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In the middle of trying to annual a Mite, and discovered that there is no drain on the aux fuel tank. Does anyone out there have a drawing 1049 for the factory installed aux tank. If you own a Mite, could you look under the cockpit to see if you have a drain? I am struggling with returning the AC to service without a drain.

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I'm not sure about the Mite but I can tell you that one of Al Mooney's earlier 1940 designs, the Culver Cadet, does not have a drain on the main fuel tank.  There was also an optional long range tank that mounted behind the seat and that did not have a drain on it either (if I remember correctly).  There is a gascolator on the firewall which is difficult to access during preflight checks.

Hopefully a Mite expert will chime in with some Mite facts for you!

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It's been approved by many IAs over the past half-dozen decades, now suddenly it's not airworthy???  :wacko:

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Boyd Maddox (A&P/IA) at Houston Southwest is an old contact I have regarding wood wing Mooneys.  He is a Mite guru.  mooneymite@yahoo.com

Best of Luck, Joe

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1 hour ago, Keith20EH said:

My Culver has a tank sump on the bottom of the tank, in the cabin, what were they thinking?

Are you sure it’s original?

Here is what mine looks like:

 

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