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Old 12-31-2018, 04:56 PM
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Default RV-12iS fuel line photos

I wanted to send a quick post our showing the installation of the fuel lines I purchased from Aircraft Specialty. I've created a shared google photos album (hopefully that works).

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YCMMoV3YdnFKXZWc7

I can say it was quite delightful after humiliating myself fabricating the long fuel lines to simply attach these lines where they belonged in a single attempt
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:13 PM
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I'll stick with my two carburetors and deal with sinking floats.

iS plumbing looks like nightmare...
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:45 PM
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Looks good, Bob! I can see where the pre-made lines will save a lot of time.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:01 PM
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That is amazing!
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Our little Chevrolet has evolved into a Mercedes!

That fuel pump/filter module looks like it could feed an SR-71 engine. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration .

Maintenance of the filters and pumps at annual will be problematic. And once the tailcone is installed fixing any leaks will be a challenge.

It looks like the only access once the tailcone is installed will be through the baggage bulkhead and work around-the-corner, so to speak? It looks like a small person could climb over the fuel tank to get back there but more likely the MM will call for removing it.

It will be interesting to follow the experience with the new airplane and it's many changes. The complexity reinforces my opinion that the iS should be a separate category in the forums.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:26 AM
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I think there is an outside access door on left side behind rear baggage bulkhead - but still looks like a pain to do inspection/repair...
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:31 AM
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It looks like the only access once the tailcone is installed will be through the baggage bulkhead and work around-the-corner, so to speak?
The iS version of the RV-12 has an access cover added to the bottom of the tail cone, directly below the fuel pumps.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:51 AM
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The iS version of the RV-12 has an access cover added to the bottom of the tail cone, directly below the fuel pumps.
Yes, I forgot. But it is rather small, you could get maybe one hand though:



Has another access panel been added? It would take a pretty big access panel to get to all of this from the bottom of the aircraft?

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Old 01-01-2019, 11:09 AM
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That's the access cover for the fuel injection pumps, filters, and associated plumbing located behind the baggage rear bulkhead???

I guess maybe take a few pics before attaching the tail cone...
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:26 AM
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Yes, I forgot. But it is rather small, you could get maybe one hand though:



Has another access panel been added? It would take a pretty big access panel to get to all of this from the bottom of the aircraft?

I'm not sure what you mean by "get to all of this". Everything you see can be reached through the designed opening. For those that want to stand behind the pumps when working on them, you will have to remove the tail cone I guess.....

The only item that needs to be removed during inspections is the black Andair prefilter.

The silver Rotax filter (up near the top) gets changed initially at 100 hrs and then 200 hr intervals after that. It would be difficult to change working through the bottom access hole, so that is best done through the baggage bulkhead opening.
I am not a young guy anymore but I have had no problem accessing it that way. In our shop we have a piece of plywood that fits the baggage floor. Because of the different fuel tank design, with the seats removed, it is possible to climb into the baggage area and sit on the baggage floor while accessing the fuel pump assembly (may require a tail stand to prevent he fuselage tilting onto the tail).
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