Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

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Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by seaheli » Wed Feb 23, 2011 20:22

Does anyone have pictures of the Champ auxiliary fuselage tank?

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by rkittine » Thu Feb 24, 2011 15:52

Hi Charles, Which one are you looking for a picture of? 5.5 gallon or 13 gallon?
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by seaheli » Thu Feb 24, 2011 16:40

Robert,

"The 5.5 gallon tank." Did not know of the 13 gallon aft fuselage aux. tank?

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by rkittine » Thu Feb 24, 2011 16:47

Hi Charles, Guess I learned something new also as I never saw an Aft Aux tank on a Champ. I have an Aux 8 gallon Aft Tank on my Chief, but have only seen nose and wing tanks on Champs. Can't help you with a picture then as I only have the 5.5 gallon wind tank on one wing, on my 7CCM.
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by joea » Thu Feb 24, 2011 17:03

Gents,

There are three tanks available normally.

A 5.5, and 13 gallon wing tanks, and believe a 7 gallon fuselage tank.

The fuselage tanks are like McDowell starters, rare as hens teeth.

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by rkittine » Thu Feb 24, 2011 17:35

Thanks Joe, Nice to know.
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by WWhunter » Thu Feb 24, 2011 18:47

I have a 13 gallon tank in each of my wings and the 13 gallon header tank and either 2.5, 5 gallon aux tanks (or both)that are behind the rear seat. It is called a gas can. :) I have never seen a Champ fuselage tank other than the stock one.
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by joea » Thu Feb 24, 2011 18:55

Oops, forgot about that one!

Keith mentioned the "header tank" and thats one on top of the lead pilots knees. Some have them, and some do not.

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by RRHaldeman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 21:31

I know that Lewis Moon in Rockford, IL has a 7AC with a fuselage tank at the back of the cockpit. The N-Number is N1603E. I've seen it.
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by captainpat » Fri Feb 25, 2011 08:17

My Champ, N83806, has the fuselage aux tank. I'll take a picture and try to post it.
Actually, except for the fact I would have to replace the headliner, I would remove
it. I've never used it.

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:59

Charles,
I think I know where an aux fuselage tank is. I'll try to get a picture of it for you.
We are talking about the one behind the rear seat. item 106(a) on the TCDS?
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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by seaheli » Fri Feb 25, 2011 21:16

Paul,

That is correct!

Thank You

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by Orlan H Franks » Fri Feb 25, 2011 22:10

Charles - I received a pair of the 5 (or 5.5 gal) aux tanks from WagAero this week. I will make digital photos and send you same Sat/26FEB. I need your e-mail for attachments as I have only posted photos on this website w/Joe's help. WagAero has back ordered the aluminum fuel tubing, everything else was delivered in about 7 days. I will also copy the paperwork if you require. Look for my PM to you concerning the wing tip nav light mounting brackets - sent 30 minutes ago. Orlan Franks (713) 410-0381

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by cmacveigh » Sun Feb 27, 2011 13:14

Does anyone have pictures of the Champ auxiliary fuselage tank?

Charles


Charles,
The tank is a 5.5 gallon tank that is mounted over the baggage compartment. The tank is part #/Drawing # 7-556. The tank installation drawing is 7-565. I can send these to you diredt. They are big files. I know I have pictures somewhere. I'll dig them out. I was going to have one made, and then I found one. I had even done it in Cad so that I could figure out what the flat pieces of metal needed to be. My cardboard mock-up fit pretty well. I want to say only about 150 Champs left the factory with these.

Mine isn't mounted yet so I can take some pictures of it.

Craig

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Re: Champ Auxiliary Fuselage Tank

Post by seaheli » Sun Feb 27, 2011 15:30

cmacveigh wrote:Does anyone have pictures of the Champ auxiliary fuselage tank?

Charles


Charles,
The tank is a 5.5 gallon tank that is mounted over the baggage compartment. The tank is part #/Drawing # 7-556. The tank installation drawing is 7-565. I can send these to you diredt. They are big files. I know I have pictures somewhere. I'll dig them out. I was going to have one made, and then I found one. I had even done it in Cad so that I could figure out what the flat pieces of metal needed to be. My cardboard mock-up fit pretty well. I want to say only about 150 Champs left the factory with these.

Mine isn't mounted yet so I can take some pictures of it.

Craig
Craig,

I have the drawing. I need pictures to understand the intersection of the 1.750" radii at the front lower corners under the filler neck. Also of the fuel gage area.

Thanks

Charles

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