Aux Fuel Tank

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Re: Aux Fuel Tank

Postby fastj22 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:32 pm

On my last long Xcntry across the great state of north western Texas, I found myself longing for 6 more gallons of fuel on board. On two fuel stops, I landed with VFR minimums. There's a lot of nuthin between fuel stops down there.

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Re: Aux Fuel Tank

Postby jerryhain » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:46 pm

Thanks for all the ideas, I will probably make a behind the seat tank. One of the reasons I want the Onex is to go visit family...but they all live at least 1,000 miles away. The extra fuel will just allow me to fly a little faster to the same refuel spot.

I have done 5 hour legs in the glider.
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Re: Aux Fuel Tank

Postby Craig Hoskins » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:41 pm

Hi Jerry,
I wanted to add an auxiliary tank and decided to install a 5-gal tank behind the right seat. I'm a weekend welder and did not want to build a tank from scratch, so installed a round store bought tank. It works great, but only use it when I fly by myself. Also attached the schematic for reference. Good luck with yours.
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