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Old 12-17-2010, 08:59 AM
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The Bipe swings a 17 X 8 prop with authority....you have to be on the Rudder on take-off...It flys at Scale speed at slightly above half throttle...punch it and it goes vertical.
I plan to put a DLE-20 into the Great Planes Super Stearman also...like the quad-ailerons... NOTE: Wingspan :71.5" Both the PT-17 & Super Stearman..
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:28 AM
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Just received my DLE-20 and will be installing it in a CMP 120 Zero under construction. I am presently flying this same airframe with a Saito 125 at 17 lbs...very nice performance, so the DLE-20 should be just a tad better in Zero #2.
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Just received my DLE-20 and will be installing it in a CMP 120 Zero under construction. I am presently flying this same airframe with a Saito 125 at 17 lbs...very nice performance, so the DLE-20 should be just a tad better in Zero #2.
You are flying a 17lb airplane on a Saito 125? Wow. That is much heavier than I would have expected for either a Saito 125 or a DLE-20!
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:25 AM
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My DLE20 is currently doing the job in a Great Planes Hawk P-6E. Very nice match. The ARF has been re-introduced by Great Plane for late Jan delivery. At a 'mere' $479.00 !!!
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Plan to put it in a H9 Funtana 125.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:29 PM
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I'm, going to put a DLE 20 on my BTE Delta Vortex with a 15x8 Graupner 3 bladed. Should be great combination. I had a .90 glo on this one before I lost it so I'll build another for the DLE.
GRAUPNER 3 Bladed Props - The best quality sport 3 bladed props available today!
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:53 PM
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I have a Seagull Yak 54 63in<div>Graftech Gear, Cockpit stripped and a few other things to lighten it.</div><div>Came in around 8lbs </div><div>I have run 3 props so far.</div><div>JFX 16x8 9000rpm</div><div>Vess 17x6 broke it before i could check rpm new one on order.</div><div>zigler 18x5 will check rpm today.</div><div></div>
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You are flying a 17lb airplane on a Saito 125? Wow. That is much heavier than I would have expected for either a Saito 125 or a DLE-20!
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Silly, he's running 40% nitro and uses a 150' take-off.....downhill!
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I have a Seagull Yak 54 63in<div>Graftech Gear, Cockpit stripped and a few other things to lighten it.</div><div>Came in around 8lbs </div><div>I have run 3 props so far.</div><div>JFX 16x8 9000rpm</div><div>Vess 17x6 broke it before i could check rpm new one on order.</div><div>zigler 18x5 will check rpm today.</div><div></div>
Nice! I want one of those but would also add a carbon wing tube!
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Man u must have a weak ys140. I like this engine, but there is no way it can hang with my ys140. Now, the dle 30....that's a different story...
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You are flying a 17lb airplane on a Saito 125? Wow. That is much heavier than I would have expected for either a Saito 125 or a DLE-20!

No joke....and more surprising is that the 125 flies it very well...not a pig in any way. Nice large loops from level and best of all, it floats...and floats...and floats. My Zero#2 with the DLE-20 will have flaps just to help it bleed speed quicker.

Silly, he's running 40% nitro and uses a 150' take-off.....downhill!

a1pcfixer....actually, my decision to go with the DLE-20 on Zero#2 was based heavily on your evalution and summary of the little gasser's performance...so, thank you very much for taking the time you did to put into the evaluation so the rest of us could easily benefit.
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a1pcfixer....actually, my decision to go with the DLE-20 on Zero#2 was based heavily on your evalution and summary of the little gasser's performance...so, thank you very much for taking the time you did to put into the evaluation so the rest of us could easily benefit.
You're very welcome!

I did something similar awhile back over in the G.P. Ultimate 1.60 ARF thread [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=10109006]Link to 'mods'....[/link]
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Ok guys, What are your thoughts about the DLE 20 for the BH models Ryan 120? Specs. 90'' wing, approx 13lbs flying weight. I was planning on using a CRRC 26, but don't want to cut the cowl to mount the engine. ( carb sticks out) Everyone says the 20 has more power than the CRRC 26.
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handman.

The DLE20 does have a bit more ump, but I believe you'll do far better with a DLE30, rather than the DLE20 considering the weight of that plane.
The DLE20cc would fly it, but have little reserve power.

Here's a [link=http://preview.tinyurl.com/2cbzce2]....build thread....[/link] on one.

Also, check the info from my notes here, post #3
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Ok guys, What are your thoughts about the DLE 20 for the BH models Ryan 120? Specs. 90'' wing, approx 13lbs flying weight. I was planning on using a CRRC 26, but don't want to cut the cowl to mount the engine. ( carb sticks out) Everyone says the 20 has more power than the CRRC 26.
I agree with Jim about the 20 being on the light side. I think one would need to know more about how you intend to fly the plane, and what your performance expectations are to really answer your question. You may be fine, but some of us are used to seeing this engine on planes in the 7-10 lb. range for all out to "very good" sport perfomance.
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Thanks for the replies guys. That was my feeling also. Had second thoughts because I hear guys are flying GP Stearmans & a P-6E with the DLE 20. I have already started installing the DLE 30 in the plane. It is a little bit of a tight fit with the stock muffler, I don't want to cut the cowl and ruin the lines. That was my reason for not using the CRRC 26. As you know the Ryan cowling has a very thin profile and the DLE 20 fit inside with lots of clearance all around. I would rather have extra power, than be on the edge of a stall,or having to fly full throttle all the time.
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You're very welcome!

btw; I like your sig line.[sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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PS Thanks for the link to the build thread, I already have it bookmarked. When it comes to building my airplanes or any other project I have in mind, that is my #1 rule (my sig line)
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Hi , I'm putting one of these together now. Any problems with the DLE 20 install. Any information would be much appreciated.
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I chose not to install the DLE 20, went with the DLE 30 instead. As far as I could tell the DLE 20 was a very easy install. There was plenty of room for the engine & muffler. My biggest concern was the available power with the 20, I didn't want to be under powered, you can always throttle back with the 30. My gut feeling is it will probably fly ok with the 20, pretty much depends on what type of flying you do. From the threads it looks like the plane needs tail weight with the larger gassers, so the 20 might not need as much or none at all. Good luck on your build.
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I flew the Stick today and it was cold, like 30F. It runs great, but it was so cold it actually ran for about 20 seconds on full choke! It had to warm up for at least a minute, and honestly, I considered blocking off some of the fins with a piece of duct tape. The engine power and lift is great in the cold weather though, lots of fun. Maybe when it is installed in the 3DHS Velox the cowling will let it run a little warmer. Any of our Swedish or Canadian friends have any cold weather gasser tips?
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I flew the Stick today and it was cold, like 30F. It runs great, but it was so cold it actually ran for about 20 seconds on full choke! It had to warm up for at least a minute, and honestly. Any of our Swedish or Canadian friends have any cold weather gasser tips?
Ive never thought about it, but you make a good point. Maybe a piece of .062 aluminum in front of the cylinder with a spring wrapped around the back of the cylinder? Could cut some slits or drill holes in it to let some air by. Maybe just cover half the cylinder. I'm curious what some with more cold weather experience has to say.
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I just started my build on a Great Planes PT-17 and I plan on using a DLE-20 in it that should be here today. I have everthing I need on hand already for the build I'll post pic's as the build processes Here is a pic of the PT-a7 I plan to build that belongs to a friecd of mine. Here has a Saito 125 in it for power and it flies great.
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<span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">I put my DLE20 in a funtana 125, with a 17 x 6 XOAR. With the wind and weather I only been able to fly it twice.</span></span>

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