In our little engines the performance differences in brands won't be glaringly obvious. If they work as required and keep on working for a loooong time you'll have benefited immensely.
First sentence, not necessarily correct. It's very easy to f'up a set of reeds. Thickness, stiffness, and resin properties are the most important factors. Rest assured that Boyesen knows what they're doing.In our little engines the performance differences in brands won't be glaringly obvious. If they work as required and keep on working for a loooong time you'll have benefited immensely.
I agree, but I knew going in, it was a gamble. I was going off the success many seem to have had with the DLE, knowing I would need to replace the rings right off the bat and may also have reed issues. I have only ever owned 3W and DA in the past and would not even consider a Chinese engine. But, with the DA 200 not available (a friend has had one on backorder since Oct. 2012) I decided to give the lesser quality DLE a shot. So far, it has exceeded expectations for much less money. We will see how it holds up as I fly a LOT.And that was the point I was making. If you buy low quality initially you'll only have to replace it sooner. It's the same old argument over getting what you pay for. and if the maker uses garbage and people continue to buy the stuff there's no impetus on their (manufacturer) part to make a change and correct the deficiency.