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Polaris, FT mini style

jpot1

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I have been a big fan of Steve Shumate's designs and decided to try a conversion of his Polaris to DTFB foam. I only had 5g servos and a 2205 old quad motor so I decided to shrink it down a little bit (might not have been enough). I enlarged the pod a bit so it will take a regular FT mini power pod with no thrust angle. The required down thrust is built into the vertical mount for the pod.

Just a little cleanup to do for the rudder servo, magnet for the hatch, and some tape to protect the bottom. No water to fly off so I made life easy and kept the servos external and easily accessible. Also needs a nose.

RCGroups thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?922465-Polaris-Seaplane-Parkflyer

Specs:
Wingspan: 26"
Length: ~33"
Motor: 2205 2300kv w/6x4 prop
Weight w/o battery: 350g (balances with a 1300 3s)

Plans: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x9BFCOhLlnKD3ArWnYgQXY9f89BXdBfl

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