In the past few years the 50cc market has been bigger than ever, but recently there has been in influx of available planes built around a 30cc platform. Due to the size, relatively low "buy-in", and overall convenience of storing and maintaining it is a category that is literally exploding with options. While the DLE-30 has been the engine of choice, DLE has stepped up once again and taken it to the next level! With the same basic dimensions it is almost a drop in replacement for the DLE-30. In fact most 30cc arfs are built around the dimensions of the DLE-30/35...
Back in June we received a prototype DLE-35RA. It took all of about a minute to decide to bolt it up and run some fuel through it. 20 minutes of bench running and tuning later it seemed like we couldn't get a plane together fast enough to fly this new beast! Here's a quick video of the first run after the initial tune:
Out of the box it swings a 19x8 Xoar 3d prop around 7700RPM and transition is silky smooth! Besides performance the biggest difference is the rear exhaust. This reduces and most often eliminates the need to massacre those beautiful fiberglass cowls to fit around the exhaust.
I've had the pleasure of flying the 30cc Slipstream RV-8 with the monster and engine performance in the air is even better than on the ground! You can go from WOT to a hard idle and back again without any concern for loading up and sagging. Our customers have put them on the 3DHS Extra 330s and Pilot RC 30cc Yaks as well with RAVE reviews!
Make sure and check us out for engine pricing as well as combo pricing with our 3DHS, Aeroworks and Valley View RC planes!
See you in the skies!