serge
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Usable Fuel And Fuel Capacity Of A C172?

Wed Feb 13, 2002 2:55 pm

Hi,

I needed the fuel capacity of an older late 1970s model Cessna 172 and the usable fuel load as well... How much fuel in each tank?

I need this for a ground school cross country planning project, I don't have a POH for a 172, just a 152.. Wink/being sarcastic

thanks.
...Serge
 
Cessnapimp
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RE: Usable Fuel And Fuel Capacity Of A C172?

Wed Feb 13, 2002 3:20 pm

Hey Serge,

The fuel capacity for the 1976 Cessna 172M ordered with standard tanks is 21 US gallons in each tank, 42 gallons total, 38 of which is usable.

The long range tanks option is good for 52 US gallons, 48 usable.

Cheers!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
serge
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RE: Usable Fuel And Fuel Capacity Of A C172?

Wed Feb 13, 2002 3:22 pm

Thanks a lot! That will work great....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Now back to work I go planning a flight from ISN to S25 to MOT...

...Serge
 
flyf15
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RE: Usable Fuel And Fuel Capacity Of A C172?

Wed Feb 13, 2002 3:25 pm

For a 172N, it is 43gal capacity, 40gal usable.
 
serge
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RE: Usable Fuel And Fuel Capacity Of A C172?

Wed Feb 13, 2002 3:33 pm

Thanks Flyf15.... I guess I'll stick with the 172M however:

"N-number: N9697V
Aircraft Serial Number: 17264476
Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Model: 172M
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
Model: 0-320 SERIES
Aircraft Year: 1974
Registration Date: 18-May-1998
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Restricted
Approved Operations: Forest"

I don't think it'll matter too much about the date it was manufactured... my instructor won't be too picky...

...Serge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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