I've got the DLE 20 in my Pulse 125 turning a 16 x 8 Xoar prop. I've got some numbers but I think they're a little low, so I'd appreciate a second (third, fourth etc) opinion:
RPM @ WOT: ~7500
Static thrust: 11.75 lbs
Here's a clip of the throttle response
The first time I started the plane it stuttered when the throttle was opened and sometimes quit at full throttle. Per the DLE manual I opened up the High adjustment screw on the carb about 1/8 turn and it improved. If I open it too much further it starts to miss, which I assume means too rich.
So, the questions.
1. The manual
specifies 2.5 HP @ 9000 RPM. I am running a recommended prop size. Should I expect 9000 RPM?
2. I've seen other reports of the static thrust at 13-14 lbs... is 11.75 low enough to cause concern?
3. I've backed off the idle to about 2000 RPM, but it's pretty shaky at that setting. Is this a good idle speed?