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What GA Plane Has Highest 100LL Cap?  
User currently offlineKDTWflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 830 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

What general aviation plane out there carries the most 100LL fuel? My guess would be a twin of some kind but I don't know.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Well, I pumped 3350 gallons of it into a P-2V Neptune one day.

Not exactly GenAv but it was no longer military either.

The DeHavilland Beavers with the internal wingtip tanks carried 95 gallons under the cargo deck and another 43 in the wing tips for a total of 138 US gallons. I think that is correct, within a couple of gallons or so.



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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2572 times:

So far as I know, the Cessna 404 has the largest fuel (avgas) capacity amongst general avaation aircraft...385 gallons (give or take) as I recall.
This provides a 10 hour endurance, at long range cruise power settings.

Why so much?

The same wing, with very minor alterations, was used on the turbine powered Cessna 441 Conquest.

The 441 Conquest, by the way, is capable of non-stop coast to coast operation (eastbound), many times faster than a LearJet 23/24, which required a fuel stop enroute.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting 411A (Reply 2):
So far as I know, the Cessna 404 has the largest fuel (avgas) capacity amongst general avaation aircraft...385 gallons (give or take) as I recall.

I had forgotten the 404, one of my favorite airplanes. I figured that in the C-404 I could go from San Diego to Bermuda with one stop for fuel. One day I came back from lunch to find that I was scheduled for the 404 which was just out of a 100-hour. The mechanic taxiied it to the fuel stand where the line guy asked him how much fuel they wanted in it. The mech said "I don't know. Fill it up." The normal load was about 800 lbs for this route and this was well over two thousand.

Well I had nine passengers scheduled and needless to say I did not carry them. I think I was able to take three pax about eighty miles. It was several round trips before I could take full pax, and two days later before we had to add gas again.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2537 times:
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Quoting 411A (Reply 2):
So far as I know, the Cessna 404 has the largest fuel (avgas) capacity amongst general avaation aircraft...385 gallons (give or take) as I recall.

The Piper PA-31T-620 XL Cheyenne II XL comes pretty close at 382 gal:






...But if my sources are accurate, the Piper PA-42 Cheyenne beats it with a capacity of 580 gallons:






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Edit: Blast...I just realized it was about 100LL. Disregard...  blush 




[Edited 2006-07-10 00:04:17]


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User currently offlineGib From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 3):
Well I had nine passengers scheduled and needless to say I did not carry them. I think I was able to take three pax about eighty miles. It was several round trips before I could take full pax, and two days later before we had to add gas again.

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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6392 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

I recall squirting over 100 gals. of 100LL into a Piper Malibu Mirage one day...Probably takes top honors for a single. The Cessna 310 also holds vast quantities of the blue stuff, 158 amongst all 6 tanks!

Hey, how about the old Cessna crop dusters? I was once told that the chemical hopper, if cleaned thoroughly, could be used as an auxilliary fuel tank (and that's how the factory would ferry them, sans radios and with basic VFR instrumentation, to their customers in one hop from the factory).



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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

If we look at large 4-engine piston transports, rather large quanties of avgas were required, for long range flights.

The first long ranger was, of course, the Stratocruiser, with 7800 gallons, or so.

The largest capacity amongst civil designs was the 1649 Constellation, with 9800 gallons.

I had the opportunity of flying both types as a First Officer.

With both types, oil quantity was VERY important.
Each had a center oil tank/pump installation, which enabled center tank oil to top up each engine oil tank, in flight.

All done by the Flight Engineer...which enabled the pilots to not be interrupted reading the newspaper.
Navigation?
Done by the navigator, of course.

All we did in the front seats was point it in the right direction...and, of course, takeoff and land once in awhile.

Both types were capable of cruising quite high...low to mid twenties, altho the Stratocruiser could go higher as it had (in addition to engine superchargers) turbo chargers as well.
A very advanced airplane for its time.

[Edited 2006-07-11 07:51:16]

User currently offlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2364 times:
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The An-2 has a fuel capacity of about 310-320 gallons, to cater for the 40 GPH-burning radial.


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