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« on: December 09, 2015, 11:47:05 PM »

Hi

I'm trying to make a list of the 12 tinplate Aeroflyte control-line tanks.  The paperwork from Aeroflyte was quite vague and never mentioned capacity (US or Imperial fluid oz or cc).  Can anyone help with this, I need physical sizes for the different numbered tanks and layout of tubes, suitable engine size and anything else that comes to mind.

Also has anyone made plans up from the tanks to fabricate replicas?  or any other control-line tanks for that matter.

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 05:36:10 AM »

G'Day Biggles.I have a number of various tanks still in their packaging(some are showing some signs of corrosion).I could get a list together with their dimensions and tube layout and post on this site in the near future.Cheers Decca.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 09:59:16 AM »

Hi Decca

I'll be interested in anything you come up with.  I myself have the No.2 and No.8 tanks and various other used ones that although look like Aeroflyte are difficult to recognize which number they relate to.

There is a list that comes with each tank that shows the numbering system but it is vague and the numbering fairly meaningless.  It would have been good if number 1 was the smallest and No. 12 the largest, but alas, the're all over the shop.

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 12:43:22 PM »

Hey Bill:

On fabricating tanks, are you just looking for plans in general, or are you looking for replicas of specific products?

I'd share some of my plans, but every time I use a metal tank I either end up replacing it with a plastic clunk tank, or I end up putting a clunk in it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 05:39:31 PM »

HiTim

Yes, I would be very interested in plans for tanks other than Aeroflyte, that would be great.

My interest in Aeroflyte is in creating a reasonably comprehensive list of these tanks as they are shown in all the Aeroflyte control-line aircraft plans.  The list that Aeroflyte put out lacked details such as capacity and dimensions etc and the numbering (1-12) appeared to be random as it wasn't related to size.

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015, 05:58:00 PM »

G'day Bigglesworth.

I have an Aeroflyte No. 1 that I've recently taken out of a derelict model.

Will post photos & sizes soon.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2015, 12:18:10 AM »

G'day Bigglesworth.

I have an Aeroflyte No. 1 that I've recently taken out of a derelict model.

Will post photos & sizes soon.

Thanks greggle47, much appreciated.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2015, 01:28:07 AM »

OK,

Aeroflyte No 1, 1 3/8" X 1 3/8" X 3/4"

Vents both soldered to side where pipes exit, bottom pipe to top, as overflow. Top pipe to bottom - filler.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 09:04:00 AM »

Thanks mate I'll put it on the list.  When it is completed, I'll put it up here.
cheers Bill

PS Come on fellas show us your aeroflyte tanks
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2015, 02:56:43 AM »

G'Day Biggles.I have uploaded the packaging labels for some of the Aeroflyte tanks that I have in my collection to the Aeroflyte section in the plans gallery.This has yet to be approved.I have tried to attach some pics,but it keeps coming up as an error Huh I have tank #1,3,5,7,10 and 12 still in their packaging,they range from the 60's to 80's/90's.Merry Xmas Decca Grin
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2015, 03:14:52 AM »

Thanks Decca, I'll be waiting in anticipation, hopefully we can get past the errors you're encounterng.
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2015, 07:52:10 AM »

G'Day Biggles.Let's see if this works(re attachments).Decca.
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2015, 09:52:36 AM »

Hi Decca
Thanks mate, some pictures are coming up okay, but would it be possible to try to measure the dimensions of the tanks through the plastic to the nearest millimetre.  I should then be able to draw construction plans of each tank for creating replicas.  Also I should easily be able to work out the tanks capacity in cc's if I have dimensions in millimetres.
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2015, 08:28:42 AM »

HI Biggles.More pics for you,will do measuring in the new year.Decca.
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2016, 11:45:21 PM »

G'Day Biggles.Tank measurements as follows.LxWxH.
  • NO 1  58x 43x20  30 to bend.[This is where the wedge starts./li]
    • NO 3  29x30x20
    [/ NO 5  35x43x20   30 to bend.
    • NO 7  35x30x20.
    • NO 10 78x43x20  30 to bend.
    [/liNO 12 30x20x16. F/Flight tank.                 Hope this helps.Cheers Decca. Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2016, 04:27:11 AM »

Good on you Decca, I'm getting there.  All that is needed now are the following tank details:

Aeroflyte tank #4
Aeroflyte tank #6
Aeroflyte tank #9
Aeroflyte tank #11

Anyone out there in HPA-land have them?
regards Bill
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2016, 06:22:17 AM »

Thanks for the details Decca,
It seems my memory isn't as good as I remember it.  Grin
My old No 1 is actually a No 7.
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2016, 08:08:13 AM »

G'Day Greggles.If your old tank is the stunt wedge in the photo then it is likely to be the #5 tank.Cheers Decca Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2016, 08:15:25 AM »

Good on you Decca, I'm getting there.  All that is needed now are the following tank details:

Aeroflyte tank #4
Aeroflyte tank #6
Aeroflyte tank #9
Aeroflyte tank #11

Anyone out there in HPA-land have them?
regards Bill
G'Day Biggles.There is a fella in South Australia who is putting a museum together which includes a lot of Aeroflyte stuff,I believe he has a complete collection of these c/line tanks.Try his advert on R/C Trader,his name is Daniel(worth a shot!).Cheers Decca. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2016, 05:59:26 PM »

G'Day Greggles.If your old tank is the stunt wedge in the photo then it is likely to be the #5 tank.Cheers Decca Smiley

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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2016, 09:27:57 PM »

Hi guys, any more action on these sizes.  I am getting quite nostalgic about Aeroflyte, and have built two 2 tanks so far from the dimension I gratefully received here.  Just starting to look at building a Valaint, which needs a #2 tank, and wonder if dimensions are available??  Once you have the dimensions the capacity calculates quickly.  Excellent topic Biggles ..
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2016, 05:50:54 AM »


Hi guys, any more action on these sizes.  I am getting quite nostalgic about Aeroflyte, and have built two 2 tanks so far from the dimension I gratefully received here.  Just starting to look at building a Valaint, which needs a #2 tank, and wonder if dimensions are available??  Once you have the dimensions the capacity calculates quickly.  Excellent topic Biggles ..
G'Day.I haven't managed to find any more tanks or info,you could try to contact daniel89 through R/CTRADER Australia,he is in Adelaide South Australia.He has told me that he has a complete collection of these tanks and used to work at the Aeroflyte factory.Regards Decca.
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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2016, 07:34:52 AM »

A good friend loaned me his NIB Aeroflyte #2.  Obviously imperial/metric measurement variation, manufacturing tolerances and measuring through the bag all influence the measurements.
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L.  70
W  53 (40 to bend)
H.  27.(25 on Aeroflyte plan).

Is that around 100ml (3 1/3 oz)??



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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2016, 05:40:48 PM »

L.  70
W  53 (40 to bend)
H.  27.(25 on Aeroflyte plan).

Is that around 100ml (3 1/3 oz)??

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My apologies.  When I rechecked the math, I seem to have included an error.  I think the capacity is more like 81ml (2 2/3 oz)
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