Originally Posted by kingsflyer
I just converted my V1 Velox from electric to gas. From E-flite 90 to DLE 20. Bowman ring and reed cage mods before the first flight. WOW! 17x6 Xoar prop hovers at 1/4 throttle. After 5 flights, I'm read to start leaning out the engine a little more. Now comes the really hard part - cutting out that beautiful cowl to clear the engine cylinder head.
I fly mainly electrics these days so I've been getting some pretty snide remarks at the flying field for going over to the "Dark Side" with this conversion, but I'm loving the performance of the little 20.
Do you have a throttle curve setup on your throttle. A lot of the times in small gassers you get most of your throttle in the first half of stick travel due to the way the carb works. Most of the time you get 14-15 lbs of thrust with a 20cc and depending on your weight you will need 70-80% or so of available thrust to hover.
What did the weight come out to?