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Ski/Sea Plane Operations

1956 Cessna 180F fuel consumption/range
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I always carry 10 gallons in my float hatches when traveling north.

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-------- Original Message --------
From:"Jean Gagnon (jeangagnon767@sympatico.ca)"
Sent:Sat, 17 Jun 2017 14:29:06 -0400
Subject:re: 1956 Cessna 180F fuel consumption/range <$174895846959$>>

Tank for your answers, I will play safe and will not plan flights longer than 3;00hrs..., other than the range being a little short , It's a great performer...
 
Yep, hard to beat for a solid four place taildragger.

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On Jun 17, 2017, at 10:29 AM, Jean Gagnon (jeangagnon767@sympatico.ca) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Tank for your answers, I will play safe and will not plan flights longer than 3;00hrs..., other than the range being a little short , It's a great performer...
 
Tank for your answers, I will play safe and will not plan flights longer than 3;00hrs..., other than the range being a little short , It's a great performer...
 

I have taken my 1957 180 on 2870 straight floats at 23 squared for four hours with no leaning. Right at four hours when I push the nose down the engine started to run out of gas which meant that I was on reserve section of the tanks. When I pulled back to level the engine fired up again! I landed level!

 

You might get less fuel consumption with lower engine setting and leaning. It is a 3.5 hour airplane in my view. If you are not close to your landing point at the three hour mark you better start looking for one.  

 

From: mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com [mailto:mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com]
Sent: June-16-17 1:21 PM
To: Ski/Sea Plane Operations <Ski_SeaPlaneOperations@skywagons.club>
Subject: 1956 Cessna 180F fuel consumption/range <<$174836633369$>>

 

Hello, I just upgrade my C-170B for a C-180 1956 with Edo2870, Cont 470-K  originals fuel tanks with 60 gals ( 55 usable ), what can of fuel burn shoud I expect, can I count on 4hrs (safe). Great airplane so far, a lot more power than the 170...Tks.

 
12-13 gph at 23/24.


Sent by Lilly and Rylan's Campa

On Jun 16, 2017, at 9:24 AM, Jean Gagnon (jeangagnon767@sympatico.ca) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Hello, I just upgrade my C-170B for a C-180 1956 with Edo2870, Cont 470-K  originals fuel tanks with 60 gals ( 55 usable ), what can of fuel burn shoud I expect, can I count on 4hrs (safe). Great airplane so far, a lot more power than the 170...Tks.
 
Hello, I just upgrade my C-170B for a C-180 1956 with Edo2870, Cont 470-K  originals fuel tanks with 60 gals ( 55 usable ), what can of fuel burn shoud I expect, can I count on 4hrs (safe). Great airplane so far, a lot more power than the 170...Tks.
 
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