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    Default Re: Belly Pod

    I picked up a fifth fuel bag from Airframes at the Anchorage trade show. Five bags will fit in the pod. Six would not fit, Iím sure.

    Chuck was telling me about his mod to his pod, adding a fuel reservoir up front. Sounded like a good way to go too.

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    Five bags in there now of five + gallons each. So with 44 gallon tanks thatís about 70 gallons total. Depending on how you run it, thatís an easy 10 hours of flying. Enough to get you a long way out there. And back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan L View Post
    I picked up a fifth fuel bag from Airframes at the Anchorage trade show. Five bags will fit in the pod. Six would not fit, Iím sure.

    Chuck was telling me about his mod to his pod, adding a fuel reservoir up front. Sounded like a good way to go too.

    CC764F62-0374-48F0-949E-49C64091AAB5.jpg

    Five bags in there now of five + gallons each. So with 44 gallon tanks thatís about 70 gallons total. Depending on how you run it, thatís an easy 10 hours of flying. Enough to get you a long way out there. And back.
    Dan,

    How much weight have you had in that pod so far? Estimating with five bags at 5+ gal and weight of bags, 160lbs?

    I called him up before the show to get mine ordered so hoping to see it in a few more weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by N867SP View Post
    Dan,

    How much weight have you had in that pod so far? Estimating with five bags at 5+ gal and weight of bags, 160lbs?

    I called him up before the show to get mine ordered so hoping to see it in a few more weeks.


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    The pod is rated at 150 pounds. And you're right, that would be about what I had in there with 5 fuel bags. I have never had more than that in the pod.

    With the five bags there's still room for bear spray too.
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    The pod was definitely the ticket on this trip,with small tanks it would of been a completely different trip. I had all my camping gear ,tie downs, tool bag,fishing poles,food & water,small soft sided cooler right at 75Lbs plus 21.6 gals of fuel forward of the door. Had all my clothes,backpack,Yeti cooler behind rear seat, crash/ditch bag buckled in back seat and the rear baggage was practically empty pair of boots and a jacket. Being able to have the extra fuel was priceless worth every bit of aggregation modifying it. Took 10-15 min to unload and remove it for STOL contest probably no more then 15 reinstall and load back up. Having all the weight under your seat was great.
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