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    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread chinese engines in Gas Engines
    I have no idea whether that engine is a good one or not. Have never heard of that brand name and don't know if it is the same as any of the other...
    20 replies | 968 view(s)
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    08-22-2016, 10:05 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE props? in Gas Engines
    For the 30 (not the 35) I like Xoar 19-6 on heavy or draggy planes like a CUB. For aerobatic planes the 19-8 seems the best. Have tried a 20-6 but...
    4 replies | 148 view(s)
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    08-22-2016, 01:37 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread surging engine in Gas Engines
    Even the new DLE 20 comes with an ignition module labeled #4 but it is different than the old #4. New ones are rated for higher voltages than the old...
    10 replies | 324 view(s)
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    08-19-2016, 01:16 PM
    It should fly very well. I'd be tempted to move the CG back a bit though. 25% might be considered a bit nose heavy, especially for that type of...
    2 replies | 151 view(s)
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    08-19-2016, 10:57 AM
    "The nose knows"! Not that you should go around sniffing gasoline but stale gas will have a distinct odor different than fresh gas. Many times just...
    20 replies | 514 view(s)
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    08-16-2016, 08:30 PM
    Joystick, if I remember correctly, you one of the original supporters of the Syssa engine. The DLE 30 that I bought to replace the Syssa after...
    6335 replies | 602248 view(s)
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    08-15-2016, 04:34 PM
    I've preferred smooth friction only over a clicker / ratchet on throttles for years. It probably comes from flying helis and it stuck with me....
    15 replies | 409 view(s)
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    08-15-2016, 01:45 PM
    I've been flying a DLE 20 powered Velox quite a bit this season. Being a smaller gasser than I'm use to, the throttle requirements are completely...
    15 replies | 409 view(s)
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    08-15-2016, 01:28 PM
    The Jodi diagram is extreme! I usually use a bit of differential in my throttle linkages (old school as that's the only way we could do it in the...
    15 replies | 409 view(s)
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    08-15-2016, 12:24 PM
    Just a side note regarding throttle settings. Many people believe that half stick should be half the available engine RPM or half power / thrust...
    15 replies | 409 view(s)
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    08-12-2016, 06:13 PM
    The original Lanier ARFs had a wing covering that resembled sticky back shelf paper but was a material that MEK would soften for gluing plastic parts...
    8 replies | 368 view(s)
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    08-12-2016, 04:36 PM
    w8ye, that's my thoughts exactly. How can the information published by RCexl and others be discounted when they design and manufacture the equipment....
    26 replies | 827 view(s)
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    08-12-2016, 02:39 PM
    My thoughts exactly! I wouldn't know how to start to reply to the BAX comments above so I won't.
    26 replies | 827 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 04:41 PM
    Is that one of the early soft skin Laniers or one of the later hard skinned ones? I can't tell from the photo. Regardless, it will pretty much fly...
    8 replies | 368 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:43 PM
    The shaft will be round if you remove the stock arm.
    9 replies | 378 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:39 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Nimh in Batteries & Chargers
    Hydrimax batteries have a fairly high impedance. I would probably try to keep the charge rate well below a C1 rate or they may overheat during...
    2 replies | 143 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:35 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    Thread locker just interferes with proper re-torquing/ tightening and it could make the bolts nearly impossible to remove if they should ever break,...
    35 replies | 816 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:30 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Muffler design in Gas Engines
    No muffler expert here but I have made a few custom ones over the years. All steel by the way as they were used on airplanes that needed nose weight....
    4 replies | 252 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:24 PM
    You win the star for the day! Others will catch on soon and while I usually respect BAX's posts on the forums, when it comes to engine timing I...
    26 replies | 827 view(s)
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    08-11-2016, 12:09 PM
    BCCHI has chimed in on this many times in various forums and always with the same answer. The standard 28 degrees answer plus or minus a bit.
    26 replies | 827 view(s)
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    08-09-2016, 07:13 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    I don't use a torque wrench and don't know anyone that does. I believe the main thing is to tighten in a criss cross fashion and if you feel a wood...
    35 replies | 816 view(s)
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    08-09-2016, 01:58 PM
    I prefer the sensors from RC Extreme Power. They always work and are adjustable on two axis. Reasonable price too!
    26 replies | 827 view(s)
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    08-09-2016, 09:44 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    Yes, the lower pitch and increased prop disc drag help a bunch on landings.
    35 replies | 816 view(s)
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    08-09-2016, 09:08 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    Changing from something like a 22-10 to a 23-8 is kinda like shifting a car or truck to a lower gear. You gain pull or in this case your climb...
    35 replies | 816 view(s)
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    08-08-2016, 07:45 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    RPM in the manual us usually the operating range, not ground RPM. Engines pick up considerable speed in the air. I think you are fine to maybe a bit...
    35 replies | 816 view(s)
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    08-08-2016, 03:57 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    +1, can't go wrong with those two prop sizes!
    35 replies | 816 view(s)
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    08-08-2016, 11:24 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    Yes, same info. What plane is the engine in? Might be able to add some specific prop suggestions.
    35 replies | 816 view(s)
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    08-08-2016, 07:48 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 50 rpm in Gas Engines
    7500 on the ground might be a bit on the high side for the continued health of the engine. Consider that in air RPM will increase quite a bit. I'd...
    35 replies | 816 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-03-2016, 08:20 PM
    The 20 is a great little engine. You should have a great time with it.
    19 replies | 535 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    08-03-2016, 09:06 AM
    Opinions on what is enough or too much power have changed quite a bit over the years. Nice too that Stinger's are still around!
    14 replies | 2839 view(s)
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