It appears you somehow lost pressure on the header to carburator or
something prevented fuel flow or created fuel starvation to the
engine during climb out. How that happened is still a mystery but we
do know similar fuel related things have happened to others during
initial test phases. When we become aware of this anomoly we pay much
more attention, but what about the guys that didn't get a second
Plugged vent line?
Leaking vent system?
Inadequate fuel flow?
It does seem several of these problems would disapear with a fuel
A poll for everyone? How many people have the conventional Quickie
gravity flow system from header to carb and never had a problem of
any kind with fuel flow? How many hours do you have on your airframe?
How many of you would advocate this mod? After all it does add a
level of safety.
Maybe we should make it mandatory to have a boost pump installed and
used for take off and landing.
How many of us would have benefitted if we had done this mod in the
Jim Patillo N46JP Q200 565 hours
P.S. Geoff Rutledge, I'm glad to hear you're safe, sound and back in
LVK. It must have been very unnerving flying across high mountain
terrain with deep snow conditions and a taped up prop. We'll talk in
Laughlin if you are there. You are indeed a brave soul! May the force
continue to be with you.
-- In Q-LIST@..., "Kevin Fortin" <kfortin@p...> wrote:
things well. (Tail in "flying" position).cap
"tightness" levels. The system would hold pressure until I loosenedthe cap
well looser than I found it after my flight.to put in
a fuel pump to get a bit more margin. If anyone that has a fuelpump and
bypass on their airplane, and they wouldn't mind me giving them acall,
would you please email me you phone number and I will give you acall on my
dime. I would like to discuss the components you used.