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Old 10-06-2019, 09:22 PM
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Retrofitting a RV-12IS fuel tank into an RV-12. Any one thought about it or done it? How difficult and what is involved in removal and replacement?
Extremely Hard to do. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are a skilled builder. If you are interested in all the cool mods on the 12IS I would recommend buying one of those. There are many High schools building New RV12IS's with good supervision that are fine aircraft. Their prices are very competitive.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:22 AM
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a year before the new tank came out I built a26 gallon tank that fits transverse. can be completely disconnected in 30 minutes and be removed without any more disassembly. it also took a year to build from plywood mock up, finding a capable sheet metal brake, a qualified welder and all the rest that went along with it. it was a project but if I could do it most could.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:57 AM
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Additionally......

Any different fuel tank design should have design engineering and static or dynamic load testing done, to confirm the integrity of the tank in typical crash scenarios.

The RV-12ULS and iS fuel tank designs have both had testing done to simulate 20 G crash loads.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:06 PM
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a year before the new tank came out I built a26 gallon tank that fits transverse. can be completely disconnected in 30 minutes and be removed without any more disassembly. it also took a year to build from plywood mock up, finding a capable sheet metal brake, a qualified welder and all the rest that went along with it. it was a project but if I could do it most could.
Have any pics of your tank and its install?
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