Metal Fuel Tanks

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1214H
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Metal Fuel Tanks

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I am looking for opinions regarding replacing the Fuel cells in my Sedan with Metal Tanks instead of having the Cells repaired or overhauled.
I will be replacing the Spar Caps on both wings, so this may be a good time to do the mod..Thank you

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Welcome to the Forum. I would do it. Paid for too many bladder repairs / replacements in my flying lifetime.

Bob
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I understand that you lose fuel capacity with the metal tanks. That would hurt due to the slow speed the 15AC cruises at.

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Gives you a great excuse to Pop In to airports and check them out when you need to get fuel. I remember a lot of very expensive repairs, replacements and then there was the leaks with the fuel bladders I had in my 182.

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Robert P. Kittine, Jr.WA2YDV
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