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Old 03-25-2008, 11:13 PM
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finishing up my f-86 for CA Jets and wondering how to plumb the tanks? if i use a tee and develop a clunk leak then fuel draw would stop after very little fuel is burned off. I was thinking of using a series setup as the tanks are very close to the center of the aircraft and I do not think lateral balance would be an issue on this plane as the majority of fuel is carried just ahead of the wing and below the intake duct. any ideas? all comment welcome..

Carlos give me a call when you get a chance. Kevin
Old 03-26-2008, 05:04 AM
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Hello Seflyer,

I would go for the series set-up! No problem with tanks so close to lateral center. I use this set-up for my Panther as well.
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I prefer series every time
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Default RE: series or paralell?

If its just two tanks, I'd go with series. If its three, like my Panther (one main followed by two saddle tanks), the I'd plumb the two saddle tanks in parallel behind the main in series. Yes, you will only empty one saddle tank if you have a clunk leak, but during normal operation, the main tank will act as a bubble filter and you'll get every last bit out of the saddles. Three tanks in series (plus a UAT) is a bit much and the resistence during filling puts a strain on the first tank and the associated plumbing...

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great, will go with the series setup. thanks guys. kevin

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