggested.
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1000 pages, 15,000 posts (soon)


I'll bet Steve never imagined when he started this thread in September 2008 that 3 1/3 years later it would be not only still going but approaching 15,000 posts. It's a real tribute to the model and its faithful following.
Old Jan 30, 2012, 12:52 PM
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I'll bet Steve never imagined when he started this thread in September 2008 that 3 1/3 years later it would be not only still going but approaching 15,000 posts. It's a real tribute to the model and its faithful following.
Well Glenn just hit the first Thousand pages,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Cooooooooooool
Later,
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 01:18 PM
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I hadn't thought about it. Polaris kit is on the truck for delivery today. I've been to SEFF a couple of times but not as a pilot. I may have to give that some thought.

Do you go for one day or the whole show?
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