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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I left my fuel cap off recently, got side track loading my passenger and discovered this when I returned after a 45 minute flight.
    That’s a good learning experience! Having that can riding up there couldn’t have done much for performance either.

    I usually set my can on a ladder in front of the wing and syphon into the aircraft. I get lots of practice. We don’t have fuel here so I use the Thorp as a tanker for the others. Terrible mileage though... Thorp flies about 45 minutes for every 30 gallons pumped into it
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement." - Fred Brooks

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    I need a taller ladder, so I can do that.

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    Steve, I believe you need a STC for that mod.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    I had one of those surprises.... I still wonder what went on to cause this:

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    It looks like someone fuel can spout was not properly attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I left my fuel cap off recently, got side track loading my passenger and discovered this when I returned after a 45 minute flight.
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    Takes a pretty big man to admit that Steve.......glad it worked out ok
    Forrest Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I left my fuel cap off recently, got side track loading my passenger and discovered this when I returned after a 45 minute flight.
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    We just use the factory auxiliary tank that's installed under the rear seat but that's just us.
    “Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.”
    ― Victor Hugo

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