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man has trouble maintaining altitude, airspeed, localizer, glideslope...

A150K

Well-Known Member
Running a tank dry is no big deal, provided you’re at cruse power up at altitude and switch over to another tank reasonably quickly. I do this pretty regularly to make sure the gauge is still calibrated. Once it starts getting close to empty, I watch the fuel flow, and once it starts to fluctuate, I get ready to switch over.
When I flew the Chieftain, running the outboards dry in cruise was fairly stadndard practice.
 

ATN_Pilot

Socialist Pig Member
I’m not sure what autopilot he’s got on that plane, but I know I don’t trust my old 800IFCS in my Twin Cessna on a coupled approach unless I’m watching it like a hawk. Even my lazy ass usually hand flies instead.
 
Well Jerrys back with a new and exciting adventure , this time Jerry runs a tank dry on purpose and almost cobbs the motor , check out the action at 11:00 min in .


Hahaha... I love how NorCal approach asks him if his name is Jerry after he makes a turn in the opposite direction to "test airspeed" and they are wondering how long before he turns back on course. Around 5:55.