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Old 09-27-2022, 09:25 AM
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Default VM1000C users?

Anyone still using a VM1000C?

If there's anyone out there who might say 'yes', are you using it to display fuel quantity with the standard float fuel senders?
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Old 09-27-2022, 09:45 AM
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Default Yes

Yes and Yes. But I'm more likely to trust the timer.
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Old 09-27-2022, 02:21 PM
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Default VM-1000C

While my VM-1000C works as advertised, I always defer to my fuel flow and timer. They're always within a gallon at refueling.
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Old 09-27-2022, 03:04 PM
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Thanks both. Anyone else?
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Old 09-27-2022, 04:17 PM
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Ed,

Congratulations on finally getting the former Steve Johansen RV-3 to the UK.

I hope you get the same enjoyment out of it, like Steve J. did winning an award at Oshkosh Fly-in in 2018. I know it's called AirVenture, but not to me.

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Old 09-27-2022, 04:44 PM
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Thanks Jake. It’s a fantastic machine and true testament to Steve’s craftsmanship. I’m currently enjoying going through all the paperwork that arrived with the aircraft. I think Steve kept every piece of paper that related to the build.

As part of 159SJ’s conversion to British skies, it’s having a new radio and transponder, so while we’re working on the panel, I’d like to see if we can get the fuel senders connected up to the VM1000C. Steve wasn’t using that function, and had a couple of Van’s gauges installed separately, but it sounds like that might have been due to some early teething problems with the unit. Hence the question to see if other owners were at least having some success. The unit had a factory update in 2014, and seems to be performing well, so it stays!

I’ll post some updates as things progress.
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Old 09-28-2022, 06:17 AM
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Thanks both. Anyone else?
I have, for many many hours. Very accurate with Vans's float. You will not see QTY above 18-20 Gal due to the wing dihedral and a float sensor.
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Old 09-28-2022, 10:07 AM
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I have, for many many hours. Very accurate with Vans's float. You will not see QTY above 18-20 Gal due to the wing dihedral and a float sensor.
Great, thanks for the info.
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