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Old 03-23-2013, 07:26 PM
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Sorry for the confusion about the cylinders.The engine that I have that has straight plugs was made for CM-6 plugs. It has since received 1/4-32 adaptors and plugs, along with an ignition module with the appropriate plug-boots. The cylinders are indeed interchangeable left to right. As Karolh mentioned earlier, putting a jug from the twin onto the single would mean replacing the plug-boot with the correct size for the new plug. replacing a plug-boot is an added hassle, but not difficult.

On a different note, I flew the twin again today. It was at that point in the break-in process where it needed re-tuning. After a couple of flights, I tached it and saw 8480 rpm with the APC 16-14 prop. The RV-4 was really haulin' the mail ! I was able to get the idle down to the point where the airplane didn't float forever on landing and it should go down even further. I'll try it tomorrow when I take it back out. Once I'm happy with the idle, I'll tach it and post it here.
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+1 for Valley View Customer service.  -1 for Tower.... Blech.
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OK guys, finally some photos. The overall width is about 7 3/4 in. A few of the twins arrived at ValleyView, though they are not yet on the website as of this moment. Anyone wishing to pounce on one of these quickly would do well to call ValleyView direct and inquire.
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Sweet! [8D] I like it. It will fit inside my 71 slick (8" cowl), and 78" extra.

Now, how bout weight?
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2 pounds, 8 1/2 oz. according to my Berkley electronic fish-scale. YMMV
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Good morning and Happy Easter! Can anyone tell me if the VVRC 20 is a "bolt in replacement" for the DLE 20? My DLE 20's midrange is pretty horrible and I was hoping to get something that was a bit smoother and more reliable. I can use my DLE20 muffler, which is nice, but I'm not sure if I will have to replace the motor mounts, throttle linkage, etc.

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It's the same bolt-pattern as the DLE 20 and the OS 120AX. The VVRC and DLE engines share the same muffler pattern, as well.
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That is going to be a popular engine. I can see that easily fitting into and being a perfect match for my RV-8.
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You have the Slipstream RV-8?
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Yes, haven't had a chance to maiden it yet, weather has been crappy. Got a DLE 30 in it but I might consider a VV 40 twin later.
Seems like VV's discount codes don't work any more, bummer........
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I too had one of those RV-8's with a DLE 30. Real floater. For ValleyView, try VV400RC for $40.00 off of $400.00 or more. The discount applies to the VVRC 40 twin, too. Here's my RV-8 next to my first RV-4, also DLE 30 powered.
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None of the discount codes work for me. April Fool's? Never had any trouble with it till today. I just received a RCEXL kill switch from them today with the usual discount code flier but they don't work. Tower's discount code is calling me.
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Do the order over the phone. Tammy will fix you right up. And no April fool's, either, that discount code is real.
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I know they are real, I have used them before. Was just strange that they stopped working today of all days. Yeah I gotta talk to Tammy anyway.
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Good morning and Happy Easter! Can anyone tell me if the VVRC 20 is a ''bolt in replacement'' for the DLE 20? My DLE 20's midrange is pretty horrible and I was hoping to get something that was a bit smoother and more reliable. I can use my DLE20 muffler, which is nice, but I'm not sure if I will have to replace the motor mounts, throttle linkage, etc.

Any help would be appreciated!
Yes,same bolt pattern as DL-20.I got several more flights on the VV -20 oer the week end.Nice-Nice little engine.I was useing the VV-17x6and 17x8 Props. will try the Xaor next and few other different props. Even a Master Air Screw.I used the DL 20 muffler on the VV 20.
The VV props seem to pull good.I will compare later. Did not even tack the little 20 . Do not no iiiiiiif it will turn with the DL or not,will find out later.It comes with a real NGK-CM 6 spark plug,a Walbro carb. Areal Walbro.Plus it hasthe new RCEXL Ign that has a real timing curve
not just a jump up about 20 degrees and then a sudden timing drop when you throttle down.Like the # 4.Ignition.I am going to run the snot out of this engine.over turn it a little and see I can hurt the rod bearings and crankshaft. But I have had no crank or bearing problem on my DLEs.
20,30.35.50&55RA. I believe it is smother then the DLE running a VV carbon F spinner.I do not want to hear anything about MAS and Zinger props and stiring paint. That statement is getting a little old LOL.
BCCHI AMA 2500. Of course I went flying after Church on Easter Sun.Weather beautiful here no rain or snow or Wind About 60 degrees F.
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Good morning and Happy Easter! Can anyone tell me if the VVRC 20 is a ''bolt in replacement'' for the DLE 20? My DLE 20's midrange is pretty horrible and I was hoping to get something that was a bit smoother and more reliable. I can use my DLE20 muffler, which is nice, but I'm not sure if I will have to replace the motor mounts, throttle linkage, etc.

