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The "Flyer"
Quick Assemble DBL-HI®
DBL-HI®

 

 

FLYING WATER SERIES

 

The "FLYER"
Multifunctional Helicopter Water Tank

Uses:

  • Filling Back Pack Tanks
  • Potable Water
  • Foam Retardants
  • Extinguishing Duff Embers
  • Small/Light Pumps
  • Gravity Feed Reservoirs
  • Potable Water Fabric - Available

    (Part No. FDA72/FDA134)

Design Features:

  • Pyramid Shape Blivets
  • Heavy Duty (PVC) Vinyl
  • Transportable by Helicopter or Truck
  • Heavy Duty Harness
Part No. 72F
Part No. 134F
72 U.S. Gal. 134 U.S. Gal.

Capacity:
60 IMP. Gal.
270 Liters

Capacity:
110 IMP. Gal.
510 Liters
Dimensions: Dimensions:
Collapsed:
21" x 20" x 8" /
53 x 51 x 20cm
Collapsed:
19" x 26" x 4.5" /
48 x 66 x 12cm
Filled:
45"W x 39"H/
114 x 100cm

Filled:
53"W x 43"H/
135 x 110cm

Empty weight 10lbs./5 kg Empty weight 12lbs./6 kg
Discharge - 1" Hose with 3/4" Spigot Discharge - 1" Hose with 3/4" Spigot
Filler - 4" Diameter Filler - 4" Diameter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








72 Gallon Flyers to be used on Mt. Abraham, Maine for water delivery. Thanks Jeff Currier and Maine Forest Rangers

 


Flyer 200 & 300

 
Shown filled with water. Shown without water. Air pressure testing.

 

Features:
  • Tank bladder constructed from heavy duty industrial polymer.
  • The webbed harness is made from a durable nylon webbing and a forged cargo ring is attached with Kevlar thread.
  • 4" fill port
  • 1.5" ball valve
  • NSF approved potable water fabric is available
  • 525 and 600 Gallon Also Available

 

 

 

 

 

Model: Fly 200 Fly 300
Weight Filled: 2030 lbs.(919kg) 3100 lbs.(1400kg)
Collapsed Dim.: 27"x29"x8" 30"x32"x12"
Fill Port: 4" 4"
Outlet: 1.5" Ball Valve 1.5" Ball Valve
Weight Empty: 25 lbs.(12kg) 35 lbs.(16kg)
Capacity: 240 gallons, 900L, 200IMP 360 gallons. 1360L, 300IMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspection of Fol-Da-Tank “Flyers”
72 - 300 Gallon Flyer
©2011

 

1.      Before/After each flight use: Inspect all heat sealed seams for any tears.

2.      Inspect all stitching of the harness for any loose stitching.

3.      Inspect the dropped forged aluminum choker delta rings.   (Rated at 40,000 lbs.)

4.      Inspect the dropped forged “D” rings (rated at 5,000 lbs.each) or grab handles placed on the side of the tank bladder.

5.      Inspect the 4” fill cap on top of the tank. (or a PVC flange if requested on the tank)

6.      The flyer tank should be stress tested regularly by hanging the bladder from an engine hoist that is rated for the water weight, or a helicopter can raise the tank for aerial inspection.

7.      Consider replacing the Flyer tank after 3-4 years of use.  This is if the tank has be used often.

8.      Warranty is for 2 (two) years from purchase date.  Warranty includes: all heat sealed seams, and fabric UV delamination.  We only use the best quality fabrics and parts for this type of tank!!

9.      Emergency patch kits are available.

10.  Always store flyer tanks indoors in a clean dry area free of rodents and pests.

11.  For 72 & 134 gallon flyers: Inspect all hose and connection outlets.

*Always refer to the Helicopter Load Calculation and Manifest section of the Interagency Helicopter Operactons Guide. 

CAUTION!  If the tank has been subjected to fire, immediate inspection is required!!

Testing of 72, 134, 200 & 300 gallon flyers before shipping to customer:

1.      When cutting the fabric all fabric is inspected for imperfections

2.      After the bladder is completed we inspect all heat sealed seams.

3.      Inspection of webbing and hardware is done before assembly.

4.      After completion of the bladder we air pressure test for any leaks

5.      Hydro testing of bladders is done to see if there is any leaking.

6.      The bladder is now cleaned and dried for shipment.

7.      At each stage employees must initial their part of the assembly before shipping.

8.      Maintenance, cleaning and warranty instructions are included with every tank.

Quick Assemble DBL-HI®

 

The Quick Assemble DBL-HI® can be transported by helicopter or truck into remote areas for easy set up.  The DBL-HI® frame is constructed from aircraft quality aluminum with almag snap button connections.  The liner is suspended from heavy duty tension straps with quick release snap clips.  The liner design relieves the pressure on the frame and adapts to the contour of the setup site.  All parts are stored in a convenient storage bag for easy transport.   (GSA Approved)

Sizes available: 3000, 4000 and 5000 gallons.  Custom sizes also available.
Liner fabrics: 30 oz. PVC, 35 oz. PVC or 23 oz. Urethane
Flange connections: 2" - 4" PVC or aluminum (Other flanges available)

Part No. Size Weight
DBLH-3000 QC 10' dia. x 6' height 200 lbs.
DBLH-4000 QC 11' dia. x 6' height 230 lbs.
DBLH-5000 QC 12' dia. x 6' height 255 lbs.

 

 

 

 

DBL-HI®
Helicopter Drop Bucket Stores water in remote areas

Features: Forest Fire Fighting, Other special situations
6500 now available - Call for details

Specifications:

  • 5' / 1.5M high - For Helicopter Buckets
  • Portable - Two men assembly 20 minutes
  • Liner, 22 oz. yellow vinyl
  • Four steel frame sides - easy storage
  • Includes two 4" NPT flanges with plugs

    Sizes for DBL-HI

 

 

 

 

 

Part No. US Gal. Imp. Gal. Liters Dimensions
inches/cm
Weight
Complete Unit
lbs / kg
Weight
Liner
lbs / kg
DBLH-2000 2000 1650 7500 90" x 90" x 60" /
230 x 230 x 152
444 / 202 56 / 25
DBLH-3000 3000 2500 11300 108" x 108" x 60" /
275 x 275 x 152
536 / 244 66 / 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
DBLL - Liner Only
DBLF - Frame Only

 

Fol-Da-Tank
1275 W. 11th Street - P.O. Box 110 Milan, IL 61264
1-800-637-8265 or 309-787-3500 Fax: 309-787-3635
email: info@fol-da-tank.com

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