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Fuel Tank Sealing?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:14 pm
by db
I have followed the Vision development for several years along with a few other types of aircraft. I intend to make a decision on what to build sometime in the coming year. The execution and quality that was appearent in Dave Cress' project has kept my attention for some time. What was the resolution of the fuel leakage problems Dave reported with his wing tanks? Is there a problem with the tank design?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:56 am
by Sean_Caranna
db,

Somehow I setup the vision forum wrong. I usually only have "guest" posting enabled in the Help forums. Please register by clicking the link on the top menu bar for continued access to posting messages. Sorry for the problem.

Sean Caranna
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Fuel Tank Design

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:52 pm
by Scott
The Fuel tank design is typical to most composite planes.

Dave has decided to work on other priorities at this time.

Re: Fuel Tank Sealing?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:20 am
by g obrien
Not speaking for Dave but,a KIS aircraft had damage in his composite fuel tanks and spar from ethanol in auto gas, disolving the epoxy. A tank sealer brand called Jeffco sold through Aircraft Spruce did the job. There are many gas stationes that sell auto gas without ethanol,just do a google search for gasoline without ethanol to find them. There is nothing wrong with the fuel tank design.

Re: Fuel Tank Sealing?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:07 pm
by flyboyben
This stuff will seal the tank and not be harmed by ethanol. http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/epoxygas.htm

A poly or nylon bladder could also be used.It would decrease volume a little.