**NEW DESIGN** Aero-Fueller for Pipistrel Sinus/Virus(SW)
While fueling a Pipistrel Virus during a delivery to Long Island, New York, on a very cold day in Maryland using the typical FBO fuel nozzle, which didn't fit the small diameter fuel inlets, I decided then and there to design a device which would make fueling these aircraft easier. A funnel alone does not allow venting, and usually results in fuel overflow. This device screws into the inlets, seals with an O ring, and acts as a funnel with a vent for smoother in flow. No more spilling fuel on your wings and into your air brake channels, and the float gauge prevents over filling. All parts are fuel proof, using PET plastic, butyrate dope, brass, stainless steel, and epoxy powder coating. This device is for the Sinus and Virus(SW). The baffles in the tanks results in slow fueling, in any case, and the large fast flowing nozzles found at some airports are not appropriate. With this funnel you can control the flow into these tanks using any size nozzle, and with any flow rate.
With this device, you know what the fuel level is in the tanks, (because of the wing dihedral, the fuel level at the inlet is 6 +/- gallons). Just adjust the cork float to the desired maximum fuel level, (typically 1/2 - 1 gallon less than completely full for expansion). Always refer to the interior sight gauges for the last 6 +/- gallons. Also handy as an indicator when fueling via the drain port.
Instructions: Screw funnel into fuel inlet, there is no thread stop, so do not over tighten, as the O ring could be destroyed. You will need to periodstop fueling, and will have to wait a few seconds before the level gauge will register correctly. You can adjust where you’d like the level indicator to read simply by sliding the float up or down. Let the Aerofueller dry completely before returning it to it’s case.
Includes the device, container, and instructions.
New design is simpler and more reliable, works great.
****Black funnel NOT INCLUDED. See Options above.
****Also available is the AEROFUELLER LITE with a vent, funnel, and container only (no float gauge). See Options above.
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