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Old 12-12-2013, 10:54 PM   #3761
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Nope. I am going to add to the da fleet.

I some how need to figure out how to get a bigger house. OT ain't cutting it
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:37 AM   #3762
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

Hanes have you not gave thought to a ZDZ-160 super or a ZDZ-180?? Spanks the crap out of the DA-170 IMO and im sure others
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:46 AM   #3763
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

Hanes... While I love most of the DA line-up (some of my favorite motors of all time have been the DA100L and DA150), I just can't wrap my head around the DA170 / 85... I've had the 85 and have played with many, many 170's and have never been impressed. Soo many better options out there with the ZDZ160 and ZDZ180 and GP176evo at the top of the list.... the latter 2 will lay a serious beating on the DA170.

Like Doug and Lorne said, on cans they are mediocre and marginally more power than the awesome running DA150. On pipes, they are fairly strong, but consume copious amounts of fuel then also (a 2L tank is needed if flying them hard for 12min). And they have significantly more vibs than any of the competitors.

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Old 12-13-2013, 06:42 AM   #3764
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

Nothing wrong with choosing DA over the others.

Like has been said before, ease of setup, lots of header options..that work out great. Ease of repair if needed.

Parts/service/header availability/throttle hook-up/etc...DA still leads in that category and they do still have vibes but nothing that isn't easily handled by the big airframes.

Not saying they're the best, but I owned an early DA 170 without the reed mod and it was wicked. Watched many vids of 170's on RE3's and they have plenty of power for any 40% plane.

If choosing used keep it too DA or 3W Hanes. You'll struggle to find a 3W though.

The new ZDZ's are wicked but use caution on used. GP, would never buy a used one...would struggle to buy a new one (just from my exposure too them)!
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:25 AM   #3765
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

Morning boys

Well that Jeff dude over in Eastern Mafia country rocks

No time at all to get my package Opps put that the wrong way

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Old 12-13-2013, 07:37 AM   #3766
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

Thanks for the great input fellas.

Trev- The funny part about this conversation is the DA in question, you probably have more tweaking time on it than any one else..............

Brad- With the ZDZ line, I feel that they are the kings of the heap for weight and power. (compression seems insane) but after watching others trying to live with them on a daily basis. I'm not able to buy one for myself.

Burner- I was fortunate to stumble upon my current 3W and making the blind leap. I have had an issue prop'n it right, noise/load etc, but other than that. The engine has shown signs of reliability and good power.
The Quads scare me from the "more moving parts" stand point, but the torque on these things keep getting my attention.
As I mentioned previously, I tend to keep my stuff. I need some plane/engine broker training, its time to shake the hangar up.

Dale- Stop Lurking

My desire for a DA (over and above all the Points Burner has suggested) has been due to an old, over worked DA100 that is under powered, weezy but is rather smooth, tame and gets the job done.

Coming from the automotive modifying world, I played with the older rides, they always leave you wanting MORE power. Issue with that is more power Mods seems to be directly related to reliability and things become temperamental.
I'd love the biggest baddest of the bunch, but I'd settle for forth best. If it will get me and keep in the air when I'm wanting to be there

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Old 12-13-2013, 08:14 AM   #3767
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

Off to work with me.
Hanes, have you an airframe picked out yet?
I felt that my DA 150 would have out lived me, and so user friendly.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:08 AM   #3768
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

Wow, Hanes I am on the same page when it comes to engines. After tweeking the crap out of everything from Sleds to Atvs. I just don't have the courage to mess around with them. If it starts on the 3-4 flip I smile. The tach is over rated I really don't miss the last 200rpm.

I hope this is not a sign of becoming an Old School Flyer. Lol.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #3769
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The grumpy part comes next... brace yourself LOL
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #3770
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Re: The never ending engine thread, East-West

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The grumpy part comes next... brace yourself LOL
SO what you flyin next year then with all the big engine(not motor) talk
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