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Old 12-31-2003, 09:20 AM
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Default RE: Flexible exhaust pipes?

Rotsa ruck.

Below is the flex extension on my Laser 150, which lasted a grand total of nine flights before breaking clean in two. I was VERY careful to mount it so no vibration could occur, etc.

I have heard repeatedly that the flex extensions Horizon sells for Saitos don't last any time at all. A fellow at my club has a Saito 100 inverted on a P-40, and he is on his third one. The record so far is three flights before it breaks.

Proctor is sending me another one, so I'll try it again. But if this one breaks too, I'll just have to use the regular muffler and butcher the cowl. The airplane/engine combo (CG Ultimate) simply flies too nicely to abandon.

But aggravations like this are why I have no serious interest in scale.
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