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Old 02-25-2019, 01:28 PM
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Iíve been through two sets of floats this year already. Iím told the new ones are clearing customs this week.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:07 PM
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Iíve been through two sets of floats this year already. Iím told the new ones are clearing customs this week.
mogas E-10 or LL100 for fuel?
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:51 PM
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  • Or, maybe a slight difference in float level doesnít matter too much in a carburetor that is used in an airplane. Imagine what the floats are seeing when the airplane is in bumpy air Ė the entire quantity of fuel in the bowl would sometimes be thrown to the side or vertically to the top of the bowl. I would guess that the carburetor fuel bowl is a rather violent place when the airplane is in flight. It would be interesting to know how well the floats control fuel level in various flight regimes.
That was actually what I was thinking that prompted me to experiment with the MS floats. Fuel has got to be sloshing around inside the bowl just from normal engine vibration, although there could be come counteracting forces that might dampen that. Beyond me - all I know is they seem to be working OK so far.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:12 AM
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Burgundy Baron is down for "5-6 weeks" per LEAF for replacement float.

If anyone finds a vendor with a shorter lead time, please let me know.

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Good news! Despite the original quote of 5-6 weeks, LEAF delivered a pair of floats (861 189's) yesterday. Hopefully they received enough to clear out everyone's back orders, so we'll all be able to find out if the 189s work any better.
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