Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by CptKelly » Sun Feb 27, 2011 20:39

How was the fuel from the Aux tank transferred to the main tank? I am curious.

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Orlan H Franks » Sun Feb 27, 2011 23:09

I'm dropping out of this post - Champ Aux FUSELAGE TANK. Mine are new unmounted 5 gal wing tanks, not Fuselage Aux tanks! I did not read the post topic correctly. Orlan

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by joea » Mon Feb 28, 2011 00:06

CptKelly wrote:How was the fuel from the Aux tank transferred to the main tank? I am curious.

Mike
The main tank at that time on top of the front pilots knees under the boot cowl, and fuel from the aft tank did the same thing as the Chief aux tank, open the petcock and it used gravity to flow to the main tank.

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Mon Feb 28, 2011 16:22

Charles,
Carl and I took some photos of the tank and I'm learning how to post them. Haven't got them posted yet, and from the looks of it, might be a little longer.
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Carl Prather » Mon Feb 28, 2011 23:19

OK,

Here's some pictures of a fuselage tank. I've seen only tow for sale in the past 4 years and bought this one.
I'm the hoping the pictures will paste correctly as they show only the URLs right now.
One of the pictures shows a bit of Paul, a 767 lead mechanic over a crew of 12 at United.
They don't do last suppers, they do big airplanes and use the roach coach!


http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee4 ... 1298952801
http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee4 ... 1298952801
http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee4 ... 1298952801

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Tue Mar 01, 2011 00:44

Thanks Carl,
I hope Charles is able to use this stuff.
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by MikeB » Tue Mar 01, 2011 08:47

Very interesting. I've never seen one for a a Champ. What's that green stuff on the ground under the tank? Everything up here is still white :wink: .

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by CptKelly » Tue Mar 01, 2011 09:37

Green stuff? I think its a green shag carpet......

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by seaheli » Tue Mar 01, 2011 19:09

Paul Agaliotis wrote:Thanks Carl,
I hope Charles is able to use this stuff.
Paul
Carl & Paul,

Thank you for all of your time and help with this! Hope I can return the favor for you gentleman someday!

Charles

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Tue Mar 01, 2011 20:38

What you guys saw was our Winter foliage. It stays until April and then turns a golden brown.
Charles,
There are some brackets that clamp to the tubes for the straps and a small wood backing plate. This whole assembly looks like factory floor engineering. I can see why not many planes were fitted with this tank.
It is cool tho'.
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by joea » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:43

Lets try to make it a bit easier to see! :)

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Image

This is not the factory fuselage tank for a Champ that I am familiar with. The one I am used to is round or a triangle, and bolts to the airframe behind the baggage compartment up high.

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:13

Joe,
One of these days I'm a'gunna figure out this here talkin' box.

In the lower photo you can see the straps and the lower trim/support piece.

Man, I need to go on a diet!
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Carl Prather » Thu Mar 03, 2011 00:01

Joe,

Aeronca 7AC drawing 7-565 shows the installation drawing for this tank. I've never seen one until I bought this. The fuel gauge looks just like the 12 gallon main tank. I just don't how anyone would expect a pilot to read the darn thing!

BTW, how did you go from the URL to posting the pictures? Mah cipherin' iz fare ta middlin' bhut mah reedin' instruckshuns iz terrybull pore!

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by joea » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:32

Carl,

You did the hard part, putting them on the internet.

Then on any post, go right below the "post a reply" section and there is a "IMG" button.

Press that and you get this:

Then copy the URL (location where the pictures are hosted) and they will show up fine.

Joe

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