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Old 07-06-2002, 12:10 PM
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sorry to post this message twice in two places but my plane is running and I need help!!!

I bought a low wing acrobatic plane at a yard sale after sitting in my garage for about 2 years (while I was flying my trainer) I want to get it going. My trainer didn't have a cowling and this one does. I was wondering how do I fill the tank and drain it without taking the cowling off? Also with the cowling on and the motor at 400 rpms how do I shut it off without pinching the fuel lines?

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With the limited info you have provided, I will try to help.
There should be a line to your carb that you can get to without removing the cowl.
Does it have a fuel dot??? If not they are inexpensive and you can fill from the outside of the cowl.
You set you throttle trim to shut the engine off when you retard it all the way...
More info will get you more info.
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I am not sure what a fule dot is? but the fule line to the carb is to far back in the cowling... I just put my finger over the pipe to shut it off is this bad?
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A fuel dot is a check valve installed on the outside of the airplane and connected to the fuel plumbing. You can fuel by just plugging your hose in and turning on your pump...When fuel exits your muffler line...You shut it off.
I doubt very seriously if someone built this airplane and did not provide a fuel access without removing the cowl....
Pilots do not remove the cowl to fuel each time.....
You may already have a fuel dot and do not recognize it.
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this pane didn't even have a gas tank when i bought it.... I bought a tank it has a presuer valve and a fill valve and a carb valve. If i use the fill valve do i need a specal one way fitting, to keep the pressuer and gas in the tank?

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What engine?
What airplane?
What radio?
Let's start a square one.....First what is you location...How long in the hobby?
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motor : Super Tiger .75
radio : Jr 5 ch xf421 digital
Plane : yard sale ??? open cocpit low wing
years : 2
location : bakersfield ca
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Go to your LHS...Buy a fuel dot.
Install fuel dot with the instructions provided.
Your muffler will provide the pressure for the tank.
After you get your engine running properly......Pull the throttle all the way back to idle......Pull your tiim all the way closed.
If the engine does not die.....go into your radio and adjust the throttle trim intill the throttle closes with the trim all the way back.
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