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Jul 01, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Great thread, loads of useful gen - thanks everyone. My Squall 4s is having a lot of trouble staying airborne after launch. My last attempt seemed a perfect launch, speeding away straight and level (flying hands off), after about 150 feet, suddenly nosed up and executed a perfect stall ending up buried in the dirt. This is the fourth time it's happened. My model is grossly overweight at 32 oz, mainly due to glassing and 30c lipo. I've been checking the CG with great precision at 60mm, but my feeling is that its still tail heavy. With a conventional airframe, I'd just put on full flaps until safe flying speed's attained. Has there ever been a delta with flaps?
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Jul 01, 2010, 12:20 PM
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i'm fairly new to the thread but have read most of it , has been mentioned a few times that cg has moved forward with increased auw , i'm sure some of the seasoned squall pilots will add more ... hope this helps
Jul 01, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Luditus
Has there ever been a delta with flaps?
Yes....but it's called "Full Down Elevator"........usuall has very poor results....turning the a/c into a "Lawn dart"
Jul 01, 2010, 09:27 PM
Originally Posted by MegaTesla
Although I cannot remember the answer I'm scertain that question has been asked more than once in this thread. I'm also certain you will see smoke from the motor if you try that.
agreed, both the motor and fan are different in the 3 and 4 cell versions and the 3's will not like the 4 cell battery.

trainer, what dont you like re. the 3 cell version? just curious.

Jul 02, 2010, 01:20 AM
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Bah! Exploded fan, damaged housing...I guess it's time to open up the 4 cell box.
Jul 05, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Being a little nose heavy is always better that tail heavy. A heavy nose can be pointed, a heavy tail will push you around the sky.
Jul 09, 2010, 12:03 AM
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I've got a 4 cell version and I'm going to run it with the stock equipment. It calls for a 2500mah battery but will a 30c 2200mah work? What kind of flight time would I expect?

Jul 09, 2010, 07:27 AM
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I get about 4-5 minutes from my 2650mAh, so I would guess 3-4 minutes with throttle management and only a few WOT runs.
Jul 09, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Hey guys can you tell me what is good low priced motor that I can run a four sell battery om her? I am looking for about the 60 to 80 MPH because I can't go any faster can't see that well any more . I am disabled and only make so much per month. And I have to count every pennie. So any help would be great please and thank you. Eric
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Jul 09, 2010, 06:40 PM
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I screwed up the collet in my HET 6904. Anyone know where I can get a replacement? I dont want to have to order a new one

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Jul 13, 2010, 02:31 PM
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This place sells the fan and collet:

You can ask them if they sell just the collet.
Jul 13, 2010, 03:16 PM
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How fast do you figure the stock 4 cell squall can go flying straight and level?
Jul 13, 2010, 07:15 PM
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hey all,

does the squall need rudder or can it be flown with elevons only?
Jul 14, 2010, 09:11 AM
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It comes with a rudder
Jul 14, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by chas650r
agreed, both the motor and fan are different in the 3 and 4 cell versions and the 3's will not like the 4 cell battery.

trainer, what dont you like re. the 3 cell version? just curious.

Question I thought it's the ESC preventing the 3S from 4S? The 3S motor should spin abit faster on 4S but maybe exceed it's specifications. Has anyone changed out the ESC and used the 3S version with a 4S?? What happend? Does this work. I'm thinking of trying this out but don't want to if it don't work. Looking for people that have tried.

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