When you add it up like that I can clearly see that is really plenty
of fuel, I'd be hard pressed to fly that long without a stop
somewhere but I like the idea of extra range to fly around weather,
if I do something stupid. Alaska is a huge place and the weather is
always changing in a hurry. NO excuse for being sloppy just because
you have extra fuel, but it won't hurt either.
That Aux tank really makes a difference. I'm pretty dedicated
towards doing something different from a regular Q or DF with my
project even if it takes me ten years to finish it. I want to put a
T-Tail on it as the sole elevator and perhaps look into flapperons
for both wings.
I can hear the groans now.... huge undertaking, not something for a
novice... only an engineer with experience etc.. I will hire one!
Oh, all this makes extra weight but I'm planning on spending some
bucks for a Jabiru 3.3 and that will help reduce some weight.
--- In Q-LIST@..., "Sam Hoskins" <shoskins@...> wrote:
endeavor to keep the tanks as large as possible, but the headerand main are
close to stock. I think the Q-200 plans did call for a smallerheader, but
I think that was solely to allow access to the engine mountingbolts. With
a little finagling I was able to keep it at 6.5 gallons. Thereare lots of
header tanks shown in the old Q-Talks. Here's what I have.Behalf Of
to fit more fuel in (solo flying) and then extending the top ofthe
canopy to make enough room for the pilot so he doesn't hit hishead on
raised whether the seating would become difficult to use the brakeand
rudder. If someone has either studied or done so, please email meoff