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.
On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 1:36 PM, Flesner via KRnet <email@example.com>
> 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
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