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    Default wanted carbon cub

    Looking to either buy a used CC @ $150K price point, or trade a nice Sport cub toward your Carbon Cub

    Lemme know, thanks

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    I have had a few offers come my way for used SS. Question, debating the value of long range fuel. I need to look up how much weight it adds and havent done it yet. Seems like more used SS dont have them than do. Must have or dont worry about it?

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    Default Re: wanted carbon cub

    One option for more fuel is a belly tank. You end up with more capacity than the long range tanks, the weight is in a good place, and you can remove it if you don't need the capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouter View Post
    I have had a few offers come my way for used SS. Question, debating the value of long range fuel. I need to look up how much weight it adds and havent done it yet. Seems like more used SS dont have them than do. Must have or dont worry about it?

    thx
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    Seems like is was like 40lb +/- add for the LR tanks if memory serve me. I built mine with the LR tanks and I enjoy having the option of loading additional fuel. I think the reason your donít find many SS have them is staying under 1320 LSA. Most all EX have them since we are 1865.


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    One way or another Jim I would want the option of extra fuel flying up in the wilds. LR tanks, belly pod, or some fuel bags in the back. Anyway you slice it, it allows you longer legs to get further away from everything...or more individual legs before you have to find more gas.

    I've got two of the fuel bags that AK Bushwheels used to (still does??) sell. They afford me the most flexibility without sacrificing unneeded airframe weight. Aviation is one big compromise...the flip side I have to muscle the fuel up onto the wing versus flipping a pump switch or just having a bigger wing tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Hammond View Post
    One way or another Jim I would want the option of extra fuel flying up in the wilds. LR tanks, belly pod, or some fuel bags in the back. Anyway you slice it, it allows you longer legs to get further away from everything...or more individual legs before you have to find more gas.

    I've got two of the fuel bags that AK Bushwheels used to (still does??) sell. They afford me the most flexibility without sacrificing unneeded airframe weight. Aviation is one big compromise...the flip side I have to muscle the fuel up onto the wing versus flipping a pump switch or just having a bigger wing tank.

    A shaker siphon can help in this scenario Clay talks about. I will watch for a CC in that range Jim. Thanks Mark
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