- it allows the use of a simple fuel site gauge, so pilots
only have to glance over at the gauge to see how much fuel they
- with the tanks in the wings no fuel is spilled down into the
cabin while refueling.
- with the tanks in the wings, instead of in the cabin, the
smell of fuel venting or from overfilling is eliminated.
the problem now is how to get the fuel into the tanks without
spilling it all over the wings.
A number of years ago I came
across a fellow from "down under" at Sun N Fun. He was selling and
demonstrating a "self starting" siphoning hose.
To start the siphoning action all you do is insert the end of the
hose that has a
one way check valve in it, into the tank that you
want to siphon from, insert the other end into the tank you want
to siphon to - move the check valve end of the hose up and down a
couple of times in a rapid motion, and the hose automatically
starts to siphon.
The hose length is 6' with an inner diameter of ½" and can be
used on any chemical that does not attack the plastic of the hose. It is easy to use and you will probably want to get several: one
for your ultralight and one for the shop or garage. It is ideal
for use around the farm and can be used with gas, oil, diesel,