Fuel Tank T-405 bracket ?

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Mike Balzer
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Fuel Tank T-405 bracket ?

Postby Mike Balzer » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:33 pm

Hi fellow RBers,
In the process of laying out the T-405 bracket, I cant tell the dimensions of the lower part of the taper. The upper section has a 1" radius and tapers to WHAT?

It looks like 3 3/4 but it appears that most people are tapering it to something like 3 1/2 or less than that.

How critical is this taper and if I need to do it more it would be much easier to do now than later after my tank is sealed.

One other thing, the placement of T-405 on the end rib is 2" from inside or outside dimensions. The drawing is hard to tell.

I appreciate any input and I just want to do it right the first time.

Thank you,

Mike Balzer
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Postby clreding » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:50 am

Mike
I just make it a 1/4 radius if I remember and fit it to 2'' from the leading edge. I have just started the fuse so I don't know if its right yet :)

Here is the link to that page of my build log

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_l ... 873&row=19

Call or send mail if you want to discuss. It looks to me that the attach point on the fuse has some flexibility in the mount

Craig

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Postby Mike Balzer » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:59 am

Thanks Craig,
I worked on it last night and finished it. It turned out better then I thought. I guess I was over thinking it. I wanted to make sure that the Center line of taper was in center line of rib while trimming it to fit the rib.


Thanks Again,

Mike Balzer
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