Originally Posted by bnovak1220
Thanks Bill for replying! Yeah I was thinking that the HW er tanks would not work. Wondering if anyone came up with another solution for those who used the Aveo tips.
On a different note - how do you like the HW er tanks ? Have they worked well and have they been very beneficial?
I have been considering options for extra fuel, knowing that the HW tanks will not fit with my ZipTips.
1. TurtlePac collapsible fuel tank(s) for rear seats and/or baggage compartment with dry-break disconnects in fuel lines with isolation valves. Big advantage here is you can do large volumes, especially if you can give up a rear seat. A friend of mine who does long hauls (up to 16 hours!) in his C182 uses a Turtle Pac in the back seat.
2. Conformal baggage compartment floor tank with dry-break QD--Advantage is is would fit flush to the baggage floor and support a small load of bags. Disadvantage is lower volume due to baggage floor limitations and installation/removal diffculty.
3. Custom fuel bladders fitted into leading edges -- need to look at structure, plumbing might get complex.
Fuel Safe Systems advertises custom fuel bladders and cell designs. I haven't contacted them yet but am considering doing so for the option of a baggage floor fuel cell and/or leading edge cells. https://fuelsafe.com/aircraft-fuel-bladders/
Fuel Safe also sells the dry break fuel disconnect fittings.