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Old 05-21-2008, 06:41 PM
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I am using a BME 50 Gas engine what would be a good size fuel tank? This is my first gas engine warbird. And what amonut of flying time on an average do you get? Thanks
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:14 PM
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A 24 ounce tank will give at least 15 minutes of running time, possibly even 20, depending upon your flying style. You could use that or go with a 20 ounce tank and save four ounces of weight.

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Old 05-21-2008, 07:20 PM
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:07 PM
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Hi, I used a 32 ounce tank on my 1/5 Mustang with a 40 cc. I would usually only fly for about 10 minutes. That's about as long as I could concentrate before I needed a rest. I would have more than half a tank left, a 24 ounce would be plenty.
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24 or 21 Sullivan Fuel Tank!

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:37 PM
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I am using a 32oz tank with a G-62 on a Yellow Spitfire. Centered on the CG. 20 minutes flying time with a little less than 1/2 a tank of fuel remaining. Plenty of loiter time...

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