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Old 11-07-2009, 04:35 PM
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I made this using a primer pump I got on ebay for 5 for $8. I'm relatively new to diesels, I like the little ones, now I read that the fuel shouldn't be left in a plastic container for more than a couple hours. I've had the fuel in it for 2 days at between 35* and 59*F. Did I ruin the fuel? If I did ruin it can I buy a can of starter fluid to put the ether back in.

I have taken the fuel out of the fueler for now.
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:43 PM
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Rich, I've left Davis fuel sit in a fuel tank for a week or so with the inlet and outlet tube joined with a piece of bent brass tubing. I did not have a problem that way.
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Thanks, that makes me feel better.
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Rich

That aircraft is just too cute. Nice set-up.

What is it? And what is the powerplant? Is it the PAW 55?
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Rich

That aircraft is just too cute. Nice set-up.

What is it? And what is the powerplant? Is it the PAW 55?
Thanks.

It's the PAW 55 .033 cu in. The plane is a Scoundrel, mine was built from a pre-production kit I got from Steve at http://www.selecthobbies.com

It's my first attemt a silk and dope. I did a thread on it in 1/2a forum http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9177606/tm.htm
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ORIGINAL: soarrich

Thanks, that makes me feel better.
Rich,

I'd be much more worried about the consequences of using that electric starter on a PAW 55

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Yes, I know. I'm very carfull to hand flip it first and not have it over compressed. As I get better at starting and tuning it the starter should go away.
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The instruction from PAW:

Never allow fuel to stand open, to be mixed, or to be left in a plastic container for longer than 2 hours, as it can ruin the fuel. Keep fuel in a tightly closed metal can.

Some material/stuff in plastic fuel tank or plastic can can have stuff who are dissolving by the ether and releasing unwanted substances from plastic material or make the ether are useless for the engine as ignitor.

Pure ether can dissolve some plastic material very effective. When i am mixing own fuel, i am using measure cup made of glass.

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