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    DLE 20 Best Prop

    hi
    What will be the best prop for this little one
    i do not make a 3D just a normal and some maneuvers

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    Specifications:
    Stock Number: DLEG0020
    Displacement: 20 cc (1.22 cu in)
    Bore: 1.3 in (32 mm)
    Stroke: 1.0 in (25 mm)
    Weight: 28.9 oz (820 g)
    RPM Range: 1,750-9,000
    Output: 2.5 hp @ 9,000 rpm
    Requires: unleaded gasoline, 2-cycle oil, ignition battery & propeller
    Includes: electronic ignition, muffler, spark plug, gasket, bolts, throttle arm extension & manual
    Suggested Propellers: 14x10, 15x8, 16x6, 16x8, 17x6
    Suggested Break-in Prop: n/a

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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop

    I have been using 16x8,10 and 17 x8,10 with surprisingly good results .

    I have 2 DLE 20 's, one on a profile yak and another on a small extra( Aeroworks).

    The power peak appears to come in at a much lower point than my glow engines and there is also much more low end torque.

    This allows me to fly at lower rpm with much less vibration. I am sure why but my planes seem t perform and respond better .

    I started using APC props and have switch to wood ( ZOAR ). They appear to be the same .Maybe the apc will rev a bit higher , but the ZOAR appear to have more drive at lower RPM.

    People have told me that this is due to apc 's being optimized for glow engines.

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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop


    ORIGINAL: yak-54

    What will be the best prop for this little one
    Anything that fits, does what YOU want from it, and was FREE!

    Other than that, many highly favor a Vess (sport) 17 x 6 -or- Xoar 17 x 6.

    Most everything you'll need to know about the DLE20 is throughout;

    NEW DLE 20cc Gasser! (Data & Links 1st Post)
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9863953

    {look under [Prop Data] in that Post #1}
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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop

    Used to be pretty easy to pick a prop for this engine. Now, with guys flying them in everything from pylon racers, to warbirds, to 3D profile planes, there's going to be quite a few different sizes that are going to be "favorites" among guys flying different style planes. On top of that, you can add the complexity that low prop clearance gives you with the necessity of running a 3 blade prop, and what's working well in those?

    If I had to pick just one prop, I'm with Jim and his vote for the 17x6, or even 17x8 if you have the clearance. Then go from there.

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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop

    Then the limited availability of 3-bladed props in sizes some would like to get.
    Very little info posted on those, nearly none of 4-bladed props for the DLE20cc.

    Somebody from Central America had posted a video of wild combat style flying, using a 12.5 x 13 prop.
    By the sounds of it, probably was cranking close to 10K+ rpm....absolutely screaming!!![&:]
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=10671965

    Don't remember seeing much posted from him since. Think it blew up?[X(]
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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop

    16x10 JXF on a world models Spot On. Excellent prop.17x8 is also good but requires gentle landings to not clip the prop.

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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop

    Fwiw, Regarding JXF & Xoar props...
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9898960

    As to clipping the prop, just get taller L-G![8D]
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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop

    already have longer gear and that required a reinforced landing gear plate. Both added weight. Not willing to add even longer gear requiring more reinforcement.

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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop

    Rather odd.
    What size glow & what size prop did you used to use on that model?
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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop

    i have my 20 on a profile, that id rather it not haul ass..so i use a 17x6 xoar.... it revs about 83-8400 rpm which is great.. if it was a full body plane if probably use a 17x8 ...or a 15x10 in a mustang
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    RE: DLE 20 Best Prop


    ORIGINAL: a1pcfixer

    Rather odd.
    What size glow & what size prop did you used to use on that model?
    Its been outfitted with the DLEfrom the day it wound up in the workbench for construction. I've never considered any other power plant. I wanted power ,torque and something with throttle response that amounted to more than an ON/OFF swtich (e.g 2 -stroke glow).
    Its designed for a 1.20 to 1.40 size 4 stroke. So in theory it can handle a 17" inch prop. I've even toyed with the idea of a 26cc or thenew 30cc MVVS. The DLEis plenty powerful enough.
    And it'll handle the 17"prop on a well prepared concrete or tarmac runway. Paved or grass runways present a problem in that bigger wheels need to be fitted to provide sufficient prop clearance for those two point presentation landings required for the Sportsman schedule.

    From a flying perspective the DLEperforms well on both the 16x10 or the 17x8. No real difference in the air despite the ground rpm being higher on the 16x10.


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