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  • #46
    Brian I tried to install the belite gauges,both types with the pressure sensor,I finally tried filling a 5 gallon bucket with the probe installed at the bottom and

    it appeared to be just fine until I started removing fuel to check for accuracy,the guage after removng 10 % of the fuel showed to have only 30% remaining.

    I tried to obtain an accurate reading several times when removing fuel from the bucket and never had good results. Hopefully you will

    have better results than I did.
    Best Regards,
    Eddie Sigman,Polvadera,nm
    (575) 835-4921

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    • #47
      Originally posted by eddie View Post
      Brian I tried to install the belite gauges,both types with the pressure sensor,I finally tried filling a 5 gallon bucket with the probe installed at the bottom and

      it appeared to be just fine until I started removing fuel to check for accuracy,the guage after removng 10 % of the fuel showed to have only 30% remaining.

      I tried to obtain an accurate reading several times when removing fuel from the bucket and never had good results. Hopefully you will

      have better results than I did.
      Did you program it exactly per the video? The instructions are woefully inadequate. After I finished my programming, I opened the sump drain and watched the gauge indication as the quantity decreased. It seemed very accurate to me. The only gripe I have is the LED`s change to yellow at 1/2 of the gauge.
      Bryan Cobb, Helicopter Enthusiast
      Mfg.Engineer., Composites, Meggitt Aerospace, Rockmart, GA

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      • #48
        Yes I calibrated exactly like the video,did the calibration several times ,and still had bad results,it sounds

        like you are having better results than I could get.

        Best Regards,
        Eddie Sigman,Polvadera,nm
        (575) 835-4921

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        • #49
          Originally posted by eddie View Post
          Yes I calibrated exactly like the video,did the calibration several times ,and still had bad results,it sounds

          like you are having better results than I could get.
          You may be a lot sharper than this 56 y/o guy but I watched the video twice and was unsuccessful three times, doing it from memory. Then I watched it the third time and took notes.
          I followed my notes and was unsuccessful the fourth time! Then I typed my notes in a Word document, checked the steps and order against the video, and lengthened my times for
          fuel to stabilize after each addition...and BAM! It worked.
          Bryan Cobb, Helicopter Enthusiast
          Mfg.Engineer., Composites, Meggitt Aerospace, Rockmart, GA

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          • #50
            I never got confused but I calibrated several times trying to get it to work properly,it appeared to be good, but when fuel was removed to check accuracy

            that's what failed. Hopefully you will be ok and get good results.
            Best Regards,
            Eddie Sigman,Polvadera,nm
            (575) 835-4921

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            • #51
              I finally got the Annual Condition Inspection/25 HR Inspection finished today and got about half of the cleanup done. I hope the rain holds off tomorrow because I am anxious to get it back in the air with
              the changes / improvements I have made.
              Bryan Cobb, Helicopter Enthusiast
              Mfg.Engineer., Composites, Meggitt Aerospace, Rockmart, GA

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              • #52
                Wasn`t able to fly today. The only Sunday gas station that carries 90 Octane Recreational (Non-Ethanol) was all out because the Jet-Skiers were out on the lake by
                the millions!
                Bryan Cobb, Helicopter Enthusiast
                Mfg.Engineer., Composites, Meggitt Aerospace, Rockmart, GA

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                • #53
                  Is there another helicopter/rotary wing forum that you guys are on that is more user friendly?

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                  • #54
                    http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/forum.php

                    try this

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                    • #55
                      Thanks Hillberg, (sorry Bryan) How do I post a question on this forum without using this thread?

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                      • #56
                        No problem Cam! I hate this arrangement too.
                        Bryan Cobb, Helicopter Enthusiast
                        Mfg.Engineer., Composites, Meggitt Aerospace, Rockmart, GA

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                        • #57
                          Not sure what i've done but i now have a 'new topic' button. :-)

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