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Old 06-19-2018, 10:02 AM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
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Bob, if the float is calibrated for level attitude why would you care what it reads at 8 degrees nose up?
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:02 PM
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My D180 equipped RV-12 has been displaying inaccurate fuel level for the past several weeks. The Dynon D180 Installation Manual mentions backing up data in case the settings take a vacation. So I decided to do the Fuel Level Calibration again necessitating draining the fuel tank.

I planned a one-hour flight with the 6 gallons visible through sight gage on the side of the tank. I also measured reaming fuel with a calibrated dipstick and confirmed 6 gallons remaining. The flight was timed with the GTX 327 Transponder up-timer and I frequently viewed over my shoulder at the Moeller gage on the top of tank. Upon landing, I drained the remaining fuel (1-3/4 gallon) by powering the Facet electric fuel pump and holding the gascolator drain open. Pouring 2-gallon increments of fuel into the tank and following the Fuel Level Calibration procedure did the trick. Fuel gage once again is extremely accurate.
Jim Stricker
Hinckley, Ohio (1OA2)
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PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
RV-12 E-LSA #120058 AWC July 2012 N633CM
RV-12 Bought Flying Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 421

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