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Offline vulcan

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Re: Fuel leaks
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2013, 12:02:11 AM »
I dont understand the need for the new fuel tank as I believe the vulcan has several fuel tanks and most trips are relatively short compared to operational use, surely it would have been better to dump the faulty tank and all the pipework making the bird much lighter and just use the remaining tanks?

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Re: Fuel leaks
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2013, 08:23:07 AM »
To comply with CAA if its fitted or should be on the aircraft its got to be in working order. There are strict rules that apply to XH558 in order to let her fly and the engineers must comply. So the tank should be there and working therefore it needs to be replaced.

I think it also has a lot to do with the balance of the aircraft. Fuel is moved around to keep the aircraft balanced so all the tanks need to be there.
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Re: Fuel leaks
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2013, 01:49:51 PM »
If we were to remove 5 tank Stbd that would mean that No.4 engine has about 5 tons less fuel to use than the other 3 engines......
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