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    Default Fuel tank placement

    Hi all,

    I have got the engine running and everything seems ok.

    I was wondering if anyone would advise if putting the fuel tank on the side of the craft is a wise idea. It should stable the weight of the engine and exhaust as they are all placed slightly off center.

    Reasons for putting it there is i want want more seating space, and the idea of sitting on a fuel tank doesnt sound good.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Fuel tank placement

    not if you want to race - what about behind the seat or under the airbox - safer by far



    one observation is the height of your radiator - it's harder to pump water higher so your cooling will be less effective and more of a strain on your pump



    in line with the centre hub is good as it does not obstruct the essential part of the duct



    looking good so far



    Tony

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    Default Re: Fuel tank placement

    hi nick!



    its looking good! wont be long till your hovering?



    i agree with tony on both points, i would try and put the fuel tank as close to over the centre of gravity as possible tho! slighty rearward is ok, just means you have to lean forward a little more as the fuel runs out lol!

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    Default Re: Fuel tank placement

    I used to have the tank on the side. When full (~12l or something) it really made a difference on the balance of the craft!

    I could only run it with a half tank. it was rediculous.

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    Default Re: Fuel tank placement

    Quote Originally Posted by tonybroad
    it's harder to pump water higher so ... more of a strain on your pump



    Tony


    You sure about this Tony, in a closed recirculating system?



    Nick


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    Default Re: Fuel tank placement

    yes




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    Default Re: Fuel tank placement

    Oh dear,



    Tony, next you will be telling me that if i throw a ball in the air it won't come back down.



    Remember what goes up must come down. The column of water on one side of the system is equal in hieght to the column on the other side, thus rad height will have no effect on the pump loading. Only the length and direction / section changes of the hoses and unions will add to the the pump loading by restricting the flow.



    having said that the best place to site the rad is in front of the fan hub (lower than it is at the moment) - plenty of air flow and does not impede the fan air flow. Making the hoses shorter will also reduce weight of the cooling system (less material and less water).



    Dan

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    Default Re: Fuel tank placement

    but how much effort does it take to throw the ball up there in the first place and does it not take more effort to throw it higher - mind you, what do i know




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