What an idiot I am … I forgot to slide the tank before closing the cockpit … I only realized it last night and it really kept me awake. But what an idiot I am. I should had to slide the tank through the cockpit by the firewall bulkhead. Anyway, the cockpit is finished and last night, I realize that I didn’t put the tank in.
How to do it now? You can see on the pictures below that there is no place to slide it from the front or the top.
I really need your help and advice before doing anything and especially not to do anything stupid.
First possibility: Remove the engine mount, make an opening in the bulkhead firewall. Slide the tank into it. Make another (thinner) bulkhead that will be glued on the old one and put the engine mount back on.
The second solution: Cut the stringers behind the bulkhead. Place the tank and come back to put the front part back in place, doubling the stringers of course. This would be the fastest solution, but will it be strong enough afterwards ???????
The third solution would be to cut only the upper spar and then insert a tank placed at 90°. However, I have never seen a tank positioned this way. Is it possible? Or are there tanks with the hoses positioned in the center?
I really need your advice and maybe another proposal. Thank you in advance.