neflyer15 added a topic in Avid Kitplanes.comAvid Wing TanksAll,
I wanted to get some opinions on the new tank design for the Mark IV. I have some thick skin but I want to try and keep this conversation as civil as possible Keep in mind I will still be able to provide the original fiberglass tanks Avid used to make.
From the research on this site and other forums, firsthand opinions from customers, and reviewing the competition, I have developed a new design that aims to accomplish the following:
-Maintain the same fluid volume as old tanks
-Allows for use of fuel with up to 10% ethanol without causing premature damage or failure
-Does not cause significant weight increase
-Does not cause significant price increase
-Sits inside ribs so that tank profile cannot be seen after covering
Having said all of this, I decided to go with an aluminum tank that slides inside the first 6 ribs closest to the fuselage.I have attached a picture below that shows the concept - the tank in the picture was a fiberglass mock-up. This is by no means a final design and I would appreciate your thoughts and input as we continue to make improvements to the design.
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neflyer15 added a topic in Avid Kitplanes.comShop UpdatesHey foxflyers!
I am going to try and post regularly on this thread with updates and news at the Avid shop. Feel free to ask questions, make comments, and enjoy!
This week we finally got the website up and running. I am still setting up search engine optimization so it is difficult to find on Google unless you type in the exact URL. Check it out!
In other news, we hung up and organized the masters for all sheet metal parts on the Mark IV today. Things are slowly taking shape here and I anticipate we will be welding in a few weeks.
More updates to come.
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