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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Flop tube and other questions


Thread: [Acro] Flop tube and other questions

Message: [Acro] Flop tube and other questions

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From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Hans=20VanAmsterdam?= <hans_pitts at>

Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 19:37:09 UTC


  The flop tube in my S1S was probably installed many
years ago. 
After how much time do they typically break?
Is there a way to do some useful inspection without
taking everything apart?
What is the failure mode? How much fuel in the tank
will keep the engine running despite the failed tube?
What are the bad surprises when replacing the flop
tube? (Engine can remain in place I hope)

Furthermore I am 6'6" tall, fortunately skinny as a
ghost so cockpitt width is ample. Max. headroom is
OK due to open cockpitt but legroom is really limited.
Are there any minor modifications to optimise the

Thanks in advance,

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