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  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 PM
    I flew my GP CUB 60 with a Saito 125 at first then switched to a DLE 20 and the 20 was by far the better choice. Perfect balance with either engine...
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    Today, 03:10 PM
    That piston diameter puts the engine right in that 40 - 45 ish cc range. 30cc range right around 1.5" or so, 50 cc range right around 1.75. Of course...
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    Today, 06:44 AM
    I would caution the 30-35 engines available today are much lighter weight than any of the common engines when that plane was designed. Byron planes...
    6 replies | 168 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    The Saito might be an acceptable engine. About the same power as a Zenoah G-45. If in doubt, over power that plane and be on guard when you slow down...
    6 replies | 168 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    (4) howling DLE 30 would certainly sound scale like on a C-130 .... not! How about electric, that would actually sound pretty decent and turbine like.
    10 replies | 383 view(s)
  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    The 85 and 60 use the same sensor and ignition. There is mixed info regarding timing on the 60. Some of the early ones exhibited excessive vibration...
    7 replies | 274 view(s)
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    12-08-2016, 10:50 AM
    Not sure about what you're saying about the ignition. DA ignitions require the prop be flipped briskly to produce a spark (I believe the 35 ignition...
    7 replies | 274 view(s)
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    12-08-2016, 09:28 AM
    Like any Walbro carb equipped engine that would exhibit those symptoms, it probably needs new diaphragms in the carburetor. I'd get a rebuild kit and...
    7 replies | 274 view(s)
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    12-06-2016, 01:50 PM
    I just caught this thread so I'm late coming to the party. I own a Red Box P-51D that was built bone stock w/ Goldberg mechanical retracts then...
    15 replies | 646 view(s)
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    12-06-2016, 09:14 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 30 in Gas Engines
    Certainly the Chinese engines have had plenty of bearing problems, especially when they first became common in the marketplace. But the overall...
    13 replies | 313 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 04:55 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE30! in Gas Engines
    The early ones were that way also, they just had a steel roll pin in the hole. Remove or drill the steel pin and run a choke wire through the hole. I...
    5269 replies | 617511 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 12:44 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    The cylinders could share the same numbers on the cylinder base. If you have the black manifold and the small fins, you have a GT-80. I have...
    13 replies | 432 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 10:23 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 30 in Gas Engines
    I don't think you're going wrong, at least with the oil. Just the luck of the draw on the bearings. I have (2) DLE 30 with 6 and 7 seasons on them...
    13 replies | 313 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 09:01 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    OK, mystery solved. I have attached a photo of a 445 I recently sold. The mag ignition had been converted to EI so the mag coil is missing. Note the...
    13 replies | 432 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 08:55 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    How about a photo of the engine so we know what you're dealing with? End the guesswork! Does the engine have an intake manifold on the top and...
    13 replies | 432 view(s)
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    12-04-2016, 04:09 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Timing question in Gas Engines
    I doubt that any 30ish cc engine can pull a 18" 3 bladed prop that has acceptable pitch for a warbird anywhere near that RPM. What have other people...
    12 replies | 415 view(s)
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    11-30-2016, 03:50 PM
    Milton covered all the bases. When I was referring to rewire, I meant installing a Futaba connector in place of the Deans plug. By the way, I...
    10 replies | 351 view(s)
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    11-30-2016, 03:16 PM
    Maybe .... If it is a compatible Hall sensor, you can probably rewire it to work with an RCexl, RCXP / RCAME or CH ignition. I have done that a...
    10 replies | 351 view(s)
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    11-28-2016, 03:06 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE 55 Engine Noise in Gas Engines
    Looks like fod of some kind, Is the metal lead or some other soft material? Did you have any balance weights come loose? Whatever it is, that is a...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
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    11-26-2016, 07:18 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    There are two common Zenoah twins, the 445 and the GT80. They are the same physical size and differ only in their displacement though they use...
    13 replies | 432 view(s)
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    11-23-2016, 02:54 PM
    How antique Nixx cells were stored has little bearing on how modern cells are stored. In just about any mfgr. literature I have read in the last 30...
    7 replies | 284 view(s)
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    11-20-2016, 04:14 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE Engine Mods in Gas Engines
    Sorry Chris, I didn't mean to imply that modifying the DLE wasn't worth the effort. I think I might have come across a bit harsh. I'll be anxious...
    16 replies | 844 view(s)
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    11-20-2016, 11:27 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE Engine Mods in Gas Engines
    Regarding cantilever cranks, yes, I was referring to gas engines only and 20 cc or above. Glo engines are usually smaller engines compared with gas...
    16 replies | 844 view(s)
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    11-19-2016, 01:10 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE Engine Mods in Gas Engines
    My thoughts on the crank also. Cantilever cranks aren't the strongest link in these engines. I've said it before and will repeat it here, if I were...
    16 replies | 844 view(s)
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    11-18-2016, 03:14 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE Engine Mods in Gas Engines
    The easiest way to pic up a bit of power is to increase the compression ratio by installing a slightly thinner base gasket. From there, taking just a...
    16 replies | 844 view(s)
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    11-15-2016, 07:35 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Broken cast!! in Gas Engines
    Its almost impossible to weld the lugs back on using any method while maintaining integrity and accuracy. Most likely, they would just break off...
    6 replies | 287 view(s)
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