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Old 05-25-2019, 02:44 PM
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...odds are, you'll need them eventually. I carry two spares in my aircraft toolkit...
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:58 PM
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Any news regarding blue floats. Is the MFG redesigning them to meet weight standard?
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:06 AM
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112 hours and I have replaced my floats twice.
I just installed the newest replacement floats that have an R on them.
Has anyone had them fail? Just curious.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:50 AM
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Might as well try the blue ones. Maybe stick to av gas
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:29 AM
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I experimented with the MS blue floats for almost 35 hours some time ago. Did not see any definitive bad effects but had the perception that the ran a bit rich at low power settings. I have Bing floats in now but if they go bad I'm returning to the MS floats. If I do that I'm thinking that I might remove some material from the top of the floats to reduce their weight without affecting their normal displacement.

The issues we've had over the years with these floats are unacceptable. I've lost count but I think I'm on at least my 4th set of Bing floats in a bit over 4 years. That's a lot of $$$, not even counting the frustration and safety issues, for a product that seems to be just rolling part numbers without any real improvement in performance.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:44 PM
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Do you think 100 LL or non ethanol Mogas might be better on them?
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:26 AM
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The vast majority of my flying has been with ethanol Mogas, don't know about others ...
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:24 PM
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The vast majority of my flying has been with ethanol Mogas, don't know about others ...
True, but if running Mogas, your gearbox isn't being exposed to lead in suspension in the motor oil, either, and you can, if you want to, run a full synthetic motor oil like Mobil 1 4T 10w-40 and do 100 hr oil changes. Just a thought....
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:35 PM
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Yeah, I waffled around with oil change intervals for a while but decided that oil is cheap, relatively speaking , and 50 hr oil change intervals would keep my engine happy. Rotax says 100 hr is OK, just my preference for the 50 hr interval.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:40 PM
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For what it's worth, two consecutive Blackstone oil analysis reports at 100 hour intervals have shown that the oil and engine are both happy. We run unleaded ethanol-free 91 AKI mogas almost all the time -- on occasional tank of 100LL if we're away from home and have to refuel, but I'd say 90% pump mogas.
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