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Old 08-19-2019, 03:22 PM
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I normally use Taildraggerrc fuel tanks but they are out of stock. Any other companies that make comparable tanks to TDRC?
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:03 PM
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EF, Valley View. I prefer the ones from EF. Some of the fittings on the TD ones came apart.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:17 PM
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I use to buy Fourtitude tanks,but they don't make 24oz..So I tried PAU and like them better after using them.They come with Viton tubing and cereamic clunks and so far have been holding well.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:24 PM
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I use to buy Fourtitude tanks,but they don't make 24oz..So I tried PAU and like them better after using them.They come with Viton tubing and cereamic clunks and so far have been holding well.
To be specific, these are the PAU “PRO” tanks. They’re awesome and ready to rock. Here is the link to all PAU fuel tanks. Only the “PRO” versions come with the upgraded components listed.
https://flypau.com/index.php?main_pa...ri1bgvbshulsv3
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:40 PM
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To be specific, these are the PAU “PRO” tanks. They’re awesome and ready to rock. Here is the link to all PAU fuel tanks. Only the “PRO” versions come with the upgraded components listed.
https://flypau.com/index.php?main_pa...ri1bgvbshulsv3
Those look good. I just haven’t had a chance to try them yet. I think all these basic tanks are produced by the same Chinese company. Features vary depending on who is selling them.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:57 PM
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You could make your own using Fiji (or similar) water bottles that are better than any of the others with the kit from Pspmfg.com. All of the pre made tanks except the PAU have a built in defect because of the non-Viton clunk line that WILL get hard and will need to be replaced, sooner or later.
The PSP cap, vent and fill fittings are machined with face sealing O ring grooves and come with Viton O rings and Viton clunk lines.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:34 PM
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I agree regarding the clunk lines in many of the tanks but at least they are providing polyurethane tubing that lasts longer than Tygon. I replace the clunk lines with Viton at additional expense to me and discard the provided line. All the caps are CNC machined now with “o” ring grooves that surface seal on the tank neck. I’m thankful we have choices.

I love the PSP products but hate sourcing my own tank bottle. Most of the model specific tank bottles are very good quality these days and I can’t say the same for some of the water bottles.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:15 PM
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How hard is it to go to CVS and get a bottle of Fiji water? It is available in 330 ml, 500 ml, 700 ml, 1.0 liter and 1.5 litre bottles. Mine is 6 years old.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:37 PM
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Ghoffman, I don’t disagree with you about assembling my own water bottle tanks as I think the same way as you about a lot of tasks RCers choose to have someone else do for them. But in this case I choose to buy the tank. I like the finished product when I get done with a few custom touches. I know, madness?
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:45 PM
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Thanks for the link for the PAU tanks. I will give them a shot.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:01 PM
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I just get the PAU standard tanks because I always have viton hanging on the wall and I only use walbro felt clunks
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:35 PM
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Try WrongWay RC, Richard makes a great tank.---Smitty
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