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Piper Cub Fuel?

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I think the Piper Cub is a great low and slow plane. The problem I have with it is that I can't figure out how long I can stay in the air. I usually determine my aircraft's endurance by calculating how much fuel I have, and how fast I am burning it. I can't find a fuel capacity gauge nor a fuel consumption gauge in the Piper Cub. If someone were able to tell me how to get this information, I wouldn't be limited to short flights and that would be very nice. Appreciation to whomever helps.

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The Extra has a fuel usage gauge which gives you PPH of fuel used.The C-172 has a EGT / Fuel Flow gauge.

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The fuel "gauge" on the Cub is a wire that protrudes through the gas cap. There is a float attached to the other end. The amount of fuel in the tank is indicated by how much of the wire is visible. The tank is in front of the windshield and the gas cap is on top of it. When you sit in the cockpit looking forward, you will see the wire right in front of you. When that wire gets short looking, you are low on fuel. That's about all you have to work with in the real airplane. If I recall correctly, it holds 12 gallons of fuel and usually burns about 4 gallons per hour. So that means usually about three hours of putting around before it quits. Hope this helps.

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Press Shift-Z a couple of times, and you will see your fuel status, among other things. Works for all planes in MSFS.Jeff ShylukAvsim Product Reviewer

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