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Old 10-23-2003, 08:56 AM
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does anyone recommend the use of a header tank on the caliber?
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Old 10-23-2003, 03:24 PM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

Header tanks don't really improve the performance of the helicopter but it increases flight times so I would certainly recommend one.
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:58 PM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

Absolutly!,

A header tank gives you constant fuel pressure, prevents a lot of fuel foaming from leaning your engine out and better visual warning when your low on fuel.

I say go with it


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Old 10-24-2003, 06:38 AM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

if your going to do any 3D or maneuvers that cause fuel slosh - DEFINATELY. If your going to do scale flying, or simple positive G maneuvers only, they are not necessary.

If you see fuel frothing/foaming and dont want to find the out of balance cause, add a header tank or you could lean out and damage the engine.

All my choppers have header tanks, except the eco-8, and i believe the $5 investment is well worth it. Doing tic tocs is a typical maneuver where the header tank will be needed if your main fuel tank is getting low.
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Old 10-25-2003, 12:05 AM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

then which header tank is recommended for the caliber ?
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Old 10-25-2003, 12:18 AM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

one more thing , can u guys post some pictures of the caliber with the tank on it
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Old 10-25-2003, 07:24 AM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

I just finished Installing the MA header tank on my caliber! almost perfect fit..I had to take just a fraction off the bottom of the alum Bracket that is supplied.




Sorry no pic's yet!!

Thanks Brian
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Old 10-26-2003, 03:29 AM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

Here's a pic of the header tank on my Caliber. I forget what mount it is but this is the general location I've seen others mounted as well. You can't see it but I used a spare blade grip spacer to push the tank away from the frame and fuel tank. I also had to drill a hole in the frame and use a bolt and locknut as I could not get the scew to tighten up using the holes provided for the bearing blocks???


This location seems to work fine and allows me to mount the canopy without cutting it up.

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Old 10-26-2003, 08:40 AM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

erm...... can i ask do u just get any 2 ounce fuel tank or must it be specially disigned for the heli?
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Old 10-27-2003, 11:39 AM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

Sure you can, I use a standard DuBro 2 oz. tank without any problems. I mounted it to the main tank with double sided tape and secured it with tie-raps.
There is nothing special about the specially designed tanks except for maybe a special mounting bracket and mainly the price!
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:05 AM
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Default RE: herader tank on the caliber 30

theres heaps more info in this forum on header tanks on the caliber. do a search, i posted some pictures of mine a while ago. (i think the search function is working on the new site now)
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