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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Header Tank or Not ?

I am going to make my first gasser. Pro's and cons on a header tank please.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:20 PM
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I am going to make my first gasser. Pro's and cons on a header tank please.
I have run gas engines ranging from a single Zenoah 62, First Place 4.2, First Place twin cylinders, DA 150, and Moki 250 radial. I did not used a header tank in any plane, and never had a single engine stop in flight. So my personal opinion based on experience, it is not needed.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:05 AM
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Gas engines all (virtually) have a diaphragm pump in their Walbro/Tillotson carburettors, to easily draw fuel from anywhere in the model (tank on C/G).

They don't need a header-tank, so there are obviously only cons (another potential point of failure); no pros at all...
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Header tank violates the KISS rule
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:05 PM
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