When told to "top off the mains," a line person may not realize that the mains are the tip tanks
and will fuel only the aux tanks.
He also turned on the two pumps to transfer fuel out of the tip tanks
The Guardian 400 comes with a number of tankage options that allow for a range beginning at 799 nautical miles (with standard tankage) to 980 nautical miles when equipped with long-range tip tanks
, to 1,380 nautical miles with internal patrol tanks.
He retained the tip tanks
because the F-80 was notorious for jettisoning only one tip tank
when the pilot tried to jettison both.
HOT SPOT: Ciudad de la Luz just completed its state-of-the-art water tank situated on a 19-acre backlot with natural horizons, equipped with wave machines, tip tanks
, water cannons, a spillway and a greenscreen.
The plane skidded up the deck for about 300 feet and then off the bow, tearing off the remaining flap, damaging the tip tanks
and the underside of the fuselage.
The UC-12B/F/M Huron is a utility transport, equipped with high floatation landing gear and tip tanks
A Cessna 172 I used to fly was a great $100 hamburger platform, but it wasn't until its owners added additional fuel capacity in the form of internal tip tanks
that it became my tool of choice for personal transportation.
Start with the 100-gallonusable tip tanks
, which are the mains in this airplane.
The combination of new engines, propellers, engine mounts and wing box, with the addition of the wing tip tanks
and improved tail assembly allow for a more generous mission envelope, with greater range and payload capacities, lower takeoff and landing rolls and better fuel economy.