Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Update on the "FTT."

An interested person asked if there will ever be a version of the Fuel Tank Tamper that collapses or folds for easy storage. Currently it is in the design stage, but there are a number of considerations to be dealt with. One, the folding/collapsing mechanism must be intrinsically safe. Even a small spark from the device could ignite the fuel, causing a rather robust chain reaction which would yield great heat and rapidly expanding gasses. Two, the FTT must be fairly rigid during the tamping process. As we all know, holding something with your fist while quickly going up and down with it in a repetitive motion requires a hard rod. If it was limp, you simply cannot do it and achieve the desired results.

We will just have to wait and see how the newer version perform in our tests.

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