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Old 11-22-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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I have been unable to find a valve to control fuel to my FA120. I have it mounted in a great planes ryan sta which has an enclosed cowl. A 1/4 turn valve would allow me to kill the engine safely and quickly. I have a Du-bro quick fill valve mounted, and when the fill probe is inserted flow to the engine is cut off, but this is not the answer. Any suggestions ?
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:07 PM   #2
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Not sure if it would work but pet supply shops sell gang valves to control the air for aquarium accessories. You could probally modify one of those. I haven't done it before so use at your own risk . Maybe someone here had used this idea.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:31 PM   #3
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The only way to shut down a running glow engine is to cut off the fuel supply.

This exact method is used on smoke systems and I don't see why a smoke system fuel on/off valve wouldn't work. You would need to locate it as far forward as possible and use a servo to actuate it but it seems it would be a pretty simple procedure to set up and use.

And they are readily available at most Hobby Stores.
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I have a remote needle/shut off valve that is new, never used you can have it for free. whats your mailing address?
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