ARCS Air Hogs Titan Fun Fly Contest


ARCS Air Hogs Titan Fun Fly Contest
ARCS Air Hogs Titan Fun Fly Contest
7 May 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Moffit Field, Palmer
Planned Events (subject to weather & number of participants):
1. Pretty Plane
2. Number of loops in set amount of time (1 minute)
3. Spot landing (1 touchdown within 3 minute time limit)
4. Donut Drop (using 3/8” washer & streamer, 3 minute time limit)
5. Time aloft with limited motor run (30 seconds)
Here are the allowable modifications to the Air Hogs Titans:
1. The only surface area additions are for movable control surfaces
(rudder and elevator are more than enough for control, but would also
allow ailerons, flaps, spoilers, leading edge slats, etc. - so long as
they are movable by the pilot in flight).
2. The same power plant/thrust system must be used for all contest events
whether it be electric motor, glow engine, ducted fan, warp drive, etc.
The only allowable changes between events would be amount of energy the
pilot chooses to have onboard (capacity of battery, amount of glow fuel,
quantity of dilithium crystals, etc.).
3. A device for dropping the washer/streamer (CF rod, dowel rod, extra
servo, mechanism, etc.) may be removed for other events.
4. The AMA Safety Code needs to be followed.
Air Hogs Titan RC-ification
I picked up one of these
adding an electric motor
realized that the summer
just to see what I could
used what I had, and did
$8 foam gliders last summer, with the idea of
and RC equipment. On Labor Day morning, I
was almost gone, so I spent a couple of hours
do. This is certainly not the best build – I
it as quickly as I could.
It did fly later that day, and has even been flown in the Teeland gym.
Equipment used:
(1) Air Hogs Titan foam glider
(1) Turnigy 2730 brushless electric motor (1700kv)
(1) propeller (used 9x5 with 2 cell battery for indoor, 8x4 with 3 cell
battery for outdoor)
(1) TowerPro 9g 12A brushless ESC
(2) HXT500 servos (rudder & elevator)
(1) OrangeRx R415 4-channel receiver
wire to go between motor and ESC
9mm EPP foam for rudder and elevator
3M Blenderm tape for hinges
3/16” plywood for firewall
1/16” plywood for control horns
0.032” music wire for linkages
velcro for attaching battery and wing panels
Beacon's FoamTac glue (other glues may work, but this certainly does)
The center of gravity for the modified plane should be close to that for
the original glider – check it before beginning modifications.
Since “a picture is worth a thousand words”, the 10 attached photos should
provide nearly 10-thousand words of explanation!
Photo #1 – overall shot of plane
Photo #2 – detail of motor & firewall – cut about 3/4” off of nose just
“eyeballing” down-thrust and right-thrust
Photo #3 – side view showing down-thrust
Photo #4 – top view showing right-thrust
Photo #5 – overall tail shot
Photo #6 – left side shot - rudder details
Photo #7 – horizontal tail & elevator details
Photo #8 – right-side shot
Photo #9 – elevator hookup details
Photo #10 – velcro to add security for wings (I have flown this quite
aggressively without the wing velcro with no problems)