The IDEAL tank would be polyethylene, which is what modern cars have. It's inert to almost everything, and most chemicals you buy today l(including alcohol, kerosene, and most acids), come in polyethylene bottles. Plus it tends to bounce back from a blow rather than shatter.
But as far as I know, there's no way to make things at home out of it -- it's even impervious to most glues. Has anybody looked into using a commercial tank or some other polyethylene container for a fuel tank? The stuff does melt, so you could make slight changes with a heat gun, but not much. Mike Taglieri On Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 11:38 Mike Stirewalt via KRnet <firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Joe Nunley said, > > "If I were to do it again, I would make my fuel tank out of welded > aluminum. 22 gallon header tank." > > Absolutely. My header is a 17.3 gallon tank but then my KR-1½ is > narrower than the KR-2 fuselage. When I got the plane from Bennett there > was a tiny pinhole leak in the bottom of the custom aluminum tank Ken > Cottle had put in. I used a dab of JB Weld on it and there's been no > more troubles. Ken first flew this plane in April, 1987 so it's had > plenty of time to develop problems if any were going to occur. Ken built > a lip on eiach side of the tank that lets it rest on the top longeron so > taking it out and putting it in has been very simple . . . and very > handy. With all the trouble it is to make composite tanks (keep in mind > I'm not a builder) it can't possibly be that much more trouble to build a > tank that you'll never have to worry about. Can it? > > Mike > KSEE > > > ____________________________________________________________ > Gut Doctor Begs Americans - "Throw This Vegetable Now" > food-frauds.com > http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5bdddcc0e836c5cc067b0st03vuc > > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at > https://email@example.com/. > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > options. > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org