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Old 10-18-2015, 10:14 AM   #21
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Ok guys I was merely trying to figure out why people would publicly state they send their DA back for inspection more often than any other engine listed in classified forums.

Upon reading some of the posts the light came on (it’s not often). I see for the better part that DA offers great service…yes there is always a one off (I’m in that business…I get it) turnaround time is good and inspection is thoroughly done.

Also thinking of my other fleet, I had a Behotec 180 that had a slight burp on heavy acceleration, but ran fine otherwise. Due to the price of the airframe I sent it in for inspection and all it was required was a cleaning.

Realizing that some giant scale birds are as much or more than a Jet, I see that every precaution should be taken to prevent an engine shut down to save an investment.

Thinking deeper, I’m sure not everyone takes the proper off season care of an engine and some carbs might be more sensitive to gum and varnish build up. Spring time rough run might initiate a service inspection.

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Old 10-18-2015, 11:19 PM   #22
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Go way Brodie. Your opinions are only valid if you have the experience to back it and you don't have that yet. The OP don't need you adding your 2 cents off of topic every chance you get. I enjoy Lorne's product as much as anyone but you are like a jehovah witness in the door way.

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Re: DA engine curiosity

I've owned off and on 9 DA's, everything form 50-170cc. I think they are one of the best engine and manufacturers going... I've never seen the need to send an engine back but have called DA when purchasing a used engine to ensure any updates needed were completed.

Really not sure why people see the need to send an engine back to DA, maybe they think it helps the resale value? Personally if you don't lean out the engine excessively, you run the proper oil mix, and you don't have a prop strike there isn't much that can go wrong with them.

Myself, if two engines were for sale I'd lean towards a DA because of quality and reputation.
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DA-150's have served me well over the years. I thinkmive owned 7-8 of them now in various airplanes. I've found some run better then others, but for the most part I have no complaints! Geez, they sure start easier then a few dle's ive had. But like anything, they only run as good as their maintained right.
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