Calibrate your RV-10 fuel level checking dipstick
I always manually check fuel levels before a flight, and I wanted to get a clear plastic fuel level checking straw for my RV like I have for my club's Cessna 172. Unfortunately I couldn't find one off-the-shelf that was calibrated for an RV-10, so I decided to make my own.
I drained the left tank completely dry and filled it up 5-gallons at a time till full, then marked off the levels on a dipstick. I then bought a universal Fuelhawk brand fuel checking straw and transferred the markings. These are the numbers I came up with:
Gallons, Inches from the bottom
5, 0 (didn't register)
If anyone else has done this please share your numbers, I want to see how they compare to mine. Thanks.
Jack and Dave Groat, father and son
Build #41389, started Oct 2012
Current status: 1st Flight 11/10/17
Last edited by JackinMichigan : 02-15-2018 at 08:27 AM.