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Old 09-07-2018, 11:58 AM
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Default New Marvel Schebler MS80-430 Floats

If you, like me, have a collection of sunken Bing carb floats from your ROTAX 912, this alternative may be something to consider:

https://msacarbs.com/news/rotax_bing_float/
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:38 PM
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If you, like me, have a collection of sunken Bing carb floats from your ROTAX 912, this alternative may be something to consider:

https://msacarbs.com/news/rotax_bing_float/
$125.00 each....
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:07 PM
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I sent a note to MS asking if this price was for a "pair". We'll see.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:35 PM
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I sent a note to MS asking if this price was for a "pair". We'll see.
Their website shows two floats, but then I realized it may have been intended to be “front and back” images of the product. (Murphy’s Law is doubly applicable to first assumptions)
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:05 AM
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Per mark@msacarbs.com:

"You are correct there are 2 floats included in the MS80-430 float kit."
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:50 AM
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Went to order on line . $30 shipping. You gotta be kidding me!!
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:30 AM
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Went to order on line . $30 shipping. You gotta be kidding me!!
Good one. eBay does that.... $1 for item and megabucks for shipping.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:09 AM
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Has anyone bought these floats? If so, what was the weight of a new pair. Tragically, I am actually thinking of buying two pairs and paying the outrageous shipping charges. I have been through at least 8 floats so far.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:27 AM
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Has anyone bought these floats? If so, what was the weight of a new pair. Tragically, I am actually thinking of buying two pairs and paying the outrageous shipping charges. I have been through at least 8 floats so far.
Are you sure floats are all bad? You should invest in a precision weigh scale that measures in x.xx grams. See... http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...09&postcount=4
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:59 PM
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I've got a good digital scale. Just hedging my bets on past performance of Bing Floats. The last set I put in are at about 80 hrs. Time will tell. So far so good.
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