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Old Apr 30, 2011, 06:54 PM
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Had no idea those foam cutters were out there, yep a no brainer. Too cool.

But I was suckered in the word "cheap".
Mine cost me $0.00
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 07:06 PM
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lol i made mine from scraps .. lol

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Old Apr 30, 2011, 07:36 PM
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Negative Ghost Rider.
I'll forget to put the prop on before I forget to spot my CG. I had it at 80mm from the trailing edge for the maiden as per recommended a few pages back. Now it's at 95mm from the TE.
I've got 1 3/4 oz worth of stick on tire weights in the batt tray. I'll start taking a 1/4 oz out at a time until it flies like I like it.

But hey! thanks for the compliments.
I roughed in the nose with #36 sandpaper, then went to #80 and final sand with #180. It goes real fast. Might have taken 10 min. at most.

On the next one I'm gonna sand more of a notch in the nose like the T-45 has just in front of the canopy. This one is more of a prototype for me to work out the kinks.
But there are several jets out there that you could "fake" the Titan into.

I just swapped out the 7x5 prop for an 8x6, watts went from 125 to 185 @ 23 oz AUW.
I'm about to go out and throw it up again.


Julian
Definitely a nice mod!

Boogie, it is strange that we have such a difference in the COG's position. I am at 80mm from the TE (@wing's root) and yours is at 95... Tom Frank's COG seems to be at around 80 too. Are still flying at 95mm?

I am wondering if you changed the incidence of the hstab... or, another guess, is it the hstab surface? Mine has been drastically reduced. I have read about Titan mods with that COG when they kept the original stab size.

Happy to know that your up and flying now ;-)
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Anyone know of a way to build a cheap hotwire ? I tried before but blew the transformer I was using
Mine is as follows : a car battery, the circuit below (I only changed the BJT for a power MOSFET...), and some thin piano string wire on a nice frame...

I do agree with you that the circuit stuff is more like for winter homework... ;-)
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Old May 01, 2011, 06:20 AM
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cool. The striker motor should be perfect! How did the rudder perform? Do you think the thick airfoil was waking away from your speed?
The rudder wasn't very effective at knife edge flight. ...with the motor I'm using. It does have good yaw control.With not a whole lot of fuse side area a decent knife edge may not be possible.

The thick wing will will hold the speed down but the motors I have lined up to test should be able to push it along at a good clip anyway.
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Old May 01, 2011, 01:57 PM
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So
If I want to build a aileron trainer for my bro using Titan can I basically keep it the tail the same and not change incidence?

Also

What is dry weight of this glider?
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Old May 01, 2011, 03:40 PM
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Yeah, leave the incidence alone.

But, are you wanting to make a trainer for a totally new pilot or a next level aileron equipped plane?
I think the glider in the stock configuration with only rudd & elev only would make a great trainer for a noob. With either a tractor or pusher motor.
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Old May 01, 2011, 04:15 PM
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Thanks

A nOOb I guess
I could always cut in ailerons later as well.


Thanks

The one Im building will be completely different lol I'd like to make a jet or pylon racer sort of plank that's fast




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Yeah, leave the incidence alone.

But, are you wanting to make a trainer for a totally new pilot or a next level aileron equipped plane?
I think the glider in the stock configuration with only rudd & elev only would make a great trainer for a noob. With either a tractor or pusher motor.
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Old May 01, 2011, 07:53 PM
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I could always cut in ailerons later as well.
in stall em and have somthing to work up to .
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Old May 03, 2011, 09:03 PM
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true

My wally world still doesnt have them

hopefully in the next few weeks.

Wonder why Ottawa got them first?

must be the gov't lol.


anyone know dry weight of this glider?

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in stall em and have somthing to work up to .
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Old May 03, 2011, 09:15 PM
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would you like me to get the item # and sku for you to bring to your wally world and you then can bug the person in toys to look in to getting them ?


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true

My wally world still doesnt have them

hopefully in the next few weeks.

Wonder why Ottawa got them first?

must be the gov't lol.


anyone know dry weight of this glider?
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Old May 03, 2011, 09:47 PM
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sure that'd be great

i asked a few days ago and they said probably in a few weeks.

if they get them lol


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would you like me to get the item # and sku for you to bring to your wally world and you then can bug the person in toys to look in to getting them ?
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Old May 04, 2011, 10:00 AM
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AUW of the bare Titan airframe is:7.3oz.....

Hey guys.... got some news!!! The Titan has a lil' Bro!!!!!! Check it out!
WS:35"
Length: 29.5"
Airframe wt.: 5.1oz

I don't want to clog up this thread, so I have started a new one for it here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post18144937

There is a link to the product in the above thread...

They are available at Toys R US-- also $9.99.... I picked up two... hopefully I will get to them soon!
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Old May 04, 2011, 10:04 AM
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stills from last flight ..

stills from last flight ..

the video is cooking ..
+ i have ground footage as well .. so you can see how fast it is . .

i crashed her and proke the nose off .. because i was editin my spoileron / reflex setting .. and made it so i could not pull up .. LOL

but i don;t think fly'n into a soccer net = goal ! .. LOL

any how had her all dialed in and had to touch a mix .. LOL

she is gluing now ... bit of GG ... and skewer ends as spikes..
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Old May 04, 2011, 11:03 AM
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this is the video /// but may be 15 min converting yet ...

T Easy big fly day , with some crash (3 min 21 sec)
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