Re: Fuel supply questions


I think Sam has to use a 1/2" fuel line as fast as he goes. I think he uses methanol as well as a lil Nitro.

Damian Gregory N8427 Q200

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Dwyer <mdwyer@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 22:56:50 -0500
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Fuel supply questions

I'm operating with 1/4" fuel lines but have a straight downhill run to
the carb and am careful to keep my fuel lid sealed... I'd rather have
3/8 lines but I was flying for years before that became the standard...
20 years in the air and 1000 hours.
Mike Q200

Peter Harris wrote:
Thanks Sam . That is good news. Would that be a 5/16"feed or will 1/4" do the
Jab are running a mech pump and an electric pump in series. Bad idea it
doubles the risk of a blockage by jammed valves and would cut off gravity feed.
I was planning to keep the mech pump but run a gravity feed direct to the carb
with the pump in parallel. But would need a stop valve to prevent fuel
The Spruce listed Andair stop valve looks good but $50 seems a lot to pay?

----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Hoskins
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 10:27 PM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Fuel supply questions

The answer to question #1: Absolutely.

#2. Depends on what you mean by "cheap" and "OK".

Sam Hoskins


From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Peter Harris
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 6:23 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Fuel supply questions

Hi, can anyone advise on two fuel supply questions:
1. Is gravity feed enough to run the 0-200 with no fuel pump?
2. What is a cheap but OK fuel check valve. Spruce list the Andair rabge
for about $50. Are there any OK alternatives?

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