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New Bing Floats @ SI-912-032

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3 weeks 6 days ago #21886 by DHeal
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How do the newest (per the just-released SI-912-032) #861189 Bing floats differ from the "not-so-long-ago-introduced" #861188 Bing floats?

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3 weeks 6 days ago #21896 by Emm01@#$
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Yes i would like to know the difference also, as i just purchased and installed the 861 188 floats in oct, at 300 dollars a pop , if they have come out with 189'S does that mean they are as bad as the other defective floats (numerous revisions ) starting at 861 180 after 9 revisions is this a fix or a experiment .
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3 weeks 6 days ago - 3 weeks 6 days ago #21897 by Roger Lee
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Where did you pay $300 for one set of floats? www.leadingedgeairfoils.com/floats-pair-qty-of-2.html
There is no need to just swap out floats unless yous is getting heavy.

I believe they are the same floats. Just like in the SI some parts are the same just doesn't have the gold colored anodizing and some parts got new numbers.

Rob will probably weigh in.

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3 weeks 6 days ago #21900 by RobSeaton
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all I know is there are some improvements.
Like Roger says, the older part numbers are not automatically bad because of an new part number is released.

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3 weeks 6 days ago #21904 by Emm01@#$
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Roger Rob guys please understand floats have been a problem we all know that. Since The pervious float is not being stocked and I know people including myself that are on their 3 or 4 set. Let's not lose site that floats have been a problem and apparently still are.

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3 weeks 5 days ago #21911 by Roger Lee
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The floats were an issue for a couple of years, but hopefully that is at an end.

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3 weeks 5 days ago #21923 by Emm01@#$
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Roger i also hope this Float problem is over My floats checked good at the 100 hour inspection weighted way to much at failure 135 hours , but that is not the only problem , one of the floats the pin that raises and lower the needle valve assembly came loose and moved up , the float bar got cock eyed the result is gas poured out of my engine when you are in the air and that happens it is a scary thing , almost everyone practices a power off landing but when you actually shut the engine off and turn off the gas the airport looks about the size of a postage stamp . when i landed and and my heart rate got near normal i opened the clowling up and turned the gas on gas poured out of one side . Total time on these floats 85 hours as i had replaced the first set at 50 hour inspection as they weighed near the maximum. 135 hours total time engine Floats Pair (Qty of 2) 861 188 $150.95 Ordered: 2 Shipped: 2 $301.90 Roger that is correct 4 floats cost 301.90 150.95 per set needed both sides. Roger heck i was born in Tucson Az. in 1950 at the Tucson Medical Center. have a great day my friend you are sure a asset to this forum

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