Blow down bottles

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Anybody got any blow down bottles with valves: Dunlop AH8512 would fit Heron/Dove amongst others..... Cheers Baz
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Good luck finding one, they're like rocking horse sh*t
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My last lot went a couple of years ago (I think I had about 14 of them at one time)I [I]may[I] have some detail spares, but they would be somewhere in the pile. It might be worth giving Devonair a try but I wouldn't hold out much hope in finding any complete ones. Regards Dave

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If I remember correctly the Dove/Heron bottles are larger than the original Spitfire type. However, they are fitted and preferred due to the larger capacity. We too are after one, possibly two, if available.
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After a few years, the hydraulic fluid weeping from the shuttle valves gets into them, and knackers the valve. I've found a few in my time, but other options are available.
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.....for an airworthy Spitfire, Bruce? cheers Baz
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It might be worth giving Devonair
thanks Dave
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.....for an airworthy Spitfire, Bruce? cheers Baz
Yes, a blow down bottle for a Cessna 310 will work, as will certain emergency oxy bottles for ejection seats. They are all getting scarce though. Bruce

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What's a Devon/Dove one worth- we're selling our Dove and it may get parted out if there's no interest in it as a whole.
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LOL, not a fortune - couple of hundred quid - it will need recertifying in any case. Which Dove? Bruce
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Thanks Bruce, some good leads to follow up. Baz

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A 310 bottle wont work, they have electric undercarriage :))) , maybe 402 C series as they went to hyd gear, cheers, Pete
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Oops, sorry, I know it was one of the Cessna series

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