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Old 09-21-2014, 12:59 PM
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Hello Gentlemen,
I recently finished a 3W Bearcat with a DLE 222 under the hood. It flew for the first time last week and flew and sounded fantastic. My only complaint is maybe a little more top end speed would be nice. It was no slouch, but I like the top end speed a little more than most. All the info that I was able to find before installing the 222 was mainly from reading forums about large IMAC planes. The 222 quad seems to be more popular with the IMAC fliers. I have only heard of one or other guy that installed a DLE 222 in his Bates Sea Fury. The prop that all the IMAC guys have recommended to me is a 32 x 12 with this engine. I would like to try maybe a 30 x 16 or 28 x 18 and see how that goes. Not sure if those sizes of props would over-rev the motor . Just wondering if anyone out there is using a DLE 222 in their large warbird and if so what has been your experience with it? Thanks. Jon
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:40 PM
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Jonboy2, you might want to email RCKen as he was at the Warbirds Over The Rockies two weeks ago and I know has some data on almost all the planes there......Brian OMeara has switched from the large Moki radials to a different gas engine for his 'big bird'

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I'd be interested in this too as I have a DLE 222 ver 3 mounted in my Bates 120" hellcat due for it's maiden next spring.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:48 AM
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Thanks for the info and suggestion Tailskid. Hopefully someone chimes in here Wingspar. Come on guys, there has got to be some one out there using this motor in their warbirds.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:20 AM
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I am planning on either the DLE 222 or the DA 200 for my next Meister P-47 build...I think for the $ the DLE is the way to go if we can get it to spin the R's and get the top end we want. I'm like you jonboy...I like speed when you want it! I was told recently that the DLE was a stronger more powerful engine over the DA200 and this was from another pilot that claims he owns both. He actually preferred the DLE. I was really wanting to run the MOKI Radial but the maintenance schedule has convinced me to stay with 2 strokes for the reliability and easy care.
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Jonboy2, maybe a call to Frank Tiano in Florida might help you.
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Hey Tailskid,
Does Frank Tiano fly this engine in one of his warbirds?
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Not that I know but he is probably the best qualified to answer your questions...his Top Gun hosts some of the best in the world and many of those planes are HUGE!
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Anymore information on this? I'm putting a 222 in my 1/3 BF109E. Want power and lots of speed
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Originally Posted by mikes68charger View Post
Anymore information on this? I'm putting a 222 in my 1/3 BF109E. Want power and lots of speed
I want to see how that fits in the 109!
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Nicastro View Post
I want to see how that fits in the 109!

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Better pic. Trying to figure out better ways to keep it cool
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So mike, you posted on Flying Giants the same question, this means, you have been working on this since at least 2016? Any success?
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Well I tried a 115mm edf but the ducting just didnít work.

So so now I got a12 blade 90mm edf pulling 22amps on 5s 5000. Iím going to balnce this weekend. The. Time for paint
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I have stopped posting on here much due to how hard it’s to upload pictures unlike RCGroups and Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Michael.Fearing.68/posts/1785764191445424.

this is is a link to the edf testing. And the whole build so afar, from layup to makeing retracts

wow can’t even get Facebook link to say in post. Michael Fearing. I’m on Team Futaba and have a orange shirt on profile

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Its been awhile but she flyís!!!

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