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Cessna Skylane 182 fuel capacity query (slightly obscure)

Could any 182 owner talk me through this one – it doesn’t make sense to me:

1) Aircraft is a 182P (born around 1973), with (long-range) tank selector marked 37 USG each side, and 75 USG usable for Both.

2) Revision for the 1975 POH states:

Due to changes in fuel tank manufacturing technique, the fuel system in the above-noted airplanes have been found to contain less than the capacity noted in the Owner’s Manuals.

3) So I’m assuming our tank selector label has been revised to reflect this (see attached).

4) It then goes on to say:

__When figuring weight and balance data, consideration should be given to the change in weight and moment/1000 which results from a reduced fuel capacity


Surely fuel-in-tanks should be the figure to use for weight and balance, and not usable fuel?

Last Edited by 2greens1red at 14 Aug 08:55
Swanborough Farm (UK), Shoreham EGKA, Soysambu (Kenya), Kenya

Apologies, I may have answered my own question. Please ignore.

Swanborough Farm (UK), Shoreham EGKA, Soysambu (Kenya), Kenya
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