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Air Force Museum Plane Held Fuel For 4 Decades  
User currently offlinefsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 249 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6991 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, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6986 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, 1025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6910 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



Never under-estimate the predictably of stupidty
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6782 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, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6703 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, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6699 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, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6665 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, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6591 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, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6536 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, 541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6535 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 Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6367 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 onlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3740 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5991 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, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5229 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, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4970 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, 4702 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4515 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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