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    DLE carb repair

    Hi,
    I crashed my model and as a result the fuel nipple on the carb broke. The carb is marked "DLE" and the fuel nipple is made of a plastic fitting installed in the carb body. I would like avoiding buying a new carb...any suggestions on possible repairs?
    Can't wait to go flying again...
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    RE: DLE carb repair

    The "DLE" carb is a clone of a Walbro carb. Fuel inlets can be purchased from many sources such as small engine shops
    or order thru your local hobby shop. They are pressure fitted into the carb and easy to replace, no need to purchase a
    new carb!

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    Heyyy, thanks! I should be back in business (flying) shortly.
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    RE: DLE carb repair

    I just done the same thing but I do not know the walbro carb # for the DLE 30 so I can have the saw shop order me one, anyone know?

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    walbro part number 128-218
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    RE: DLE carb repair

    I just do this.
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    Now go outside and play

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    Now how did you get that perfect, symmetrical, flawless blob of solder on the end of that tube????

    BTW, I use 1/8" brass compression fitting ferrules from the hardware store for that purpose myself. Work great!

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    A fuel nipple broke off on my DLE 20 while I was flying. I called their repair center and ask them to send me one and I would replace it. I even offered to pay for a couple. The tec there told me those could not be replaced and they sent me a brand new carb. Brian
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    RE: DLE carb repair


    ORIGINAL: av8tor1977

    Now how did you get that perfect, symmetrical, flawless blob of solder on the end of that tube????

    BTW, I use 1/8" brass compression fitting ferrules from the hardware store for that purpose myself. Work great!

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    Before you cut the tubing off, prep the tip of the tube for solder. Hold the tube verticle with one hand, solder in the other. Present the tip to a small torch or soldering iron, apply solder around the tip equally, remove from heat and let cool while still holding it verticle. Might take a couple tries but you'll get the hang of it very quick. After it cools, cut off at desired length,for the carburetor inlet fittings 1/2"- 5/8" is perfect.This is the only methodI've ever used to apply barbs to my tubing, never used a storebought one.
    Now go outside and play

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    ORIGINAL: Brian Smith

    A fuel nipple broke off on my DLE 20 while I was flying. I called their repair center and ask them to send me one and I would replace it. I even offered to pay for a couple. The tec there told me those could not be replaced and they sent me a brand new carb. Brian
    Shows the mentality for most repair center personnel. The inlets are Less than $2.00 each if you buy lots at a time, my drawer always has a hundred or so in it...
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    RE: DLE carb repair

    Thanks guys, I'm going to have to go with the elbow as the engine set up does not allow me to reverse the throttle arm on the carb.
    Now just for future references do you use the red locktite when you are installing a brass fuel inlet with the 5/32 brass tubing

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    Use the Loctite on any press fit fitting in the carb, brass tubing or genuine Walbro fitting, fuel or pulse, very sparingly.
    Now go outside and play

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    I just broke my plastic fuel fitting on my DLE-20. [:'(] Do you just press the 5/32 brass tubeing into the carb using the res loctite on it? I will pick up the tubing tomorrow and give it a try.
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    RE: DLE carb repair

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    RE: DLE carb repair


    Hi Jim
    If you would rather have an elbow, give me your mailing address and I'll stick one in the mail today free to you. Brian Smith


    ORIGINAL: jstanton

    I just broke my plastic fuel fitting on my DLE-20. [:'(] Do you just press the 5/32 brass tubeing into the carb using the res loctite on it? I will pick up the tubing tomorrow and give it a try.
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    RE: DLE carb repair

    Brian I just sent you a pm with my address. I thank you for helping me with my engine trouble and getting it back into running condition
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    RE: DLE carb repair

    Found this old thread, I had a wreck and the nipple cracked off, so the tubing trick is nice, but what can I do about the fiber arm for the throttle, mine cracked off where the link attached.
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    RE: DLE carb repair

    Make one from a scrap servo arm?

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    Hello,guys
    i am a representative of the DLE manufacturer ,and this is my first time to come here.
    So hope i can learn and share something about DLE in here.

    If you have any question,please feel free to ask me. I will try my best to help you.
    But i donot know that(because i am also a newer for engines, i am also learning about DLE)

    Thanks for your attention and support about DLE.

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    B&B carries the metal ones(more better)no need to locktite they press and dont break off.
    keep your powder dry and pray the creeks dont rise.

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    RE: DLE carb repair

    i made a throttle armext.from a piece of carbon fiber i had laying around the other thing is the screw that holds the arm on is real short the thread size is 4-40 get you some allen screws dubro sels a pack. about 1/2 inch and cut to fit will never come loose and whole lot better than that phillip screw that comes with the engine. hope this helps also j.b. weld would make in stalling the ful tube a great glue to hold it there till the cows come home just dont let it get inside the carb


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