Joined: 16 Jul 2006
Location: Ramona, CA
|Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:06 am Post subject: Engine out..deadstick landing required..question on heade
On 6/25/2012 9:51 AM, kitfoxjunky(at)decisionlabs.com (kitfoxjunky(at)decisionlabs.com) wrote:
|The airplane has flown for several hours since the engine failure. All of it over the home strip. Maybe it actually was bad gas. |
Can't imagine "bad gas". Water, yes. Sediment, unlikely. Since it happened when he switched tanks he could still be feeding off the "good" full tank, though I would hope he's seeing flow in both tanks as he flies, or maybe is switching back and forth between tanks.
The pulse line is not your typical plastic tube. Most 1/4" fuel line has a wall about 3/32" thick. Pulse line has about an 1/8" plus wall thickness. The thin line dampens the pulses, weakening the fuel pump action.
Kitfox IV-1200 / 912-S / Warp 3cs / 500 hrs. and grounded
Now a glider pilot, too.
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