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Old 05-30-2018, 08:12 AM
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Default Fuel Selector Tank Connection in Tandems

If you have a tandem seat airplane - or a side by side with the fuel selector to one side of the cabin - How do you manage the connection from the selector to the nearest tank?

In my RV-8 it's a matter of about 4"-5" from the Andair elbow to the left fuel tank fuel line fitting. The elbow on the selector and the fitting on the tank are not lined up.

Right now I have a short piece of tubing with B-nuts at each end and it's a perfect pain to get the S-shaped fuel line tube to line up so that you can start the B nuts.

There has to be a better way. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:58 AM
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Hi,

here is my solution to the same Problem:




(sorry upload changed it to it upside down)

FYI: As I have a Inverted pick-up in the left tank I have another bend towards the front just after passing through the hole
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:02 PM
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Gregg---what selector valve are you using? I assume the Andair 7T valve. We use a 120* hose end in conjuction with the EF20 Andair elbow to align the hose with the side skin hole.

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Old 05-30-2018, 12:24 PM
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Hi Tom,

Yes an Andair. I've been thinking how to use one of your flex fuel lines in this application. It would make things very simple. But I don't know about the right angle bend off the Andair elbow.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:48 PM
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The 120* hose end brings the hose back to level with the side hole.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:08 PM
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The 120* hose end brings the hose back to level with the side hole.
We need to talk. I can measure the distance from the fuselage to the fitting on the tank. Not sure about other dimensions.

By "120*" do you mean 120 degrees?
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