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Old 09-04-2011, 04:44 AM
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Default G62 vs DLE55

Gentlemen,

I know this question can be easily be answered by the experts, Antique, Jodi, Ple ect.

Which has more HP G62 or DLE55?

Thanks

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Old 09-04-2011, 10:48 AM
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Gentlemen,

I know this question can be easily be answered by the experts, Antique, Jodi, Ple ect.

Which has more HP G62 or DLE55?

Thanks

Chris923
Curious. Why wouldn't you just look it up? Specs for both are available on line.

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Old 09-04-2011, 10:57 AM
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

I think he wants real data not factory advertisement. I have a 55 and it is a beast.
Old 09-04-2011, 03:13 PM
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55


A G62 can be a beast also if it is set up correctly.
Old 09-04-2011, 03:17 PM
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

I have both. Hard for me to tell. The G62 is magneto, the DL50 is electronic. But I am just a sport flyer so my opinion might not be worth much.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:31 PM
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

The G62 can weigh more than a DLE 55 unless you have one set up like one of Ralph Cunningham's G-62 lite's.

A G-62 does better if allowed to turn up a little rpm.
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:01 PM
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

The DLE performs better at lower rpms and the G62 at higher.
Old 09-04-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

A G62 can rip a 21 pound plane out of a hover if propped correctly. Wasn't my plane, but I seen it/flown it.
Old 09-04-2011, 04:53 PM
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

Properly set up they are both strong engines and as mentioned one is better up high and the other down a little lower in the rpm range. They will both yank a 30% or 50cc 3D bird out of a hover like a rocket, they just require a different approach to get there.
Old 09-04-2011, 05:49 PM
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

The DLE 55 is a closed port engine

The G-62 is a open port engine

Closed port two strokes generally have more low end torque.
Old 09-05-2011, 05:55 AM
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One other major difference is one is piston port inducted, the G62, and the other, the DLE55 is reed valve inducted.
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

Thanks,
Gentlemen for your input.

You all confrimed my thoughts, that both engine are pretty close, depending on set up.

I have a DLE 55 in aTF P-51, flys like a rocket. I have been working on ( almost complete)
TF P-51B. That one has one of Ralphs G-62 lites in it with a custom ( designed by me, welded
by a buddy) scale exhust.

By next spring the I'll have both in the air, and I can make a closer comparison.

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Having flown g-62's in warbirds for years and having seen the DLE55 fly in a warbird I will be shocked if the G-62 won't blow it's doors off! Of course it has to be propped right.
A 22X8 on a G-62 is all right for a mustang but get the revs up with, say, a 20X10 carbon fibre or a 21X10 wood and watch out. The G-62 loves rpm. I believe Ralph says they have run them up to 13,000 on the AT-6's with a special prop.
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In general terms the 62 is the stronger engine. The 55 is no slouch but the 62 will propel a much heavier aircraft.
Old 09-06-2011, 12:06 PM
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if i was into warbirds, racing or speed G62, for 3d DLE55 hands down........ they both have their place.... if i wanted a sport engine that would probably outlast my air frame i'd pick a g62 as well

im trying to as unbias as possible
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Having flown g-62's in warbirds for years and having seen the DLE55 fly in a warbird I will be shocked if the G-62 won't blow it's doors off! Of course it has to be propped right.
A 22X8 on a G-62 is all right for a mustang but get the revs up with, say, a 20X10 carbon fibre or a 21X10 wood and watch out. The G-62 loves rpm. I believe Ralph says they have run them up to 13,000 on the AT-6's with a special prop.
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Nope, 9000 unloaded in the air with an open header with the APC USRA race prop...
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What was I thinking of? Maybe GT80 on alky?
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13,000 is about where a 3.2 Brison says goodbye to the rod.
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whats the difference in weight, for those who need nose weight.
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

My next project will be getting the G62. The model was designed with the DA 50 or DLE 55 in mind, but really, I want the magneto. I want the nose (warbird) weight, and the reliability of the mag. Just one less battery to worry about. A spring starter will be in order as well. Reliability is the primary objective here, and the G62 fits the bill for sure. the price is great as well.
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If you aren't less than 15 years old the 62 should last longer than you will
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If you aren't less than 15 years old the 62 should last longer than you will
With any luck, the plane will as well!
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One can only hope. The only assured way to make that happen is to never fly it
Old 09-08-2011, 10:22 AM
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Where is the best place to buy one of these G62's? Should I just go to Bennett? No EI for me, I want mine stock.
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Default RE: G62 vs DLE55

............From someone who has one NIB with good ratings!! These things are near bullet proof-even the used ones. I sure love mine.

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