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49-31-02 REPUBLIC: Applies to All Model RC-3 Airplanes.
Compliance required not later than October 1, 1949.
In order to eliminate the possibility of engine failures resulting from fuel starvation due to incorrect procedures of checking the fuel tank capacity, the following placard must be installed in the vicinity of the fuel tank filler neck:
"WARNING - Do not check fuel with engine running, or within 5 minutes after shutdown. Always insert stick with calibrated side facing ground."
(Republic Service Bulletin No. 23, dated June 3, 1949, covers the same subject.)
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