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9. ### Minimalistic gas tanks

Many ideas. Thank you all.
10. ### Minimalistic gas tanks

I could try something like this...
11. ### Minimalistic gas tanks

The advantage of placing it in front of the windshield is that I can fabricate it from vinylester and have it translucent for an immediate fuel gauge reference. Also, easy to fill, and somehow comforting to be able to see the tank, instead of it being hidden in the wing. From initial...
12. ### Minimalistic gas tanks

Hi. Agreed, but where to put it? The only two places which suggest themselves are on the top of the cowl (need to fair it aerodynamically) and the other is inside the front wing (the outline can just be seen). Neither is optimal, although both are single fuel cells, which is good. And both...
13. ### Minimalistic gas tanks

I was thinking of two of these fastened to the outside of the Fleabike (12l each). It comes with a vented fuel cap and a fuel pickup/filter fitting. I could run each of them into a single fuel pump? Fuel pump possibility? On the other hand, I could fabricate a pair of more erognomic tanks...
14. ### Minimalistic gas tanks

Hi, In between finishing off the rear wing of the Fleabike, I'm starting to think more about the gas tank. Fuel pump, gas filler cap, fuel drain - plus all the holes in the tank these pieces require. Surely there is a safe minimalist way of doing things? This super-neat gyro seems to have a...
15. ### Glider design guidelines

My conclusion also. My tail and rudder combined is 8.75 sq ft (15* 8.85 = 135lbs total). I weigh 165 lbs. My back yard test (me standing on the tail feathers aerodynamic centre with the fuselage held rigidly on its side) well exceeds that. I'm happy. I may get a mate to join me out on the...