Re: Fuel tank vent

Paul Fisher

Mine is the same as Sam's - on the bottom 5 or so inches below the fuselage just aft of the spar.  Although I've only got about 1,650 hours on mine, so I defer to Sam's experience!  ;-)

Paul A. Fisher
Q-200 N17PF

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 22:33 Sam Hoskins sam.hoskins@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

My vent comes out of the bottom, per Q-200 plans, sits about 5" below the fuselage, just aft of the spar. Served me well for 2,000 hours. Naturally, everyone else's mileage may vary.

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 4:00 PM wypaul2001@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

I have had mine on top for over 800 hours after experiencing problems with the vent coming out the bottom. Used a SS tube initially and then built a small airfoil shaped inlet that is about a half inch tall. Works great. The idea came from Dave Hudak's plane. I also lowered the header overflow by about 1/2" to stop the over filling problem. Be happy to send you a picture of mine and its location if you are interested.

PS just lowering the overflow may have cured the problem of a fuel loaded vent line but mine works great and would do the same again.

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