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Old 08-11-2009, 03:06 AM
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DLE 55 PROP POSITION

Can some one tell me the position the prop should be relative to TDC for the DLE55 ENGINE, need to drill the holes for prop but want to make sure it is in the correct position for hand starting, thanks.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:58 PM
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I usually have them set to the 2 o'clock position as it is coming onto compression. That way a smart flip through compression means your hand is leaving the area of the prop.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:21 PM
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i set it up when the compression is coming on, you will see the magnet at 12 oclock and the prop is horizontal
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:54 PM
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2 o'clock for me. With the prop horizontal, i drilled the holes in a square, not diamond.....if that makes sense. . . .
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:19 PM
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Drill the hole square make two perpendicular line one of the line need to pass each tip of the prop blade. the compression start when the prop are at 2 o"clock, normally if you doinged in that way.
also if your engine shut down in the air the prop remain in horizontal position to avoid any damageg during the landing.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:34 PM
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You can drill the holes anywhere you want to and you have 100% chance of getting a blade between 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock. Very little chance of getting a blade exacltly at 12 or 3. So it will in between 99% of the time anyway.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:38 PM
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The only time I really have had need to pay any attention to this is with a single bolt prop. I then need to make sure a blade is somewhere in the upper right hand corner when I tighten it down.

None of this applies with a radial.
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