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Old 02-19-2014, 02:57 PM
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Did you add that plate on the bottom? Mine didn't have this but I like that idea alot.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:06 AM
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Yes carbon plate made by me. Like this it does make pa in the blocks. Must remove the two joints in blocked.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:37 PM
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Additionally you can buy another set of reeds and cut them in half Then install them over your reeds to stiffen them. I might experiment with this the next time I have a need to open the engine up.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:33 PM
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Isn't the most important part of this mod just flattening the reed cage where the reeds lay ?
Every other surface has a gasket will seal seal any of the slight roughness.
I just bought a new 55, did the reed mod, and installed a bowman ring.
I did do every surface, even the the engine case and carb, but feel only the reed cage needed it.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:53 PM
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yep that's the important part,just the surface where the reeds seal is the only thing I did in mine.
one thing I didn't think of was how the OP used felt tip marker to gage the surface,nice idea.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:52 PM
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Sharpie is a poormans Dykem or Prussian Blue..
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:11 PM
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Gents,
Noob to "real" aero gassers and I have a new DLE-30 in my shop. Actually it's mounted already. So, does the 30 need cleaned up like this?
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:56 PM
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The reed cage on the DLE 55 wasn't that bad, it was the plastic blocks that seal the reeds to the engine/ carb that were very un even. Even with a gasket, if it is uneven it will suck air. Period.

Rickster - I'm Very poor lol Everybody knows they have a sharpie in the tool box for pranking sleeping pilots at the field.

All china engines can benefit from cleaning up the reeds and reed block. With that said, dle has really done a great job addressing these issues in their later generations of these engines.

Please learn from my mistakes !! If you remove the choke or throttle plate inside the carb, don't forget loctite! I didn't think it needed it inside of a carb but let me assure you.. it does! My engine went from running like a top to irratic idle, the throttle plate screw was loose. 3 hours later I was flying again.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:50 AM
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Sealing Gasket for Reed to carb and Engine (Gasket No:10, 12 & 16) should be made of what type of
Gasket material?,
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:20 AM
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Cheap enough to buy, just don't know about delivery to Pakistan.

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Old 06-10-2014, 05:03 PM
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Did you use any gasket sealer or just assemble dry?
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:22 PM
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Nope. Don't use sealer it exudes everywhere and in worst case blocks the diaphragm hole.


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Old 06-18-2014, 06:53 AM
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Did you use any gasket sealer or just assemble dry?
No sealer used or needed with fresh gaskets
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:36 PM
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In Your original write up you did not mention extremely hard starting and erratic running. I have a DLE 30 that on about the second gallon of fuel it got to where it was a bear to start .However if you ever got it cranked it ran ok but I had noticed a slight loss in power. I read an article online, not yours, about this very thing and when I removed my reed cage sure enough there it was. The reeds on one side were not seating. I used to race motorcycles and they used reeds and one way we would check is to shine a flashlight up through the reed cage to inspect for reeds not seating. Another thing I did was to solder up the hole in the choke butterfly.
I sanded mine down like you have demonstrated and WOW what a difference. I starts so quickly it scares me. It pops on the first choke flip and starts on about the second or third flip when cold or hot. Plus the power is back....
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:05 AM
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Curious...

Jwall;


Good article. I know of a couple of people that have benefited from this very modification. Actually upon my recommendation, they followed this process to a letter. Good on ya for sharing. But I am curious however....


What if a guy, (me) already has two DLE 55's and a DLE 35RA that start, run and out perform DA's of like size without "ANY" mods at all? Just sayin'.....
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