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Adam Frisch

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Slipper tanks...
« on: October 28, 2015, 04:14:10 pm »
Who owns the Javelin slipper tank STC? Anyone know the cost to install?

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SKYFLYER

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Re: Slipper tanks...
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 08:08:36 pm »
THIS IS FROM BOBBY COOK WHEN I WAS LOOKING FOR THEM AWHILE BACK
Slipper Tanks
22500.00 approx 6 week delivery
This kit is no longer PMA sign off will have to be done by Toms Aircraft
AS I RECALL... SEVERAL OF THE SERIAL NUMBERS WERE SET UP FOR THEM AT THE FACTORY... SO INSTALLING WOULD BE SOMEWHAT EASY AS THE LINES AND ATTACHING PORTS ARE ALREADY IN THE WING
« Last Edit: October 28, 2015, 08:12:37 pm by SKYFLYER »

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Re: Slipper tanks...
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 08:37:41 pm »
Thanks, SKY.
 
Is Toms Aircraft the only one that can install them? Do you know if they have the STC?
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Re: Slipper tanks...
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 08:46:52 pm »
YES IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY OWN THE STC AND THEY ARE JUST DOWN THE 405 FROM YOU AT LGB...
YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK WITH REGION 5 OF THE US FORESTRY SERVICE AS THEY ARE RUMORED TO HAVE 2 OR 3 SETS SURPLUS THAT WERE NEVER MOUNTED OR USED... THEY SHOULD BE CHEAP AND WOULD SAVE HEAPS OVER A NEW SET FROM TOMS AIRCRAFT
http://fireaviation.com/2013/06/04/usfs-tiptoes-back-into-the-night-flying-business/

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Re: Slipper tanks...
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 09:14:55 pm »
Good tip, Sky. I will check with them and see if they have a set for sale.
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Re: Slipper tanks...
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 01:29:14 pm »
How much do they slow you down?

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Re: Slipper tanks...
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2015, 05:45:51 pm »
ABOUT 7KTS
THIS IS A VIDEO OF 690 WITH SLIPPER TANKS TAKING OFF OR WELL STAGGERING OFF PERHAPS AT OR + GW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbxdElDO0PM&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Slipper tanks...
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2015, 06:59:56 am »
Wow,

Couldn't tell if the wind was blowing him around like that or he couldn't get his feet right but the multiple takeoffs which the trees on the hill out front don't make for a great takeoff area. :-)  He must have been loaded down because she didn't want to leave the runway.

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Re: Slipper tanks...
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 04:12:23 pm »
How do these affect the boots? Seem to be mounted on top of them.
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