Q-talk 142 - Sams Aux Tank
- Category: Q-Talk Articles
- Published: Tuesday, 31 August 2010 01:00
- Written by Sam Hoskins
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[Edito'r Note: Back in late July, Jon Finley asked the Q-list about an article that was written a few years ago about the Aux Fuel Tank that Tom Moore built for the baggage compartment of Brad Olson's Q-200. As usual, someone quickly chimed in with the correct answer. Sam Kittle replied that it was Q-TalK #38 page 9. Even better, Sam Hoskins sent me some pictures concerning his own aux tank installation, and a quick rundownof how it was created.]
Mine holds 9 gallons and slips in and out in a matter of minutes.
First, I made a Cardboard Tank that I knew would slip in and out of the baggage compartment.
Then I used the cardboard pieces as templates to create a tank of the same size using clark foam.
I then plumbed a vent to it from the ships pressure vent system. . .
. . . and plumbed fuel through another facet pump and fuel filter located near the new tank.
Next, I floxed four plywood corners in the floor of the baggage compartment, to hold the tank in place.
Finally, I strapped it down using two of these 1/8” rope ratchets: http://www.amazon.com/Rope-Ratchet-Down-1-Pack-10001/dp/B0009PGVEK
[Editor's Note: When I asked Sam a follow-up question he provided me with a link to the system schematic he drew up for the Q-list. I’m posting a copy of it below for your convenience, but the original is located here:
This group is AWESOME! Where else can you get quick detailed answers like that!]