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Old 05-21-2012, 04:01 PM
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Thanks the linkage in the pic is for the choke there is a nob in the cabin
Old 06-18-2012, 09:38 AM
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OK, I am looking for a plane to fit the DLE20 to now. The Dewey just couldn't handle the power.  The rudder pushrod came apart while in flight and I wound up plopping it hard into a corn field.  Plane is an easy fix, but a handful to fly with the DLE. At 1/3 throttle it was OK, but the engine loads up quickly at that speed, and WOT the plane is just too un predictable. Going to put a Magnum .91 FS on it instead, which is more in line to what the plane was designed for. <div>
</div><div>So I need something a small step above a trainer, but nothing wild.  I have really good control on my modified Kadet LT40. It is a taildragger with only 1 Inch dihedral. My takeoffs and landings have become silky smooth, and the ones with the Dewwey were too, just that the prop was too long and would strike the ground when landing unless I times the flare JUST RIGHT. </div><div>
</div><div>I dont know what an Ultra Stick or any of those mentioned fly, or what skill set they are, but if it can fly slow, I want it, and if it is inexpensive, even better.  I see the Ultra Stick 60 ARF for under $200, so its ballpark.   </div><div>
</div><div>Recommendations?  It should be my next step up to full warbirds, which the DLE20 is intended for, a TF GE P-51.  Since this will be my first warbird, I want one less thing to worry about, or fiddle with, and that is the engine, I want to get the engine flight ready on a plane I have less to worry about, than try to get it running just right and keep the plane intact at the same time.   My opinion is to have a perfectly running engine in a new plane, so I can concentrate on the flying and not worry about how the engine is performing, or if it will quit. </div><div>
</div><div>I also have an Eflite T-34 that I fly fairly well, only crack ups I had with it were due to brownouts, which have since caused me to ground the plane until I can figure out what is causing the ESC to drop power to the RX, or just go ahead and convert it to glow. </div><div>
</div><div>Before the rudder link broke, I handled the Dewey quite well, I only had one mishap on takeoff where I aborted take off, dropped the nose into the ground and nearly ground looped it.  I had to abort as it was veering off to the right and I didnt have room to correct.  Turned out the right wheel was hanging, which I loosened up and lubed. Yesterdays flight was a nice straight smooth takeoff, and the 4 minutes it flew it flew well, but It felt weird, so on my final to land, the rudder had decided to do its own thing, so now after doing the post crash I feel the motor is just too much for it. </div><div>
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</div><div>It's hard t tell someone where ones skill set is at, so any help here would be appreciated.  I love my Kadet, so I dont think adding a second trainer to my hanger would work, but something a step up would be perfect.  The Kadet is my Go To plane for sure. </div>
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I have a DLE-20 in an Ultra Stick 60 and it will certainly fly slow, like you want (Particularly if you set it up with quad-flaps). With my DLE-20 on it it will also push 100 mph.

It doesn't have any dihedral but it behaves like you would expect it would. I would certainly give it thumbs up for a next plane.

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OK, what size prop are you running, and is the rest all stock setup using the parts in the manual? ARF or KIT?



Just did a search, looks like this one is also no longer available.<br type="_moz" />
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They quit producing the Ultra Stick 60. Big Stick 60 would have a little dihedral and would is a great flyer also.


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I have a DLE-20 in an Ultra Stick 60 and it will certainly fly slow, like you want (Particularly if you set it up with quad-flaps). With my DLE-20 on it it will also push 100 mph.

It doesn't have any dihedral but it behaves like you would expect it would. I would certainly give it thumbs up for a next plane.

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OK, what size prop are you running, and is the rest all stock setup using the parts in the manual? ARF or KIT?



Just did a search, looks like this one is also no longer available.

Good point about it not being available new but I've got two that I picked up used. As the other poster notes, you can get a Big Stick. I can't figure out why they discontinued it. I guess that is why I'm not in theARFbusiness.

I am a little under-prop'd with a 15x8 and some slightly larger than stock wheels to get ground clearance. It has unlimited verticle climb and is a lot of fun. Icut out most of the bottom of the nose to mount the throttle servo and ignition system and mounted the fuel tank at the CG.

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That is too bad though, I kind of like the looks of the Ultra, but I dont like the big stick, it just doesn't strike my interest.   I like the looks of the Escapade, but it also looks like it is a hot plane to fly.  I did come across this one, http://www.texasrcplanes.com/dr1278wispiw.html A bit more than I want to spend though.
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A guy in my club has a DLE 20 on the Escapade and its a nice combo!

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I found a 4*120 ARF yesterday, it was hiding on a top shelf at my LHS, picked it up for $275, perfect plane for the DLE20.  When I get good with it, I will swap it out for the DLE30 and put the 20 in the Stang where it belongs.
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This is where mine is going - Seagull 90 size Yak54 - £130.00





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Where did you get the muffler and is it quieter than the stock one?
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Hanger 9 Funtana X 100
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Now yer talkin! Are you repowering or did you luck out and find a new one laying around somewhere?
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Where did you get the muffler and is it quieter than the stock one?
ebay (China) and I don't know yet (but it must be). The similar one I got for the RCGF 15 is quieter than stock (I fitted with reducing inserts also as the two outlet pipes were huge). It's still a bit too noisy, but OK in moderation. The standard RCGF and DLE mufflers are horribly noisy [:'(]
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Ipicked one up from milehigh RC for $40, and I think it is like the one you posted. Iran the engine up last night and it is much quieter.
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I ordered mine from Mile High R/C. While its for the DLE 30, they also have them for the 20. It looks exactly like the one on ebay, and costs the same except shipping.

While the ebay seller ships free, its a four plus week wait from HK. Mile High is in CO, and I received it in three days.

It was worth the extra $6.

http://milehighrc.com/muffler.html

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It was, especially with the price they charge for extensions, the savings alone was more than the shipping costs.
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DLE 20 going into BH STuka 1.20
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DLE 20 going into BH STuka 1.20
Pics when done, that is one neat plane.
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Of course!

Planning  few mods like converting the wing tanks to proper fuel tanks and looking into a working bomb release and siren.
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Hell with the pics, VIDEO!
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I ordered a DLE 20 which I plan to install in a 120 Spacewalker. I have this BH Birddog with flaps. I was going to fly it electric. Not flown yet. Do you think the dle 20 would work in this plane? 74" span, 7.7 pounds advertised weight (I guess with a 90 4 stroke). It does not say 90 to 120 but is considered a 60 sized plane. Thanks
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I ordered a DLE 20 which I plan to install in a 120 Spacewalker. I have this BH Birddog with flaps. I was going to fly it electric. Not flown yet. Do you think the dle 20 would work in this plane? 74'' span, 7.7 pounds advertised weight (I guess with a 90 4 stroke). It does not say 90 to 120 but is considered a 60 sized plane. Thanks
I have a DLE 20 on a 12lb Great Planes PT-17 and it is more than enough to do spirited aerobatics. Run a Xoar or Vess 17x6 prop and you will be fine. Anything under 9lbs and the plane will have unlimited and accelerating vertical with a DLE 20.
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What is the wingspan? 120''?

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How long is it? Will it fit a VW Jetta station wagon (about 63"). Could put the nose between the seats.

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