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Old 02-01-2008, 05:47 PM
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I think Ed is right. The DA thing is getting old.

On another note, Its still winter here and yesterday morning when I went to work it was -17 degrees. brrrr!!![:@][:@]
Old 02-01-2008, 09:49 PM
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I just read a post about someone running the engine with the factory settings and complaining about the rpm. What a moroon! Adjust the carb for your altitude and tach it again! Then run the engine for a gallon and adjust it again. JEZZZZZ.

Nice to see the new engines coming thru with stronger mufflers and better stand offs.

If this post gets edited plase just edit and don't delete it. Maybe someone will learn something from it.
Old 02-01-2008, 10:23 PM
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Yup..some cold out. Most of the week here it was -43 C with a wind chill hitting -52 C. Thats -45 F and -62 F. Sucks when you have to work outside all week like I did. [] We are starting to break out of it now. We hit a balmy -30 today. Can't wait for spring to come so I can break in my engine and see what she'll do. Got a couple of Zoar 22x8's and a Top flight 22x10 to try out.
Old 02-01-2008, 10:48 PM
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Wll I hate to be this way but her in NC we have a winter break for this weekend Sunday will be 62 F and winds 5 to 6 mph take a quest ware i will be Sunday mornong and it won't be home,

I have been keeping up with the DL 50 threds and I fail to see why we would have a problem comparing the difference between two diferent ingines, I do agre with wavy777 it is a mater of choice or $300.00 different's
I do own a DA and a DL wich I havent ran yet but will soon, I do love my DA and from what I have read on this forum I will proboly love my DL as well as the diference in price wich is the real diference betwen the two engine and qualety I feel that the DA has a better finish and may be better built but the DL may be a little less qualety but defanetly a very good engine for the price wich helps people to aford to be in the hobby so that is my Two cents worth,
Old 02-01-2008, 11:30 PM
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Bosco2,

Well put.
Old 02-03-2008, 04:05 PM
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Update

Hi guys. Here is a follow up from my clogged carb. I basically took both plates on either side off and cleaned as best i could. The inlet filter was really clogged.

Fast foward a week. I decided to try and start it today. What a pain. It acted the way it did the first time i baught it. I don't know what it is about dry carbs. Anyway, it took shooting fuel into the carb with my pump to get it to start. After fittling with the needles i got it running really smooth. After shut down i found the needles were right at the factory setting. I am anxious to fly again.

Thanks for all the help
Old 02-03-2008, 06:48 PM
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Well I finally got a chance to get my bird in the air for a maiden today, The motor was running rock solid once I got it started. It was about 56 degrees out, but I had to flip probably about 20 times before she would fire. No problems after that, fired within a couple of flips the rest of the day. Power was exceptional, takeoff was at just over 1/2 throttle and it was accelerating on the way up! Too windy to do anything but fly some laps around the field but man was I having some fun.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:44 PM
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Hey gr8taz nitro, what is that plane? I have a Lanier 80 in. Cap 232 I am considering putting my DL in. Is your plane about the same size?
Old 02-03-2008, 10:10 PM
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Well I finally got a chance to get my bird in the air for a maiden today, The motor was running rock solid once I got it started. It was about 56 degrees out, but I had to flip probably about 20 times before she would fire. No problems after that, fired within a couple of flips the rest of the day. Power was exceptional, takeoff was at just over 1/2 throttle and it was accelerating on the way up! Too windy to do anything but fly some laps around the field but man was I having some fun.
Your DL should really yank that 3DHS Kat around the sky

Earle
Old 02-04-2008, 12:07 PM
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Hey gr8taz nitro, what is that plane? I have a Lanier 80 in. Cap 232 I am considering putting my DL in. Is your plane about the same size?
It's a 3d Hobbyshop 87" katana. It weighs in on the light side of 15lbs and power is not lacking in anyway. I wouldn't see any problems with you putting one in a 80"lanier.

Your DL should really yank that 3DHS Kat around the sky

Earle
It's a beast on power, takeoff was at 1/2 throttle and it was accelerating up into a 25mph headwind.
Old 02-05-2008, 05:40 PM
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Ordered another plane (Lanier Giant Stinger ARF) as it was on for a real good price and would make a good plane to get used to gas with. Sooo...
I ordered another DL 50 to go with it so I wouldn't have to switch the engine back and for with my Extra 300S. Wicked, I forgot how adicting this hobby is.
Old 02-05-2008, 06:16 PM
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Well....not yet having my plane to put my DL in I decided to build a simple test stand and run it a bit. Powered the ignition with a 6V lantern battery and fed fuel directly from my can (2 filters BTW). About 8 flips with choke and she popped...choke off, throttle cracked and 2 flips later it purred to life. After about 20 minutes at a smooth RPM just above what I would call a shakey idle, it settled down into a nice rather smooth idle (not siure what RPM....no tach) and would cleanly accelerate to full when I popped the throttle wide open. Prop is a Vess 22B

