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Check Pilot/Tow Pilot
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« on: July 31, 2018, 07:31:54 PM »

We have a 182Q that has the 80 gal tanks and 2,950 gross weight.

Does anyone have the Universal FuelHawk calibration card for a 182Q that has the same fuel level?

FYI, FuelHawk does not make one for the 80 gal tanks, and the 39 gal will not work.

Thanks!
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etodd
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 10:28:01 PM »

We have a 182Q that has the 80 gal tanks and 2,950 useful load.


Wouldn't that be more like 2,950 gross landing weight?  Useful load would be about 1,100 I believe.
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Check Pilot/Tow Pilot
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 10:30:33 PM »

Fixed, thanks do you have the fuelhawk?
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Live2Learn
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 11:04:36 PM »

We have a 182Q that has the 80 gal tanks and 2,950 useful load.

Does anyone have the Universal FuelHawk calibration card for a 182Q that has the same fuel level?

FYI, FuelHawk does not make one for the 80 gal tanks, and the 39 gal will not work.

Thanks!

Can't help with getting the calibration card, but do have a (maybe helpful???) suggestion.  When was the last time the aircraft was weighed?  Has it been painted since then? 

FWIW, several years ago an aircraft formerly assigned to one of the local squadrons was painted... but never weighed after.  Also, at some unknown time in the even more distant past some equipment was  added, other equipment was removed, then even more equipment swaps occurred.  Over time errors crept into the calculated W&B.  Finally, a new shop got the maintenance contract.  Because it had been years since the last time a true weight was determined the aircraft it  was defueled and weighed.  It's not expensive to weigh a SE airplane like a C182 or C172.   Imagine the surprise when the correct empty weight became known.  The aircraft had gained 100 pounds from new paint, and 10 pounds from the many cumulative "negligible" change errors as equipment was added and removed since the aircraft was new.   Absent that extra 110 lbs it performed much better.  Past over weight takeoffs and landings somehow didn't come up in polite conversation.  :)  And it didn't burn as much fuel.  Who can't like that?!

Your C182Q has been around a very long time.  It might be time to consider weighing your aircraft at the next 100 hour.  Who knows, with a correct weight you might find there's more zip in it than you thought.  Defuel it in 5 gallon increments and score a stick at each increment.  You'll have your calibrated fuel 'calculator', AND you'll also have an opportunity to find out just what the aircraft weighs.
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Check Pilot/Tow Pilot
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 11:09:55 PM »

Good advice, it has an overhauled engine, new Avionics suite, newer paint and it was reweighed at 100 lbs heavier 😉
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