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DM 55 gasser - DLE 55 Clone??

Old 02-21-2014, 07:18 AM
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Default DM 55 gasser - DLE 55 Clone??

Howdy - I have both a DM 30 and DM 55, which both appear externally to be exact (or very nearly so) matches to their DLE parents. Assuming they are some of the multitudes of alphabet soup clones of anything that seems to work and sell....
Anyway - my question is about parts interchange - my 55 hub and prop washer seems to "not" be a perfect match for my PSP mfg DA-50 drill guide....which is marketed and hawked by users as being "usable for DLE 55".... anyone know if that is in fact, true?

In years past, the debates raged for a long time about whether the original DLE was a clone/copy of the DA 50....and I'm old enough to remember that there wasn't a public "proof" of that claim substantiated.

Knowing that there have been lots of iterations of change....anyone know if DLE parts would work on the DM 55 clone of a copy of a copy of the DA, supposedly???
The engine runs well, has plenty of poop, and seems well done for a Hobby-King marketed cheapie....
Old 02-21-2014, 10:12 AM
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My Desert aircraft drill guide for a DA 50 works fine on my two DL 50s

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Ah. Could be that the PSP is just slightly "off" ??
Thanks for your reply.
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That' funny, a clone of a clone of a clone, ad infinitum
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Yeah....but with CNC-based "cloning", it's far easier and more likely to succeed than biological dna-based cloning seems to....although if the gene pool is shallow, it probably doesn't matter whether computer or biological....
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Yah, the DA was a clone of a 3W right?
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Wrong. Similar design but not cloned.

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