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Old 05-09-2010, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive got the beast all together and I am looking at the air filter sponge thinking the canopy has to come off to put it on. Thats allright. The canopy will be off and on numerous times for as many reasons, but, I'm wondering how to make the sponge element stick to the snorkle base??? I have read and re-read the instrucitons but, I dont see a mention of how to make it stick and be airtight around the base. I peeled and stuck the little white ring onto the foam but it is only sticky on one side.
How did you guys do it?
I dont want to run the engine without it.

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Old 05-09-2010, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Had the same problem. Ultimately used shoe goo to glue the foam filter to the filter base. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It should peal on both sides, but you will need to still use something better to hold it most of the time. One of they guys put a small rubberband over it.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Right on!
I didnt realize that it was peelable on both sides. I cleaned the base of the snorkle with denatured alcohol and it sticks really well. Just because of Murphy though, I put a rubber band as suggested.

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Old 05-09-2010, 08:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've just been using the double sided tape supplied and my foam element has stayed put through about seven gallons now.
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Canopy Glue work really well...
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCX70&P=ML

Like the rubber-band too!
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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used the black ca glue on mine, had it setting there so thats what I tried. It works too.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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On the website, I went into a lot of detail of why to buy the air filter and at the very end show a neat way to do it using a crossing rubber band. The advantage of this is it makes it easy to dribble after run oil down into the carb at the end of the day to lube the bearings so they're less prone to rusting. Here's the link.

http://www.genesishobby.com/Products...3/Default.aspx
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I made 2 holes in the base at the outer edge, bent a paper clip into a 3 sided square, stuck the ends through the base, and bent them over on the bottom to hold the element down. that way it comes out at will, but can not come out on it's own. We can ask tintmaster to take a picture, as he has it now.
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What sets this crowd apart from the rest is that when faced with a slight setback such as this, everyone is quick to come up with their own solution instead of either complaining about it on the internet or ordering the anodized alumimun "upgrade" to solve their problems. I'm glad to be associated with you guys.
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Wait shouldnt the paper-clip count as an seperate aluminum upgrade JB????? LOL....
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BLING....BLING....."HELLO?"
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/que music....


"it don't mean a thing if you ain't got that paper clip bling.
Do wap, do wap, do wap, do wap, do wap, do wap"


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Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions and to JB for the website link. I guess I missed it, but, that is exactly what I ended up doing after reading the helpful comments and finally figuring out that the other side of the double sided tape ring peels off with a good bit of persistance and a sharp no. 11 blade. The rubber band criss-crossed is good insurance.
Yes, it is good to have help rather than arched backs and all that hissing and spitting!!

Thanks to all for the help and intrest!

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thats what were all here for....
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Wait shouldnt the paper-clip count as an seperate aluminum upgrade
Dude... I'm over this one!!!
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should i run to office depot to get a box of clips to hand out to every pantera pilot at the fun fly???... i can see it now every one flying brand X will be ripping up the sky and the pantera pilots would all be under John's and Gus's tent snaping pics and playing 100 questions...
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Tent? I saw that nice shade roof the club has, I'm not bringing a tent . . . just my fat ass and models! I trust there are wrok tables beneath there as well, right? Electricity too I bet. It's my experience southern clubs have their act together. At your meeting tonight, mention how much we appreciate ya'll hosting this. We realize they're giving up a weekend for us, and we're grateful. Don't forget the three things I mentioned you MUST have for us though <g>
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will do sir.. anything else besides licking the asphalt clean i will try my best to accomodate you guys...
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+1 Canopy Glue....

I also took an awl and poked a hole through the center of the sponge (JB's idea) and then stick a long ca applicator down into the carb to squirt after run oil.


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Canopy Glue work really well...
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCX70&P=ML

Like the rubber-band too!
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