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07-11-2008 02:28 AM  9 years agoPost 1
BrentC

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Utah, USA

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Whats the word on header tanks for the Vibe 50? Do you like to go with one or save weight and go with the stock setup? All of my helis have had them and I guess I've grown used to them.

That can't be good!

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07-11-2008 02:31 AM  9 years agoPost 2
tchavei

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Portugal

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I used to have one then Inky anti header patrol caught me so I ended up removing it... To be honest... I don't miss it. Never had a flameout that could be prevented by the use of a header tank.

Tony


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07-11-2008 02:38 AM  9 years agoPost 3
RCHeliJim

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Orem, UT USA

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I run one on mine, its no biggie just used the lower bearing block hole and a spacer to mount it. I have run into the header tank twice now because I was having a bit too much fun with the Vibe - so the header has saved me from two unplanned autos so far



Go Fly, Have Fun!!
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07-11-2008 03:14 AM  9 years agoPost 4
3Dx

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Monterrey NL

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I used to have one then Inky anti header patrol caught me so I ended up removing it... To be honest... I don't miss it.
Same reason here!!!

My problem is that I was use to empty the main tank and land with remaining fuel on the header thank….

Sooooooo on my first two flights hade two emergency autos….

In resume, happy with pussiless method.

PS-Inky header tank companies say you are Master pussi!!!

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07-11-2008 04:33 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Nashville

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Formerly Music City now back home in Sunny Florida

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Headers on all my helis. Guess I'm just used to it and I'm all about flight time and a little extra security never bothered me. I usually don't start my autos until I'm near the header. So it's like several additional minutes of flying in my case. I'm not advanced enough to notice the difference in weight in any of my helis. This one's for Ink! lol

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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07-13-2008 12:25 AM  9 years agoPost 6
jadams

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East coast USA

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I decided against it on my Vibe, I put a fuel mag in the tank instead.

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07-13-2008 01:11 AM  9 years agoPost 7
JR-ric

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newport news VA

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dont run header tanks on any of my birds now....took it off on my synergy..i flys just as good...no big deal...only thing is that you cant rely on the extra fuel on the header for a couple a sec flight...but you get used to it

Ricardo Maldonado
Team Curtis Youngblood Enterprise

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07-13-2008 06:55 AM  9 years agoPost 8
windheli

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Adelaide, SA

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For fun flight Head Tank is a must, it will help you to save your heli from unexpected Auto...

You can uninstall it for competition to same weight.

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07-13-2008 07:26 PM  9 years agoPost 9
aviation

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Quebec Canada

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Header tank

A little extra security goes a long way, here is how I did mine.

aviation

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07-13-2008 09:12 PM  9 years agoPost 10
mickeyapples

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England

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I dont run header tanks on any of my birds. I like doing the odd unexpected auto every now and again

Live life on the edge. Stand next to me when I am flying

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07-13-2008 09:14 PM  9 years agoPost 11
3Dx

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Monterrey NL

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LOL

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07-14-2008 04:26 AM  9 years agoPost 12
Nelson J

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Canada

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Yesterday I was at the field, and I noticed the engine going lean, the fuel mag disintegrated, I put a clunk that I had in my field box.

I took my 600 for a flight, and when I had less than a quarter of a tank I decided to climb very high, then rolled it straight down.

Halfway down the engine stopped, I had to do a forced auto, so I think that for me to do that maneuver, I have to have more than a quarter tank with the clunk, go back and use fuel mag, or get a header tank.

Nelson

Bit by Bit

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07-14-2008 01:57 PM  9 years agoPost 13
tchavei

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Portugal

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if you use a synther clunk this won't happen and you will save weight.

I have one of those working perfectly... actually I have 3 thanks to Popcorn


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07-14-2008 02:51 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Nelson J

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Canada

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I never used one of those and i don't know if any of the guys here at our club are using it, the cool thing around here now is the fuel magnet, and it works well especially for non muffler pressure, but on the OS 50 hyper they don't last. I should give the synther clunk a try.
Thanks

Nelson

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07-14-2008 03:18 PM  9 years agoPost 15
inkspot1967

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Cranston Ri

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ok i waited long enough......

Header Tanks Are For Pussies........!

(caution after reading this your mind will turn to mush and you will freakout and run around your house calling yourself a puss until you take off the header tank)

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07-14-2008 03:51 PM  9 years agoPost 16
Nelson J

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Canada

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...

Bit by Bit

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07-14-2008 03:58 PM  9 years agoPost 17
aviation

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Quebec Canada

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Header tank

Header tanks are for intelligent people. People who actually have respect for their machine and appreciate it's mechanical workings. It doesn't take too much intelligents to just fly it until it is out of gas and then take a chance on a life saving auto so you don't have to spend 300 bucks and a few hours of your time fixing the thing. This is a childish kind of behavoir. I also believe that the header tank gives a more constant supply of fuel to the carb.

Don't come and say that header tanks are for pussies, this is nonsense.

aviation

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07-14-2008 04:04 PM  9 years agoPost 18
inkspot1967

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Cranston Ri

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i have never used or even seen the need for a header tank.

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07-14-2008 04:07 PM  9 years agoPost 19
Popcorn

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Switzerland

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"Headers are for pussys" is Ink's motto "only" joke

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07-14-2008 04:10 PM  9 years agoPost 20
inkspot1967

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Cranston Ri

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yeah so dont get your panties in a bunch................

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