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Javelin Aux tank

Postby jatkins » Wed Sep 03, 2003 1:31 pm

I just purchased , a javelin aux tank , all it has is a tag, I an looking for installation instruction, and a contact to get the bits like the filler Cap assembly. :?:
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Postby funseventy » Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:22 pm

Dave Blanton, Jr at the Augusta, KS airport still has a few parts for Javelin tanks. His Dad is the one that originally made them.

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Postby rudymantel » Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:50 pm

Try O&N Aircraft Modifications. They make a very similar system for Cessnas (not certificated for the 170 however). I bought a fuel float, transmitter and gage from them for my Javelin and they fit right in. Mr. Olson was very helpful. Possibly their installation instructions would work for the Javelin. Good luck-
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Postby gahorn » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:48 pm

Dave Clark submitted his installation pkg for the Javelin tank to me. I've got it off at the printer's getting a copy made for headquarters. Any member of TIC170A can contact Velvet for a copy, for minimal costs.
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Postby Harold Holiman » Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:09 am

I just wanted to comment that I think you will like the Javlin tank system. My plane has it and it works very well. The only problem I have, and I have heard of others that have the same problem, is it is very slow to fill.

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Postby Dave Clark » Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:50 pm

Right Harold it is slow to fill.

Be sure you have the vent that goes on the forward inspection port on the belly just aft of the firewall. Its purpose is to suck out any fumes that might be there from leaks or whatever. It has a flap that keeps it closed on the ground to keep exhaust from coming in.

I love mine.
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Postby zero.one.victor » Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:50 am

This isn't the right thread,but I seem to recall that someone recently was looking for a Javelin aux tank. FYI,the latest Flypaper (2/04) that came in the mail yesterday has one listed for sale for $650.

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Dave Blanton

Postby MGMcAnick » Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:09 am

Dave Blanton Jr was mentioned above. Dave Blanton Jr's dad did indeed make the STC'd Javelin tank. Dave Sr passed away a few years ago. I NEVER saw him without a neck tie, even at EAA functions or his funeral. Last time I spoke to Jr, who has NEVER run a business out of the Augusta KS airport, he didn't have anything for the Javelin tank. THAT business has been gone for years and years. Jr has a business in Wichita called Hangar Hobbies. They sell radio controlled planes and cars at their two stores.

There is a supposedly complete Javelin tank listed in the new flypaper.
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Postby gahorn » Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:17 pm

I have what I believe is the full installation dwgs and instructions for the Javelin kit available to TIC170A members. Contact me directly.
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Postby russfarris » Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:17 am

I called on the Javelin tank in the flypaper this morning (Sunday)...that puppy sold Thursday, I never had a chance as I came in from my trip Thursday night, oh well! Russ Farris
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Postby funseventy » Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:56 pm

I'm sorry I didn't mean he had a business at Augusta. he has a hangar there at that was where he had his Ford Racer and Javelin Converted Pacers.

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Postby MGMcAnick » Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:39 am

Dave Jr (AKA Davy, although I have a hard time calling a 6'3" 250 lb guy anything ending in a diminutive Y) doesn't have a hangar at Augusta. His father had one for a few years after his original field was replaced by a residential golf course. Davy instructed my wife at that field. That was about 20 years ago. Dave Jr has a hangar at Valley Center KS where the Ford powered belt driven Sport Racer (See http://www.pilotfriend.com/experimental ... lanton.htm ) shares space with an IO-520 powered Sport Racer (both of Jr's own design) as well as his dad's 1929 Curtiss Robin, a Whichawk (Dave Sr's design) and a C-182 which is regularly flown by Davy's wife and son. The hangar is behind Davy's house and shares a runway with about 20 other hangars & houses.
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Postby rudymantel » Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:25 pm

I just read Dave Clark's September posting about a spring-loaded vent on the forward belly inspection panel behind the firewall. I have a Javelin tank and have no such vent. Is this a part of the Javelin installation ? Does the vent go to the tank or is it just to vent the fuselage ?
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Postby Harold Holiman » Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:28 pm

Rudy,

Mine does not have that vent either and it is not shown on any papers I have.

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Postby gahorn » Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:19 am

The vent was an option....not a requirement. gh
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