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Old 04-06-2007, 11:44 AM
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Default RE: Reaction 54 Jet Kit

The entire tank assembly as shown in the previous post is assembled outside the model, then slid into place. I needed to cut away a portion of the upper boat tail former, and modify the shape of the hole in bulkhead F-6. The cut away portion of the boat tail was glued to a longer strip of aircraft ply, then bolted back in the model to support the header tank.

Also shown are the two balsa braces used to hold the main tank in place. Nothing special, but you can see how I sanded a curve at each end to allow them to twist into place. You can see them "in action" in pic #4. I add a drop of thick CA at each end just to make sure they don't shift around. They are still easy to break away if I need to remove the tanks.

The second pic shows the pump and fuel filter installation.
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