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07-19-2002 08:52 PM  16 years agoPost 1
Son Heli

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Hey I just got the header tank I ordered and I am sort of retarded (lol) and need some help putting it together...

I am pretty sure i have the line that goes into the header tank set up right. There are just two small pieces that I have no clue what to do with. One is a small gold colored metal piece... looks like this:

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well...something like that.
The other is a black rubber part that looks (excuse my retarded comparisons) like a hamburger? (sort of...use your imaginations?) It has a hole through the center as does the other piece and around the edge is a groove.

Thanks for putting up with my ignorance! I wish this thing came with some instructions!

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07-19-2002 10:01 PM  16 years agoPost 2
Dug89

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I think... the gold metal piece is the clunker. It goes on the end of the fuel line inside the header tank. You should have a small piece of fuel hose to connect the clunker to the plug in the tank outlet. The clunker keeps the fuel line in the bottom of the tank (just like in the main tank).

The washer/grommit goes in the header tank frame holder that screws to the frame. Put the grommit inside the header frame hole then screw it to the frame. The grommit isolates the header from the frame to reduce vibration in the header tank.

Connect the output of the main tank (used to go to carb) to the header vent. Connect the header main feed to the carb.

Best to use a filter.

Also replace the main line in the main tank if it is old. Nitro eats them up.

Enjoy.

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07-19-2002 10:18 PM  16 years agoPost 3
Son Heli

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Thank you! That makes sense now. I wish i had someone nearby to help me out with this stuff. Im never gonna get off the ground. I'll jsut keep at it and take it slow! Thank you for the help!

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07-20-2002 12:37 AM  16 years agoPost 4
Mopzilla

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Also replace the main line in the main tank if it is old. Nitro eats them up.
Actually, it is more the exhaust that eats up the line, or else your fuel lines would be totally gone by now - so they would be made of some other material.
I'll jsut keep at it and take it slow! Thank you for the help!
Patience! Good job, you know the secret to success!

The black rubber thing is called a stopper.

Which header tank did you get?

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07-20-2002 06:25 AM  16 years agoPost 5
Son Heli

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I managed to get it all together. It is the 2oz KSJ header tank. I figured that the little metal piece and the rubber thingama went into the little screw hole where it mounts to the frame... I hope thats right. I hooked it up like Ray's book says and started her up and she ran all perty like with no bubbles so Im happy about that! Now if only I had the tools and knowledge to trim it to hover and tune the engine and set the blades right and blah blah... Oh well...For now I can scoot on the ground at full throttle! Weee! (What i really need is a better radio but i need $ for that...lol)

BTW: It is a nexus with a Super Tiger 34 engine. I have an OS32 coming in the mail soon so i'll have fun figuring out how to put that in! (i did not assemble this heli) At elast I have Ray's book helping me along the way...and you guys!

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07-20-2002 12:08 PM  16 years agoPost 6
Dug89

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Glad you got the hopper tank all sorted.

On getting it set up... you really should try to to seek out an expert in the area to help you get the heli dialed in. I am new to the hobby (spurred on by a neighbor), bought a crashed heli and fixed it. But without the initial help of an expert, the heli would still be grounded.

The best (and smartest) thing I did was seek out a heli expert to set it up initially. I drove a hour to his field, and he dialed it in for a beginner, and did a test flight. What this did was give me a solid base line (in case of a crash) and allowed me to concentrate on learning to fly, instead of learning to set up the heli. Best three hours I've spent.

I'm sort of the orphan at my own field. So, like you, I am on my own but with his setups, I was able to learn to fly (still learning).

You might contact AMA to find the local field an possibly get some contacts in the area to at least get you kick started.

Good luck.

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07-20-2002 07:09 PM  16 years agoPost 7
Son Heli

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Im frustrated
I have done all that. All we have out here is plankers and one heli pilot who is VERY VERY VERY experienced. The plankers would rather stomp on my heli than let me fly it and the heli guy is out of town every single day and so he cant really help me. I wish I could drive out of town for help but I cant. I am leaving for college on the 17th of august and I'm hoping MAYBE there will be someone up there. I couldnt find anyone on the RC heli pilot locator in Flagstaff though. I live in Kingman right now and the other Heli pilot lives in Golden Valley. He is quite old and has cancer and has to go to vegas almost daily for treatments. He also travels to do aireal photography and attend various other things. He is in town once a month I'd say. So my chances of getting much more help from him are slim to none.

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