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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Flop tube


Thread: [Acro] Re: Flop tube

Message: [Acro] Re: Flop tube

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From: "Phil Sisson, Litchfield Aerobatic Club" <sisson at>

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 22:28:20 UTC


AMSnaproll at wrote:

> My trusty Eagle gave me a raised eyebrow the other day. Rolled
> inverted and it quit running. Rolled upright and it ran. Got to be
> entertaining after awhile, but I figured I oughta fix it. I took out
> the flop tube and pressure tested it, and there were no splits or
> leaks. So, gurus, is it possible that it was sucking shut when it was
> bent a certain way? And if that is true, what happens if it sucks shut
> when upright? Does anybody have an emergency fuel feed that bypasses
> the flop tube, and if so, how did you rig it?
> Thanks a heap!
> Ashley Messenger
> Ch. 34

Best thing to do is change it, A friend near here had one come off and
it was in bad shape near where it was clamped on. His was about twenty
years old and was made from a clear material. We put one in from
Aircraft Spruce. About $40 but we did have to remove the tank. This took
a few hours...


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