Thursday, June 19, 2014
Glasair Fuel Tank
The tank itself is a 15 gallon gasoline transport container used for ATV and motorcycle off road adventuring.
A bulkhead fitting was installed in the cap. Using a flop tube for pickup eliminates the potential for a leak at a fitting installed in the bottom of the tank.
A low pressure 12 volt Facet Posi-Flo pump should easily move the fuel. This one has a built in check valve to increase the dry-lift. This was necessary due to the use of a flop tube.
The Glasair's fuselage tank holds just over 8 gallons, so the fuel will be transferred in two episodes.
The right side stick was designed to be easily removed and re-installed. Many non-pilot passengers prefer the additional room.
This system was designed to be easily installed and removed. It take just a few minutes and very few tools to do so.
Check back later for the results of flight testing the temporary transfer tank.