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Desert Aircraft DA 60

Old 10-26-2010, 08:40 PM
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Finally something from DA that will compete with the DLE 55. I was getting tired of DLE 55's performing better than my DA 50 that I had just paid twice the money for.
Old 10-26-2010, 09:18 PM
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yeah that DA 60 is on my radar for Nov, i have a few 24" props ready. its spinning a 23 x 8 Mejzlik at 7700 on a header and C/F tune pipe in GA.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:46 PM
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I bet most of the dle owners do not own da. So does the opposite.
Old 10-27-2010, 07:51 AM
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nope not true i have two DA 50's and a DLE55,but i am not saying that i would buy another DA 50.
Old 10-27-2010, 07:13 PM
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so you are in transition ;-).
Old 10-29-2010, 07:57 PM
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after a summer of flying the DLE 55 i would not go back to the DA50,due to price and performance of the 55.i like the looks of the new DA 60 but don't like paying 670.00 for it,time will tell if it is a real power house i might half to have it.
Old 10-29-2010, 11:23 PM
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i think its only 649.00 but if you want to buy one from me for 670.00 let me C
Old 10-30-2010, 10:06 AM
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i think its only 649.00 but if you want to buy one from me for 670.00 let me C
Hmmm..... You're willing to let yours go for a $20.00 profit when it comes and then get back in line again????? lol

I still haven't decided where mine's going. Originally I thought about completely replacing my 50cc bird altogether, but somewhere deep down hidden from view is this WarBird idea and the new 60 MAY find it's way into that AeroWorks P-51. I got the inverted Pitts type muffler for the 60 and that airplane from Jtec a couple of days ago thinking it'd work for either application as well. Never used Jtec stuff before but this looks nice.
Old 10-30-2010, 10:21 AM
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Zeeb,

I thought the same thing about going to the 60 on my EF Yak this summer. The more I flew the Yak I saw were it could hold off as the power was there on my Brison 3.2 with a Vess prop that made it all sweet for my 3d time. My 60 is going on my Slick that is stilll being put together.....
Old 10-30-2010, 01:00 PM
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I agree nothing preforms like a DA......... but I would not pay that price when you can get a DLE for less money and still have money left over! Alot of people are short on money right now and I think this is the wrong time of the year to release something like this.....but then again, is there ever a right time of the year?
Old 10-30-2010, 02:07 PM
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:17 PM
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Nice to see Red Aero with one, then you can figure out things so when I get mine, you will have all the MX2 details worked out!
Old 10-30-2010, 03:09 PM
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LOL Hoff, we don't have one yet,,, I was in Tucson in July, stopped by and saw this.
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I lov my DA-85 that was my 1st DA after having many other brands of gas motors. 3w, brison, zdz, rcs. I have never had a dle but do plan to get that 20 for a some of the stuff that i have glow right now. I am not wrapping up into the brand and could care less what ever one runs. if a plane is in the air and the flyer is jamming and the motor is tune correctly all is well for me to watch and the flyer to enjoy himself. So lets not turn this thread into i spent this or that.....
Old 10-30-2010, 08:01 PM
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This engine is going to ROCK in my modified GP 15lb Edge 540.
Keep the info coming guys.

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:09 PM
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jam on! way to knock it out.....
Old 11-01-2010, 06:01 PM
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Absolutely beautiful!!! Great job DA!!! Enjoy!

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Old 11-05-2010, 10:38 AM
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Interesting...Its listed in Fly RC in the advertisements, but not yet on the DA website - unless they did it this morning....I would love to have a reason to get another DA...I hope they knock it outta the park. 
Old 11-05-2010, 10:59 AM
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good deal its also on Cheif Aircraft site:

http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec/...raft.html#da60
Old 11-06-2010, 10:18 AM
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Interesting...Its listed in Fly RC in the advertisements, but not yet on the DA website - unless they did it this morning....I would love to have a reason to get another DA...I hope they knock it outta the park.

While DA is well known for it's excellent CS, they are probably almost as well known for not keeping their website updated.... lol
Old 11-06-2010, 04:57 PM
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Dave is taking orders now for the DA-60. $649 and will ship around the third week in November. Got mine coming.
Old 11-06-2010, 05:01 PM
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No kidding, me too! I had to re-bind all my planes because of a Tx change. It is kinda cold, but the DLE-20 started and ran well, the Syssa started in like 3 flips and ran great, but the OS was a ***** to start, then finally ran. While I was trying to get it running, I am in a bad mood, swearing at it, and my wife comes out and says how come you don't fly that pretty one (EG Gary Ward MX2) very much? I said because I f-ing hate this engine. If I do get it to run, it has a good chance of dead sticking on me (3x so far, I am lucky I only cracked the L/G on one dead stick). She said, so what's the point of having it if it is not any fun? Just go get a different engine that does run! So, she now has given me the green light, (and I would have done it anyway), but it is nice when it is her idea!
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I don't think it's a matter of not updating their website. Dave has a loyal group of followers that have not switched to Chinese engines. Most of these people will find out from fellow modellers. Dave manufacturers engines in the US and does so with precision quality control. He can't make them as fast as the Chinese and maintain that quality. He is probably selling to his loyal customers first and does not want a flood of orders he cannot fill immediately. If he has a long waiting list of backorders it will generate negative comments on forums like this and that is not good for business. We are all DA owners. We know about the new engine and have a chance to get to the front of the line. Let the magazine readers wait.
Old 11-07-2010, 08:44 AM
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I hate to be a beta test site, but I have had it with the OS. Even when it does run, the upside down front carb drools gas into the cowling when you choke it. At least with a rear reed valve motor, the gas is ingested into the crankcase, not have to have the vapor work its' way through the crank, then into the crankcase. The DA60 has at least been running for a while now with the DA120, so I am not worried about it, but I just want to get it in the air soon, before the snow makes it difficult.
Old 11-16-2010, 06:24 PM
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it (the 60) has been tested and it sounds very good. mine shipped today. i am very excited! this is my second DA engine. I will be hard pressed to buy another brand after how they have treated me. i also like the 3w and dle engines! hell anything that flies good should be given praise!

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