Escapade landing gear and 9 Gallon fuel tanks

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Escapade landing gear and 9 Gallon fuel tanks

Postby stede52 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:47 pm

I'm looking for a set of Escapade Landing gear and a set of 9 gallon fiberglass wing tanks. I was hoping those of you that have swapped out their small tanks for the larger might still have them hanging around. We would prefer to have the newer 9 tanks made in the last 6-7 years just because the glass is a better.

Email me at: [email protected] or call me at 425-417-7943, Thanks
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Re: Escapade landing gear and 9 Gallon fuel tanks

Postby alan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:51 pm

Hi Steve.

My old tanks were made 10 years ago and are now unairworthy. I am unwilling to even give them away.

You probably knew that.

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Re: Escapade landing gear and 9 Gallon fuel tanks

Postby stede52 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:21 am

Alan, what do you mean by unairworthy. Do they leak or can't be refitted into a wing for some reason.
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Re: Escapade landing gear and 9 Gallon fuel tanks

Postby alan » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:31 am

I changed them out because of a small leak in the port wing. Also, during the annual condition inspection immediately following the replacement, my cleanable fuel filter revealed a fine powder the same color as the fuel tanks.

In other words, the tanks are desolving. While the leak might be sealable, I wouldn't count on the tanks remaining structurally intact in flight.

Unairworthy.

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Re: Escapade landing gear and 9 Gallon fuel tanks

Postby stede52 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:46 pm

Thanks Alan, I'll keep looking. :D
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