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    DLE20 or DLE 30

    Hello im building a ESM Spitfire which has a 72 inch wing and is rated for 1.08 2stroke or 120 4 stroke.
    Im thinking about putting a DLE 30 in it but wondering if this will be way to much power as i have never had a gas motor.
    Im not going to use it to fly 3d as the plane is not suitable.
    Would i be better of with a DLE 20 or DLE 30?
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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30

    The "20" would come closer to fitting the airframe better
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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30

    I just replaced the RCGF26cc in my ESM P-51 with a DLE30, and would certainly not describe the airplane as overpowered with a 30cc engine. I can't imagine how anemic the airplane would fly with a 20cc in it.

    Just my $.02/worth.

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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30

    DLE30 is perfect for that plane. I have an ESM Bearcat with a G38 in it and that is a great combination.
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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30

    With the power of a 30 you could go with a 3 blade prop for a more scale appearance. To go along with the heavy wing loading.

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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30

    Go with a DLE-30 a 72" plane is a 30cc plane.

    If you go with the smaller engine you increase your chances to stall when the plane in under powered.
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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30

    Thank heaps for the info a DLE 30 it is.
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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30

    Wow!!...a DLE30CC in a yt Spit is totally unecessary!....i have the plane with a dle20cc & its perfect..fits in the cowl & flys superb, definatley not underpowered & mine is still breaking in!!.
    Let me know if you want me to fire some pics of it on this thread...
    You guys are power mad!!, mind you..i have no room to talk putting a 50cc in a seagull 80" Nemesis!!

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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30


    ORIGINAL: Neo gold

    Wow!!...a DLE30CC in a yt Spit is totally unecessary!....i have the plane with a dle20cc & its perfect..fits in the cowl & flys superb, definatley not underpowered & mine is still breaking in!!.
    Let me know if you want me to fire some pics of it on this thread...
    You guys are power mad!!, mind you..i have no room to talk putting a 50cc in a seagull 80'' Nemesis!![img][/img]
    None of this is "necessary" but a DLE 30 in a 70" ESM plane is a great match.
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    RE: DLE20 or DLE 30

    To me the dle30 is the correct engine for the esm 70 inch spitfire (assuming you don't use the 2 cycle OS). The one that a club member here has is about a 15 lb airplane, and to me the 30 is what you need for that weight airplane. The 20 is fine up to a 11-13 lb plane. But the 30 definitely fills the cowl on the esm mustang that another club member was flying, so I would definitely get the jtec wrap around small pitts muffler for the dle30 to try to minimize cowl cutting.

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