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Old 09-10-2017, 08:04 PM
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Default Setting up gph k factor on -60 red cube

Okay, I have finally got gph flow thingy on my G3X. When I turn on master (aux fuel pump running), I'm showing 1 gph fuel flow (engine not running).

Obliviously, I need to adjust k factor to account for return to tank fuel flow. Current k factor is 68,000 (I think)...anybody got suggestions as to how much and what direction to fix?
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:29 PM
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I got 107829 after a 1 hour cross country flight.

A more recent discussion here:-

I recently asked Van's support about putting a second red cube onto the return line and got this reply:-

"I have no reasons to tell you not to install a second flow transducer. We opted to only use one as it proved accurate enough for our needs.


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Old 09-11-2017, 05:36 AM
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I always start with empty wing tanks, then add a known quantity - 20-30 gallons or so. After burning that down to empty tanks again, I compare how much I actually burned to what the totalizer says and adjust the K factor accordingly. (I can completely empty the wings on my plane because my engine runs off a header tank.)

If you can't empty the wings in flight and if you have a scale, you can weigh the gas you drain out of the wings.
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