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Old Feb 19, 2015, 05:03 PM
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I have only glanced through this thread, but I know I found the right one!

I saw the Titan at Kmart today for the first time, and immediately bought one! I saw the potential for a great conversion, and was excited to share it here on RCG thinking that it was a new product (I have been out of RC for a couple years). Glad to see people are still into "toy" conversions and mods.....

My initial thoughts are to glue the wing halves together(flat or polyhedral) , mount them a bit forward on top of the fuse, for a typical pusher "pod and boom" type.... but after browsing through this thread, I've got all kinds of crazy ideas!
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 06:02 PM
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Heh. Your age may not allow for this particular memory of mine, but when I was young there were a few of us kit bashers making control line (RC was for the well funded kids back then, if any at all) powered models out of $.10 balsa gliders to fly with a .02 or .049 Cox engine, with a little strengthening and elevator mod of course. Funny thing happened when doping the wings and fuse, the wings took on a longitudonal curl while the paint dried and actually formed a rudimentary airfoil. Angle of attack is the biggest lift factor of course, but it made one feel like they had something reminiscent of a real wing. Glad to see the spirit is till alive among us!
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Old Feb 25, 2015, 01:09 AM
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There are other threads like this where foam toys are converted for RC flight, and some are very, very simple conversions. I see a trend picking up where the builder starts with a foam surf board for kids and gets busy. A few take the balsa wood gliders and mount the tiny indoor guts to them from Park Zone and others. Some use even smaller RC gear from micro-micro models that you have to hunt down the parts for. I am talking about models that fit in the palm of your hand small. They are sometimes called class room fighters.
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Old Feb 25, 2015, 08:18 PM
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Heh. If we only had anything like that in my school days, we would have been on permanent detention, even after graduation! All that we had were yoyo's, maybe a little matchbox car or two, and paper planes (sometimes with a needle in the nose).
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 08:46 PM
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Heres my basher airhog. Now to maiden
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Old Feb 28, 2015, 04:34 PM
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Nice job...and looks kind of familiar...
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Old Feb 28, 2015, 06:13 PM
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Lol..yours looks much better.
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