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Safeair er tanks
Hi Guys

Can anyone share some installation pics of the safe air tanks in the rv10 please

rocketman1988 05-19-2015 04:22 PM

Er tanks
I have installed in the Er tanks in my -10. Currently not able for to post photos but if You check out my build log, you can find them to there.

The tanks are no felt made and customer service was exceptional.

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Palamedes 05-19-2015 04:34 PM

His tanks;

Are ER tanks worth the purchase?

BobTurner 05-19-2015 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by Palamedes (Post 984144)
His tanks;

Are ER tanks worth the purchase?

It all depends on how you plan to fly.
If you usually run 75% leaned for best power, 172+ KTAS, that's almost 15 gal/hr, and the standard tanks give you 4 hours with NO RESERVES. That's a bit shy, especially if you fly IFR and need to carry reserves to reach an alternate as well as 45 minutes.
OTOH, I nearly always run 55 - 60%, run LOP, at a bit less than 10 gal/hr, still make 160 KTAS. Now my no-reserve endurance is nearly 6 hours, a lot longer than my bladder!

Palamedes 05-19-2015 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by BobTurner (Post 984146)
my no-reserve endurance is nearly 6 hours, a lot longer than my bladder!

This was along my line of thinking, but at the same time for 3k (roughly) and a couple extra days of build time.. does it add value to the plane?

Is it one of those "nice to haves" that people look for?

I'm building my plane as my forever plane but we never know.. always good to keep an eye on what resale might be like later..

Jesse 05-19-2015 07:54 PM

I think it definitely adds value to the plane. The benefit of he added fuel is either being able to make that extra hour without a fuel stop or the option to go there and back again without buying expensive fuel. I have installed several sets of tanks and it's not that bad. Much easier before the wings are completed and painted.

LuisR 05-19-2015 08:34 PM

Isn't there an option for outboard leading edge extended fuel tanks?

I'd go for ER tanks but would like to find info on the leading edge extended fuel tanks before making a decision.

Jesse 05-19-2015 08:57 PM

I'm not aware of a kit for this, but we have installed half tanks outboard of the mains with the same format as the ER tanks to transfer. There are some who have installed full tank outboard of the mains, but I'm not sure of the format for transfer.

LuisR 05-19-2015 09:47 PM

Here is someone converting the outboard leading edge into fuel tanks.

ifixf15 05-20-2015 03:28 AM

Tuckey Tanks
A variation on the Tuckey Tanks theme could be interesting.

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