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Old 04-18-2021, 04:09 AM
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I have a 1/5 scale Sopwith Camel that was given to me and it is almost done. I have a CRRC 26 engine for it and I need a 12oz fuel tank that is no longer than 4" to try and keep the fuel tank at the CG. I have a 14oz thank but it is almost 6" long and the way it has to go inside the fuselage half of it is behind the CG location and I am worried that will put to much weight behind the CG. Does anyone make a short fuel 12oz fuel tank?

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Old 04-18-2021, 06:24 AM
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Can you turn the tank 90 degrees.
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Or try looking at some helicopter tanks there probably shorter and taller.
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Originally Posted by A. J. Clark View Post
Can you turn the tank 90 degrees.
No I cannot turn the tank 90 degrees it is to long.
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Originally Posted by A. J. Clark View Post
Or try looking at some helicopter tanks there probably shorter and taller.
I never thought of a Heli tank. I will give them a look. Thanks
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With any tank that close to the cg, I doubt the difference between a full and empty tank would be noticeable and hardly measurable. But if you must, the B&B tanks are shorter than most and you can locate the fuel lines wherever you want them.
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With any tank that close to the cg, I doubt the difference between a full and empty tank would be noticeable and hardly measurable. But if you must, the B&B tanks are shorter than most and you can locate the fuel lines wherever you want them.
I will give them a try.

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