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Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:07 pm by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Allan Patrick on Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:54 pm

Doesn't do any harm to include one
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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Tim on Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:48 am

I never used filters inline with the carby - just seemed un-necessary and another PPOF. If the fuel is fresh, clean, and filtered in the dispensing bottle then surely thats enough - especially with the felt clunk catching the last of any crud.

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Post by Brian Colclough on Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:12 am

Felt chainsaw clunk will stop anything put another in line just makes the pump work harder. I have a filter in line in my fuelling bottle just for "belt and braces" if you like

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:16 am

Good stuff, because that's how I have plumbed mine in! I've got the filtered clunk, and also one in the petrol can I have.

Speaking of which, does anyone know a decent petrol proof sealant? I want to make doubly sure the petrol can cannot let any vapour out. At the moment I have a slight leak around some of the fittings I have used on the can. Silicone and instant gasket is a no-no... Epoxy perhaps, although that is not particularly flexible....

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Rich on Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:28 am

I've plumbed dozens of fuel tanks not one has had a leak where have you gone wrong, if you seal it with any kind of material there's always a chance that it may go down the line into the carby No

Put some small tie wraps around the fittings I have a tie wrap tensioner if your that concerned

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:32 am

Rich, it's the fuel can, the jerry can, the little silver box that I take to the petrol pump with me, not the tank in the model.

The leak has gone noe I have manned up and done the fittings up with a proper spanner Wink

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Rich on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:06 pm

OH sorry, I just thought you were looking for an excuse not to fly,that's what me was thinking.

I would of bought one of those propriety ones, not made my own

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:16 pm

No excuses, I'll be there with it this afternoon/Evening to badger help in getting the engine setup and running, then it is fly time!

Proprietry fuel cans? Where from?

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Rich on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:18 pm

Jersey Modeller

Do you hold a "B" cert in case it's over the 7kg I'll bring my scales just in case

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:43 pm

ive got a couple of spare cans il chuck one in the car for ya andy. you will have to buy the fuel to go in it tho.

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:44 pm

im sure somwhere local had the bulb type pumps too, might have been b&q with all the petrol gardenin stuff, or the mower place in rhuddlan.

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Post by Brian Colclough on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:04 pm

Better bring the buddy lead if it's over 7Kg Rich Wink Need a lottery win to have a Jersey modeller fuelling station Suspect

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:12 pm

I've got a windy handle type pump (for now, may put an electric one on there if/when it starts leaking). The Jersey modeler stuff is nice. In fact, those are the fittings I have on my Jet fuelling station, and on this one too. The fittings were a fraction of the price of the full station....

I think I've squeezed it under 7Kg with no fuel on board, but will be happy for others to check Smile

Andy

PS. Buddy lead is fine, although I'm not letting Barnes anywhere near it after what happened last time....

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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:39 pm

I`ll be fine without the lead Andy Wink

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:01 pm

You might be. The aircraft won't be....

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Re: Oh dear, I seemed to have drank some petrol....

Post by Brian Colclough on Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:17 pm

That engine of yours sprang into life quite easily tonight Andy, good stuff Cool

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:23 pm

I was quite surprised to be honest. There is a thought floating round my head that it just trying to lure me into engines again, before turning into a beeyatch of a thing that has me endlessly flipping the pesky prop Smile

Fingers crossed the weather is decent tomorrow afternoon, and I can get some air under the wheels Smile

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