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Old 11-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #2771
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Yes Doug... those DA are good motors. Briggs and Straton is my comparison.

But they need to up their game IMO. I go through every class in my head and DA doesn't make my top 3 in any.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:46 PM   #2773
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HAHA Trev...you sure like to add Salt to the DA thing. At least you didn't compare them to a vacuum cleaner.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:46 PM   #2774
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Agreed Doug,,,,some hate them though. But they have done a lot in the sense everyone tries to be as good or better. Out of that comes the much improved Ct engines. Far as European engine makers, I really think they care less about DA or Ct!
I have three 3W engines and all of them run perfect. I would hate to damage one as the pricing on parts is out of this world. In many cases you would be better off buying an new engine as you would be fixing it at the prices they want. Mind you the purchase price for the engines are not cheap either. It would be nice if 3W would take that extra step and make arms for the carbs like DA does instead of having to solder one on. They are alsoa much heavier engine, sometimes it works to your advantage and sometimes it doesn't. I agree with the thinking that it doesn't always pay to shave all the weight off an engine you can. That mass on the engine is one of the biggest influences on damping vibration.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:48 PM   #2775
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Yes Doug... those DA are good motors. Briggs and Straton is my comparison.

But they need to up their game IMO. I go through every class in my head and DA doesn't make my top 3 in any.
You haven't had any love for DA for some time now. It is like trying to get along with your ex.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #2776
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The thing that I have for DA is they just plain work, no fussing around. Anything you need you can buy off the shelf. No messing around trying to fab up a set of custom headers to fit all the time etc. Even my 3W engines I have to put some thought into how to do the exhaust as the support for different drops etc. just is not there.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #2777
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Speaking all things engine I guess I would get the vote for biggest DA fanboy. The only one I don't have is the 70.

So how about what are the pros and cons of each brand?

DA engines

Pro:
Shiny oooooohhhhhhh so shiny.
Good performance
Easy tuning
User friendly
Excellent support
Excellent warranty
Excellent aftermarket support (headers etc)
Reliable
Light weight
Carbs have factory installed RC use arms
The standard that others are judged against
Parts pricing is actually rather good.
Long life

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Slightly costly but you get what you pay for
Shiny ooooooohhhhh so shiny (don't want to put the cowl on)
Not always the most powerful or the smoothest but have you noticed how everyone compares their engine to a DA as to power and smoothness?

Well I hope you are correct with your description of DA. I just got a 85 to play with. It will be keeping the mvvs's and 3w's company. I hope it can live up to it.
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Yes Doug... those DA are good motors. Briggs and Straton is my comparison.

But they need to up their game IMO. I go through every class in my head and DA doesn't make my top 3 in any.
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HAHA Trev...you sure like to add Salt to the DA thing. At least you didn't compare them to a vacuum cleaner.
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You haven't had any love for DA for some time now. It is like trying to get along with your ex.
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Well I hope you are correct with your description of DA. I just got a 85 to play with. It will be keeping the mvvs's and 3w's company. I hope it can live up to it.
I have a love hate relationship with the 85. I sold the first one I had and for reasons beyond my comprehension I bought another one. ??:
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