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I'm coming up on the time when I'll need a fuel selector valve. I looked up Aircraft Spruce and saw the Andair valves, but right next to them was a brand I've never heard of - Newton SPRL.
Has anyone used these valves? Aside from purchasing the fittings for it, any drawbacks?
I installed one in my 750 STOL and have had no complaints, works as advertised. They were also very quick and helpful when I asked some questions. I have no experience of these things to compare it with but the unit seemed sturdy and well made.
I have a slightly used Andair valve /duplex with left /right and return. I ended up using a Viking header tank and did not need the valve. See previous post. make me a reasonable offer and it's yours. Included are 90 deg fittings. All AN6 .
The Newton valve is included in the Zenair firewall forward kit for the O-200, if you are planning to purchase it.
Good to know; I was thinking about the Zenair kit, but not quite ready for it yet. Didn't know that selector was part of their kit....
I didn't notice it on the pick list when I ordered the kit, but when it showed up, I was so impressed with the smoothness of operation, and quality of appearance, I re-plumbed my fuel system to make use of it. The 3 special fittings were included.
What extension did you use? I see Aircraft Spruce has a 12" one with a universal joint but it's way too long and pricey. Is this what you used? I like the idea of mounting it on the floor like you explained.
I installed one in the center console. On/Off SPRL Valve