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HelicopterMain Discussion › I ordered a header tank...
10-25-2012 08:37 PM  5 years agoPost 61
Cra-Z-1

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Washington,UT-USA

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Well I am gonna have to eat some words lol!
On my second flight my 90 started running really lean. Took home and dropped the engine, opened the carb and found a piece of the fuel magent stuck in the needle valve.
I am going to have to use a fuel filter.
Align 3 way filter here we come.
I think those things are time bombs. I tried twice to make them work for me and NO-GO! When mine came apart inside the tank, they came apart all at once and left fragments everywhere; filled my fuel filter up in no time at all. Same with my buddy's heli. I got no more than 3 months on my magnets before they failed. Never once let the tank sit dry, even at the field after flight.

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10-26-2012 03:45 AM  5 years agoPost 62
tauscncrrKey Veteran - Joliet IL - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Isn't the entire heli a ticking time bomb LOL ... From the servos to the RX pack to each link. But I hear what your sayin.

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10-26-2012 01:13 PM  5 years agoPost 63
wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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Be careful with the zip tie, I have seen a friends fuel line come off who did the same thing as you. The zip tie in conjunction with vibration ended up cutting through the fuel line causing it to come off in flight.
It's funny how things go... I read the above and thought, "I Zip Tie my fuel lines occasionally but I've never seen that before."

Two days latter I was doing a little test flight in the yard and noticed fuel pissing out from somewhere and spraying on the motor. I wiggled the line to the carb and it came off. Since this is an "R" motor and the fuel was under pressure, I got a nice little shower. And now I can personally confirm the above quote is a real possibility. After 27 years in helis, I read about something I've never seen before and I happens to me inside of 2 days. Weird.

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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10-26-2012 01:50 PM  5 years agoPost 64
PilotPin

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Indiana -- USA

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That's why I put the 3 way petcock inline.
For filling and pinching off the line I like the align 3 way filter (HN6022T).
I am going to have to use a fuel filter.
Align 3 way filter here we come.
taus
Yes the good old Align 3 way filter is hard to beat.

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10-26-2012 09:10 PM  5 years agoPost 65
Wedge77

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St. Charles Missouri USA

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ditch the fuel magmnet, keep the header tank.. and fly! Mine was coming part and cost me 2 engines before I found what it was. header tank is visible, if .. i know i know IF it is working properly, they always have fuel, and have not once let me down, only drawback is another line that can leak or come off.

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