Fuel used per hour

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tazin river
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Fuel used per hour

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on a Cessna 180. What are you Cessna 180 owners getting? What do you normally fight plan on average per hour with an engine properly working on floats?
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They have different engines, are you looking for one engine in particular?
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As a general rule of thumb. You can expect 1gallon per hour/ 20 hp. So if your C-180 produces 230 hp, you can expect and flight plan for 11.5 gph. Likewise, if you operate a C-185/206 at 300 hp, your looking at 15 gph.
Hope this is helpful. ( 1 gallon/ 20 hp/ hr.)
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Going back a while....
0470, 23 square, full rich, could get up to 14 gallons/ hr.
Lower power, very lean, down to 10, so average with reasonable engine management , 12.
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Thanks Folks

I average about 13 US gallons per hour ....or approx. 50 litres per hour....been consistent for the past ten years or so....just was curious about you guys...O-470 Continental...
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