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    Default Header tank low fuel sender?

    Don't really need the whole kit, just the threaded sender. Anyone know where I can get just the sender only? Thx!

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    Default Re: Header tank low fuel sender?

    I have seen two different types of senders used: one is an optic sender and I think it was available from the old Skystar org. (but I don't know where in the open market to get it) and I think it required the you paint the header tank black so it would work.

    The other is a float type sender. I used the float type sender and that is available from Aircraft Spruce. The part number is 6905-400 (Fuel Warning Sensor).

    There could others as well so maybe someone else can provide additional input.

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    Default Re: Header tank low fuel sender?

    That 6905-400 float is pretty slick, looks like 1/2" threads is that right?
    Is that what's already tapped into the tank on the Model 5 headers? or did you
    have to add your own flange?

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    Default Re: Header tank low fuel sender?

    I used the float type straight into the tank threads, use a good thread sealer.
    (can be a PITA to take out again but it is possible)
    Last edited by Dorsal; 05-26-2011 at 04:29 PM.
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    Default Re: Header tank low fuel sender?

    same part # as War Eagle from Aircraft Spruce? Also are you able to do the 'wing-shake' test to verify it's still working? seems like the header tank is so full that would never work even with an optical, but I've read guys do it...?

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    Default Re: Header tank low fuel sender?

    Yes, same part number. Have not tried the wing shake test, have tested at intervals by clamping the mains and running the engine.
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