srallen Posted November 5, 2012 Report Share Posted November 5, 2012 Hello Everyone! I'm both new to the forum and new to Flight Design aircraft. However, I have been flying light sport aircraft for awhile now. Recently, I have started renting a CTLS. Love the aircraft thus far. However, I am concerned about what seems to be an unbalanced fuel burn from the wing tanks. For example, a typical fuel load might be 10 gallons per side. However, after a few hours of flying, there might be only 4 or 5 gallons of fuel left in the right tank, but still 8-9 gallons in the left. Is this normal? Several pilots besides myself have reported this situation. That led the mechanic to clamp-off the right tank and fly around on only the left to ensure that the left tank was draining. My primary concern remains, given the differential fuel flow, whether the right tank will be drained dry on a long cross country even though the left tank has plenty of fuel in it. This concern has caused other pilots to put all the fuel they would need for a trip in the right tank, but that is not practical for weight and balance if you want to take two people on a flight over a good distance. Any comments or ideas would be appreciated! Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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