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    What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Hi Guys, I don't mean to start anything or ofend anyone or any company. I have been flying for about 15 years and also fly heli's . This will be my frist gas engine and I am not sure what size I should get? The specs on the plane are--
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    wing span 78 in
    Wing area 1,220 sq. in
    length 74 in
    Weight 12 to 13.5 lbs
    I would like to get one that would have the power to hover . I was thinking of a DA50 or GT62 (beacuse of price) but with all the other engines out there and the price's I am lost in which one. I asked one guy and not to start a war wont say who but he thought the G62 might put to much wing load . He suggested a Brillile GT46 the price is very inviteing. Any thoughts from anyone that has a plane close to this size and has a gas engine on it would be greatly appericated. I also have a smoke system to put on it . Thanks for your time .
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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    I had a Sig SunDancer with a Fuji 64, I thought it was a bit too much for it. I'd go for a 45~50cc.
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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Any of the lightweight 40cc or 50cc engines should work fine: DA-50, ZDZ50 or 40, Brillelli 40 or 50. This airframe is built very light so I would stay with a lightweight engine such as the ones listed and stay away from heavy engines such as Zenoah G-62.
    If you have any real concerns give Dave Patrick a call, you can get the number at his website, also he has info on this airplane there.

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Thanks guys , I was really looking at the Brillili 46 and scence this will be my frist gas any in put is grate thanks again . Dick

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Well the guy you asked was right.. unless it's a lightened G-62 probably be hard to balance with it. But really a G-62 on a 78" plane is was overkill.

    The Brillelli 46 will hover your plane around 1/3 throttle and keep the weigh down nicely. The new 50 would be nice too.. but I cant see spending the extra money for a light plane like thsi one.

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    dickal14712,

    That Brillelli 46cc GT will be nice on the front of your DP Extra 330L. I think you'll enjoy the power, weight, and how smooth the engine runs. Let us know how it goes.
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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Do you know what version of 330 you have? If I remember right, DP had at least 3 runs of these. I have had 2, one from each of the first 2 runs. I had one with a brison 3.2 in it, and one with a Taurus 3.2 in it. Both of my planes weighed right around 16 1/4 pounds. I know the 3rd run was lighter, but I bet that with a 40-50cc gasser it is still going to be over 15 lbs. Personally, if you can afford it, I would get a Brillelli 50 for it. If not the 46 would probably be ok, but I doubt it would hover at less than 1/2 throttle. Either engine would probably be fine for it though. Oh, btw, if you are using single aileron servos, be sure you use good metal gear servos on it. Some of older DP Extras had flutter issues. Good luck!!!
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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    not sure which run it is but has two mounts in the wing for two servos so I will use two servos for the wings any help with which hitec servos to use would help? I will get my taxes back in a couple of weeks and order the engine then Thanks for the help guys. I can't say enough about the support and help you guys offer is great thanks again . Dick

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    If yours has 2 servos per wing, you have one of the latest versions. I do believe that is the lightest, and either of the engines mentioned should work fine. If you want digital any of the hitec metal gear servos should work fine. Anything from the 5645 series and up would be fine. If you go that route you will probably have to program them to work together and not fight each other. If you choose not to go digital you can gang 2 of the 645s together without any trouble. I have done this on a number of planes and find that particular servo holds up real well for putting 2 on an aileron. I would stay away from anything that is not metal geared. Hitec has had problems with vibration and gear stripping on their Karbonite geared servos, when paired with gas motors. Good luck!
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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    i have a zdz 40 in my dpatrick edge, which is essentially the same airplane. does not have unlimited vertical. but i use it for imac, not 3d.

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    I have a DA50 in mine with 3 blade prop and works great!

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Thanks Guys for the input . Just saw BCMA has a new 52PRO out and just talked to Adam and placed my order. Thanks again for your in put. Dick

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    dickal14712,

    Man, that new 52PRO gasser that Adam has looks pretty nice. I'd rather have a Brillelli engine but looks like a good choice for your DP Extra 330L.
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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Hey Zippi , After talking to Adam I think I will be very happy with his 52 PRO great guy to talk to . Thanks again for all the help from you and all the other guys that have replyed to my post . Guys like you is what maks this hobby enjoyable. Thanks again to everyone . Dick

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

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    dickal14712,

    Man, that new 52PRO gasser that Adam has looks pretty nice. I'd rather have a Brillelli engine but looks like a good choice for your DP Extra 330L.
    I have a LS-52 Pro Twin, it's fantastic, it's become my favorite engine, I just ordered another one I like it so much. I ran my LS-100 Pro Twin for the first time today, I have it in a Lanier Yak 54 87 incher, more power than I think I'll ever use. I have 4 videos up on RCU videos of the LS-52.

    http://www.rcuvideos.com/view_video....0c9b8ae175f2d3

    http://www.rcuvideos.com/view_video....b7e46540e2b0cf

    http://www.rcuvideos.com/view_video....e6e4666e6dd536

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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Anyone have a link for this engine?
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    RE: What Gas engine for DP 330L????

    Larry@jerseymodeler.com

    Is where I got mine. I know he's got four on the way, but one of them is mine.
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