Any help would be appreciated!
Yes,same bolt pattern as DL-20.I got several more flights on the VV -20 oer the week end.Nice-Nice little engine.I was useing the VV-17x6and 17x8 Props. will try the Xaor next and few other different props. Even a Master Air Screw.I used the DL 20 muffler on the VV 20.
The VV props seem to pull good.I will compare later. Did not even tack the little 20 . Do not no iiiiiiif it will turn with the DL or not,will find out later.It comes with a real NGK-CM 6 spark plug,a Walbro carb. Areal Walbro.Plus it hasthe new RCEXL Ign that has a real timing curve
not just a jump up about 20 degrees and then a sudden timing drop when you throttle down.Like the # 4.Ignition.I am going to run the snot out of this engine.over turn it a little and see I can hurt the rod bearings and crankshaft. But I have had no crank or bearing problem on my DLEs.
20,30.35.50&55RA. I believe it is smother then the DLE running a VV carbon F spinner.I do not want to hear anything about MAS and Zinger props and stiring paint. That statement is getting a little old LOL.
BCCHI AMA 2500. Of course I went flying after Church on Easter Sun.Weather beautiful here no rain or snow or Wind About 60 degrees F.
The last time I was in Seattle I ran into an old friend and ask him where he had been since I hadn't seen him for awhile.
He said he had moved to Wyoming. I asked him if it ever got to -20 degrees there.
Well yes, he said, but its a dry cold.
Is that true?
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I spent a couple weeks in Jackson one winter 6 years ago. I didn't think it was all that dry? It was in the teens at night and high 20's during the day.

There was a good snow cover on the ground.  Seemed rather normal humidity for this Easterner that is used to that latitude.

But farther East away from the peaks is dryer?
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All,

Thanks for the feedback, I ordered a VVRC 20cc yesterday and will be swapping out my DLE20 when it arrives. I am really hoping that the new ignition and carb will make it a smoother running engine all around. The DLE20 has a TON of power but I just haven’t been happy with it on my Aeroworks Extra where I’m constantly up/down on the throttle.

I may have my DLE20 looked at and see if someone better than I can get it running right. I don’t think I would put it on a 3D bird but it would be a nice strong little warbird hauler where you can basically put the throttle on a switch.

Thanks again for the help!
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Good morning and Happy Easter! Can anyone tell me if the VVRC 20 is a ''bolt in replacement'' for the DLE 20? My DLE 20's midrange is pretty horrible and I was hoping to get something that was a bit smoother and more reliable. I can use my DLE20 muffler, which is nice, but I'm not sure if I will have to replace the motor mounts, throttle linkage, etc.

