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Old 12-05-2002, 08:51 AM
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i just got a norvel and am debating about fuel tanks. i have looked at the cheap norvel mount/tank and also the much nicer jkaerotech tank/mount, but was also thinking about just going with a regular mount and small tank (read film canaster) or something of my own design.

what does everyone use???
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Old 12-05-2002, 09:17 AM
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Default which fuel tank/mount for .061

I use a Dave Brown 0506 mount and a Sullivan 2 oz round tank in most of my .061 powered planes. If find that clunks work better in the round tanks than other types of tanks.
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I use the same setup, db 05-06. the round sullivan tank works the best, 2 oz hayes next, thunder tiger 2.5, then dubro 2 oz. ss-2 shape is such that clunk doesn't really move much. hayes mounts also work well, the square one is almost indestructable!
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Cox makes a nice one it has beam mounts holds about 1/2 ounce I get about 5 minutes bolts to fire wall it is red colored you have to trim the inside beams a little so the engine fits also it's predrilled fits 049 tee dee and 061 Norvel comes with bolts
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Default which fuel tank/mount for .061

How about a combo.....The COX tank/mount that was just mentioned and the 2 oz sullivan in normal local.

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The cox tank has a fill on the top and overflow tube on the bottom. You would have to put the pick up tube from the sullivan tank on the over flow tube on the cox mount engine mite not have enough fuel draw to pull from second tank
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Both the Norvel tank/mt and the JK slikmount have fuel foaming problems. With clear tanks you can watch the froth. Some users have opted for the armorall solution in fuel to stop the foaming. They report that it works but I don't like the resulting shorter glo plug life. DB and Sullivan works for me.
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Default which fuel tank/mount for .061

I just bought a JK Aerotech Slickmount for my Norvel .061. A little expensive at $30, but high quality. I haven't run the engine yet, but at least I have a "heads-up" about the chance of fuel foaming.

I turned-down the possibility of using a Norvel .074, because JK Aerotech does not stock this size Slickmount anymore (although it is on their webpage). Next time I won't be afraid to try a separate tank.

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