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B-747 Fuel Question  
User currently offlineMikeclod From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 272 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Hello, I'm looking for the tank designations, fuel quantity, fill order,and burn order for 747's.
Thanks, Mikeclod
P.S. in lbs. please.

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User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Hola Mikeclod -
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Sorry but I speak 747 Classic only... too old to learn to converse in 400 language...
But as you wish I will speak pounds... assuming 59 degrees F, 6.7 lbs/US.gal
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For the sake of simplicity, I will talk basically of 200 and 300 series.
I will give you a word about 100 and SP at the end, ok...?
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The standard 200/300s have 7 tanks - from left to right it goes like this -
#1 reserve - 3,400 lbs - gravity feeds into #1 main...
#1 main - 29,600 lbs - has 2 boost pumps...
#2 main - 82,000 lbs - has 2 boost pumps...
center wing - 112,000 lbs - has 2 boost pumps...
#3 main - 82,000 lbs - has 2 boost pumps...
#4 main - 29,600 lbs - has 2 boost pumps...
#4 reserve - 3,400 lbs - gravity feeds into #4 main...
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For the above, full wing capacity is 230,000 lbs...
And total capacity, of all tanks is 342,000 lbs...
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A few 200s and many 300s have 9 tanks, in addition:
#2 reserve - 5,400 lbs, gravity feeds into #2 main...
#3 reserve - 5,400 lbs, gravity feeds into #3 main...
Not many, have a 10 tank configuration - a fwd aux center wing tank...
(about 10,000 lbs, gravity feeds into the center wing tank)
9 tank total fuel capacity = 353,000 lbs... 10 tanks = 364,000 lbs...
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Fuel use is as follows in 200/300s -
From takeoff, feed engines #2 #3 from their #2 #3 main tanks, and center wing tank to engines #1 #4...
If you have 9 tanks configuration, transfer reserve #2 #3 into main tanks #2 #3...
Get center wing tank empty...
Then feed all engines from #2 #3 mains - until the fuel remaining in these main tanks equal the amount of the #1 #4 and their reserve tanks...
Then go tank to engine...
At top of descent, start transfer fuel from #1 #4 reserve to their main #1 #4...
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Difference with 100 and SP aircraft: center wing tank only 86,000 lbs...
Difference with SP (only) - has the 9 tanks configuration (#2 #4 reserves)...
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If you work your fuel burn as recommended, you will stay in CG limits, and when you land, the amounts remaining in your main tanks will all be equal.
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Fueling: fill the wings first, then center wing tank...
If you have 9 tanks, reserves #2 #3 are last tanks you fill...
Always check L3 and R3 cabin doors - and gear doors closed before fueling...
Some have a fueling station in cockpit (F/E panel) as option...
The 747 was the first Boeing which can transfer fuel from tank to tank...
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That is the most important points about fuel tanks in the 747 Classics...
Do pilots get "free steaks" at your FBO if we ask for a fillup?
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(s) Skipper  Smile



User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

I am tired - excuses -
Full tank capacity in 100 is 316,000 lbs -
In SP it is 327,000 lbs -
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After this posting, I call my union - and go on strike...  Wink/being sarcastic
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Forgot to say - bad teacher here -
The APU receives fuel from #2 main tank, so if a plane will be long using APU, suggest locating extra 500 to 1,000 lbs in that #2 main tank...
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All fuel pumps are AC power... so if starting APU with battery (DC only, no AC) there is an additional DC fuel pump in #2 main tank to feed APU...
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Undumpable fuel - 7,000 lbs each main tanks = total 28,000 lbs...
Fuel system course copyrighted A.net - completed... let's take a break...
(s) Skipper  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineMikeclod From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 18 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

Thank you very much skipper, I don't know about steaks, but how about a soda? Mikeclod

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