Flight #: 13b — FUEL CONSUMPTION

Pilot:

Date:

Time:

Objectives:

  • Determine fuel burn during takeoff/climb/descent to/from 5500 feet
  • Determine fuel burn at various power settings at 3500 feet

Check

Action

   
 

PRE-FLIGHT

 

Create GPS racetrack w/ 10 mile legs

 

Fill both tanks to full

   
 

DEPARTURE

 

Climb out at 110 MPH USING RIGHT TANK

 

Climb to 5500’ MSL and level off

   
 

CRUISE

 

Trim for cruise 2300 RPM, Record IAS ___

 

Start Timer for 30 minutes, Fly racetrack

 

Record MAP, OAT, and everything else

   
   
   

NOTES

 

Check

Action

   
 

LANDING

 

At end of 30 minutes, switch tanks & descend to land

 

Use checklists

 

Fly pattern at 85 MPH

 

Taxi back and "Smile"

   
 

POST FLIGHT

 

Measure fuel in each tank & fill

 

Record fuel burned & compute consumption rate

 

Left tank fuel added (burned) x 2 = GPH @ 2400 RPM (XX% power) @ 5500 feet.

 

Right tank fuel added (burned) = fuel required to climb/descend to 5500 feet.

   
   
   
 

Prepare corrective action list

 

Record fuel and oil consumption

   
 
  • Repeat at this altitude using 2500, 2600 and 2700 RPM
   
   
   

NOTES