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Old 04-13-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Seagull Edge 540 60 size

Hello,
I have a Seagull Edge 540 .60 size that I'm going to start working on soon. Just looking for some input for an engine for this palne. I would like to get into gas engines, I thought about going with a DLE 20. Any thoughts or suggestions on this?


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Old 04-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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I'd go with the JBA 15
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #3
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The 20 would be good. Seagull models build heavy. I flew one of someone elses once with a Saito 100 and it was a pooch. The 20 would be a blast.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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Hello,
I have a Seagull Edge 540 .60 size that I'm going to start working on soon. Just looking for some input for an engine for this palne. I would like to get into gas engines, I thought about going with a DLE 20. Any thoughts or suggestions on this?


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Old 10-31-2011, 06:38 PM   #5
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I have one with a Zenoah 20cc and a tunned pipe and header. I call it frankenstein because I have fix it several times not from a crash but things that have come loose or broken due to over stress. It hangs by the prop but it don't comes out of the hover. I put the Zenoah because I already had it. As soon I damage that engine (hopefully soon) i will slam a DLE 20 on it. To get rid of the Zenoah i'm using it 50:1 and as lean I can run it
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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I had one with an O.S. 120 on it. I had to take the covering off of the bottom to mount the battery back far enough to get the C.G. It came in at 9 pounds. It was a rocket, nice flying plane. Just make sure you Iron down all the covering.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:56 PM   #7
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I have this one....pretty much the same construction as the Seagull....with a DLE20...its a 90/120 size

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBAEE&P=7

Heres a vid of the same plane and engine......seems to fly pretty dang good to me.


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Hope yours lasts longer than mine did. First flight out even before adjusting the trims the stab collapsed down on the fuselage. Wood quality was dreadful. After a re build and several flights later the fin came off, separated from the rest of the fuse.
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Hope yours lasts longer than mine did. First flight out even before adjusting the trims the stab collapsed down on the fuselage. Wood quality was dreadful. After a re build and several flights later the fin came off, separated from the rest of the fuse.
Which one??? The Phoenix or Seagull one??? The Phoenix one in the video is still flying strong today.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:57 AM   #10
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Patrick, I and 2 other friends are flying the same combo. All I can say is fantastic. works very well. Just make sure you reinforce the firewall properly. Nitro models are not made to withstand the vibrations of a gasser. I am using a 16x8 3 blade MAS but others are using a 17x6 APC prop. The u/c may seem a tad weak - I am using that of my bygone seagull extra 260 90 which is thicker.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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Seagull Edge 540
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Ready to maiden this wekend if the weather is decent!
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Sub'ed.......have same combo I just built for an aspiring young IMAC'er....Should maiden it in another week or so....



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Saw a guy flying one with an Evolution 1.20 and it needed more power. I was thinking of the same plane with a DLE 20 in it and I've heard from others that it's a great combo. The plane itself was built well, a little heavy but not bad overall, especially when you consider the price.
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We now have 3 seagull edge 540's with DLE 20 at our field - all flying rather well. I have had mine for a year today.....
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