VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #1  
Old 10-03-2020, 04:09 AM
gcman6 gcman6 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Fredericksburg, PA
Posts: 21
Default Newton Fuel Caps

I'm wondering if anyone has installed the Newton Aero 300 fuel caps in their fuel tanks recently. Van's doesn't sell them anymore although you can purchase them through Aircraft Spruce.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...o_05-22934.php

However I have seen some comments that the precut hole in the fuel tank skin is a little larger now and I'm wondering if anyone has any pictures or can say if the Newton Fuel caps will actually work before I spend the money on them. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-04-2020, 03:22 PM
CubedRoot's Avatar
CubedRoot CubedRoot is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ooltewah, TN.
Posts: 583
Default

I bought my wing kit a few years ago, when Vans sold them as the "Deluxe Locking Fuel Caps" as an option. I bought them and I REALLY like them.

Here's a few posts on my blog where I installed them: https://theskunkwerx.com/tag/fuel-caps/

This one specifically gives some good photos and details on the installation: https://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/fitting...and-fuel-caps/


They fit completely flush with the tank skin, and are incredibly high quality units.
__________________
Lynn Dixon
RV-7 Slider -
Tail kit Completed - March 2017
Wing Kit Started - June 2017
My Build Log: http://www.theskunkwerx.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-04-2020, 04:03 PM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,527
Default

They are great you won’t regret installing. Thousands hours later they still perform flawlessly. I never used locking feature.

__________________
Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-06-2020, 06:21 AM
gcman6 gcman6 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Fredericksburg, PA
Posts: 21
Default

Ok Thanks. I think I'll get the Newton Caps. FYI for any future builders that Van's doesn't sell the Newton Fuel caps anymore as the "deluxe" fuel caps.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-06-2020, 09:38 AM
Freakshow108's Avatar
Freakshow108 Freakshow108 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Eatonville WA
Posts: 197
Default Caps

I purchased them and they do not fit. The hole in the wing is larger than the cap and the backing ring.
If your opening is smaller, let me know. I still have my caps and backing plates. I will sell them to you at a discount because I went with the standard caps. They are NIB and I have the keys to match.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	4FD4DEBD-38A7-41A8-8133-547CC011B060.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	211.8 KB
ID:	3108  Click image for larger version

Name:	D4907FD1-EC9C-4BEF-89EF-F80D21DAC8DE.jpg
Views:	152
Size:	286.4 KB
ID:	3109  

Last edited by Freakshow108 : 10-06-2020 at 09:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-06-2020, 10:04 AM
CubedRoot's Avatar
CubedRoot CubedRoot is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ooltewah, TN.
Posts: 583
Default

Freakshow, when did you purchase your wing kit? It makes me wonder when Vans started doing larger holes for the fuel caps.

I bought my wings around the first of 2017, and the fuel cap hole in the skin fit my newton caps perfectly.
__________________
Lynn Dixon
RV-7 Slider -
Tail kit Completed - March 2017
Wing Kit Started - June 2017
My Build Log: http://www.theskunkwerx.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-06-2020, 10:09 AM
Freakshow108's Avatar
Freakshow108 Freakshow108 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Eatonville WA
Posts: 197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CubedRoot View Post
Freakshow, when did you purchase your wing kit? It makes me wonder when Vans started doing larger holes for the fuel caps.

I bought my wings around the first of 2017, and the fuel cap hole in the skin fit my newton caps perfectly.
November of 2018. I was bummed they did not fit. The newton caps are beautiful.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-06-2020, 10:27 AM
gcman6 gcman6 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Fredericksburg, PA
Posts: 21
Default

I just checked my holes are the same size as yours 2 9/16”. I contacted Newton and got the spec sheet for the aero 300 A30 caps and it says the cap diameter is 2.3” and the flange diameter is 3.7”. Based on those numbers it looks like they should fit. What are the dimensions of your caps and flange?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-06-2020, 10:32 AM
CubedRoot's Avatar
CubedRoot CubedRoot is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ooltewah, TN.
Posts: 583
Default

with the hole at 2 9/16" (2.56") and the cap being 2.3", thats going to leave you with the same gap around the cap as you in the photo above.

My fuel caps have a very small gap around the newton caps. You can see in this photo:
https://theskunkwerx.com/wp-content/...97-scaled.jpeg

And in this video you can really see how the Newtons fit into the smaller hole of the wing skins:

https://youtu.be/1zhIasT48Q0
__________________
Lynn Dixon
RV-7 Slider -
Tail kit Completed - March 2017
Wing Kit Started - June 2017
My Build Log: http://www.theskunkwerx.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-06-2020, 10:33 AM
Freakshow108's Avatar
Freakshow108 Freakshow108 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Eatonville WA
Posts: 197
Default Caps

I will have to measure them when I get home this afternoon. I can text you pics and measurements. My number is +12537209711 if you want to text me your phone number. If not I will just post it on this thread.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:08 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.