HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Aug 31, 2010, 01:06 PM
Registered User
Paris - France
Joined Jul 2008
94 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by relaxr View Post
what flight times would you expect for a 2W-20/6904 and 4S 2600/30Cs on a Squall! in mixed flight (70% cruising/30% steam) ?
In fact it's 35C-40C
I would say about 5 mn maybe more if it glides as well as my Funjet. I like to make step climbs with rolls barrels and so on, then gliding descent. Lots of runs at full speed is not my favorite flight.
Gildas is offline Find More Posts by Gildas
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Aug 31, 2010, 01:22 PM
Aka: Tom Jenkins
ApexAero's Avatar
Palm Beach County, Fl.
Joined Aug 2008
4,501 Posts
Guys I'm not trying to frighten or scare any of you period! I am simply stating that going with a heavier duty esc would be more beneficial than wishing you had. All of your choices are great for the power systems listed here recently in the past few posts. Thing is if you want more from your toy then you gotta load it up with heavier equipment. Please don't get confused nor let me confuse you as to my posts. I'm trying to help you decide on the power you really want to see verses what you have in hand. A stock system flies like a banshee don't get me wrong. If it works(stock stuff) when you hook it up the first time it will probably work the whole life of the jet.(Not my luck) I personally enjoy the challenge of taking something and making it better just like BASF! I didn't design it but I made it better! A 2w-20 typhoon power set from HET is proved to work flawlessly with the prescribed packs. A heavier C' pack may give you problems and a higher amp esc does the trick every time!
Thats all I'm saying. What else can I say? help me understand what you're not.

Flight time? you'll find out when you start getting puffed packs to back off the time in the air!
ApexAero is offline Find More Posts by ApexAero
RCG Plus Member
Old Sep 02, 2010, 07:02 PM
Aka: Tom Jenkins
ApexAero's Avatar
Palm Beach County, Fl.
Joined Aug 2008
4,501 Posts
HobbyPelole.net has the 4s Squall on sale for $99
ApexAero is offline Find More Posts by ApexAero
RCG Plus Member
Old Sep 02, 2010, 08:32 PM
Registered User
Canada's East Coast, "An Ocean Playground"
Joined Apr 2002
4,191 Posts
..link to the Squall Sale..

http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...motor-esc.html

Bill
retiredVTT is offline Find More Posts by retiredVTT
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 02, 2010, 10:54 PM
War Eagle!
sneasle's Avatar
United States, AL, Huntsville
Joined Sep 2006
2,915 Posts
Not bad, giving the f-16 a run for it's money.
sneasle is offline Find More Posts by sneasle
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 05, 2010, 01:14 AM
RC-Kraut
relaxr's Avatar
Joined Feb 2006
1,858 Posts
Hi - here is my Squall! HP / VT on maiden, filmed with a keycam looking backwards. For more info see the youtube header:
Squall! 4S HP / VT EDF Jet - keycammed maiden, trims and fun :-)) (5 min 15 sec)

In this flight the VT-effect was too strong to open up throttle in stormy winds, now I have drilled another hole in the servo arm a bit closer to the axis.
markus
relaxr is offline Find More Posts by relaxr
Last edited by relaxr; Sep 05, 2010 at 05:14 AM. Reason: added the pics
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 06, 2010, 05:58 PM
Registered Boozer
Ralph_D's Avatar
United States, CA, Tustin
Joined Sep 2003
1,768 Posts
Are you guys doing anything to reinforce the belly? Had any problems with it crushing on landing?

Thanks in advance for your info.
Ralph_D is offline Find More Posts by Ralph_D
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 06, 2010, 06:00 PM
Registered User
oldpilot's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Mona Vale
Joined May 2002
5,450 Posts
Yes.
Buy and fit Keith Sparks belly pan kit.
oldpilot is offline Find More Posts by oldpilot
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 06, 2010, 06:16 PM
Registered Boozer
Ralph_D's Avatar
United States, CA, Tustin
Joined Sep 2003
1,768 Posts
Yeah, that's the only way? Do you have to do the extension or will it work without that?

Is this a "must"?
Ralph_D is offline Find More Posts by Ralph_D
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 06, 2010, 06:56 PM
Registered User
oldpilot's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Mona Vale
Joined May 2002
5,450 Posts
It's not a must.
But it enables you to remove a section of the duct via four screws, to access the fan/motor unit, if you need to.
oldpilot is offline Find More Posts by oldpilot
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 06, 2010, 07:27 PM
Registered User
Canada's East Coast, "An Ocean Playground"
Joined Apr 2002
4,191 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldpilot View Post
Yes.
Buy and fit Keith Sparks belly pan kit.
does Sparks make a belly pan kit for Squall..?

..this guy does..!

http://www.morganmill.com/RC/rc-site-10-7-08_032.htm

Bill
retiredVTT is offline Find More Posts by retiredVTT
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2010, 03:16 AM
Registered User
oldpilot's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Mona Vale
Joined May 2002
5,450 Posts
Wow My mistake.

Keith Sparks makes the upgrade cockpit for the Habu.
oldpilot is offline Find More Posts by oldpilot
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2010, 03:18 AM
RC-Kraut
relaxr's Avatar
Joined Feb 2006
1,858 Posts
Yep - thats the luxury solution. I just have glassed my belly part of the inlet with light glass and PU-coating. The VT-Unit allows to land very slow and soft (see the end of my vid above).

Morganmill should think about another very important add on part - for the second delicate part, the Cockpit/Nose area of the Squall!. A moulded extension reaching from the lip to the nose under the cockpit. As the Squall! tilts over from the inlet onto the nose, this part would enhance the "head". We all see this flexibility, as the canopy in most landings jumps away. Together with a moulded plate glued in as a "cockpit floor (goes inside the cockpit, down on its bottom), this area will be enhanced. Just my experiences.....
markus
relaxr is offline Find More Posts by relaxr
Last edited by relaxr; Sep 07, 2010 at 03:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2010, 08:02 AM
Team30 Micro EDF
MegaTesla's Avatar
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Joined Apr 2004
2,059 Posts
Which jet does the Squall resemble the most? Will it be difficult to try and disguise it as a scale model?
MegaTesla is offline Find More Posts by MegaTesla
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 07, 2010, 09:22 AM
Registered User
oldpilot's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Mona Vale
Joined May 2002
5,450 Posts
No it won't.
With the extended intake and VT gear it is a dead ringer for the X-31
experimental jet. Two of which were built and flown to explore extreme flight regimes.
There is one shot of it flying horizontally at an AOA of 70deg.
If you go waaaay back in this thread you will find it.

Page 20. Post 294 actually.
oldpilot is offline Find More Posts by oldpilot
Last edited by oldpilot; Sep 07, 2010 at 07:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Popular EDF Jets - Phase 3 Fantom - HobbyLobby - Firebird EZ-400 Foamy EDFs 127 Aug 02, 2012 08:47 AM
Sold EDF Unit from Phase 3 F16 $10 Shipped typhoonmaster Aircraft - Electric - Jets (FS/W) 1 Mar 15, 2009 01:27 PM
Discussion EDF vibration, Phase 3 EF-16 Friedclutch Foamy EDFs 5 Jul 16, 2008 10:23 PM
Discussion New EDF from BP hobbies Lance Nordby Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 3 Nov 11, 2006 07:38 PM
Alert New EDF From Great Planes netmechanic Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 5 Feb 19, 2006 04:23 PM