January 2010 Issue

Technology In The Cockpit

Regarding your article about fuel totalizers, we should not assume they are always precise without periodically verifying their accuracy. On every other fill-up, I write down what my Shadin indicates as the number of gallons used and compare it to the number of gallons required to fill up the tanks. I have found my totalizer indicates about two percent more fuel in the tanks than actually exist, and therefore will have to have the Shadin adjusted accordingly.

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