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jdlnorcal
01-28-2005, 05:43 PM
can anyone explain to me just how these worked?
or send me to a link where I could find out.
Thanks
Elie the chaya

jdlnorcal
01-28-2005, 05:43 PM
can anyone explain to me just how these worked?
or send me to a link where I could find out.
Thanks
Elie the chaya

Zyzbot
01-28-2005, 05:56 PM
http://www.newhyte.4t.com/html/fuel_tanks.html

civildog
01-28-2005, 11:30 PM
The thing most important to remember about self-sealing tanks is this: Find out which planes have them, and your plane doesn't then remember to bring some marshmallows.

Waldo.Pepper
01-29-2005, 08:40 AM
Like everything else in life there is more to this than at first glance.

Most every plane has more than a single fuel tank. Even if a plane is said to have self sealing tanks, not all of the tanks would be self sealing.

The Russians adn the Japanese plane designers prefered to use compressed CO2 to be pumped into the tanks to perform the same function as the rubber lined tanks we are all familiar with.

Complex - like everything else.

Bobsqueek
01-29-2005, 09:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zyzbot:
http://www.newhyte.4t.com/html/fuel_tanks.html <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

wah? self sealing fuel tank in a saloon car?

one word. why?

CKY_86
01-29-2005, 11:49 AM
in case the car pi**ed its self http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif