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05-14-2011 11:25 PM  7 years agoPost 1
kruuuzn

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I'm mounting a header tank on my 600N. It looks like I'll need to attached the bracket to the frame below the main tank to get the outlet in line with the carburetor feed. Can somebody tell me the best way to make a standoff for the bracket?
Thanks gang.

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05-15-2011 01:57 AM  7 years agoPost 2
Thumpernator

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http://www.rcheliworkz.com/pilot.asp

They have standoff kits that work great. Give them a call, unless you can find them on their site. They have a variety of colors.

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05-15-2011 02:12 PM  7 years agoPost 3
fastflyer20

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I use the front bolt hole that attach's the lower main shaft bearing block just above the main tank. The header outlet is in line with the carb inlet. A longer 3mm bolt, some washers and a spacer is all that was needed. Many hardware stores sell spacers.

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05-15-2011 02:47 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Thumpernator

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Should have added in post above that I drill a new hole to mount the header bracket.

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05-15-2011 04:19 PM  7 years agoPost 5
rudyy

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Just use double sided adhesive M3 tape. In the event you crash but knock on wood, and have impact on the right side, you do not introduce the weakest link imposed by the long standoff which could possibly wreck the airframe.

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05-15-2011 06:33 PM  7 years agoPost 6
helinutz2

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I used an old raptor frame spacer..

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05-17-2011 12:42 PM  7 years agoPost 7
kruuuzn

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Rudy,

What exact double sided tape did you use? I've tried two different products and both had trouble with the curvature on the main tank. One side or the other wanted to peel up.

Thanks.

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05-17-2011 01:41 PM  7 years agoPost 8
rcnut

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Although the double sided tape would be ideal, in time fuel would impeed the tape and you would needing a supply of tape (plus a good oil removing cleaner).

I did the same thing as helinutz2. It's been on there for over 2 years. I've had many crashes and only knock it off twice. Repairs to the tank stand-off was not as bad as I would have thought.

But it is up to you and what you want to try.

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05-17-2011 04:44 PM  7 years agoPost 9
fastflyer20

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I haven't broken a stand-off yet, but I am still trying....

The double side tape did not work for me either, even cleaning with acetone, it never lasted very long.

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05-17-2011 06:29 PM  7 years agoPost 10
rudyy

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I am using the M3 tape with red peel from Lowes.

I have the set up like this for almost two years and it never comes loosened and I never need to reapply the tape. Just make sure you clean with some alcohol on both surfaces before applying the tape.

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05-18-2011 09:41 AM  7 years agoPost 11
jdvuyk

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Silicon Sealer
Just use standard run-of-the-mill silicon sealer. Same stuff you would use in the bathroom. Doesn't react to fuel. Holds really well but you can get it off if you really want by pushing a screwdriver or knife down the back. its a perfect, flexible, non-permanent but strong glue.

never had one fall off yet. or even come close. Can lift the heli up by the header tank if you want. looks really neat too. no silly looking brackets.

good luck.

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05-18-2011 12:25 PM  7 years agoPost 12
kruuuzn

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Now there's a new idea. How long has it lasted so far?

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05-18-2011 03:22 PM  7 years agoPost 13
rcnut

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That is a cool idea...I wouldn't have thought to use that, but why not!

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05-19-2011 04:14 AM  7 years agoPost 14
jdvuyk

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I use silicon sealer as a glue quite a bit for various things. in the right situation its great. Cheap and plentiful.

I have run this setup for at least 2 years now, on several heli's. never had a problem. just give a good yank once in a while to maintain confidence when doing some maintenance. I like it because if you don't like it the silicon sealer method is completely removable/reversable. No harm trying.

I'll try and post a pic later when I get home.

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05-19-2011 04:41 AM  7 years agoPost 15
jdvuyk

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Here are some pics I had on file. Not awesome images, but you get the idea.

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05-22-2011 09:47 PM  7 years agoPost 16
kruuuzn

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I should have known we could count on one of those New Zealand guys to come up with a good idea! Man, that works great! It seems to be rock solid.
Thanks Jamie!

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