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Fuel Tank Suppliers

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Are there still any suppliers for the early model Kitfox replacement fuel tanks?    Specifically for the undercamber wings of the Model i --> III?

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 I got mine through Kitfox but did have to pay dearly for them. Well over a thousand bucks by the time they arrived.  I wish you could buy directly from the maker I hate nothing more than a middle man thinking they deserve a huge cut for doing next to nothing. 

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Isn't there a guy out in Idaho making the tanks?  I can't remember his name, but we talked about this about a year or so ago.  I can't remember his name right now,  but he may have even posted here.  Search the archives perhaps.  JImChuk

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Not sure if you would want a used Kitfox 2 - 12 gallon tank- It didn't leak when removed with 80 hours on plane, because I had scrapped the plane and bought 4 new tanks from the guy who used to make tanks for Kitfox (now out of business) - I never put E-Gas in it.  Personally, I would clean it and use CASWELL in it before installing.  I think I could get it sent to you for $200?  EDMO

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Get ahold of Stace Schlader from Ridgerunner. He makes the poly tanks. They are slightly smaller but will never rot due to ethanol fuel. 

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Thanks All.

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Stace Schrader makes Kitfox model 1,2,3 ribs. Also makes an extended gear for the older 'foxes'.  I just got a couple of wing tanks from him for my II.

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For those Avid flyers who wish to add fuel capacity to their existing tanks, I would refer you to the Strut football Fuel tanks on page 173 of the A/C Spruce catalog.

They carry 5 gallons and are hung from the lower part of the jury struts on the bar that goes from the front to rear wing struts.

I use to have these on my GT400 ultralight during those days, but these were 2.5 gallons each.

I was going to buy these tanks for my Avid MK4, but found I wouldn't be able to fold my wings because the rear part of the tank would hit the fuselage.

You can bring the fuel line down along the rear strut to your header tank.

John M

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For those Avid flyers who wish to add fuel capacity to their existing tanks, I would refer you to the Strut football Fuel tanks on page 173 of the A/C Spruce catalog.

They carry 5 gallons and are hung from the lower part of the jury struts on the bar that goes from the front to rear wing struts.

I use to have these on my GT400 ultralight during those days, but these were 2.5 gallons each.

I was going to buy these tanks for my Avid MK4, but found I wouldn't be able to fold my wings because the rear part of the tank would hit the fuselage.

You can bring the fuel line down along the rear strut to your header tank.

John M

John, that would depend on how you mount the tanks.  I am going to mount mine a bit further forward so I can still fold the wings.  I also have quick disconnects on them so I can pull a couple clamps and drop the tanks when not needed.  I have them plumbed in through a pump and 3 way selector so I can pump from the football tanks back into the main tanks for easy inflight fuel transfer.

:BC:

 

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Stace Schrader makes Kitfox model 1,2,3 ribs. Also makes an extended gear for the older 'foxes'.  I just got a couple of wing tanks from him for my II.

He makes Fiberglass tanks for the early kitfoxes? May I ask what he charges and how to contact him.

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TJ, go to rocky mountain wings  at realflying.com and send him an E-mail or call him. his number is listed there. $195 for a single tank (5 1/2 gal). Since you are an ole ultralight guy, I am going to use the challenger 5 gallon ultralight tank as my header tank. Its 10"X11"X15" tall. Switch the cap to a non-vented one,  cut off the internal pick-up tube and use it for the vent, install the in and out fittings and make your cradle out of alumn strap. That will give me an extra 5 gal.

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AKFLYER

 

Could you send a photo of your tank mounts to skypics234 at aol dot com?

I would like to be able to be able to burn mogas for my short trips.

John M

 

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AKFLYER

 

Could you send a photo of your tank mounts to skypics234 at aol dot com?

I would like to be able to be able to burn mogas for my short trips.

John M

 

I had borrowed Randy's tanks last year in prep for a long trip, I have since bought my own but have not gone on a long trip so I have not installed them yet on mine but I plan to do so soon.  Will get pics of how I mount them when I do.  The aluminum mounts that Randy made slide over the backs of the struts and a hose clamp fore and aft hold them very secure.

:BC:

 

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