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Furthest Traveled in a 150/152

Old 12th Jun 2013, 20:00
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First trip a success !

I went from EGNE - Goodwood - Isle of Wight - EGNE on sunday !
Took 2:10 to get to Goodwood (slight tailwind) 80kt groundspeed.
0:20 to get to Isle of Wight
2:20 to get back to EGNE

Perfect trip ! Le touquet on sunday if the weather clears
and then the Scilly isles the week after depending on weather ! I took a pillow with me and sat on that the entire journey ! Not to bad on the old posterior
even after a 2:20min leg. Lets see if i am singing a different tune after the Scilly trip !!!!!
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Old 25th Mar 2014, 17:10
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Longest trip

I've done Providence, RI (Atlantic coast) to San Diego, CA (Pacific coast) and back in a C150. Took me 75 flying hours -- obviously, a lot faster on the way back than the way out, given the prevailing westerlies.

I don't fly longer legs than three hours, because the fuel gauges are crap, and GPH varies with atmospheric conditions. Thinking of putting in an EI fuel monitor, which would tell me to a high degree of accuracy how much I've burned, and might make me more comfortable about extending that three-hour range a bit.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 08:42
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because the fuel gauges are crap
It's better if they are snagged for not working at all, then you stop looking at them and wondering. I've only flown two different 152's. One had gauges that indicated full until you had about a third in each tank and the other had one side that didn't work at all (stuck on full) and the other side indicated about half full when full. You still look at them though. In fact you're probably better off just covering them up with bodge tape.
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