Re: Well This Will Make Your Heart Sink

Frankenbird Vern

 What I have in mind Jay is poly tanks, same material and process as common spare fuel tanks used to fill lawnmowers 
or other home use engines.  The main tank will have to be tool shaped to form, so that adds time and cost. Installed it 
will also add some weight and some loss of volume is to be expected from the original design. I mention what I have in 
mind only as a possible suggestion that Robert might use in this repair.       

From: <> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2022 1:27 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Well This Will Make Your Heart Sink
Hi Robert,

The tank was the first part for the builder to make, so likely to be some learning flaws there. It looks very dry from the photos you sent. I built my tanks separate from the airframe and pressure tested before bonding into the airframe. It looks like you will be making at least a new main tank, unless you use a bladder like Vern suggests. If you make the tank you can test and seal before it goes into the plane.


On Jul 23, 2022, at 9:27 PM, Robert Schmid <robert@...> wrote:

Turns out I couldn't "edit" pics, struggling with this forum software :-( so I deleted the original post and reposted ... Apologies for anyone who considers this spam!
Robert "TheFrisco" Schmid
(408) 805-5450

Love building planes almost as much as flying. Latest completed build is "Loki", a Chinook Plus 2 bush plane.

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