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Old 03-31-2007, 12:45 AM
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fueler valve question,is there any bent fuel tubes?

Engine OS 46 AX needle fixed upwards
Plane SIG mid star

my options are:

1. fueler valve is standing in front of the tank:
very short glow fuel tubes, with a bent in them about 1.5 inch from valve and to install the filter, needle to tank 1/2 inch, means i need a loop in tube .
Cut out piece of the balsa
Install square ply wood with hole for fuller valve
Cut out a piece of the edge covering the tank.

2. fueler valve is on the left side of the fuel tank, this way longer fuel tubes needed.

3. No fueler valve, just the same holes in fire wall about the same short fuel tubes.

are there any short fuel tubes with bent in them solutions?
pics and sugestions would help

Thanks

Alex
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:39 AM
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Default RE: Fuller valve questions,is there any bent fuel tubes

G'day Mate,
First off, it's a fueler valve, second, why do you need one.
Just forget the fueler, & pull the fuel line off the carby, to fill or empty tank.
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G'day Mate,
First off, it's a fueler valve, second, why do you need one.
Just forget the fueler, & pull the fuel line off the carby, to fill or empty tank.
I'd have to agree. Save that fueler for a cowled motor instalation.
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Default RE: fueler valve questions,is there any bent fuel tubes

Your tank is in the wrong place anyway. The tank should be on the balance point of the airplane. That looks like an 8oz tank in the nose of the airplane. During the length of the flight half a pound of weight will be removed from the nose of the airplane. This will screw up the trim every time you fly it.

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Default RE: fueler valve questions,is there any bent fuel tubes

I think his problem is if you carfully look at his picks and where the fuel pick up is its very close to the firewall there for aking it a challenge to remove and install.

As far as tank placement to me this plane looks like a trainer, i have never seen a trainer with a cg mounted tank, hell none oof my .40 size plans have a cg mounted tank .

If this was me i wouldnt use that fueller, they are netourious for sticking upen and emtpying your tank on the ground. Install a 3 line set up (one vent 2 clunks) and throw a fuel dot in http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...?ProdID=HAN115

(dont use the "T")

So this would be fuel line set up,

-Vent line (this goes to the top of the tank) goes to the muffler for back pressure

-clunk line #1 this will be the line that will go to your carb. it must ALMOST put no quite rech the bottom of the tank if you hold is in the orentation it will be when the plane is in a strait up climb.

-Clunk line#2: this will only be used for fueling and defueling. make sure this line hits the bottom of the tank when the tank is level like in your pictures,

Hope this helps.
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As far as tank placement to me this plane looks like a trainer, i have never seen a trainer with a cg mounted tank, hell none oof my .40 size plans have a cg mounted tank .
I do not want to hijack this thread so my last word. What are you saying exactly, a trainer should not be trimmed properly? Are you trying to say that half a pound taken out of the nose of an airplane will not alter the trim??

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Default RE: fueler valve questions,is there any bent fuel tubes

You don't need a fueler for your set up but if you want to use something I would get a fuel dot. They are much less likely to leak air into them.
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Default RE: fueler valve questions,is there any bent fuel tubes

Thank you all and Flying freak,

thats what on my mind with this one, to install a third pipe into the tank to fuel from.
i'll get the dubro one and pull it out somewhere on the left side.

Alex

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