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  1. Ben2k9

    Fuel starvation

    By the way, side note: empty 5gal Tuff Jugs fit perfectly in the baggage compartment of th CTLS. I used them on a recent XC voyage and at some airports I could just use the courtesy car to take the jugs to a gas station.
  2. Ben2k9

    Meridian MS

    I don’t always fly to Meridian, MS, but when I do, I park beside a CTLS
  3. Ben2k9

    Fuel starvation

    So as long as you can SEE fuel in at least one tube, no prob right? I was flying yesterday and somehow left side got down very low but right side had a lot, like a full tube. I got worried and entered into a slip, maybe that was not necessary?
  4. Ben2k9

    Foreflight W&B Template?

    Got an answer for this and FYI for anybody concerned, oil is part of the empty weight.
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    Foreflight W&B Template?

    I tried out the Tuff Jugs and they fit nicely in the cargo bay. I would only carry them empty back there
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    Foreflight W&B Template?

    All of these spreadsheets ignore oil. Is full oil included in empty weight or is the oil weight considered trivial enough to ignore?
  7. Ben2k9

    Fuel starvation

    Roger that! Thanks Tom
  8. Ben2k9

    Fuel starvation

    Is that 6 gallon mark on each side, so 12 gal? Or combined...
  9. Ben2k9

    Fuel starvation

    regulations only require 30 minutes reserve fuel beyond destination. So in a CT this is let’s say 3 gallons. From a fuel starvation standpoint in the CT, is there a different minimum one might not want to go below period?
  10. Ben2k9

    Fuel starvation

    Ahah. Yes I get it now
  11. Ben2k9

    Fuel starvation

    Ok I’ve been warned about possible fuel starvation should you let fuel get low but shift more into one wing tank and let the other get empty. But I’m curious how that would happen given the below design. Let’s say you’re flying one wing a little high, and notice in one of the fuel tubes that it’s empty, but have say 7 gallons in the other. Wouldnt the fuel from one wing still drain down into the gascolator? How would fuel starvation be possible as long as there is fuel in one side? thanks
  12. Ben2k9

    Foreflight W&B Template?

    Mike, thanks for the response. It was evidentially a dumb poll question, chalk it up to me being a student pilot and still learning the ropes and FARs. Ok so you’re saying you carry empty fuel cans in the baggage compartment? I had thought about that and wondered if it was ok. What about my question of carrying full fuel cans back there then, assuming they were very secure? Like a 5gal steel military spec NATO Jerry can. Another dumb question? All I keep hearing about is how bad 100ll is and as a new CTLS owner trying to figure out ways to practically avoid it.
  13. Ben2k9

    Top of Climb Calculation Question

    Ok good to know. Got the checkride in a week, and that’s why I’m asking.
  14. Ben2k9

    Minaret Lake - Steve Fosset's Crash Site

    Great!
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