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Steve Melton 05-31-2018 09:17 PM

flight testing proved no change to fuel pressure. still needs some work.

right side





left side


Steve Melton 06-02-2018 09:24 AM

fuel cap cover
 
I have been using tape to cover my fuel caps when I am on the ramp. A couple of times I did not and found water in my tanks. However, the tape leaves a sticky residue and I wondering if there is a better way. What about a contoured cover that is secured by a small piece of hard high temp interlocking velcro to the cap, something like a short axial strip?

inner groove is for o-ring

outer groove is a water shedding runner

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az_gila 06-02-2018 10:14 AM

Perhaps a bonded on magnet to hold the fuel cap cover in place?

Steve Melton 06-02-2018 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by az_gila (Post 1264210)
Perhaps a bonded on magnet to hold the fuel cap cover in place?

that's even better

larrynew 06-02-2018 01:35 PM

Steve,

If you?re taking suggestions, the wire clips on Friday?s VAF front page would be a nice addition to Amanda?s business.

flysrv10 06-03-2018 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larrynew (Post 1264245)
Steve,

If you?re taking suggestions, the wire clips on Friday?s VAF front page would be a nice addition to Amanda?s business.

I vote for wire clips also.

Steve Melton 06-03-2018 09:00 AM

hard to compete with those injected mass produced parts

larrynew 06-03-2018 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Melton (Post 1264411)
hard to compete with those injected mass produced parts

I ordered some and would be happy to send you one. The cheapest I could get them delivered was $2.82 each in a 4 pack. Thought that seemed high but maybe not?

Steve Melton 06-03-2018 09:30 AM

We currently only print ABS material, continuous use 80C (176F). Components in the engine compartment need to be higher temp capable.

flyeyes 06-03-2018 09:52 AM

Hi Steve

With your vent covers are you trying to keep bugs (mud wasps) out while parked or are you trying to prevent airborne impacts?


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