VC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3719 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2962 times:
I venture to suggest you are getting confused with indirect (remote) drain valves where the drain isn't at the lowest point of the tank but is connected to some pipework that transports the water from the lowest point to the valve.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31792 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2870 times:
I spoke to a Kingfisher AME friend,who says the drains are Solenoid operated But Electrically controlled manually selected to drain accumulated water from various areas.The outlets are the Wing root areas near the Fuselage.
Widebody From Ireland, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
The fuselage has a few valves to drain the bilge area on take-off and landing on A320's, they open at 2.1psi I think. You can hear the hissing noise in the cockpit on take-off/landing via the door drain grid.
Troubleshooter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 423 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
The only aircraft with a "remote" fuel tank water drain I know is the Boeing 737. The center fuel tank sump drain valve is operated by a rod mechanism through an access panel on the lower fuselage skin.