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05-31-2004 08:39 PM  13 years agoPost 1
allns47

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Richmond IN.

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I have been flllying for a little more then a year and can do basic 3d,,,,,loops,rolls,flips.....Anyway I have never ran a header tank and have had no probllems..Is a header tank really needed.....thanks for reading........lmk

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05-31-2004 08:40 PM  13 years agoPost 2
ScareCrow_Delta

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I'm wondering about that myself. I have been flying without one and I cannot find any benifits on using a header tank.

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05-31-2004 08:43 PM  13 years agoPost 3
heligoole

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no..not really needed as your main tank has a tube on for inverted...the header tanks just add that bit o reserve..and keep bubbles to a minimum..also more visibility to check fuel levels..

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05-31-2004 08:53 PM  13 years agoPost 4
nivlek

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I had to fit a header tank on my Mystar 46 because the engine used to lean out as the fuel level droped.I would start the flight so rich that I could
only fly circuits for a couple of minutes until the engine started to lean out, then I could do some aerobatics for a few more minutes, then after
about seven or eight minutes I had to land because the engine was too
lean.So I fitted a header tank and haven't had a problem since.If I wasn't
having any problems with mixture settings as the fuel tank empties, I wouldn't bother with a header tank.

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05-31-2004 09:16 PM  13 years agoPost 5
mrhook

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A header tank gives you more consistant runs on your engine. Doesnt go lean.

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05-31-2004 10:14 PM  13 years agoPost 6
BillR70

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Glen Rock PA

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But Lean is mean.

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05-31-2004 10:21 PM  13 years agoPost 7
blakka_1

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yeah - mean on your wallet after you have to buy a new engine

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06-01-2004 12:18 AM  13 years agoPost 8
IAF

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Header tank just assure no air will get into the engine thrugh the fuel lines. This gives me the confidens to go inverted iven when the main tank is getting empty.

Have a nice day :)

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06-01-2004 02:20 AM  13 years agoPost 9
reddragon

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They are not needed. The are needed for peace of mind. They are a wide spot in the fuel line. They may help with air bubbles.

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06-01-2004 04:50 AM  13 years agoPost 10
allns47

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ok,,thanks for the replies...

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06-01-2004 05:11 AM  13 years agoPost 11
S_Owen

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If you have had no problems with your current configuration, leave it alone. No point in adding complexity, and more problems.

[b]Murphy's Constant:[/b] Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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06-01-2004 09:47 AM  13 years agoPost 12
cootertwo

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Labelle Florida USA

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air air air! The main tank on my new Caliber 30, foams bad. Don't know why, as the heli is as steady as a rock. It actually looks as if the bubbles are coming out of the pick-up line in the tank. I know that's impossible, but that's what it looks like up close. Anyhow, I'm going to put a header tank on it as soon as I can. They are small enough, that they aren't effected by vibration, etc. and you're engine will get a steady supply of air free fuel.

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06-01-2004 09:56 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Drunk Monk

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Ok so your doing a couple of rolls down field or stationary flips with quarter tank of fuel and the clunk just happens to come out of the fuel. With the fuel sloshing around in there so much that's very possible to do, your engine sucks in fuel and dies. Oh dear........

My engine also leans out on the little bit of fuel without a header tank. For the sake of £5-£6 get one then you don't have to worry about the engine sucking air. You can get away with flips and rolls but try anything more and your gonna have trouble.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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06-01-2004 11:02 AM  13 years agoPost 14
lpearce

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Pukekohe, Auckland NZ

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header tank

im only a beginner but I run a header tank on my venture 50 1: because the main tank foams a lot
2: because the main tank is dam
small for a 50 size engine
and thirdly it helps me to c the fuel
level because the venture tank is
covered with canopy.
But is it really needed...........Probly not in most cases.

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06-01-2004 11:08 AM  13 years agoPost 15
white chocolate

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header tank

Here is my waste of a reply!!!


" You know you could do the search button as this topic has been discussed many times!!!"

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06-01-2004 11:11 AM  13 years agoPost 16
Drunk Monk

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" You know you could do the search button as this topic has been discussed many times!!!"
This is true, but how do you get new ideas if you don't discuss the problems

Of course you just get a pumped engine and not bother with a headertank at all.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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06-01-2004 12:04 PM  13 years agoPost 17
Lock-Tite

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Well, that is a common question, this forum is great for that, tons of reply, please read :

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http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...ght=header+tank

Header drains before main tank?
http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...ght=header+tank

Header tank. Which one?
http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...ght=header+tank

header tank for mild 3d???
http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...ght=header+tank

Header tank
http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...ght=header+tank

Frank
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