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  • #910
    Syed Salam
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    Have a DLE55 in a Yak54 which was in storage for over two years. Started and flew last weekend but it would have a very slight hesitation at the low end and during quick transition from low to high. Ran it on a 32:1 synthetic mix from a friend’s gas can while I always used and tuned this for a 40:1 synthetic STIHL HP ultra. It improved after the second flight but the slight hesitation was still there.

    Solution:

    • Try it with my own mix which this was originally tuned for, fly and see?
    • Also try to tune the low end slightly rich?
    • Or is it advisable to rebuild the carburetor with a new rebuilt kit as this was sitting for more than two years? I don’t think the carburetor requires a rebuild as overall the engine performed pretty well the first two flights after a long break.

    Will report back on this next time I fly it with my own fuel mix and if needed will tune the low end slight rich.

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  • #961

    Hope you have done the flight again. hows weather there as here in Islamabad its quite hot and may be too hot for gassers.

    #966
    Syed Salam
    Keymaster

    Next flight this coming Saturday Insha’Allah. I have my own fuel mix ready so will fly with that and see if the slight hesitation goes away and if not, I will adjust the low end to fix it.

     

    I have another plane out of the garage so will fly it.

    I built this Great Planes Escapade MX (DLE35 RA) for my kids and they enjoy flying it.

    Here is the maiden flight of the Escapade, 3 years ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_zzO91M4u4

     

     

    #967

    Wish you best of luck. Have a successful flight.

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