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Re: REFLECTOR: Fuel level sensor


I also installed the Skysport sensor in the fuselage. I side wall mounted the probes inside the baggage strake next to the sight glasses. First I bonded the mounting plate to the wall of the strake on the baggage side as opposed to the tank side. Sealing all bolt holes and penetrations with micro glass. Then I coated all surfaces with JeffCo epoxey tank sealant. I concluded by bolting the probe to the mounting plate with the provided cork gasket and permatex sealant.

The 12 inch probe bends up from the probe head towards the top of the tank and then bends back down to the bottom of the tank. All bends are 1 inch radius.

I pressure tested the tank and they hold the pressure. Did you remember to drill a small hole at the top of the bend to relieve the suction? Also, calibrate the probe before you complete the installation. I think this is a very satisfactory installation.

Safe building............

Chris Martin
Velocity XL RG

Eung Tai Kim wrote:

 Al, I have also used the probes from Skysport.It was not easy to find a good place to install the probe in Velocity. If the probe enters top of the tank as you did, the head of the probe must locate on the wing.I thought it would look ugly and obstruct the air flow on the wing. So I put the probe entering the side of the fuselage.Since I worry about the fuel leakage, I bonded it by microglass.I used bendable probes and bended it in two places such that it could measure the fuel at the top of the tank.Woudl I be the only one who installed the capacity type probe inside the fuselage? Eung T KimSouth Korea173 FGE 
-----Original Message-----
From: Al Gietzen <alventures@email.msn.com>
To: reflector@awpi.com <reflector@awpi.com>; Putney, Gordon A. <Gordon.A.Putney@snapon.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 3:03 AM
Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: Fuel level sensorGordon; I got my sender unit from Skysport (810-735-9433).  $85 including mounting flange.  I got the 12" probe; unit mounts in fuselage, prob entering top of tank, then bending down (1" radius) angling outward to near the bottom. Al Gietzen    RGE