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Old 05-06-2006, 03:22 PM
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Default What to do if can't move tank?

Hi, I have a Great Plane Extra 300s "40" size with a K&B 65 engine on it. The engines on these planes are installed upside down. When the plane is sitting on all three wheels everything is OK, but when the model is level like when it is flying the tank is to high and fuel can siphon out. There is no room to move the tank any lower or the engine higher, and I do flood the plug sometimes. Is the tank hight which is only a little high a big deal when the tank is pressurized anyway? I think I will try a glow plug with an idle bar.
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A "too high" tank can be problematic of you let the fuel flood the engine before you get it started. But once running, it will not be a problem. Many will start the engine with the plane upside down (with cradles to hold the plane) and only turn ot over once the engine is running. That is why you see some flight boxes with built in supports for the plane.
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Perry Pumps or Perry fuel regulator............they have a site

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