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Old 09-24-2013, 07:32 PM
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I was thinking of buying a DLE20, however a new DLE20 with rear exhaust is coming out soon. What's the advantage of a rear exhaust and is it worth waiting for, I believe it's about $35 more.
Old 09-24-2013, 08:00 PM
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A rear exhaust has the muffler pretty much on the same line as the engine head rather than out to the side of the head on a side exhaust. That comes in handy when you have a fairly narrow cowl. It can save a lot of extra cutting on the cowl.

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Old 09-25-2013, 03:58 AM
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I agree, generally rear exhaust engines have a narrower profile, so it fits more planes without having to hack up the cowl! Saves the price of buying a Pitts muffler separately too?
Old 09-25-2013, 04:03 AM
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I wonder if they changed the bolt pattern on the muffler as was done on the 55RA? In that instance, the earlier muffler tended to fall apart, and if it had the same bolt pattern, replacing it with the side-exhaust muffler would have been a simple cure. I really like the DLE line, and am looking forward to seeing the reports on this new issue.
Old 09-25-2013, 05:12 AM
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hi
what is the equal of the dle 20 to a 2 Stroke or 4 Stroke, thanks
Old 09-25-2013, 05:53 AM
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The 20cc engine is a 1.20 2/4 stroke. 10cc is a .60 size engine. My Z20 on my 60size Corsair does well. You will be happy with the DLE. A copy or clone is a AGM (I think) a local guy loves his.
Who but an aeromodeler would think $4 gas is cheap?
Old 09-25-2013, 07:11 AM
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Just in time for my next project when you figure the Jtec pitts muffler is $80 and the std dle is $250 then this makes sense.
Old 09-25-2013, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by RC Flier View Post
The 20cc engine is a 1.20 2/4 stroke. Who but an aeromodeler would think $4 gas is cheap?
Gasoline is still less expensive here in the States than almost anywhere in the rest of the world. Many places in Europe for example pay more twice what we pay for gas. Sure there are a few places like Venezuela or Saudi Arabia where gas is 50c a gallon but that's few and far between. And hey, my local station down the street just reduced his price for regular cash to 3$ a gallon, so things are looking up
Old 09-25-2013, 03:04 PM
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My DLE20 turns a 16 X 8 APC much faster than my Saito 150 does
Old 09-25-2013, 04:10 PM
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Ware did you guys get the info on the rear exhaust engine?
Old 09-25-2013, 04:36 PM
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I am waiting on the rear exhaust DLE 20 also. Won't be available till late Oct. It also has an improved ignition for up to 8.4 volts. I got the info from Tower web site.
Old 09-25-2013, 04:39 PM
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Valley View RC says they are in stock. http://www.valleyviewrc.com/estore/d...as-engine.html
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Originally Posted by MTK View Post
Gasoline is still less expensive here in the States than almost anywhere in the rest of the world. Many places in Europe for example pay more twice what we pay for gas. Sure there are a few places like Venezuela or Saudi Arabia where gas is 50c a gallon but that's few and far between. And hey, my local station down the street just reduced his price for regular cash to 3$ a gallon, so things are looking up
Too be honest and accurate, the high prices around the world are taxes. That xtra price is not for the product itself. Heck, we have about .80 cents a gallon in CO that are taxes. Mainly for roads. A lot of it in Europe is for healthcare.
Thankfully, Our taxes in the U.S. have not gotten so out of control that gasoline costs the same as glow. We have much larger distances to drive here, so it should not happen. Unless we let it.
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I am building a modified Sun Fli 5. This is a long tapered wing version of the earlier Sun fli models. It actually looks more like a Dirty birdy with a Kaos fuselage. I built this plane for a fun sport model, everyday flier.
I have really been torn as to what to power it with Gas or glow. (I even contemplated electric! Thankfully I came to my senses!) I was excited to see the Evolution line of small gas engines come out. But I also really thought an OS .65 AX would be perfect for it. The fact that I hate paying so much for glow fuel, I have come to the conclusion that I am going to get an Evolution 15cc .90. My wing is bigger than stock (72") as I modified the design a little. So the extra engine size will not be too much. It is exciting to see these new smaller gas engines. It gives us a lot of options.
I have been flying the DLE 20 for 3 years now and love it. I am very happy to see the rear exhaust and also the angled plug. While I do not have a project lined up for this engine, I do for a 30cc sized. So I may be in the market for the 35RA.
Old 09-26-2013, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Mikes145 View Post
Valley View RC says they are in stock. http://www.valleyviewrc.com/estore/d...as-engine.html
The specs listed appear to be a mix of 20cc (weight) and 30cc (bore:stroke, props).....I'd call and check with Tom Denney. He is a good chap to deal with

I really appreciate what DLE has done with the prop mount. No reason to install props with the screwey screws for anything up to 100 cc. This little mill is one compact little jewel. I just might get one to play with myself
Old 09-27-2013, 06:36 AM
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Ware did you guys get the info on the rear exhaust engine?
Old 09-27-2013, 11:56 AM
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http://www.valleyviewrc.com/estore/d...as-engine.html
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Originally Posted by rk2648 View Post
I am waiting on the rear exhaust DLE 20 also. Won't be available till late Oct. It also has an improved ignition for up to 8.4 volts. I got the info from Tower web site.
FYI,

The new version of the side exhaust DLE 20 has the upgraded ignition module too. The module is Model : A-02. Working voltage DC 4.8V - 8.4V . This module also does away with the "idle delay step". The engine itself also has the new longer throttle arm, no need for any extension!

I just got my engine from Valley View about a month ago.

Cheers,
CF

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:20 PM
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Valley Rc has them 242 delivered great deal I got mines

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