Re: Fuel Tanks
Darrell Daniels <log@...>
I did not build my airplane so what would be your recommendation Would you just put the auto fuel in and fly or cut some holes in the top of the tank and seal it with something. Thanks Darrelltoggle quoted message Show quoted text
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Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Fuel Tanks
Here's one more data point for you Darrell. My Q200 has been flying for more than 8 years using auto gas when I am at home and 100LL away on a trip. My tanks are made of Safe-T-Poxy. I have also had a sample of the tank material soaking in auto gas with MTBE for about 7 years. There is no sign of softening or other problem. The main source of leakage that I have seen is into the fuselage layup which typically had a lot of pinholes. Those can be sealed several ways during construction. Either sand and recoat with a fairly heavy layer of epoxy, or some have added another layer of glass. Mine is sealed with just an extra coating of epoxy. Done properly, the epoxy tanks won't leak.