Mogas refuelling best practices

H. Paul Shuch is a Light Sport Repairman with Maintenance ratings for airplanes, gliders, weight shift control, and powered parachutes, as well as an independent Rotax Maintenance Technician at the Heavy Maintenance level. He holds a PhD in Air Transportation Engineering from the University of California, and serves as Director of Maintenance for AvSport of Lock Haven.

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Re: Mogas refuelling best practices

Postby RV12Heal » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:31 pm

I use a "jiggle siphon hose" to download the fuel from my 5 gallon containers into my RV-12 -- it works great and takes just over a minute. The container sits on a small temporary aluminum platform on top of the fuselage and the whole shebang is bonded to the airframe (and I also ground the airframe for added safety). Some hoses purport to have anti-static linings (e.g., Harbor Freight's version) but I'm not totally convinced of their effectiveness.

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Re: Mogas refuelling best practices

Postby Wm.Ince » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:48 pm

FastEddieB wrote:. . . . has anyone heard from or about Mr. Koupal recently? After brief stints in the Light Sport and Cirrus worlds, he seems to have effectively vanished.

If it’s inappropriate for discussion, please PM me, I’m genuinely curious.

For crying out loud, Eddy . . . don't poke the bear.
Bill Ince
Retired Heavy Equipment Operator

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