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Old 11-17-2014, 07:46 AM
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I have done the maiden on my JL f-15 with a falcon turbine. Specs say it burns on avg 9 oz/ minute. I have 102 oz total and landed after 5 minutes. I had maybe 5 oz of fuel left!!* (saddle tanks empty pretty much evenly) Granted, with the F-15 you have to stay into the throttle most of the time but I tried on straight runs and dives to pull back to half or less( doesn't last long). So I found some space to add 2 more tanks( an extra 30oz) My question is this. I currently have the two saddle tanks in parallel and they empty before the main tank . If I hook up a second tank to each of these saddle tanks and then run my vent line 'Y"d off these new small tanks will I create any fuel flow issues( strain on pump , too far to pull gas etc) Oh and since these tanks are smaller, the outlets are smaller, having to use using 3mm tubing.( rest of fuel tank tubing is 6mm) The tubing length from new small tanks to the saddle tanks is maybe 7 ".

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Marc:

I have followed the Skymaster fuel system diagram for the past 11 years. . .always works well for the installs I have which require 2 + fuel tanks. Please email me if you would like a copy sent to you. jetartessales@aol.com
When I was flying Falcon, I used 12 oz per minute to gauge my flying time.

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My Falcon is burning through 80 ounces in 3 minutes! Any help with settings / adjustments / tips - anything is much appreciated. I should be burning 1/3 as much fuel.
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Originally Posted by BluFox View Post
Marc:

I have followed the Skymaster fuel system diagram for the past 11 years. . .always works well for the installs I have which require 2 + fuel tanks. Please email me if you would like a copy sent to you. jetartessales@aol.com
When I was flying Falcon, I used 12 oz per minute to gauge my flying time.

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Eric
please give me a call that just does not sound right in any way. You may have to send the turbine back for a check up.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:39 AM
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Call Jose
That is not normal and it needs to come back for a check up
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I will be at KY Jet as of Sunday the 5th God willing we can also check it there if you are attending.
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Hello Jose,

I'm grateful for the offer to take a look. I have your direct email address and will reply further.
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