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Old 04-27-2019, 05:10 AM
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Looks great Chris. Where is the air filter from on the DLE
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:52 AM
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The velocity stack or trumpet was from Aeroscale and then I added the screen later. It’s aluminum expanded metal material for crafts from Hobby Lobby. I used high temp automotive silicone to bond it on there.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:32 PM
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​​​​​started some of the recover
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:10 PM
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Two tanks run at about 3500rpm so far, so good! It ran for 20 minutes on 25oz so I’m pretty sure 10min fast flights are no problem! New engine maiden flight soon!
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She flys again







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Old 05-19-2019, 10:56 AM
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Looking good!

I just rebalanced mine and I’m getting ready to fly it again too.

Just FYI, DLE 61, Jtec Pitts style muffler for TF planes, stock cowl with dummy radial, required 2 pounds 3 ounces to balance at the wing spar, dry, gear up.

I’ll post pics for reference.

I finally changed the wheels to 4 inch gray wheel Dubro’s I happened to have in my box of stuff. Should be 4.5” but I went for light weight.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:59 AM
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@droppedgmc
can you show how you set up your gear doors please?
I’ve been debating air or mechanical. My air retracts have been so reliable I’m inclined to just go with air.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Nicastro View Post
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can you show how you set up your gear doors please?
Iíve been debating air or mechanical. My air retracts have been so reliable Iím inclined to just go with air.





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have to paint wheel wells
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Thanks,
I see you went with the servo set up. How is that working for you? Any issue with vibration or stripping servo gears?
You have air retracts and servo doors right? Did you set up the sequence in your radio?

I did a dual micro servo controlled cowl flap mod and the vibration and heat messed with those servos. I upgraded the servos but I still had issues with vibration and heat wearing out and breaking the assembly. It looked great for a season then I scrapped it.

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Working great. I spent a lot of extra time setting them up and a lot of gear swings
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