Qantas737
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Fuel In Horizontal Stabilisers.

Mon Oct 22, 2001 2:55 pm

I was reading about the proposed 767-400ERX when I came across a section where it mentioned it would hold fuel in the horizontal stabilisers. I have never heard of this before and I wonder if it has been done before? Any aircraft out there that already store fuel in the horizontal stabilisers?

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VC-10
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RE: Fuel In Horizontal Stabilisers.

Mon Oct 22, 2001 3:29 pm

747-400

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RAF Standard VC10's & Super VC10's have a fin fuel tank
 
AJ
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RE: Fuel In Horizontal Stabilisers.

Mon Oct 22, 2001 3:56 pm

The B747-400 can carry up to 10 tons of fuel in the horizontal stabiliser tanks!
 
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RE: Fuel In Horizontal Stabilisers.

Mon Oct 22, 2001 3:59 pm

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LY744
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RE: Fuel In Horizontal Stabilisers.

Tue Oct 23, 2001 5:58 am

The Su-37 has fuel tanks in its vertical stabilizers.

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dc10hound
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RE: Fuel In Horizontal Stabilisers.

Tue Oct 23, 2001 8:28 am

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Qantas737
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RE: Fuel In Horizontal Stabilisers.

Tue Oct 23, 2001 1:04 pm

I had a gut feeling that it wasnt something new in design, but it never really pops up anywhere where i read about it. Thanks very much for the replies  Big grin
 
AJ
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RE: Fuel In Horizontal Stabilisers.

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:45 am

Hi 737,
You may have been a bit young when Compass mark 1 was flying.
Delivery of an Airbus A300-600R was delayed when being defuelled at Toulouse. The tail tank was not emptied in correct order, resulting in the aircraft tipping onto her tail, striking another blow to the struggling carrier.
The tail tank is great to add capacity, but must be filled and drained in order to ensure that the aircraft's centre of gravity is within limits, both on the ground and in the air.

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