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Air Force Museum Plane Held Fuel For 4 Decades  
User currently offlinefsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7083 times:

Interesting story

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/...r-force-museum-to-be-checke/nTYmR/

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User currently offlineKC135Hydraulics From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7078 times:

I think it's interesting that the fuel sat in those tanks for 40 years without leaking. We have KC-135s that come fresh out of fuel cell for fuel tank and bladder repairs that immediately start leaking after 1 flight!

User currently offlineboeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1029 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7002 times:

This is not the first time this has happened, I read an article a couple of years ago about the B-58 having a fuel leak and they found it still had fuel on it after sitting in the museum for 30 years.

David



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6874 times:

Some of the older aircraft on display were probably never checked to ensure the tanks were completely trained.

According to the article - this plane went on display in 1968. Who knows what they did to prepare it back then.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6795 times:

Our local museum just four out that a service truck that was donated five or six years ago still had two hundred gallons of 120 weight of engine oil on it!


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6791 times:

Actually wha really surprises me is that after fourth fourth years the fuel hadn't evaporated out of the vents.

a1d's burned avgas that that out in the open usually evaporates pretty quickly



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User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6757 times:

There's still a sheen coming off the Arizona after 71 years.

[Edited 2012-12-22 09:36:49]


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6683 times:

The Pentagon had the knee jerk reaction to have all museums check all fuel tanks on all aircraft to make sure they are empty as a result of this.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days ago) and read 6628 times:

When has the pentagon done anything like this that hasn't been a knee jerk reaction.

Oil companies also have similar overeactions. I worked for one that decided to ban all knives from work when somebody in Their AV department sliced the thumb open on an exact knife in a desk drawer.



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User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days ago) and read 6627 times:

The Museum I volunteer at recently got an F-4C phantom from Wright due to this issue in an indirect way.

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There was a significant amount of F-4s at Wright Pat that were due for scrapping. Dueing the process, they got to one plane and started cutting through the wing to find that it was never drained of fuel. So they immediately began checking all the other aircraft and when they got to ours, they discovered there was no paperwork or records of this plane being on the field with a squad. The wanted it off the property and thats how we got it.



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14066 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6459 times:

Actually bladder tanks either need to be filled with fuel or sprayed on the inside with a special preservation oil when in empty storage. Else the rubber will dry out and become porous. We had this issue when we restored our T-33.

Jan


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3790 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6083 times:

Quoting Galaxy5007 (Reply 7):
The Pentagon had the knee jerk reaction to have all museums check all fuel tanks on all aircraft to make sure they are empty as a result of this.

Not sure they had to.
I'd have gone and checked myself if I was a museum owner.

I wouldn't mind stumbling upon a few dozen gallons of free Jet A just lying lying around for the old diesel beater...



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Quoting francoflier (Reply 11):
Not sure they had to.

No, we did. I volunteer at the AMC museum, and we had to check all of the planes...even the ones that were brought here in pieces and assembled here.


User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5062 times:

Thanks for the link to the story. A lead I use to work for was sent with a team to recovered that A-1E when he was in the USAF at NKP to get that Aircraft to the USAF Museum. He said it was a wreck, and had been stripped for parts. I sent him the story.

User currently offlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4607 times:
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Quoting KC135Hydraulics (Reply 1):
We have KC-135s that come fresh out of fuel cell for fuel tank and bladder repairs that immediately start leaking after 1 flight!

Thats because the A1 is a Douglas and not a Boeing!! 
As my bro who worked for MDC said, they make planes in Seattle like Detroit makes cars!!


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