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Old 08-30-2008, 11:47 AM
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The badly translated manual for this build is not too clear...

So (see pic) this is how the kit arrived, and from the looks of the photo (but no text on the subject) in the manual... the suggested fuel tank mounting method is using the supplied rubber bands.

It just strikes me that the bands, A arnt the strong and B wont last that long and will dry out and become brittle.

whats the "standard" way to mount tanks in this manner??
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:30 PM
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Some velcro stripes come with adhesive, you could use it as well as using the rubber bands.
Old 08-30-2008, 01:38 PM
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use nylon wrap to secure tank

good luck and happy flying

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A couple of Ty-raps instead of the rubber band would eliminate the need for constant replacement and will make no differance in vibration isolation since that will be almost none existant in that setup.

I never mount tanks with the rubber bung pushed in a big firewall hole.

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What size plane is this? Did you say that?. If this set-up goes inside the plane then wrap it with foam rubber 1/4 inch and then use cable-ties to secure it down to ..those rails I guess. I'm not getting a clear picture of the whole concept. Especially if this a large glow plane. Use the cable ties ( smallest you can find) to secure the fuel tubing that exists the tank and where it fits on the engine...everywhere in fact that tubing needs to stay in place.

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