Re: Fuel tank options.
Yes.. the G load capacity should be no different. The poly tanks are profiled to the IML of the plans main tank. The reserve similar, only smaller of course. This is not off the shelf at Tractor (mmmm) Aircraft Supply Company, but the material IS the same as the tanks at farm supply stores. The white poly. A better way to think of it is a "harder material bladder".
One piece..no seams..radius corners in each location. As others have done, the header tank feeds the main tank.
I hear you about the time to build. Been working on building the house for 3 years getting on 4 now. Solo..not one assistant. Every part of the build. At least now I won't have to drive to and from Tulsa to a job. Now my progress is moving faster. I was being reasonable when I estimated 2024. I have a 30X40 hangar on my property and a two car garage. Both airplanes fit in the hangar.
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So would you attach it to the airframe with the same ridgidity of the original tanks? Would it handle g loads that the originals handle? Phil Langford survived a crash in California and the fuselage handled it well. Not sure if a knock off would do the same unless it is ops checked to limits. If you do something different make sure it equals or betters the original.
But that is going to make your aircraft finish point a lot of years down the road. And I would love to see the “Frankenbird” fly intor Field Of Dreams before my Certificate is taken.
Geepers! Am I beginning to sound like Jimmeh the “Great Poobah”?! I take it as a compliment!
On Mar 24, 2021, at 12:04 PM, smeshno1@... wrote: