Avionics Report

January 2012 Issue

Retrofit Fuel Computers: Auracle and EI Excel

An add-on to an existing JPI engine monitor offers the easiest install. Big screens from Auracle and Electronics International mean serious management.

The reoccurring head-shaker in the NTSB reports is the pilot who wrecks a perfectly functioning aircraft because of mismanaged fuel burn. But the truth is that eventually even the most conservative gets tempted to push the envelope of fuel endurance. That’s why a fuel computer installation makes sense, and there’s one for every budget. Speaking of budget, fuel computers assist with miserly leaning—a real plus in the world of pricey low lead.

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