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07-13-2008 04:14 AM  9 years agoPost 1
flyride

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What is a good clunk fuel line to use? Is hayes any good or is there something better? I looked at my LHS and they dont have anything so I have to order some off the net.

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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07-13-2008 04:17 AM  9 years agoPost 2
george0079

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Hayes is the best

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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07-13-2008 04:55 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Ralphw

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+1 for Hayes.

If you do go with Hayes there are a couple of things to remember...

First, cut the line a little shorter than the specs call for. Hayes has a wierd tendency to expand once it gets fuel soaked and you can end up with the clunk stuffed in a back corner...been there, done that !!

Second, and far less of an issue is that Hayes will usually make your fuel look kinda dark for the first tank or two. Nothing wrong, it just seems to release some color as it gets fuel soaked. One or two tanks (if that) and the problem is gone.

Great stuff, I use it on every one of my nitro helis.

Ralph W.
"Life's Short, Fly Fast"

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07-13-2008 05:18 AM  9 years agoPost 4
j5coat

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i use sullivan, it lasts a long time.

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07-13-2008 02:19 PM  9 years agoPost 5
crofty

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Second for Sullivan. No issues so far.

I have nerves of steel but thumbs of jelly!

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07-13-2008 04:16 PM  9 years agoPost 6
monster8

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I don't use Hayes anymore. I had pre-soaked the fuel line in fuel for more than a day before cutting it to length and putting it in. I left the tank full of fuel one night after flying. Next day I took it out, went inverted the motor sounded like it went lean so I put it back down. Went to check it out, and the fuel line had expanded more and couldn't move in the tank because it was too long. Also, the extra fuel tubing sleeve over the nipple had ripped off and was floating around in the tank.

I am not going to use it anymore, I am not quite sure why everyone says it is so great. Joe Scott, an align rep, gave me some Sullivan Clunk Line, and it has been working great ever since. I don't have any extra sleeves, and no zip ties, it is working great! I'd recommend staying away from Hayes, based off my experience with it.

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07-13-2008 07:28 PM  9 years agoPost 7
flyride

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I already ordered the hayes fuel tubing. So I need to put a zip tie or clamp on the end before I put it in the tank?

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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07-18-2008 07:15 AM  9 years agoPost 8
crofty

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I gave myself the kiss of death earlier in this thread. Later that day my line split while inverted and flying backwards. I managed to get it right side up and stopped but had a brain fart at after that. A shout of thanks out to Josh for providing the rather timely yell of "Down" as he watched me hover with no engine and realized I was in trouble. Luckily not major damage just landing gear and a tail link.

I am fairly sure that i just picked the wrong line from my box when I replaced it about a week ago. To avoid that I bought the Hayes black line. Can't mistake that for regular tubing. I don't doubt sullivan medium but I like the idea of not being able to make the mistake.

Interestingly though it really is true that the Hayes line does expand. I cut it a little short checked the range of movement in the tank then filled the tank and left it. When I came back after a couple of hours the line had expanded to the point where it would get stuck halfway down the tank.

So be careful it is true that it expands.

I have nerves of steel but thumbs of jelly!

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07-18-2008 12:15 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Ralphw

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The trick to getting the measurment right with the Hayes is to "pre-soak" it in fuel for a couple of hours, THEN measure and cut to length. It only took me 2 years to figure that one out !!

Ralph W.
"Life's Short, Fly Fast"

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07-18-2008 06:19 PM  9 years agoPost 10
trexflyer2003

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Sorry for posting a question here.
How durable are align and Dubro tube?
Thanks

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07-18-2008 06:25 PM  9 years agoPost 11
Helijost

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Use the Hayes!

Team Mikado USA

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07-18-2008 07:59 PM  9 years agoPost 12
Simmer

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I use Aerotrend medium. The align stuff, (white ish) is not very durable in 30%. Thats the issue.

I dont think it needs to be as flexable as you think. Hayes is the best most flexable, but Aerotrend works as well. You should be able to get a full year out of these two with no issues. The Align will dissolve in 6 to 8 months.

Just replaced some clear tubing this week, about 7 months and it just broke in half. Cool power 30$

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07-19-2008 12:35 AM  9 years agoPost 13
rookie5

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i use Hayes too ! and no problems at all !

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07-19-2008 12:56 AM  9 years agoPost 14
j5coat

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your welcome paul! i supppose you got her back together after that minor incident.

Trex 700, Trex 600n

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07-19-2008 04:46 AM  9 years agoPost 15
crofty

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We'll find out tomorrow!

I have nerves of steel but thumbs of jelly!

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07-19-2008 05:25 AM  9 years agoPost 16
trexflyer2003

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Did you get hayes fuel line at readyheli.com?

http://www.readyheli.com/Hayes_clun..._p/hayq0249.htm

Is it soft and small enough to use plastic fuel shutt off clamp?

http://www.zoomsheli.com/ProductDet...?productID=6682

Thanks

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07-19-2008 05:41 AM  9 years agoPost 17
crofty

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Tony,

Yes and Yes

I have nerves of steel but thumbs of jelly!

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07-19-2008 05:47 AM  9 years agoPost 18
trexflyer2003

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Thanks crofty.

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