Thursday, October 3, 2013

Van's Aircraft Introduces new fuel tank gauge for the RV12 airplane

While I was up at Van's Aircraft I noticed that both of the factory RV-12 airplanes had a new fuel gauge system mount on them. This replaced the old sight window in the side of the tank.

The new gauge is not only being offered on the new kits but is also available as a retrofit on existing tanks for around $70 at the time of this posting. Its part number is "12 fuel tank mod". This is a cool addition as now one can tell how full the fuel tank is while filling it up.

Kind of wish I hadn't built my fuel tank. But I think it is worth the extra work. I will make sure to document my experience with the installation.