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Old 11-06-2013, 07:51 AM
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No Problem BK. Here is one way to look at it, when the AJ Slick came out, the go to engine was DA50, hundreds of posts implying that it powered it like a Foamie. (18lb build) Now for some reason you gotta have a 60 to make it fly like a foamie. <Things that make you go HUH IF you can afford the 60 go for it, if not the 55 will be great also.
Well, I think if you look back you will find that a DA50 powered an 87" SHP very well, but was just adequate for the 89" Slick. I have a DLE-55 with a canister in my 87" SHP and the power is OK, but not like a foamie at the field that I fly at that is at 6000' ASL. I bought an EME 60 for it, but haven't gotten around to swapping engines yet.

The 89" AJ Slick is a bit heavier and has a much larger fuselage, so I would really recommend going with a 60 on the Slick.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:59 AM
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Yikes, I fly at just a few feet about sea level. 6,000 feet would be a whole different ball game! Do y'all have complimentary O2 for flatlander guest?
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:15 AM
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Well, I think if you look back you will find that a DA50 powered an 87" SHP very well, but was just adequate for the 89" Slick. I have a DLE-55 with a canister in my 87" SHP and the power is OK, but not like a foamie at the field that I fly at that is at 6000' ASL. I bought an EME 60 for it, but haven't gotten around to swapping engines yet.

The 89" AJ Slick is a bit heavier and has a much larger fuselage, so I would really recommend going with a 60 on the Slick.
6,000 feet gotta be a horse power killer. What do you prop you DLE at to get good rpm numbers.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:10 PM
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Yikes, I fly at just a few feet about sea level. 6,000 feet would be a whole different ball game! Do y'all have complimentary O2 for flatlander guest?
6000 above Damn I suggest an 85cc with a little left stick management.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:13 PM
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6,000 feet gotta be a horse power killer. What do you prop you DLE at to get good rpm numbers.
Well, I like 23x8s. I don't really shoot for specific numbers, but rather go on how the plane behaves. I have tried 22x8 and 22x10, but I liked the thrust of the 23x8s best. While there is less O2 to burn, there is also less air to push, so in my experience I use the same size prop that folks at lower altitudes use. I think I am getting around 6800 RPM on the DLE 55 with a 23x8 Mejzlik, but obviously with lower thrust than you would see at sea level.

On electrics, I go an inch larger in diameter and pitch to get similar wattage readings as what I have seen reported at sea level.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:14 PM
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6,000 feet gotta be a horse power killer. What do you prop you DLE at to get good rpm numbers.
22x8 22x10 23x8 Buddy likes 23x8 on his 55 Heck Bk throw all this under the bus,and go get a 70cc engine
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:56 PM
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22x8 22x10 23x8 Buddy likes 23x8 on his 55 Heck Bk throw all this under the bus,and go get a 70cc engine
I'm thinking that's where my wife would throw me.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:59 PM
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Will a header for a DLE 55 work on the EME 55? Looking for a no hassle engine swap out.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:03 PM
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Mile high has the 55V2 for $229 on pre order early holiday sale. I almost want to buy one just because
Didn't you have one on the old carden extra? It seemed like a good running engine.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:23 PM
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Will a header for a DLE 55 work on the EME 55? Looking for a no hassle engine swap out.

Yes.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:00 PM
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Yes.
He's right. Conveniently, lots of engine accessories are interchangeable between EME and DLE.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:30 AM
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Didn't you have one on the old carden extra? It seemed like a good running engine.
No I had the 60 on my Extra
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