There has been an occurrence with a LSA aircraft operated in England, where fuel flow was blocked due to an accumulation of debris at the fuel tank outlet. Investigation of the aircraft did show that the design did not incorporate a fuel strainer at the tank outlet. The strainer would have been the only filtering means to prevent fuel line blockage in such a case. Those strainers are standard recommended practice in all other aircraft categories and have proven to work satisfactorily, without adding system complexity.
fixed-wing aircraft; light sport airplane; Airworthiness; BHP (brake horse power); CAS (calibrated air speed); Controllability; Controllability and maneuverability; Design--aircraft materials/applications; Directional control; Drag coefficient (CD); Fixed-wing aircraft; Flight; Ground control stability; Lateral control; Lift coefficient (CL); Light sport airplane (LSA)--specifications; Load distribution limit; Longitudinal control; MAC (mean aerodynamic chord); Maximum empty weight; Performance--aircraft materials/applications; Safety precautions--consumer materials/applications; Stalling speeds; Static longitudinal stability; Takeoff ;
Citing ASTM Standards
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