|The incredible new GATS Jar allows a pilot to pour the fuel used in the preflight check back into the fuel tank without fear of water contamination. The jar uses a special separator screen that, when coated with avgas, forms a barrier to water and debris, yet allows passage of avgas. The GATS Jar also detects jet fuel in the event of inadvertent fueling of your aircraft with jet fuel. By using the GATS Jar, pilots can help protect the environment by pouring sample fuel back into the tank instead of on the ground.|
Container is light weight plastic but unit does what its supposed to do. I would buy again.
I tried to replace a lost Gats with identical unit. It is just like many others said -- the clear jar is now much thinner than before. I did not realize how thin the walls are until today when I used it for the second time. When I reached into the cabin, I found that the jar is deformed from just sitting just one afternoon in the cabin on the ramp. The jar was on the floor -- not up in the glare shield. Now the jar leans to side when sitting. I dont expect this purchase will last long.
I ordered three of these. The plastic bottle has changed to a very thin plastic that crushes easily and will surely not last here in our flight ops.
This new version of the Gats jar is awful. They got rid of the indented spout in the upper ring, so now when you go to pour fuel back into the tank it goes everywhere. Additionally, the jar itself is now made with much thinner plastic. It feels like you could break it just by squeezing. I highly recommend finding one of the older Gats jars. Do not give this company your money for such a terrible regression in product quality.
These fuel-testers work really well and save you throwing the sample away. Good for the environment, good for your wallet too! Highly recommended!
Awesome product: no fuel on hands, easy to collect large sample, and great filter. I purchased another for the hangar as a spare!
Very fast delivery from Spruce Aircraft for the Gats fuel sampler. Well made, easy to use and pleased to no longer be pouring avgas on the ground.
I decided to try this gats jar so I could reduce my fuel wastage and I am happy to say that I works just as advertized with straining the fuel. I havent had any water in my fuel to try that part out but am confident that will work as well.
O-ring wore out, I contacted the company and theyre sending me a replacement under warranty. No questions asked.
Per the supplier: yes, it will.
It is the same size diameter, only taller.
Yes, the GATS jar fuel sampler comes with the actuator. We do offer them separately as well in case the original gets lost or damaged.
The GATS Jar Fuel Tester uses the difference in the rate of evaporation between AVGAS and Heavier than AVGAS fuels to test for Jet fuel as a contaminant. The process is quick, simple, and once mastered is quite reliable. Immediately after the samples have been collected and examined and while the screen is still covered in fuel, blow gently and indirectly on the screen with your mouth from at least a foot away and observe the evaporation of the AVGAS from between the strands of the mesh. The AVGAS will evaporate quickly and continuously until it is gone from all but a few screen cells. If there is Jet fuel or another heavier than AVGAS fuel present a delay will be observed in the overall evaporation of the fuel clinging to the screen with a significant number of screen cells still containing fuel after the initial surge of evaporation. After a short interlude the remaining cells will begin to clear of fuel as the gentle air flow of breath over the mesh continues. This is the contaminating fuel evaporating from a slightly elevated temperature. The two different rates of evaporation is somewhat subtle and care must be taken not to overwhelm the process by blowing too hard on the screen. Once mastered, one should be able to detect Jet fuel contamination to as little as 5%.
In case of O-ring failure, if you contact the manufacturer by phone, email, or fax they will issue a no-cost replacement to you.
Yes, the Gats jar will have the pin to get a fuel sample from the drain valve.
Per the manufacturer, yes, this will work.