Rc Fuel Tanks

RC fuel tanks are the containers that hold the most vital element for nitro and gas powered models - the fuel. An extremely important part of any RC model, the RC fuel tanks are extremely vital to the performance of the model. While normal RC fuel tanks have the strength and endurance along with the weight to benefit the model, it is vital to pick the right one and take good care of it, if you want to draw the maximum out of your RC model.

RC fuel tanks are not as simple as they may seem. A flexible fuel pipe or line connects the tank to the carburetor of the model. A vent line is installed to ensure that the vacuum in the tank is filled in with air, as the fuel pushes out. RC fuel tanks come fitted with a flexible internal pick-up tube. This is to ensure that in models such as RC planes and jets, the fuel flow remains steady despite the climbs, drops and other maneuvers.

You will generally find a 'clunk' or a heavy fixture at the end of this pick-up tube, which enables it to stay at the bottom of the tank. Choosing the correct tank and setup, is vital to the RC model?s proper functionality. How you setup the tank is also as important as it ensures smooth flow throughout the run.

A two-line setup is the most common of all RC fuel tank setups wherein one line is used as the vent line (which doubles up as the fuel overflow indicator) while the other is the normal fuel line. In some RC fuel tanks, you may come across a three-line setup however the third line is mainly to fill the tank. This line needs to be blocked before you can run your RC model.

A well-fitted fuel tank will last a long time although regular maintenance is required to avoid certain common problems. You need to check the fuel tank for any problems especially after hard landings or bumps. The RC fuel tank may develop a small puncture or the fuel line setup may get dislodged, resulting in a disturbance or leak in fuel flow.

By maintaining a healthy fuel tank, you ensure that your RC model is in perfect running condition at all times. You will need to drain the fuel tank when the model is not in use. This also helps in cleaning it up. While most fuel tanks are made of plastic, some models also come with stronger-grade material such as Kevlar, even.

Running your nitro RC model can be great fun but to be safe and secure at all times, you need to ensure that you have the best equipment and on the top of that list comes the RC fuel tank.

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