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Old 10-22-2018, 08:45 AM
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Default Baggage bulkhead access panel

There is an aft baggage bulkhead access panel that allows access to this area.

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Old 10-22-2018, 03:49 PM
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Jim----those 2 short pieces of hose are part of the Rotax supplied fuel pumps. They connect the tubes to the stub ends on the fuel pumps. With out changing the design of the pumps to have an AN Male on them, that was the only way Rotax could connect the tubes. I'd imagine getting a pump of sufficient fuel pressure with male AN fittings AND fit into the allotted space might be troublesome.
So yes, there are short hoses, most likely automotive fuel injection hose. Dont think that Rotax has specified --yet---what that replacement cycle will be. Maybe by then there will be a conversion.

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Old 10-23-2018, 10:28 AM
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Scott----are the fuel pumps going to be made available before the engine kit ships? With the delay in getting the engines, if the pumps were available during the fuselage build, it would save a considerable amount of time for the builders.
Those that are doing their own plumbing will need the pumps and filters to test fit their bent tubes, and tweek and bends.

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Having already built a couple of RV-12iS's myself, I am aware of the benefit of having the fuel pumps early, but the fuel pumps are an accessory that ships in the engine crate from Rotax.
There would be higher costs to get them separate in advance.

That is why the 12iS build sequence specifically recommends not installing the tail cone to the fwd fuselage until much later in the build process to enable easy installation of the fuel pumps and related plumbing (along with numerous other benefits).
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:39 AM
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Thats good information to know, Scott.
Good to hear from you!
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