Agree with Larry. If I end up with a fuel sensor when I finally get all my instruments, so be it. if not, I'm not worried. I always fly by time. I plan and book the maximum burn in my Sundowner at 10 gallons per hour. Leaned out at altitude, I can get it just under 8. That not only covers my personal reserves, but always a little bit more. If I ever have an accident in a plane it won't be because of lack of fuel. I'll do the same in my eventual KR2S.
When I fly to Mount Vernon from New Orleans, I plan for a 5 1/2 hour flight. I have 5 1/2 hours of fuel (at max burn). But I never fly more than 4 1/2. Usually need to stop before then anyway. This particular flight ( a couple of years ago) I had a great tailwind. Did the math while flying, blew past my planned fuel stop (usually West Memphis at 3 1/2 hours) and made it to Mount Vernon in just over 4 hours and 20 minutes. When I refueled, I bought 34 gallons. I have 56 total. Ray_pilot New Orleans On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 1:36 PM, Flesner via KRnet <email@example.com> wrote: > On 12/19/2017 12:25 PM, n357cj via KRnet wrote: > >> Hey guys, >> The fuel flow sensor is not all doom and glume... I installed the fuel >> scan from Grand Rapids over 10 years ago and it has preformed flawlessly. >> Joe Horton >> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > > I'm not suggesting that a fuel flow meter has no value and if it's working > for you in you flight planning, keep using it. I've just decide to fly > with a more conservative fuel reserve plan and spend my $$$$ on other > things. I seldom make long cross country flights. I could fly 4 hour legs > with reserve but seldom go more than 2 hours per leg. That gets me 300 > miles and I stop to stretch and check to see what lie ahead. At my age I > have to stop and pee after two hours anyway. :-( Go with what works for you. > > Larry Flesner > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at https://www.mail-archive.com/k > r...@list.krnet.org/. > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > options. > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org