I target to get gas by 4 to allow for reserve and go around. After 2.5-3 hours I'm ready for a landing break anyway. With reduced speed and fuel capability on long cross countries the 12 requires an extra stop than the other RVs.
Of note too is planning at 4 gallons allows for inaccuracies in fuel usage. My computer and fuel gauge only match on cross countries at cruise power (by design). Normally the computer shows greater fuel usage so it may show less than 4. On the other RVs you have dual tanks so I flew by time 1/2 hour left, hour right, hour left, hour right. That way I knew I had at least a 1/2 hour of fuel left.
Scott- 2018 dues paid
Got medical back, now building a 7A.
RV-12 #120515, 319RV over 235 hours.
1st flight 12/08/15, flew SNF, Oshkosh, Triple Tree & SERFI in year 1!
RV-9A, 536 hours, sold, RV-7 sold, Kitfox sold
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