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cw21f
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:11 am 
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It seems that whether a discussion is about a standard or wide body Thorp fuselage, the standard 29 gallon tank is used. Wanted to know if the 2" width increase in the wide fuselage models translates into a 2" width increase for the fuel tank, thereby offering a little more fuel capacity?
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fytrplt
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:38 am 
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The firewall is the same in both models. The width increase is at cockpit rails. The tank area is virtually the same, so the same tank is used. See Dave Read's mod for more fuel. He increased the "belly" of the tank for more vvolume.

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Lou
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:20 pm 
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the factory tanks are the same-29 gal

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david read
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:45 pm 
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As Bob said I pooched out the radius portion of the tank somewhat without interfering with my toes. With modern avionics which are not as deep I also effectively pulled the tank away from the firewall 4". The combination gives a 40 gallon main tank.


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