Discussion in 'Steen Skybolt' started by bneub, Oct 17, 2017.
I also have the fuel valve mounted and the line from the tank to the valve
Gascolator and electric fuel pump are mounted.
Think about doing rolls to the right with full aileron. Does the location of the fuel valve become a problem?
Good question Bill. Were you thinking stick and leg clearance at full deflection?
I was thinking along the same lines as Bill. Perhaps mount the valve in the floor?
Yes, your leg may hit the valve bracket when you try to move it right to gain clearance for the stick. Basically anything that protrudes into the cockpit gets my attention because of my height and that caught my eye right away. The fact that it will be welded in place makes moving it later on very difficult. You might look at the floor as Neil suggested or maybe mounting it on or near the firewall with a small torque tube to operate it for the rear cockpit. That's the way the Pitts S-2 is done (mounted near the firewall). That valve is fairly large and getting it completely out of the way will be important for comfort.
Thanks, I’ll climb back in and check it again. I think it’s far enough aft that it’ll be ok, but better to figure that out now while it’s only tacked in!
Make sure to check the full aft right corner, that will be worse case. A secondary consideration would be an impact from the right side moving you toward that bracket -- unlikely but possible. Or sliding right in the seat during a slow roll or rolling turn.....
Will do, thanks again.
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