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Old Aug 31, 2011, 06:54 PM
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Stripping off the old covering
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 07:04 PM
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The covering process begins...
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 07:07 PM
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More progress covering and reassembling the fuse..
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 07:10 PM
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More progress...
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Totally off subject, but I just found this vid and thought you guys would appreciate it. I thought I was a good engineer and somewhat decent machinist, but I take my hat off to these guys. Well done, and something to be proud of...

Rotec Radial Engine 150hp (3 min 34 sec)
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Old Sep 08, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Question!!

I saw in another build thread someone mention using a felt clunk in the fuel tank when running gas. Has anyone used, seen or heard of this before? If so, what are the pros and cons and where would I find one?
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Old Sep 08, 2011, 10:21 PM
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I saw in another build thread someone mention using a felt clunk in the fuel tank when running gas. Has anyone used, seen or heard of this before? If so, what are the pros and cons and where would I find one?
from an earlier answer:
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"Felt Clunks: Header tanks can be used but are generally not needed as Gas isn't as susceptible to foaming as Glow fuel and the carbs seem fairly unaffected by air in the system.
However, the use of a "Felt" clunk is becoming common as they have several properties that make them very attractive.
The "Felt" acts as a very effective fuel filter.
The "Felt" holds fuel causing a sort of pool that insures a constant fuel supply under all conditions.
For instance, on a down line when the clunk isn't in the fuel.
When the tank is not full, the fuel splashes around and small quantities of air enter the system.
If you want to use one, you can get them at most "Weed Whacker" shops."

Gas Engines_Newbies Guide_Giant Scale may be of interest.

See also "Fuel facts & FAQ + Fuel Tank installations" at:
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links (quick search = Ctrl+F)

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Old Sep 09, 2011, 12:47 AM
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I'm using the walbro felt fuel clunk in my gasser. I got it from a lawn mower shop. I think I paid 5 dollars for it.
It provides fuel filtering as well as it hold fuel and is perfect if you do hammer heads with your plane
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for the info guys! Looks like a winner!!!
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Good job on the recovering project! Can't wait to see the finished results.

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Old Sep 17, 2011, 12:59 PM
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FBody
Good job on the recovering project! Can't wait to see the finished results.

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Thank you, I'm very anxious to finish and maiden her. Unfortunately, it has been a slow process trying to squeeze in build time with my hectic schedule. With a trophy wife, a 1 year old, a 2 year old and working 50 to 60 hours a week, its tough to find the time!
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Question?

Anyone use, used or seen someone use strait diesel as smoke fluid? If so how did it pan out? Seems to me that it would be black rather than white? Is that true?

How about home brewed smoke fluids? Any recipes? Or better yet, what is the chemistry behind the dry smoke oil on the market now?
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Anyone????
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Anyone use, used or seen someone use strait diesel as smoke fluid? If so how did it pan out? Seems to me that it would be black rather than white? Is that true? How about home brewed smoke fluids? Any recipes? Or better yet, what is the chemistry behind the dry smoke oil on the market now?
Smoke Oil - DIY Formulas #01

Smoke Oil - DIY Formulas #02

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Old Sep 19, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Alan,

Thanks for the info. A life saver for a second time on this thread! It looks like mineral oil is the winner. Not much for the idea of cutting it with diesel after reading the threads.
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