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Re: (21) Fuel Tank ( Mike)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:31 pm
by planecrazzzy
Finally installed today

Re: (21) Fuel Tank ( Mike)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:03 pm
by planecrazzzy
Con-caved... More foot room and Channels fuel better.
I need to make Blocks for the Void under the Tank/Strap area.
Just for better support when full of fuel.
Probably pine ?
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Gotta Fly...

Re: (21) Fuel Tank ( Mike)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:42 am
by planecrazzzy
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I'm following the Fuel system Jim Clement uses...(II think this picture is ONE of his planes)
No fuel pump , Gravity feed
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I bought the fittings I need for shut-off valve , fuel drain/sample and fuel filter
From there I needed a Bulkhead "Through" fitting...and I used a reducer to the Carburetor

Number 8AN was a good size to drop from 1/2" npt
I kept 8AN all the way to the carb and reduced it to 6AN
I would have rather done it at the firewall.
But I would have had to buy another piece of SS Braid in that size.
I'm just a cheap #@%$
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Gotta Fly...
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Re: (21) Fuel Tank ( Mike)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:22 pm
by planecrazzzy
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Things didn't go QUITE right...
But, after skipping the Fuel filter ...it fit.
I'm going to check for a screen at the carb... or I'll make one for the tank fill , Just gotta find the screen
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In the picture you can see the Gasolator "Area"...(When sitting) The water would collect there...where the Fuel drain is.
In flight...It's a smaller gasolator...
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Gotta Fly...
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Tip fer the day.:

When working with SS Braid and these AN connectors

..Masking tape three wraps around the SS Braid, Cut down the middle
( I use a cut-off wheel )
LEAVE the masking tape on !!! ( Or the braid will PUFF )
The fittings have a slight funnel... twist and push...
That little bit of masking tape doesn't hurt anything ( Might help )
Oh, Oil good before screwing the fitting together.

Otherwise there's a fancy plastic tool to buy for $30 bucks
(Which they pushed)...I bought it, but never used it and sent it back.
along with that Fuel filter that I couldn't squeeze in.
It had Blotchy Bluing anyway.