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Old 02-19-2019, 09:26 PM
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Excellent, thanks!
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:04 AM
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I use a Dubro 32 oz tank mounted on its side probably could get a 40oz dubro in also
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Dear friends, my special Kevlar tank for Mini AvantiS is 1.3L, 45oz, and not is necessary cut the intakes for install it, has the perfect shape of the fuselage, you can see picture of tank installed here:

https://cmjets.com/sebart/39-mini-avantis-13l.html


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Old 02-20-2019, 07:25 AM
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:21 PM
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Thank you for input everyone about fuel tanks.

I’ll have to research this in a bit, but has anyone done or read about extensive research done on the reliability and durability of Kevlar tank versus plastic specific to our use in turbine jet applications?

The miracle of Kevlar made custom tanks is the variation of sizes and shapes offered, but the cost is the downside. There aren’t quite as large of a variety of plastic tanks in the unique shapes as Kevlar, but the price and availability is an upside of the plastic. The durability and reliability could be another aspect between the two to sway a person decision to purchase one over the other, but I’ll have to look up differences.

Also, is there any downsides to using a plastic tank, Dubro for example, on its side rather than flat? The stopper would likely be offset a bit depending on the tank designs, and I’m not sure if that would affect the reach of the tubing and clunks ability to reach properly, but I suppose that can be altered anyhow for optimization.
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Really you are wrong with the money question, your Mini AvantiS cost 550€ + 175€ in servos (25€ each) + 120€ pipe + UAT 100€ + 100€ receiver (Futaba 6014 180€) + k30 or 45 1500€ (P20 2200€) = 2545€ - 3045€

Them what are 100€ for a personalized and unique Kevlar tank ???


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Originally Posted by cmjets View Post
Really you are wrong with the money question, your Mini AvantiS cost 550€ + 175€ in servos (25€ each) + 120€ pipe + UAT 100€ + 100€ receiver (Futaba 6014 180€) + k30 or 45 1500€ (P20 2200€) = 2545€ - 3045€

Them what are 100€ for a personalized and unique Kevlar tank ???


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Carlos, there was and still is no disrespect meant regarding Kevlar tanks. The cost mentioned was in reference to comparing a tank such as a Dubro to a custom Kevlar tank. The cost factor mentioned had nothing to do with what the total cost of a plane would be to complete it to ready to fly status, etc. It simply comparing the cost of one type of tank to another type of tank. There is a cost difference, and that’s expected.

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In that you are right !!! but I need defend my job

thanks fior your answer.
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I completely understand! Your tank is still one of the top contenders in my tanks of choice to use with my Avanti. Your tanks seem like a work of art.
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Originally Posted by T_CAT View Post
I completely understand! Your tank is still one of the top contenders in my tanks of choice to use with my Avanti. Your tanks seem like a work of art.
indeed!! I got one from Carlos for my Mini Avanti and he was kind enough to personalize it by putting my name on it.
Thanks again Carlos.
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If you want nice, get the CMJ tank that's made to fit without hacking the intakes. I have his older tank that needed some intake hacking, it didn't matter, it worked just fine. So do the Dubro's and even better the Fiji bottle tanks with a ceramic clunk.

Pick your poison, it's not a big deal.
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is anyone using the Sebart conversion exhaust pipe?
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
If you want nice, get the CMJ tank that's made to fit without hacking the intakes. I have his older tank that needed some intake hacking, it didn't matter, it worked just fine. So do the Dubro's and even better the Fiji bottle tanks with a ceramic clunk.

Pick your poison, it's not a big deal.
Thanks Barracuda. I’ve also thought about a Fiji bottle in the 1L size, which is a tad over 3” wide. At that width, I’m assuming it also requires cutting of the intakes, but haven’t tried test fitting one. The CMJ definitely looks great, especially the tapered 1.3L version.
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Remember this. The Avanti was designed and ducted for EDF, there's plenty of air for a turbine and even with the original CMJ tank I had no issues running a 45

That said, if the tapered tank were available when I fitted mine out I would have gone that direction.
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Makes perfect sense . Thank you
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is anyone using the Sebart conversion exhaust pipe?
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my pipe must be an old style as it is only single wall. If I use it, will I have any fuse heating issues?
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