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182S vs. 182T usable 1 month 1 week ago #1691

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Hi,
I have always trusted the stick. When I last changed the fuel bladders in my airplane, I checked the calibration by filling the tank in 5 gallon doses of fuel.
I also have a fuel totalizer that's part of my engine monitor that's is calibrated to be within 1/2 gallon after a three hour flight.
Here's a note from the type certificate data sheet (TCDS):
Serial Nos. 18280001 Through 18280944; (Model 182S) The certificated basic empty weight and corresponding center of gravity location must include unusable fuel of 24 lbs. at 48 inches aft of datum, and full oil of 16.2 lb. at 14.8 inches forward of datum.

Serial Nos. 18280945 and On; (Model 182T) The certificated basic empty weight and corresponding center of gravity location must include unusable fuel of 30 lbs. at 48 inches aft of datum, and full oil of 16.2 lb. at 14.8 inches forward of datum.
I don't know what the difference is but I wouldn't worry about it if you stick to the FARs about fuel reserves.
Happy Flying
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182S vs. 182T usable 1 month 1 week ago #1690

I am in the process of buying a 182S. I was looking at those handy dandy fuel sticks at Sportys. They list one for the late model 182s but it is for 43.5G usable. It seems the 182S is 44 usable per side and the 182T is 43.5G per side.

What changed between the S and T.

Is the stick close enough? Not sure I could tell 1/2 G difference anyway. Who knows, it may be farther off depends on the dimension differences, etc.

Comments?

Thanks,
D.
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