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While tracing the fuel lines on a Quicksilver GT 500 out of curiosity,a simple flick with the fingers caused the line to disintergrate and the more I tried to stop the flow the more it fell apart till in the end I had two flows of fuel into the rear cockpit area.Fortunately this happened on the ground.How long is it since you checked your fuel lines?

 

 

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Hi icam

 

My first plane was a GT500 and the fuel lines were pretty much under the covers and run along the underside of the 2inch root tube and not exposed to direct sunlight. I would be very interested in finding out the fuel line used for your aircraft in the first place?

 

Great post and informative.

 

Knighty

 

 

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Its not my aircraft Knighty, however I am currently flying it as a recent convert from ga. This line was the cross flow line for the two tanks and out of the direct sunlight. I am certain this has now been rectified and unlikely to happen again with this aircraft,however I thought it worth a mention as others may unknowingly have the same problem. Otherwise a fun aeroplane to fly and loving being a part of RA aus.

 

 

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I had a problem with fuel lines a few years ago and informed AUF as it was then. I am interested in knowing what type of line you had a problem with. Mine was near new blue tinged plastic fuel line.

 

 

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This was not so new plastic,possibly clear originally. Most of the lines had been replaced but this, for whatever reason ,had not. Probably because it was't exposed to the elements.

 

 

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