Any help would be appreciated!
Yes,same bolt pattern as DL-20.I got several more flights on the VV -20 oer the week end.Nice-Nice little engine.I was useing the VV-17x6and 17x8 Props. will try the Xaor next and few other different props. Even a Master Air Screw.I used the DL 20 muffler on the VV 20.
The VV props seem to pull good.I will compare later. Did not even tack the little 20 . Do not no iiiiiiif it will turn with the DL or not,will find out later.It comes with a real NGK-CM 6 spark plug,a Walbro carb. Areal Walbro.Plus it hasthe new RCEXL Ign that has a real timing curve
not just a jump up about 20 degrees and then a sudden timing drop when you throttle down.Like the # 4.Ignition.I am going to run the snot out of this engine.over turn it a little and see I can hurt the rod bearings and crankshaft. But I have had no crank or bearing problem on my DLEs.
20,30.35.50&55RA. I believe it is smother then the DLE running a VV carbon F spinner.I do not want to hear anything about MAS and Zinger props and stiring paint. That statement is getting a little old LOL.
BCCHI AMA 2500. Of course I went flying after Church on Easter Sun.Weather beautiful here no rain or snow or Wind About 60 degrees F.
The last time I was in Seattle I ran into an old friend and ask him where he had been since I hadn't seen him for awhile.
He said he had moved to Wyoming. I asked him if it ever got to -20 degrees there.
Well yes, he said, but its a dry cold.
Is that true?
Yes that is true. I have never seen it below -54 F. Here in Riverton. Does not do that anymore,global warming you no.Was 62 above that is today. Going flying tomorrow.We sure need some snow or rain.My twin brother lives in Bothel.
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Nice little engine.I was useing the VV-17x6and 17x8 Props. will try the Xaor next and few other different props. Even a Master Air Screw.I used the DL 20 muffler on the VV 20.
The VV props seem to pull good.I will compare later. Did not even tack the little 20 . Do not no iiiiiiif it will turn with the DL or not,will find out later.It comes with a real NGK-CM 6 spark plug,a Walbro carb. Areal Walbro.Plus it hasthe new RCEXL Ign that has a real timing curve
not just a jump up about 20 degrees and then a sudden timing drop when you throttle down.Like the # 4.Ignition.I am going to run the snot out of this engine.over turn it a little and see I can hurt the rod bearings and crankshaft. But I have had no crank or bearing problem on my DLEs.
20,30.35.50&55RA. I believe it is smother then the DLE running a VV carbon F spinner.I do not want to hear anything about MAS and Zinger props and stiring paint. That statement is getting a little old LOL.
Bill, I must admit I tried a Master Airscrew 14x6 on my Saito .82 and was pleasantly suprised, but I still think the bigger gas props by MA have a can of paint calling them LOL.

Hope to have my XYZ 20 up and going in a 120 size Decathlon in the next couple months Got a Xoar 17x6 to put on it, BTW
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Nice little engine.I was useing the VV-17x6and 17x8 Props. will try the Xaor next and few other different props. Even a Master Air Screw.I used the DL 20 muffler on the VV 20.
The VV props seem to pull good.I will compare later. Did not even tack the little 20 . Do not no iiiiiiif it will turn with the DL or not,will find out later.It comes with a real NGK-CM 6 spark plug,a Walbro carb. Areal Walbro.Plus it hasthe new RCEXL Ign that has a real timing curve
not just a jump up about 20 degrees and then a sudden timing drop when you throttle down.Like the # 4.Ignition.I am going to run the snot out of this engine.over turn it a little and see I can hurt the rod bearings and crankshaft. But I have had no crank or bearing problem on my DLEs.
20,30.35.50&55RA. I believe it is smother then the DLE running a VV carbon F spinner.I do not want to hear anything about MAS and Zinger props and stiring paint. That statement is getting a little old LOL.
Bill, I must admit I tried a Master Airscrew 14x6 on my Saito .82 and was pleasantly suprised, but I still think the bigger gas props by MA have a can of paint calling them LOL.

Hope to have my XYZ 20 up and going in a 120 size Decathlon in the next couple months Got a Xoar 17x6 to put on it, BTW
This is a true story proven by the national weather bur.and the local newspaper.The way they tell if it's really cold here.They throw a glass of water up in the air,if it frezzes before it hits the ground it is to cold for man nor beast.Seems like it was somewhere around 45 below.
I guess it makes a funny crackling sound.Don't no never tried it. It has not been that cold here for many years.
BCCHI Try the VV 17x6 and 17x8.
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So what do you guys think about using the 40cc twin in the new Hangar 9 SR22T?

http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Def...ProdID=HAN5020
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sounds like a good idea, i think it'll work
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I'm going to contact Hangar 9 to see if I can get the cowl dimensions.
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should be a sweet combo
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