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    Landes Fuel Only Pod Removal

    So, 4CC has a 31 gallon Landes fuel pod on it. I don't use it very often and was thinking about removing it - at least temporarily. Anybody else taken theirs off and on? Tips, pointers, etc?

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    You wouldn't think you'd need it to get to graham, except for headwinds. And still had to stop for fuel
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    Leave it on, NO speed loss so why take it off and on as needed. It is set up now and works. Don't mess with it. The 180 HP will carry it no problems. I hope?
    I leave my cargo pod on all the time as it doesn't effect the airspeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorguns View Post
    Leave it on, NO speed loss so why take it off and on as needed. It is set up now and works. Don't mess with it. The 180 HP will carry it no problems. I hope?
    I leave my cargo pod on all the time as it doesn't effect the airspeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    I have been charged with competing in a couple stol demo events this year and I thought maybe I'd lose a little weight...

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    Maybe time to reconnect that little prop controller switch with the guard on it.
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    You or the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    I have been charged with competing in a couple stol demo events this year and I thought maybe I'd lose a little weight...

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    I have had mine off and on several times. It is not that hard. The back strap is the hard one for me. I put the pod in position then slide it as far forward as possible to give a little extra room for the back strap, get it started, then slide the pod forward a couple of inches and into position, then get the other straps started.


    Our airplanes should be about the same height, 3" extended and 31's,
    I use the stool as a lift. Put it under the pod then use the lever to raise it up under the pod.
    Seems to work pretty good. If doing it at a show get a buddy to lay under the pod and lift it. It is not heavy (assuming no fuel). Don't forget cotter pins if doing it away from home.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks, Bill! What would you say it weighs? (since I KNOW that you know... )

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    Pod and mount hardware weigh 27.6. pds Fuel pump, lines, wires, fuses and switch add another 2.5 for a total of about 30 pounds. Obviously you are not going to remove all that so, bottom line,..... you can take out 27 pounds. That is pretty significant. Remove the rear seat and you will be close to 50 pounds. Go for it!!

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    Do what Laura says and go on a diet....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    I have been charged with competing in a couple stol demo events this year and I thought maybe I'd lose a little weight...

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    Anytime I tell people I want to shed some weight from my airplane they all suggest I start with the pilot��
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Rusk View Post
    Steve

    Pod and mount hardware weigh 27.6. pds Fuel pump, lines, wires, fuses and switch add another 2.5 for a total of about 30 pounds. Obviously you are not going to remove all that so, bottom line,..... you can take out 27 pounds. That is pretty significant. Remove the rear seat and you will be close to 50 pounds. Go for it!!

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    SJ, if you leave it on at least you'll have an excuse.

    Glenn
    Someone told me that a good pilot always has at least 3 excuses.


    I can have my pod on or off in 15 minutes but it is crago only, no fuel. I put a piece ofcarpet on the floor and put my legs under the pod and balance it with my kness till the turnbarrels are undone and set on the carpet and then slid out.

    You have paperwork with all the weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Someone told me that a good pilot always has at least 3 excuses.


    I can have my pod on or off in 15 minutes but it is crago only, no fuel. I put a piece ofcarpet on the floor and put my legs under the pod and balance it with my kness till the turnbarrels are undone and set on the carpet and then slid out.

    You have paperwork with all the weights.
    I must not be a very good pilot I only have two excuses..

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