You can see my rather crude, but effective setup in the pic. String on the throttle tied to a paint stirrer clamped to the mount. I place a 2x4 under the base and pulled my Suburban onto the end, which elevated it slightly, but more importantly let the whole affair shake a bit as it would in the plane. Worked great. After double checking bolts I ran about 1/2 gal through it this evening before sunset. Nice engine...can't wait to see/hear her fly. BTW - the stock muffler is a bit on the noisy side[:'(]. I plan to run a MTW can on this in the plane.

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Old 02-05-2008, 08:32 PM
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Very strange how the prop turned out in the picture. It is not blurred yet transparent to some extent. Looks cool.
Old 02-05-2008, 10:29 PM
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Very strange how the prop turned out in the picture. It is not blurred yet transparent to some extent. Looks cool.
Yea...that was interesting, DL was at an idle setting. Camera settings were F/5.6, 1/60 sec, fill flash.

Now back to our regular programming
Old 02-05-2008, 10:30 PM
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How high did it lift the Suburban??????
Old 02-05-2008, 10:37 PM
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How high did it lift the Suburban??????
Had to put an extra case of beer in the passenger seat to holder her down
Old 02-05-2008, 10:40 PM
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I think that suburban would hover.
Old 02-06-2008, 01:42 PM
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hello.. everyone..

i just recieved my first 50 cc engine, Dl 50...

i wanted to know if its ok to run in the engine ith motul engine oil.. or its a absolute must to run in with lawnboy ashless?

Manyu
Old 02-07-2008, 01:58 AM
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My DL50 is broken in now and I'm going for synthetic now, my choice is Mobil 1 2T. Should i mix it with gas 1:45 or maybe use less oil?
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My DL50 is broken in now and I'm going for synthetic now, my choice is Mobil 1 2T. Should i mix it with gas 1:45 or maybe use less oil?
Hi Pawel,
I am using 40:1 on synthetic, but 50:1 should be OK.

All....Pic attached of my DL on a KS tuned pipe...adds 400 rpm..highly recommended!

Cheers

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Old 02-07-2008, 08:26 AM
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this will be my first dl engine (on the way now).i have a da and da100 and they are flawless great running engines.would be great to get a equally running engine at less the cost.this will be going into a dietriech 260 .you should always run the oil mixture as stated by the oil manufactor.wavy i have the same tuned pipe set-up on my da50 and it is awesome on a pipe.well worth the investment.on the same plane actually.im on the waiting list for the ef yak 110 ws plane.any one here if dl is gonna make a larger twin motor.
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[/quote]
Hi Pawel,
I am using 40:1 on synthetic, but 50:1 should be OK.

All....Pic attached of my DL on a KS tuned pipe...adds 400 rpm..highly recommended!

Cheers

W
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Wavvy....what is the modle # of your KS pipe? And did you get the header from them as well?
Thanks,
Earle
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Hi Pawel,
I am using 40:1 on synthetic, but 50:1 should be OK.

All....Pic attached of my DL on a KS tuned pipe...adds 400 rpm..highly recommended!

Cheers

W
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Wavvy....what is the modle # of your KS pipe? And did you get the header from them as well?
Thanks,
Earle
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Hi Earle, i got the pipe and header from KS in germany, the pipe is model number 1060-4B

http://www.krumscheid-metallwaren.de...op.php?lang=EN

I bought one of the kits for my airframe (EF yak), No.551 i think, and also went for their own mounting system...as per

http://www.krumscheid-metallwaren.de...ang=EN&cat=CMB

You need to make sure the length of the system is correct when you put it together, to make sure it performs at the right rpm, it comes with all the instructions on how to do this anyway. I did not need to change the length of mine as it was perfect for my rpm's (7000). Actually it was 7000, its now 7400 on a mejzlik 23 x 8 after i added the pipe.

If your ordering for the DL, just ask for the fitment for a DA50, as they are identical.

Regards

W

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Old 02-07-2008, 10:56 AM
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you can also get the pipe system from dessert aircraft (da).for the da50 there is no cutting of pipe.it is at the correct length already.troy built models also carries tthem
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you can also get the pipe system from dessert aircraft (da).for the da50 there is no cutting of pipe.it is at the correct length already.troy built models also carries tthem
Thats right, the KS system didnt need any cutting either, but the length does depend on anticipated rpm's.

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