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08-12-2010 03:58 PM  7 years agoPost 1
ch-47c

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The tank on the Crickets seem to have come in two varieties. Mine is rectangular with 2 recesses that run around the width and height. They almost look like an MK tank. Is it a Hirobo tank? On the plans I have, it shows what looks like a Dubro "chinned" type tanks.

Does anyone know the source/brand and capacity? Thanks.

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08-12-2010 04:56 PM  7 years agoPost 2
gorhambirds

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I believe the "Dubro" looking tank was a Kraft fuel tank. The rectangular one was made by Hayes, and I believe that the Hayes tank is still available today.

Steve Z

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08-12-2010 07:30 PM  7 years agoPost 3
ch-47c

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Thanks Steve. I knew I could count on you again.

Rich

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08-16-2010 11:27 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Tripledeucer

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My original Cricket tank is branded "IM" which was World Engines from Indy RC. My Cricket is box stock built by me and never flown yet, so I know that is the tank that came with it.

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08-18-2010 02:04 PM  7 years agoPost 5
ch-47c

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I just found out about an hour ago my tank is an "IM 5oz., 150cc made in Tokyo, Japan tank. Now I have to try and find a new one.

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08-19-2010 01:19 AM  7 years agoPost 6
Dave Willis

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ch-47c
If you find where to purchase the IM Tank let me know.

Thanks.....Dave

Futaba AMA 6679 IRCHA 675 VHA 11

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08-19-2010 02:23 AM  7 years agoPost 7
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Will do that. I got a feeling it will be like looking for Sasquash.

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08-19-2010 03:16 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Tripledeucer

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Just did a Google search for IM products and got this list which has a 6 oz. tank. Might be a possible if you can contact them.
http://www.udisco.com/hobbies/inv/IM.HTM

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08-20-2010 10:57 AM  7 years agoPost 9
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Man this is a tough one. Every time I Google IM, I get results with I'm...Finding a part for an American antique heli that used American and Japanese parts and now looks like maybe Canadian. There's an ex-GMP employee that frequents this board RAK402 or something like that, that may have some insight or memories that can help. In the meantime I bought a "chinned" Dubro 6oz fuel tank that fits and looks somewhat like the later model Cricket tank. There were also Hayes "chinned" tanks, but weren't readily available at my LHS. I will try to rehab my IM tank as well. Prolly a losing battle.

My Cricket is getting close to 1st flight. I've been busy at work and got it to where all that is left is paint tailfin, finish main and tailrotor blades, finish wood paddles or use newer plastic ones. Make new servo to bellcrank rods, tailrotor rod, and install gyro, and battery.

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08-20-2010 05:01 PM  7 years agoPost 10
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Did you look at the link I provided? Udisco is in Montreal, Canada. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see "contact us". That will bring up phone and email address' for them. The tank in the listing is most likely the right one and shows it is in stock. $1.76 US Certainly worth looking into if your serious about getting the right tank for your restoration.

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08-20-2010 11:30 PM  7 years agoPost 11
ch-47c

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Yes I did look at it. The correct size is 5oz or 150cc. I thought it said 6oz. 5oz equal 147.867 cc. I'll contact them anyway since it says 150cc. Thanks.

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