5 gallon strut tank with filler cap and pick up cap. Made from see through Cross Link Polyethylene (XLPE) which prevents material breakdown due to ethanol use. This tank may be mounted right on the strut and allows for easy access for filling and viewing to check fuel levels.
These do come with a suction pick-up option. A plastic plug with a 1/4 hose barb on each side. You will need 1 foot, of 1/4 inch Tygon tubing, to reach down into the well. I made my own clunks, by sliding a nut over the end, and attaching a 1/4 inch brass nipple, sliding the nut down tight over it. Two of these doubled the fuel capacity, and range, of my Mini-Max Eros.
the fitting for the hole on the top of the tank was standard diameter while the fitting hole was metric so I had to buy an $80.00 tap to make the hole larger which I will probably only use this tap once in my life time.The hole on the gas cap is roo small as well for use with a fuel pump so I will have to modify that as well.
STRUT FOOTBALL FUEL TANK
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The strut fuel tanks do not come with the drain already installed in the bottom of the tank. There is a place at the bottom of the tank that may be drilled out and a drain installed if the customer so wishes. The tanks are gravity fed and driven by the fuel pump, however, it is possible to augment that fuel pump with an electric fuel pump as well. But these tanks are designed and intended to be main tanks and not drained into a header tank, although it is possible to do so. Because the tanks are transparent that gives the fuel level indication. These tanks require a pick up tube and fuel lines in addition to the tanks. These items are not included.
This weighs 6.2 lbs empty.
The units do not have any detailed instructions. Additional brackets / struts may be required depending on the specific aircraft application.
There is a place at the bottom of the tank that may be drilled out and a drain installed if the customer so wishes.
There is not a drain hole on this unit. There is a spot at the bottom of the tank in which you can drill out if you wish.
Approx 12-1/2 inches.