Originally Posted by Capt
That's a pretty though run down there Tom, pretty good, the only thing I would do diff is NOT touch the fuel tank selector, just check there is sufficient fuel in the current tank to engine and land. Bad time in the circuit to find out a fuel supply problem form the current non used tank-
Thank you, Capt. I agree with your comment.
I typically don't let my fuel draw down below 1/3 full in either tank, and always top them off at the next opportunity after every 2 hours of flight. At 55% power and 182 mph TAS with one PMag, it comfortably burns 6.8-7.0 gph providing plenty of range and speed for my needs. There's just no need to run the tanks lower. And if there is a need, I'll adjust my flight plan to eliminate that need.
O-360-A1A w/Hartzell CS prop on 100LL
Steam gauges, EI UBG-16 & FP-5, Garmin Aera 660
TruTrak autopilot (GPS coupled)
Infinity grip w/Matronics trim speed control
Reiff engine preheater
AntiSplat oil mist separator
MH O2 system
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