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PostSubject: 120% Polaris   Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:38 am

This is intended to replace my current polaris that has come to the end of its flying days, the old polaris was built at 75% of the original size giving me a 22 inch wingspan plane, This one is going to be different.

Started out with the original plans then upscaled them adding the extra 20% this will bring the specs as follows.

AUW should come in around 25 ozs
Length from elevator to nose tip 47 Inches
Wingspan 35 Inches
Motor is 1800kv propped with 7x6 apc prop calculations show 350watts WOT
Lipo 3cell 2200mah 30c
Full build details can be found here on rcgroups
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The old polaris was a blast to fly and seeing how the weather is changing for the worst its time to rebuild and be ready for the snow and the dark nights that are now upon us.
The plans I used have been altered a little to keep the scale and cutout changes to a minimum, they are available if anyone wants to have a go at this plane.







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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:42 am

I did mention earlier the dark nights are now upon us well here's my solution to that one.





More to follow guys. Keep watching as I'm no where near done on this one. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:46 am

That looks cool I imagine there will be a lot of reported ufo sightings if you fly it at night. It looks like the plane from the thunderbirds Razz I think you should try it with an EDF instead of a prop
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:51 am

It will be flown at night sam, The pics dont do it justice theres alot of light cast around when the lights are switched on (via the tx) Its not the first nightflyer I've done but its certainly the brightest.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:39 pm

thanks for the depron keith,just built this 24"span called the must'ave from a plan from r/c model world, not flown it yet too windy.i think my next build will be the polaris if i can borrow the plans.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:56 pm

What are you using to light it? LED strips on the inside of the depron? My night flyer just has the LED strips stuck on around the outside, with green on the underside to light up the grass better Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:13 am

very nice keith it does go pop all right. see that for miles.lol

iv taped the plans up and will start cutting them out tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:15 am

Pete should of done your own thread.
does look good mate.hopefully get it flying soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:17 am

theSupernova wrote:
What are you using to light it? LED strips on the inside of the depron? My night flyer just has the LED strips stuck on around the outside, with green on the underside to light up the grass better Very Happy

Thats what I'm using sam, If you bury the lights into the foam you get a really cool glow instead of a harsh light.
I've added the LED to the nose cone and fitted it for a test, I've just completed a little video that I will be uploading later as the nose has a multicolour unit that can only be seen here via video.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:21 am

Looks good pete NOW WHERE IS YOUR BUILD THREAD? C'mon m8 we want details of auw power servos look at my post here for the layout.

I have the plans for the 120% polaris but I beleive jeff is doing the 100% version its up to you what size you want?














Go for the 120% m8 its impressive if you have the room to store one?
close to 4 feet long .
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:22 am

Shocked my eyes are hurting lol thats bright bud should look good at night well don cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:23 am

madjeff wrote:
very nice keith it does go pop all right. see that for miles.lol

iv taped the plans up and will start cutting them out tonight.

Cheers jeff, you doing a few lights in there too?
You have to do a few jeff then we can keep flying while others pack up and leave lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:35 am

yes im going to stick some in.
in the nose are they white or blue
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:38 am

madjeff wrote:
in the nose are they white or blue


Lol neither jeff, I'll put the video on here when its uploaded and you will see what I mean.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:39 am

love to see it fly some time keith m8 well done
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:04 am

I'm looking forward to the darkness now phil It should be fun to fly if its anything like my old one.

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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:28 am

nice job m8 looking mint. Should raise a few eybrows from dog walkers walking at night.

Nice Job
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:43 am

Its not the dog walkers I was looking to impress daz, thinking more along the lines of the ufo freaks out there lol
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:35 am

Polaris update moves onto a little shaping of the front end and a few tweaks on the wing shape to give a sleek look and improving airflow across the fuse, theres still lots of sanding to do then I'll start the control installation.




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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:38 am

madjeff wrote:
very nice keith it does go pop all right. see that for miles.lol

iv taped the plans up and will start cutting them out tonight.

Nice one jeff Keep us updated preferably with a build thread? and I'll do the same.Remember though you have a small one and mines much bigger lol Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:44 pm

jeff cant reply at the moment keith he.s in hospital,i rang him yesterday morning to see if he was going flying & he said he felt sick,then i got a text at about 8pm from him saying he was in hospital,he said he fainted & fell banging his head so they kept him in overnight.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:21 pm

Pete. send him our Best Wishes
hope he is ok

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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:43 pm

His wife has,nt found all his receipts for all his models he,s been buying has she and clobbered him lol drunken lol! joking aside i hope he,s alright.
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:04 pm

lol phil, havent heard from him yet told him to ring me when he gets home if he can remember who i am after the knock on head Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: 120% Polaris   Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:21 am

well armed with a knife and a spoon i escaped from northtees hospital lol.
well yes i was ill on Tuesday morning and felt sick. on going to the toilet i smacked my head on something and knocked my self out for several hours i think. i can not remember 3 hours before. but im ok now i think lol.
thanks for all your best wishes. and Phil, if the wife seen all the receipts id be dead lol.
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