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Old Jun 10, 2007, 10:11 PM
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Erich :

I must say thats a nice clean looking installation.

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Old Jun 12, 2007, 06:34 AM
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Am glad to hear you say so. Seemed awfully crowded in there. Hard to tell from the pics, but there's almost no room between the fuel tank and carbuerator. Had to make a loop in the fuel feed line cause the fitting from tank and carb were within 1/4" of each other. Went through about a foot of tubing before I finally got the line to fit. Seemed whatever way I tried there'd be a kink in the line, so I finally used a loop.

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Old Jun 12, 2007, 06:38 AM
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More Engine stuff

This photo shows the engine installation a little better and you can see I did a pretty thorough job of sealing the cowl area with epoxy resin. Should help to keep gas from soaking in and making a mess. Secured the fuel tank with a little silicone caulking. Now to get the cowl and prop fitted.

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Old Jun 12, 2007, 06:57 PM
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Erich :

Your tank higth is perfect so you shouldnt have any trouble with a loop in your fuel feed line.

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 02:18 AM
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I may be missing something but why not do a straight run with the fuel line? It looks a fairly straightish hook up.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 05:57 AM
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I did try a straight run, using various length of line. But no matter how I had it, the line would kink way to much. So kept try longer and longer lines, till it almost naturally formed a loop.

The problem is: tube from tank, and carb nipple meet at an odd angle. The carb nipple comes off at a 45 deg angle while the fuel tank comes straight out. And like I said before, they are very close to each other. Should probably have checked this out more before I glued fuel tank in place. Could have bent the aluminum tube coming from tank, somewhat. But unless the bend is almost perfect, I saw a real chance of restricting the flow through tube. So putting a small loop (the line still is only 2" long) in the feed line seemed the best solution.

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 06:21 AM
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ahh makes sense now.

Have you though as to whether you are going to give the cowl an engine turned finish yet or just polish it. Knowing you , it will end up bright red like a fire engine.

Ive got a possible present for you courtesy of ebay, if Im successful, Ill post it over.....it will make Tim jealous as hell!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...3635&rd=1&rd=1
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 10:45 AM
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That made sense to you. In that case, you're in worse shape then I am.

Rockets, did they really use them in WW I? Anywho they look good and so does that Pup. Will just use the cowl that came with the kit. The next set of photos will be with it on. Unless you mean the area behind the aluminum cowl. Will leave that olive drab, although I do like the bright red suggestion.

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 12:03 PM
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Get a small square of used fine sandpaper or steel wool in a ball shape and using your thumb as a pivot, create lots of small engine turn circles. Looks ace and is doesnt have to be neat.

Theres a video tutorial here... http://www.srbatteries.com/mtech/alum/mt_alu.htm
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 02:14 PM
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That made sense to you. In that case, you're in worse shape then I am.

Rockets, did they really use them in WW I? Anywho they look good and so does that Pup. Will just use the cowl that came with the kit. The next set of photos will be with it on. Unless you mean the area behind the aluminum cowl. Will leave that olive drab, although I do like the bright red suggestion.

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Le Prieur ( Typo?) Rockets were used yes.. Mainly on Nieup Series but I beleive some Pups were equipped with them as well!


Can anyone give me a link to a US Distributer of Flair kits.......
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 05:39 PM
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Ace

Here's where I got mine: http://radicalrc.secure-mall.com/shop/

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 05:41 PM
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Do you use the sanpaper wet or dry? Looks pretty good. May do that, since the cowl got quite scratched from handling, anyway.

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 06:53 PM
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Ace in a Cloud :

I think Radical R/C that Erich posted above is the only distributor in the US for Flair.

There used to be another right here in Houston Texas but they went out of buisiness.

Adam :
Thanks for that link for finishing tips. That will be very usfull.

SEEYA GUY'S , TIM
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 07:28 PM
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Hey Tim, what happened to your Bristol build, couldn't find it at all??

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 09:19 PM
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Erich :

I found it !
It was just buried a little because I havnt posted in a whille.

I'll get back on it soon I think but I need a new camera first because I got this one wet.

SEEYA, TIM

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