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Old 08-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #11
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Re: Is it important to plug your fill line once fueled up?

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Originally Posted by Pauld View Post
I use a 6 mm Festo ball valve AND a plug in the valve. Had a flight where the valve was not fully closed, air got into the UAT and a flameout resulted about 2 min into the flight. Managed a lean dead stick landing but was lucky as the latitude and position of the jet made it relatively easy.

Whatever u do, make sure it's airtight.

the other thing to consider here is that all Festo products are manufactured to work BEST on the 'Pressure" side of installations....not saying they don't work on the vacuum side, just that this was not what they are designed for.......if I was going to use a festo ball valve in this application (and I can see the merits of doing this) I would certainly do what Paul is doing here and use a Festo plug in the valve when done fueling.....ron
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #12
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Re: Is it important to plug your fill line once fueled up?

Ok fair enough. I figured there would be some crazy nice bling bling system that people use but I might as well just stick to the plug.
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