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22 Nov 2017 19:07 - 23 Nov 2017 13:43 #1304 by Gordie Meade
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I got 61F out of the shop yesterday and flew it home. The meter was working but I had no idea how much fuel I started with, just that I had enough to get home. This morning I filled up and took a two hour(ish) flight. I went to Marianna FL, to Thomasville GA, a simulated instrument run to the Seminole VOR, then back to Quincy FL. I played with all the modes during the flight. Time of remaining fuel, fuel remaining, fuel used, and fuel flow rate. It worked exactly as advertised. I will not know how accurate the meter is right now until I fill up on Friday. The EI meter has an adjustable "K" factor that you can use to fine tune the flow rates so that the meter is exactly accurate. I will start that Friday. The instructions say it may take four or five adjustments to the K factor to get it right.
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21 Nov 2017 23:39 #1301 by Warren D. Hampton
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How is the job coming along?11/21

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01 Nov 2017 18:52 #1275 by Gordie Meade
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M-10 is in the shop to get the fuel flow meter installed. It should take about two weeks as the instrument panel (right side) has to be sent off to have the hole for the gauge laser cut.

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26 Oct 2017 20:20 #1263 by Scott Engelhart
Scott Engelhart replied the topic: Fuel Gauge
I have looked at that instrument from EI also, look forward to hearing your report.

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24 Oct 2017 21:03 - 12 Nov 2017 16:53 #1261 by Gordie Meade
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One of the few things I dislike about the M-10 is the lack of a dash mounted fuel gauge. The wing tanks have a sight gauge that is difficult to see in flight. And the fuselage tank has the float gauge that is easily in line of sight, but when it starts down you only have 30-45 minutes usable fuel left. I would really like more of a warning than that. Electronics International makes a fuel flow meter that has a number of features but the ones I am most interested in are fuel used, fuel left, and flow rate. It comes with a wiring harness and a flow transducer. I am looking forward to getting this installed and will get back here when I figure out how well it works. Hope it works as good as the one in the C152 I fly.
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