Flew the DLE this week at Nashbro for a total of around 15 tanks...not yet broken in but looking very good. Burned about 2/3rds of a gallon so far and will shortly switch to all synthetic. Got home and then when back to our local field this afternoon and got some numbers on the current prop on the DLE 20...
Fuel: 87 octane with 27-28:1 Stihl HP non-synthetic oil
Prop: Xoar 17x6
Tach: 8,350 rpm
Static thrust: 13lbs 11oz
Looking great so far. I'm also running a 6oz tank and it uses about 2/3rds of the tank in about 9-10 mins of hard 3D flying.
The motor has great power and leaves my Saito 100 in the dust (was on the same plane). It raised the overall weight to just under 7lbs but yanks it around like a ragdoll with no adverse flight effects to the plane. The only thing I not comfortable yet with is the low end throttle control...it's either on power or off. I think a lot of this will improve as the motor continues to break in and when I switch the oil over to a higher ratio synthetic. So far it's been run with these props:
Zinger 16x8 - stinks, no power, way low on thrust
APC 17x4W 3D prop - decent but the idle transition was terrible, 9700 rpm!
Xoar 16x8 - Good prop but not as much thrust on the high end as the next one...
Xoar 17x6 - Hands down the best prop so far. Great punch out of hover, great top end, improved low end but more to come on this....
Video of Caveman flying my EE60 with the DLE 20cc and a Xoar 16x8 prop....wish I'd taped the Xoar 17x6 flights!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtniC-b87qA