"Blaze of Noon" Mustang

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charcham
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"Blaze of Noon" Mustang

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The civilian Mustang Manual says: "Mantz had the Mustang's wings modified so that each wing was, in essence, a giant fuel tank, called a "wet wing"". Does anyone know how much fuel this wet wing could contain ? was the fuselage tank still available. How much fuel in total ?
Would be interesting to know to reproduce the record flight from London to New York or from Norway to Fairbanks !
For those who want to know everything on the Mustang, check www.aerofiles.com (but no indication on the max fuel tank in wet wings!)
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Re: "Blaze of Noon" Mustang

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I'd like to bump this up and ask has wet wings have been implemented into the new P-15 Civ version for Prepar3D v4?

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Re: "Blaze of Noon" Mustang

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Hello,

No, plans to add the one off wet wing modification to the Mustang Simulation.

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Re: "Blaze of Noon" Mustang

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863 gallons https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/31-january-1951/

Wet wing mod of another Mustang (scroll down to LIFE Magazine photo)
https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/jacki ... er-n5528n/

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Jacques
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Re: "Blaze of Noon" Mustang

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One way you can achieve this is to add the largest belly and wing tanks and keep them full throughout the flight until their total is what you have remaining of the 863 gallons plus some internal reserve. You also have to suspend belief by topping up your internal tanks as you burn through the fuel during the flight. I can think of more ways to approximate the total weight at takeoff and the change in weight the original pilot would have encountered through the flight, but that is something for you to consider. If you know the altitude(s) the flight used, then you can run some test flights to determine your best power settings for economy at that altitude. I hope you give it a try - it would be interesting to see how you manage!

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Re: "Blaze of Noon" Mustang

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Thanks, the A2A Mustang-civ doesn't do external tanks but it's easy enough to modify internal tanks. If you're not squeamish about editing payware the fuel tank parameters are defined in Aircraft.cfg where you can set the capacity and location of any tank. A2A is a bit more complicated in how it handles fuel but the fuel manager code is pretty straightforward in how it defines tank capacity. I ended up increasing the size of the fuselage tank and moving it to the wing so the total capacity of it and the two wing tanks came to 863 gallons. The result is a clean airplane with a huge fuel load that weighs about 12,500 pounds; heavy but less than the maximum take off weight. Take off runs are a bit longer and climb rates a bit lower but cruising at FL220, low blower, 2450rpm it's burning between 55 and 65gpm. At that rate you can get 15+ hours of flight time. Oxygen of course runs out long before than and finding a way to increase that is another story.

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