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Old 23 March 2008, 06:35 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Here's a question, is that a petrol gauge under the hole in the middle of the seat? And if so, how do you see it in flight??
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Old 23 March 2008, 06:37 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Baldeagle,

The round item under the hold in the seat, as I recall, is actually the filler neck for the tank. The fuel gauge is of the typical Sopwith variety, and located just to the left of the switchbox on the lower RH side of the panel.

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Perhaps this is a clearer photo.
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Old 23 March 2008, 07:34 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Rob,
Thanks for that.

Baldeagle,

There is no fuel gauge for the main tank. The only one is as Edward has mentioned which is the sight gauge for the header tank.
Unlike the Camel which pressurises the main tank with a small Rotherham pump (wind generated) which then feeds a header tank, The Snipe use a Venturi to depressurise the header tank which in turn syphons it from the main tank. Prior to Start & Take off, fuel is tranferred by using the wobble pump.

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