Originally Posted by djmoose
Two quick questions:
Has anyone tried a DLE 35RA on the 74?
Does Chief Aircraft service the Mintors or do they send them to Top Dawg?
Thanks in advance!
Top Dawg services Mintors. ghoffman and I have operated 2 M38s (the whole story is long and complicated). The second one had a catastrophic failure when the ring snagged on the exhaust port. There was a LOT of slop in the first batch. This motor has been warranty replaced and the new one seems much better with a redesigned crank and other parts. The first motor we got also started to show signs of slop and is currently in for servicing. The M38 is the most powerful motor in the class that I am aware of. It is also the loudest and in most need of a canister. It spins a Mejzlik 20x7 at 7600 RPM.
Two of my flying buddies operates the DLE-35. Both of them are in Aeroworks Freestyle Extra 260s. We have not had a opportunity to compare notes on RPM as they were both going through break in when I saw them fly. They seem pretty powerful.
To be bluntly honest, in this class I see no reason to not select the O.S. GT33. It delivers over 7800 RPM with a 20x6 Falcon, has a super smooth throttle that is close to electric as I have experienced in gas with no need for a throttle curve, is very quiet on stock muffler (canister is quieter on M38), and has a ton of compression. The choke is super easy to setup with the guide built into the case. I know the 3DHS crew loves this motor.