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Post  joel45acp Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:25 am

Hello folks, first post here. I am getting back into 1/2a and I was wondering if its possible to extend the flight time of a Golden Bee with an external fuel tank? I'm planning on using it on a small rc plane. Thanks and hope to learn more about 1/2a stuff and contribute to the group.
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Post  aspeed Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:37 am

The free flight guys would drill a 1/4" hole in the side of the tank and attach the tubing to the nipple in the backplate through the hole. Normally a Babe Bee was used for this because it was shorter and may vibrate less. The Golden bee would work but is kind of worth slightly more as it is.
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Post  KariFS Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:58 am

Welcome Smile You could get one of these:

https://coxengines.ca/back-end/cox--049-backplate-assembly.html

This will bolt straight on your Golden Bee. It will replace your tank assembly, and allows the use of any external fuel tank. The ”snorkel” can be removed, allowing a little bit easier mounting of the engine.

There is an R/C version of that backplate too, should you want to add throttle control.
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Post  joel45acp Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:01 am

Thanks for the info gents. 👍👍👍
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Post  cstatman Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:00 pm

find yourself a Kavan Tank Extender! Smile

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they come up on ebay often

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/cox-049-kavan-tank-extender-nip-52083089


or an external fuel tank
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