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INVERTED PICKUP TUBES / FLOP TUBES

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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".
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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.

Scott
August 13, 2019

Q&A

Q: What is the weight of the 9-inch flop tube? Regarding part # 05-20509

The approximate weight of the 9-inch flop tube is 1/2 lb.

Q: How do you measure length? End of weight to end of pipe thread?

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.

Q: What is the largest diameter of the assembly (how big a hole do I have to have in a tank to enter the flop tube)?

The largest diameter of the assembly is 15/16" (fattest part of weight).

Q: What size is the hose assembly? Looking for the actual hose diameter dash no. Thanks.

These are made from Aeroquip 601/701 -6 hose. The max O.D. is .571" and min I.D. is .329".

Q: What material is the weight made of?

This weight is made of Brass.

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