PREVENTING FIRES AFTER
GEAR UP LANDINGS...
From Swifter Gerry Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Swift N80556 is history but our Swifts need not suffer the same
fate in a gear up landing. The fuel line can be routed from the collector
tank to the shut-off valve and then through the sump filter. Install a
nylon or equivalent drain fitting in the sump and trim it almost flush
with the belly skin. It may not prevent a sump seperation in a gear up
situation but will certainly reduce the probability. Also in intentional
gear up situations the fuel can be turned off!