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Old 10-07-2014, 06:16 AM
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Here is the DLE20 version of the RC91 I might be acquiring soon.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:08 PM
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hi
can i get some information on this plane, who make kit and where to get one thanks
Old 10-07-2014, 01:19 PM
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Looks nice, I want more info as well

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Old 10-08-2014, 03:15 AM
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Hey guys, here is the information I have on hand here at work.


Wing Span: 68"
Flying weight with O.S.95 AX ~7 1/4 lb.
Flying weight with DLE20 ~8 1/4 lb.
Laser cut kit sells for $150.00, plus actual shipping costs (no handling fees)
Manufactured in Bloomington, IL.
Optional landing gear from T6 aluminum, add $10.00

I know that on his gas model he is running two A123 batteries (1 ignition, 1 Receiver). A person could cut some weight by going with a TechAero Ibec and losing the ignition battery.

He likes both versions, and says that he can feel the extra weight on the gas version, but it still flys nicely. He did say it lands slightly faster than the lighter glow version.

Also, he had to have a muffler extension built to get the muffler out past the side of the plane. He doesn't sell them as the guy who built his has quit machining.

I have a DLE20 RA that I am going to install in one of these and should delete the need for the side exhaust extension, but that model hasn't been built yet.


I am going to go to Don's place tonight (he is the guy who sells these) and try to get him posting on here. He buys and sells a lot in the market but hasn't ever posted that I know of.
Old 10-08-2014, 06:23 AM
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Bloomington isn't far from me, could save on shipping costs. No not volunteering to get one for you and deliver it LOL
Old 10-13-2014, 04:18 PM
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Hi. I do have RC91 laser cut kits available. Mike is buying the one I have with the DLE20 side exhaust, shown above. I have kits here in Gilbertsville, KY, 30 miles south of Paducah, and my friend that actually does the laser cutting of the kit, keeps 2 kits in stock in Bloomington, IL, in order to help keep shipping costs at a minimum. I can be reached at: [email protected] if interested in any additional information. Kits are also available in the Peoria, IL area also.
Old 10-16-2014, 08:14 AM
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I've got a dozen flights on the Phoenix Sbach 342. The DLE 20 fits right in the smiley face of the cowl. It came out at 10.4 pounds and with a well broke in DLE 20 and Xoar 17x6 it will hover and pull vertically out of the hover. It is very quick and aerobatic. Lots of control throw and lots of surface area. I had to put 1/2 pound of lead in the nose though. If starting on a new one, think about trying to put the elevator servos up in the body instead of on the tail. The elevator and rudder are airfoiled (nice!) and it looks really good overall. The fasteners are the type that use an allen wrench instead of a screwdriver, linkages are ball links & the control horns are great. Overall a well done kit, but I hate putting lead in a plane. It is beautiful in the air too. I did have the canopy fly off on the first flight & did my own version of a screw in place hatch. The pilot head vibrated off about the 4th flight, so now I have a headless pilot... ha ha ha.
Old 10-16-2014, 09:06 AM
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:10 PM
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The only problem moving the servos forward is deflection in the control rods. Where you have them now with short pushrods, you get max performance from the servo. I found moving the servo from the front to the rear on the 4* gave it much better response. I am surpised you had to add that much weight with the DLE up front, especially if you run 2 packs.
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The two batteries are pretty small - they are 1100 Life packs:
[h=2]Glacier 1100mAh 2S 6.6V LiFe Receiver Battery[/h]Cheap too at $8.95. I have the throttle servo on the plane side of the firewall & as much moved forward as possible. Not sure there's anything I did that would have caused more than normal weight to add.
Old 10-16-2014, 03:52 PM
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The two batteries are pretty small - they are 1100 Life packs:
[h=2]Glacier 1100mAh 2S 6.6V LiFe Receiver Battery[/h]Cheap too at $8.95. I have the throttle servo on the plane side of the firewall & as much moved forward as possible. Not sure there's anything I did that would have caused more than normal weight to add.
Old 10-17-2014, 01:36 AM
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The same battery from HK is about $4, and from Value Hobby is $5.
Old 10-17-2014, 11:37 AM
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Wow - even better on the price. I've ordered two times from HK and been bummed about the shipping price, but it was not from the US warehouse. How is shipping from there?
Old 10-17-2014, 11:47 AM
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I've had very good luck with stuff from HK's stateside warehouse. Not a lot of time spent getting it out, and it's shipped USPS. A lot of times orders from there will beat one from Tower....
Old 10-17-2014, 06:16 PM
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My only problem with HK is my bank flags it as bad and I have to call in to approve it. LOL
Old 10-24-2014, 09:03 AM
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Update - the lead came loose in the cowl and fell out. The plane is flying great, so I probably won't add it back.
Old 10-24-2014, 09:38 AM
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Gotta love that.
Old 10-24-2014, 01:44 PM
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Without that lead, it must be a lot more responsive....good going.
Old 10-27-2014, 06:31 PM
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It was about 10.5 pounds with the lead.... so about 10 pounds now. I was having fun with a Seagull Yak 54 at about 9.3 pounds till a faulty charger ended that fun. The Sbach is pretty darn fun - tumbles and blenders pretty sweet. We also just put a DLE 20 in a Hangar 9 "blue nose" P-51 mustang that has turned out sweet. 2 flights so far.
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Originally Posted by Rappyman1 View Post
It was about 10.5 pounds with the lead.... so about 10 pounds now. I was having fun with a Seagull Yak 54 at about 9.3 pounds till a faulty charger ended that fun. The Sbach is pretty darn fun - tumbles and blenders pretty sweet. We also just put a DLE 20 in a Hangar 9 "blue nose" P-51 mustang that has turned out sweet. 2 flights so far.
Good going....keep up the good flying !
Old 01-03-2015, 10:15 PM
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I have a four star 60 thinking of the DLE 20 for it. Any thoughts ?
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:19 AM
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DLE 20 powered NotForSale, my long-time favorite sport plane. Nearly covered now, and estimated weight of slightly less than 9 pounds.

60 inch span, 48 inch length, 15 inch chord plus ailerons. Should be fun!





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Old 01-27-2015, 03:49 AM
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Hi Guys,

I am interested in a cheaper (
Old 01-27-2015, 05:51 AM
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70" Revolver is popular, and you might look through the Seagull and Phoenix brands for more inexpensive options.
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ahicks i have seen the 70" Revolver and it is a nice piece of kit unfortunately on a couple of places here in aus stock them and including postage pushes the price of the ARF alone over $500AUD... If i didnt have the CD 120 on the build i would snap it up....
Which of the Phoenix kits would you say??? I like the 15cc Ryan and a couple of others..
My main aim is not so much for blistering speed but a stable gasser that i can do just about all the 'Classic' aerobatics (i dont have the skill for 3D yet and im thinking ill be looking at more scale flying)... I have been flying a 40 sized cloud dancer and its a stable plane but i am wanting to step up in size :/ before i tackle the 120...
Thanks for the recommendations though... maybe if i get another job i might be able to look at the Revolver

FlyBoy

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