Fuel tank dip stick

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ChickenPinz
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Fuel tank dip stick

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Fuel gauges are fine, but a dipstick is a reliable way to get a very accurate tank measurement. It's the accepted way used by aircraft.

So...I measured the tank, and came up with calibration marks for a dipstick such as a 1/4 dowel rod inserted where the gas cap goes, and accounting for the angle. The rod I used is just long enough to stop at the top edge of the fill port, and the the bottom is kept tucked toward the outside.

Spreadsheet is here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing for those wanting to check my work, but I came up with 19.7gal which is pretty close to the 19.8gal expected.

And here are the stick markings:
Stick Marking (inches) Gallons
17 3/8 19.7
16 7/8 19.0
16 1/8 18.0
15 2/8 17.0
14 4/8 16.0
13 6/8 15.0
13 14.0
12 1/8 13.0
11 3/8 12.0
10 4/8 11.0
9 6/8 10.0
8 7/8 9.0
8 8.0
7 2/8 7.0
6 3/8 6.0
5 4/8 5.0
4 4/8 4.0
3 5/8 3.0
2 4/8 2.0
1 3/8 1.0
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