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    65 ltr fuel gauge and sender

    hi guys am wondering if i can put a fuel gauge on my f2a 65ltr tank,the 912 blade i trained in had the same tank but had a fuel gauge.how does the sender fit to the tank and where would i purchase the sender and gauge? cheers ..
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    Try something like http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ugeadapter.php ??

    It might be a nice project but imo it's not the most practical solution.

    Fuel guages are unreliable. You might be better off doing some climb to X feet and cruise at set rpm for half an hour. Top off the tank to figure out how much fyel youve used. Repeat but cruising for 1.5 hours etc. This would give you a reliable fuel burn in the cruise figure for flight planning.

    Anyway, good luck!

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    Thanks bud


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    A fuel flow meter may be an easier/cheaper solution possibly from www.parts4aircraft.com and are pretty acurate but as has been said knowing rough fuel burn then adding 10% is always a good idea
    Last edited by Dave Morton; 09-08-17 at 14:45 PM.


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    I agree that fuel gauges are inaccurate and so my prelight includes fuel check etc to make sure I have sufficient at max fuel usage etc plus diversion. I would be happier to have a warning light that comes on when you get to a certain fuel level. This might be easier and lighter than a gauge and having a big red bulb light up when I get down to 30 mins would ensure I land very soon !!


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    thanks guys , the oil i use (shell vsx) is same colour as fuel so i cant see the level in flight most of the time ,i do check level on pre flight etc and and always have more than enough for what i plan , would just be good to have a gauge incase the tank ever sprung a leak out of the drain tap or something at least then you would see a dramatic drop ,over the top i know but a possibility i guess .. i could do with some coloured floating fuel proof ping pong balls or somat to see the level
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    Iv got the fuel gauge that fits in the fuel cap on a Quantum you are welcome to it FOC if you can make it fit, PM me your address

    I did the fuel gauge and sender on my old Quantum seem to recall it cast around 350/400

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    I had one on my Cosmos, accuracy was zero rubbish really. With my Air Creation I filled her up flew for about 15 hours keeping note of fuel used then topped back up and calculated average at about 14lph. For my day to day flying I allow 15lph burn as it seems to run pretty close. Last night came back with just 8ltrs bit close for me but it was such a superb time 2000hrs and it was like a magic carpet ride, didn't want to come down.
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    thanks again guys ,garry is that the mechanical type ? if so i have one already thanks but to be honest i never thought about getting it to fit my bigger tank,its off my old front tank..im on it it cheers for the inspiration
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    Dont know if its of any use, but i bought the sender unit and pickup from P & M last year for the 65 ltr tank for the Quik:
    Prices have probably gone up though..

    65 lt fuel pick up 55.76 + vat

    65 lt tank sender 131.59 + vat
    If I am ever on life support - switch me off and back on again - see if that works

    www.flexwingscotland.co.uk



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