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Old 12-07-2004, 07:35 PM
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Default RE: Do you all change fuel tubing?

you should replace it just as preventive measure. it is okay if you dont, my pt-40 is 4 years old and has never had the plumbing changed, but i like to change it before each season just to be sure. especially if you are running high nitro contents.
Old 12-08-2004, 02:07 AM
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I've never changed tubing as "preventive maintenance". If it ain't broke, I don't fix it.
Ditto. If the engine starts acting up for no reason after it's been running reliably for a while, then I might change all the plumbing. Until then I just leave it alone. Fuel tubing lasts a very long time.
Old 12-08-2004, 09:53 AM
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MinnFlyer, is there any question that you cant answer with clipart or a picture?[:-]
No

When I first started on RCU I answered a few questions with graphics (You know, the "One pic = 1000 words" thing)

After a while I realized that different people would ask the same questions, so I started saving them to a special file.

That file now contains over 500 images! LOL

My personal favorites are the animated gifs:


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I was going to ask if you had some sort of clipart library. You should make it available as a dowload somewhere.
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I thought about doing that once, but I get a little worried as to where the pictures would show up! [X(]
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Default RE: Do you all change fuel tubing?

Thanks for all the pic/drawings Minn. I remember one that you personally drew up for me when I accidently epoxied the elevator halfs on my H9 AT-6 incorrectly and not perfectly level to one another. You suggested something, drew it up, I saw it, fixed it and whao-la,,, perfect. Thanks again and keep them coming please.
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Default RE: Do you all change fuel tubing?

Up until last year I would have said no but I had a piece of fuel tubing that connected the tank to the brass tube that goes thru the firewall and then connects to the carb split. Managed to have a couple of deadsticks on an otherwise never-dies engine. We figured out what happened when we filled the fuse with fuel!

Tubing is cheap, change it!
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Default RE: Do you all change fuel tubing?

certainly good practice to inspect fuel lines prior to the flying season esp if they are more than a year or two old.had my share of "in the field" tank rebuilds. full scale practice is of course to visually inspect preflt/post flt & replace hoses after 10 years regardless of condition.

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