Avionics Report

March 2014 Issue

Fuel Gauge For Cirrus: Better Than Stock

It’s not cheap or perfect, but the CiES digital fuel sender retrofit for the SR20 and SR22 delivers on the claim of improved accuracy.

The preliminary NTSB report for a parachute-deployed Cirrus SR22 wreck says, in part, “Initial examination of the airplane by an FAA inspector did not reveal any visible fuel in the airplane’s fuel tanks, nor were there any indications of a fuel spill at the accident site. After the airplane was recovered, approximately 26 ounces of fuel was drained from the fuel system.”

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