|Flop tubes for inverted flight are made from Aeroquip 701-6 flexible hose. End fitting swaged onto hose has a 1/4" male pipe thread attached to tank outlet. Available for any of the tanks listed, or others. Specify tank model and tube length. Minimum length available is 9".|
So thankful that Aircraft Spruce has these available. Very nice quality piece. I thought it was also great that there are many different lengths to choose from.
The pickup on this tube has a single groove for an O-ring to act as a cushion, but the O-ring supplied is too big and falls off. I replaced it with a smaller one, but the groove is really too shallow to firmly hold an O-ring.
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The approximate weight of the 9-inch flop tube is 1/2 lb.
Yes, the length of the flop tube is measured as total length of assembly, end to end. Essentially end of weight to end of pipe thread.
The largest diameter of the assembly is 15/16" (fattest part of weight).
These are made from Aeroquip 601/701 -6 hose. The max O.D. is .571" and min I.D. is .329".
This weight is made of Brass.