Calculating Remaining Fuel Time

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DollarShaveClub
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Calculating Remaining Fuel Time

Post by DollarShaveClub »

Hey nice peoples!

Confusion has dawned upon me with calculating remaining fuel time whilst on a cross country.

I need to know:

-Fuel Burn
-Amount of fuel in the tank

I'm using this video as a guide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXmTDDRHfYk

How does this all fit in while you're flying?

Thanks!

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BTyyj
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Re: Calculating Remaining Fuel Time

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The video explains very thoroughly how to use the E6B to calculate remaining fuel, which is necessary to know your aircraft's endurance and whether your flight length is within the parameters of what your aircraft is capable of. Fuel burn can be found in your aircraft's POH under the cruise performance section. As for the amount of fuel in the tank, it depends on the aircraft. Ask your flight instructor, or check inside the aircraft itself.
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Re: Calculating Remaining Fuel Time

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As Frosty said, what you're looking for (fuel burn and fuel tank capacity) is in the aircraft POH or AFM.
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Lurch
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Re: Calculating Remaining Fuel Time

Post by Lurch »

If you need an E6B to calculate your remaining fuel your instructor screwed up on flight #1

When you do your walk around, every flight, does your instructor ask how much fuel do you have on board? How do you answer? If your instructor doesn't ask, find a new one.

To speed this along, your answer should only be expressed in TIME. This is calculated by fuel on board divided by fuel burn, found in POH, if you don't know how to do this, once again your instructor failed on flight #1, find a new one.

Now the easy part, you took off with 4 hours of fuel, you've been airborne for 1.5, fuel remaining is 2.5 hours.

No need for an E6B, keep it as simple as possible.

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