ORIGINAL: Dave Wilshere
Did you ''glue'' with Silicon? That's OK.
They should be fine, G loads full of fuel will not make a tank crack when It can't move.
I don't like cable tie retainers, in small sizes they are not round when tight and can 'lift' the tube at the connection point. I use just another 5mm length of tygon as a grip, or since you are a hot country makbe a loop of lock wire.
DAve thanks for the comments
yes tanks glued with silicone
actually i used the tie retainers only on the ends of the 2 saddle tans, and used wire loop retainers on the rest
however i agree with you on the small tie retainers -
question though , i used it as a back up to the face that i used the ''barbs'' supplied by CARF , and soldered them onto the 4mm copper tubes , and that seemed soooo hard to get on , and almost impossible to get off , and the ties retainers behind the barbs to make sure they dont slip off
now for some small comments from my point of view when i Built the model (this is my first Jet ) and found a lot of missing info from the manual
the main tank calls for using spacer when placing the front tray that holds the main tank- yet till now i have no clue for what they wanted to use a 3mm spacer -
also the exact position of the front of the tank was not clear - ( it mentions about 9-10mm from the cockpit opening) however noticed when fitting the actual cockpit - the top lip that slides into the slot to align the cockpit would touch the tank
saddle tanks - if i had to do it again , i think i would do away with the full bypass , the amount of work that went into playing around to get all to fit , was too much - and i think CARF need to maybe resize /reshape the tanks . they just dont fit , without cutting into the bypass joiner and its a pity , as i see this comment come up again and again
horizontal stab - plan ahead here - as the cutout for the servo wire needs to be as far away from the outer thrust tube ( guess how i know) mine exit close , but now i see i could have made them exit further away -
I want to thank all that have helped with input and advise - it great to know that there are friends willing to help