Avid enthusiasts who own gas powered aeroplanes (or like the term itself, gas powered) are already aware of the need for good working parts and fittings that can make their hobby a success. If you are also into flying these kinds of airplanes then you would also be well aware of how strong aeroplane fuel can make all the difference in the world. However, not many people are fully aware of how much fuel power each type of aeroplane actually needs to fly properly or safely. For example, there are three different sizes of gas powered aeroplanes – the short-takeoff version, the mid-engine and the long-haul version. This article looks closely at each type and how you can gauge your needs according to your preferred aircraft model.
The shortest take-off (often abbreviated as a TAK) version is the one which is just a little over 2.5 metres in length. The general misconception about this kind of aeroplane is that it is easy to handle and fly; however, this is not true at all. TAK aeroplanes have great handling capabilities but are extremely fuel-efficient and quite hard to fly in the right conditions. It would be best to go for a light weight, high performance model that would suit your purpose best. Of course, there are some light weight models which are extremely fuel-efficient, but would be a bad choice for those who are new to flying.
Mid-engine models are preferred by most experienced flyers. Such models normally take up more space than other types, especially if they are long and the tailpipe is located in the rear of the plane. Nevertheless, if you wish to keep it compact you can go for a short take-off aeroplane with a tailpipe in the front. On the other hand, fuel efficiency of mid-engine variants is not that great, so they are rarely used by amateurs. However, there are some manufacturers that have tried to resolve this issue by introducing the use of super-compressors which allow them to function very well even when the fuel is not sufficient.
There are different kinds of engines that you could choose from when buying your aeroplane. Some models would come with electric start, while others would require you to pressurize a button to ignite the fuel. Moreover, most medium-sized airports would prefer the use of battery powered start for their aeroplanes. This makes it easier for you to use the machine on wet or cloudy weather. Needless to say, there are a number of different models available in the market and it would be best to make a choice depending upon your requirements. If you are running a business on an aeroplane, then an electrical start might not be a good idea.
Another aspect that has to be considered is the aeroplane fitting services. Since you would not like to invest in these accessories again, it is advisable to go for an experienced service provider who can fit your aeroplane every time. However, if you are not familiar with aeroplane fitting services, then it would be advisable to take advice from a mechanic. With the help of a mechanic you can ensure that the correct accessories have been fitted and the aeroplane performs properly at all times.
Avid travellers need to be very careful when handling the fuel because chances are that the liquid might spill during the flight. This is why it is important to purchase the right aeroplane parts and supplies from a trustworthy manufacturer. However, despite all your care, if you are travelling in bad weather, the chances of rain ruining the aeroplane would increase. Hence, you need to ensure that you carry a lot of water with you on your travels. On top of that, you would also need extra supplies like fuel and oil for the aircraft.