While I was introducing the splendid Aero fuel caps it became clear that there was a demand for a lighter and cheaper assembly so we developed the SPRL series.

It is used by most light sport aeroplanes because it is so simple.

The range includes the “S” Standard cap and the ” L” lockable version.

Flanges available are :-

SPRL GS   threaded version, (same thread as the Aero caps)

SPRL 65   ‘Universal’ red flange

This can be glassed in to a composite skin, or riveted under a metal skin.

Note that the edge clearance in a riveted installation is small - but as the flange is massive most people think the edge distance is fine. Give a full clearance on the thin skin and accept reduced margin on the flange.


Vans have now standardised to our lightweight SPRL Cap for fast-build wings.