i have the vvrc 20 classic that I removed. It was advertised to come with a genuine walbro carb on the VV website? Could it still be a fake? It actually ran pretty good, I never had any issues with it stalling out. It just started to loose top end power over time. Was thinking about just slapping that carb on the DLE to see if anything changes. Just a quick difference I noticed last night the DLE walbro had a plastic fitting for the fuel pick up line. The VV walbro has a brass fitting for the fuel pick up.It’s easy to tell if it’s a fake if you have a real one to look at. There are also a lot of fake DLEs out there. Even tower sold fakes for a time.
I Had two VVRC 20’s and they were both complete junk. They wouldn’t tune for crap, barely would idle. No top end power. I hated both of them. No better than CRRC pro engines imho.
I say give it a fresh set of gaskets and a fresh tune. If it still acts the same just toss it and get a real walbro for it.
What was the all up weight? My Slide65 with a DLE20/BCP setup is 8.5lbs dry; I run a 17x6 Xoar at about 8500rpm, and pull out is acceptable, but not Bro Powah. An 18x6 might give you a little more rpm and throttle responseView attachment 145914
Finally got the Wind Hammer maidened today. Good flying airplane. I’m on the fence with my engine choice of the VVRC 26. I was using an 18x8 and it flew fine aggressive sport 2 3/4D maneuvers but the pull out grunt was a bit lacking. It’s a long way from broken in and this may not be the optimal prop so hopefully it will get better. At this point I’d say for real 3D on the deck it really needs a 30 cc class engine.
It’s a wee bit under 9 pounds. I’ve got some props on order to try and it’s still got lots of tweaking to do on the engine. I don’t think it’s going to win any vertical drags but it should be acceptable for my style flying.What was the all up weight? My Slide65 with a DLE20/BCP setup is 8.5lbs dry; I run a 17x6 Xoar at about 8500rpm, and pull out is acceptable, but not Bro Powah. An 18x6 might give you a little more rpm and throttle response
By your standards everything is heavy........ . I know it's no lightweight. I was disappointed in the weight. I can't remember what the Mojo 65 weight was typically. To my recollection most of those ended up either underpowered with a 20 or went to 30 and about right power. I was hoping that with the advertised finished weight my 26 would be just fine. The advertised weight is unobtainable by mere mortal builders. I ordered a few props to try last evening, probably should have ordered a Bowman ring for it too.that's heavy by my standards. the beast was what, 7.5? and it'sa bipe. gave it to thom,maybe he will chime in- if he ever gets it flying!
on a side note, bought another goat yesterday from a guy here in bronson, boris yaw. turns out he is a pilot for a small drone co. in gainesville. used to work at the hobbytown on newberry road, flies regular rc, used to fly santa fe and the sport complex in newberry. now has acreage, flies at home, raises goats. has heard of the pro bros. lot of similarities...auger, gus, plug, how many other bros goatherders? guy looked familiar, sorta dominican.