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Old Sep 10, 2012, 11:27 AM
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DOG - I'm with Wayne, had to be Ground to Air.

Finally got some air time in this weekend. Several flights on the eT40 .......... Hey guys I acutally flew a T---t. Finally found the new runway after three straight battery packs of touch and goes. Finally broke the tail wheel mount, didn't rip it out as usual, but broke the plastic off. Still having issues with the SPE 26. Started good, but would not accelerate. First thing I hear is "too lean", but I have not had to touch the needles in two years. More likely the filter screen has garbage in it. Need to clean the filter and the screen in the Carb. Can't believe that suddenly the needle would change that much. And that is my report for the weekend.
Redo your plumbing yet?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Simple, order a bigger motor, battery and plane!
lol I was just going to say that

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That's what I told her after the last kid!!!!!
hee hee hee lol
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Tee for vent and gas

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I am thinking about the vent line setup on my 50CC that I have not started building. It will have a fuel tank and a smoke tank. Instead of two vent lines, why not tie them together with a Tee and just run one vent to the outside of the plane? Seems like it would be a neater installation. Anyone done this or heard of it?
If you don't put a one way valve in both lines before the tee, you run the risk of backing gas/oil mix or smoke oil into the wrong tank. I haven't done this as I just run a line for each tank to each side/bottom of the plane, on the same side as the filler fitting. That way I can see when the gas/oil tank is full on one side and the smoke oil is full on the other. I like to have a catcher bottle for the smoke oil overflow as that stuff is expensive!
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 01:38 PM
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If you don't put a one way valve in both lines before the tee, you run the risk of backing gas/oil mix or smoke oil into the wrong tank. I haven't done this as I just run a line for each tank to each side/bottom of the plane, on the same side as the filler fitting. That way I can see when the gas/oil tank is full on one side and the smoke oil is full on the other. I like to have a catcher bottle for the smoke oil overflow as that stuff is expensive!
With a lot of aggressive flying I see a lot of fuel in the vent line, I agree with Bill that there is a chance one source could get pulled into another source tank and would personally go with seperate vents.

Since we are talking about tanks

I looked over every gasser set up that was at our FLI event. Naturally these are all Fortitude tanks or Fiji Water bottles. 9 out of 10 were using a 3 line system. Fuel Feed to the Carb, nothing going into this line unless it comes through the filter clunk. Vent at the top front of the bottle that runs to a nipple attached to the front belly of the fuse.<no dangling line hanging out. 3rd line is a fuel dot that is in the front, top corner of the tank and it dangles straight down to the front bottom corner, as the filler and drain point.

I never thought about the fill / drain being where everyone seems to be placing it, but it really works well. They lift the tail of the fuse with their foot as it emptys from the front corner of the bottle. Since many people are running these new filter clunks, they are not causing additional wear and strain on the pickup tube/ clunk filter.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Simple, order a bigger motor, battery and plane!
Sounds like a plan......any ideas for a 60A ESC?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Sounds like a plan......any ideas for a 60A ESC?
Me?!!
I have no idea, but I'm pretty sure I'd go with something from 3DHS!
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Yeah Sell it and buy 2 of these http://coxengines.ca/cox-.049-surest...-die-cast.html
then get yourself a mini DC-3
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 02:46 PM
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I have used a filtered clunk from day one on gassers. I thought about the cross contamination from a common vent. I did think of a check valve but that creates a problem. Air has to go out the vent when filling and into the tank while running. I plan to put filters on the ends of the vents too. I saw that on a plane and it makes a lot of sense to me.

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Old Sep 10, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Me?!!
I have no idea, but I'm pretty sure I'd go with something from 3DHS!
I have 2 turnigy Plush 60 amp ESC's if they can help anyone 8)
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 02:58 PM
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I have 2 turnigy Plush 60 amp ESC's if they can help anyone 8)
Are you trying to trick me into going leccy like Kerwin and Snowman??!!
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Are you trying to trick me into going leccy like Kerwin and Snowman??!!
Everyone needs a plane you can toss in the car, with a couple bats and a transmitter for a quick flight.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 03:18 PM
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I don't know what the problem is I toss my nitro planes in my car no prob instead of an extra 5 - 15 batteries and charger wondering if they're charged or not, I bring 1 gallon of fuel problem solved
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Wayne Nice Pics
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Sorry, am I allowed to talk to Plus members?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 03:21 PM
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