4th May 2013

Fuel tank Status

I brought the fuel tanks out to the hangar so that I could unwrap them. For the most part, they are in good shape. The only visible shipping damage I could see was lower, inner skin corner got bent. This was on the tank that did not have the white foam edge protection. Will have my next door neighbor look at it, but I think it will be easy to fix and is on the bottom.

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Only Visible damage:

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4th May 2013

Fuel Tanks Arrived

The new fuel tanks arrived yesterday, well packed & look OK; but I have not fully unpacked them yet. Today I’ll take them out to the hangar and check them over.

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30th April 2013

New Fuel Tanks Enroute

I was able to get a set of new fuel tanks (built by Evan Johnson a couple of years ago), from a person whose son never got to use them. These are RV-6 fuel tanks, undrilled, with oversize skins, standard pickup tubes (non-aerobatic), and float senders.

This will enable me to move forward with the existing wings (not pretty but they have 2000 hours of flight on them). The tanks were a key log in the log jam. They will need some fitting but nothing like building new tanks.

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26th April 2013

New Fuel Tanks

I think I may have found some new RV-6 fuel tanks. They are in Lake Tahoe. That would allow me to keep the current wings & the plan would be: 1. Get current plane flying, but safely 2. Build new plane the way I want it.

 

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