Sealing quick-disconnect junctions are used
wherever possible (to minimise installation and
removal times for ease of maintenance).
The fuel pickup is situated in the left rear tank
with a fuel strainer attached to prevent foreign
objects from entering the fuel line. In addition a
universal fuel filter is installed between the fuel
pickup and the fuel panel and another fuel filter is
installed between the fuel panel and the engine. The
filters are standard items.
The fuel filler is a quick-disconnect located in the
engine box, accessible when the engine is halfway
extended or one of the main doors is disconnected. A
fuel filling kit consisting of an electrical pump
and tube with connector will be provided as
The fuel drain connects from the left rear tank to a
drain valve located in the rear of the main
undercarriage bay. The fuel overflow (breather) also
vents to the main undercarriage bay to avoid any
fuel leakage onto the sailplane.
Fuel from the pickup in the left rear tank passes
(via a filter) to an automatic shut-off valve
controlled by the throttle and then to the fuel
consists of: a flow meter, the fuel pump, a manual
shut-off valve, a manual throttle valve, the starter
fuel solenoid with a fuel line feeding the top
combustion zone only, and the normal fuel solenoid
with a fuel line feeding all combustion zones.