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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:15 PM
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does the dle-55 have steel rings?
I do not know, I did buy a bowman ring but have not installed it, looks like steel.

I also know I don't run 3 gallons of fuel through my Echo edger and blower before I run them WOT. I run my 55 pretty hard, but have the mix at 32:1.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:24 PM
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does the dle-55 have steel rings?
Yep Steel rings.But rubbing on aluminum.
The 4 DLE's I've owned had poor bore jobs, which required a lot of break in time. And a lot of tweaking in until they were broke in. I had to return one before it ever had any airtime on it because the bore was so bad, I wasn't going to waist 25 gallons of gas to get the compression up on it.

The OS has a very well made and bored Steel liner for the Steel piston rings to seat on.

That being said. The 4 DA engines I've had, have not needed any break in time and required very little to no tweaking to get them running good. The machining job on the DA is night and day better than a DLE.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:35 PM
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I would love to have a DA in the 87shp!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Bigfoot really does exist, it really does in full scale.......

Bigfoot Backcountry Bushplane from Found Aircraft (3 min 40 sec)
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 01:10 PM
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does the dle-55 have steel rings?

The dle-30 that quadracer now how has required tinkering 3 times during the first 5 gallons of break in which occurred in the sky with little to no 3d. Then went synthetic after break in and the final tweak.

Quadrace, have you ran it after the mishap?
Not yet. I've got a 72 Extra on the way, hopefully I'll get it done by next weekend and have a chance to fire it up. Everything "feels" ok turning it over by hand, but we will see.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Wish the KM would reply to PM's...
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:27 PM
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What am I missing? I'm still wondering where the higher cost is in a gas over electric(and I've only done 1 ) Considering starting with 2-3 sets of batterys. Not counting a $300 PL8. But I will say on my 72 I have a $50 tacon 110 that has worked well for over 50 flights.

But thinking in my head for the 87 electric would have been way more expensive. Q80 at $650, hv120 is $229. dle55 $350 with discounts. Then pairs of 6s batterys for 5-6 minute flights.

I have 16 flights now on my 87 that I maidened a week ago, for the same amount time it would have taken about 30 flights on electric. REALLY liking the longer flight times.

Just saying.
Gas requires: Fuel dot, ign kill, extra servo for throttle, reliable switch/power kill, fuel line, fuel tank setup

As long as your not factoring in a charger setup those little extras add up and end up making gas just a touch more expensive in the 70" size. We arent talking large sums of cash but it does turn out more expensive. I went gas because i wanted to try it and cannot afford/transport a 50cc plane.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Wish the KM would reply to PM's...
The man does a lot.

If it is that desperate let me know what you need.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:42 PM
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The bowman ring I put in my 30 seemed to break in very fast. Actually I'm not even sure it had a break in period. It's ran awesome ever since I put it in.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Was at Helifreak couple weekends ago and flew my surfer dude there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=sLEw7cuUb0Q

Here is another vid of it but check out the ghost quad from Lucien Miller @ Innov8tive Designs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...layer_embedded
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:46 PM
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I'm putting an 8oz tank in the Velox/OS GT22 I'm putting together right now.

Frankie's DLE30 and teookie's DLE30 are two that I have witnessed that run very well. My experience with them pretty much mirrors wamsy's.

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Frankie was flying his 71 with a 16oz tank. He was doing 15 minutes and still had plenty. I think the best size tank is an 8oz?? Could probably get the weight down and still get 10 minutes.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:49 PM
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I made a few extra standoffs today.

If anyone needs some 1.75" standoffs let me know. $15 shipped.

OS 33 prop bushings are 2 for $10 shipped.


I also made a set of custom ones for a hacker A100-10 on a 104 slick. 3" long with a 1" diameter base
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:07 PM
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I made a few extra standoffs today.

If anyone needs some 1.75" standoffs let me know. $15 shipped.

OS 33 prop bushings are 2 for $10 shipped.


I also made a set of custom ones for a hacker A100-10 on a 104 slick. 3" long with a 1" diameter base
You need to get that extra out to play again. We should meet up at RCRC sometime.

BTW those standoff's look very nice!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:10 PM
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So, what's everyone think of the $50 charge for RCG+?

Here's my assessment:
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:11 PM
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The bowman ring I put in my 30 seemed to break in very fast. Actually I'm not even sure it had a break in period. It's ran awesome ever since I put it in.
Yes that has been my experience as well. Starting and idle is much better and more top end as well!
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