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    DLE 20 choke linkage?

    So how are you guys configuring your choke on this engine? I am having a hard time getting mine setup in a way that I can get to work well.
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    a simple push-pull rod through the firewall will do, connected to a servo, or a crank instead of a servo. The crank can be operated from the fuselage side.
    ORIGINAL: vertical grimmace

    So how are you guys configuring your choke on this engine? I am having a hard time getting mine setup in a way that I can get to work well.
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    All the ones I've seen on cowled models were a simple wire that could be reached from a front air inlet opening of the cowl.
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    I run a simple Golden Rod from the linkage, through the firewall and through the side of the fuselage for better mechanical advantage.
    Its simple, light and reliable.

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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?


    ORIGINAL: w8ye

    All the ones I've seen on cowled models were a simple wire that could be reached from a front air inlet opening of the cowl.
    +1 it works great on my butcherbird just ran it outside waiting for me to run it again
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?


    ORIGINAL: TimBle

    I run a simple Golden Rod from the linkage, through the firewall and through the side of the fuselage for better mechanical advantage.
    Its simple, light and reliable.
    I really like this idea. The airplane I have this engine installed on is a smallish FW 190. The engine itself gets in the way of running it forward, but I never thought of using a supported cable. This creates more options. Thanks for the ideas guys
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    I've seen people use the Golden Rod outer sheath supported here and there and run a wire inside it to the choke lever. Just and loop or "L" bend where you grab it with your fingers
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    I use a Dubro threaded ball end into the plastic inner sheath. No L bends or other unsightly things protruding out into the airstream.

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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    I use a nyrod (turned/curved 90deg to make some friction) throught the side of the fuse. I put a servo screw in the end to pull on. When it is set right, the screw head is flush with the fuse when the choke is off. Almost looks like a cowl screw, etc. Sometimes a bellcrank is needed.

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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?


    ORIGINAL: vertical grimmace


    ORIGINAL: TimBle

    I run a simple Golden Rod from the linkage, through the firewall and through the side of the fuselage for better mechanical advantage.
    Its simple, light and reliable.
    I really like this idea. The airplane I have this engine installed on is a smallish FW 190. The engine itself gets in the way of running it forward, but I never thought of using a supported cable. This creates more options. Thanks for the ideas guys

    Mine is a 70 in fw 190 and I had no problem running it foward. I didn't even extend the arm. I hooke a ball link to the arm and nyrod and it just clears the engine. A extended arm would make it that more easy.
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    I made a guide from aluminum and ran the choke control out front. Didn't alter the choke arm, just used a metal clevis with the metal clip to keep it closed. You hardly notice the wiring protruding out the cowling. If you have a radial engine cowl its easier.
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    Here is a picture with the cowl on. Can hardly see the choke wire.
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    ORIGINAL: RBean

    I made a guide from aluminum and ran the choke control out front. Didn't alter the choke arm, just used a metal clevis with the metal clip to keep it closed. You hardly notice the wiring protruding out the cowling. If you have a radial engine cowl its easier.
    Basically the same setup I did. And if I were to put the radial engine in it could be hidden like yours.
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?

    RBean whats the deal with your plug ? It looks like you are getting blowby between the ceramic and steel in the pics, could just be residue from oil.
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    RE: DLE 20 choke linkage?


    ORIGINAL: RBean

    I made a guide from aluminum and ran the choke control out front. Didn't alter the choke arm, just used a metal clevis with the metal clip to keep it closed. You hardly notice the wiring protruding out the cowling. If you have a radial engine cowl its easier.
    IF the OP wishes to follow this set up I would offer caution: After choking ensure that the Ignition is OFF.

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