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Forney F1 - fuselage tank has dropped

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01 Apr 2024 11:51 #1 by Larry Snyder
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The header tank is the biggest headache on these airplanes. It is a lot of uncomfortable work getting it out and in. That price sounds pretty reasonable!
If you get the tank in great shape hopefully it won’t happen again. You sure don’t want it rubbing on the control column, that’s a leak waiting to happen!

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01 Apr 2024 11:43 #2 by Don Wither
Forney F1 - fuselage tank has dropped was created by Don Wither
Bought a 1958 Forney F1 last May and recently felt a slight restriction on the control column.  Emptied the tank and with a bore scope discovered a baffle had come loose allowing the front of the tank to sage.  Putting pressure on the tank allowed it to flex and was tin canning. We discovered there is no way to move the tank in any direction to allow greater clearance.  The tank does not leak but replacing it will cost around $4000.00 Canadian.  My mechanic is willing to take on the task of removing/repairing/replacing it.  Has anyone experienced this problem and can suggest a fix? 

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