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Old 03-15-2017, 07:13 AM
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i asked viking about the firesleeve and the answer was that you are going to be shutting your fuel off as soon as a fire is detected and the fuel source will be burnt up in a second.
to each his own. you build your installation as you wish. i firesleeved.
If you intend NOT to use fire sleeve, check with your inspector. Many will not sign off on such an installation.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:19 AM
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i forgot ''the rest of the story''. a bare hose means you can inspect the hose anytime.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:49 PM
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I dunno... Going back to my back-country roots, one of those stol 750's with one of those engines would be pretty darn fun!

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Old 03-15-2017, 02:36 PM
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i forgot ''the rest of the story''. a bare hose means you can inspect the hose anytime.
Yes, with the cowling off at annual condition inspection. What about the rest of time, like when you're flying, and hoping clear plastic hose isn't swelling from heat or abrading against something? All aircraft should follow accepted practices for aircraft system airworthiness - nothing less.
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