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FuelHawk Universal Fuel Gauge


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FuelHawk Universal Fuel Gauge

Direct readout gives instant gallons usable on a calibrated scale.  It's easy to use, simply insert slowly until FuelHawk touches the bottom of the tank.  Then place your finger firmly over the top of the opening to lock fuel in the tube.  Remove and instantly see a readout in gallons of usable fuel on a calibrated scale.

 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Some Guidance on methods to calibrate would help!
by Scott from Montpelier VT USA 

Review: It is fairly easy to read--the hard part is calibrating. I have tried some differnt methods and currently I move the fuel selector valve to off, then read the line, then record the number of gallons added to fill the tank. Then I deduct that number from the usable fuel so I have gallons remaining in the tank. Bladder tanks are not uniform so it isn't like an increment of one equals X number of gallons. I am still building my "data".

The full tank level reads the number 12 on the stick, (30 gallons) but 6 is not half (15 gallons) a tank. It is about 22 gallons. This gives you better cushion in terms of fuel exhaustion, but can put you over max TOW.
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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Lazy approach
by Christopher Stamp from Rock Stream NY USA 

Pros: Simple to use
Cons: Calibration is rather tedious. Also, my previous one crazed so badly it partially drained when I withdrew it from the tank.
Review: Simple useful item but why the heck doesn't the manufacturer calibrate it for various commonly found tanks tanks rather than giving tedious directions for self calibrating?
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Monday, November 25, 2013
A dipstick for the fuelish.
by David from Fenton MI USA 

Pros: Great to be exact on fuel quantities
Cons: Getting tank empty to start calibration a pain at best
Review: Once calibrated a good product for your flight planning safety
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
very helpful product
by Mark from Bigfork MT USA 

Pros: Easy to calibrate
Cons: Aluminum plate backing had sharp edges
Review: My fuel tanks are of an unorthodox size, which means that standard model specific gauges don't work. The calibration was simple and the handy card provided with the gauge makes it easy to determine fuel levels.
The most challenging part of this calibration process was picking an uncrowded period at the fuel dock where I'd be afforded time to sequentially add increments of fuel without holding up other thirsty planes!
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Friday, June 01, 2012
by Rory from Scottsdale, AZ 
Review: Difficult to calibrate. Would be better if they offered a calibration chart for different aircraft.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Without dependable markings, unfortunately
by Paul from Canyon Lake TX USA 

Pros: Has potential if you can somehow "get" the markings right
Cons: Of questionable accuracy as a "universal" gauge
Review: I tried this "universal" gauge on my old 1977, out of production Grumman AA5B. I had to make my own markings which are of questionable accuracy without the manufacturer going to the effort to include dependable markings for odd/old aircraft. I went back to using my old black wooden stick. These things are great with current production airplanes that have markings on them for the make and model. I appreciate the attempt to make a "universal" gauge.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Helps as a double check on fuel levels.
by Jason from Memphis, TN 

Pros: Gives you a good enough gas on fuel levels.
Cons: Be careful not to drop it in the fuel tank. Needs something to prevent it from falling in.
Review: The product is as advertised. I ran the calibration process a couple of times, but I wouldn't rely on my it to be 100% accurate. I would rather have a good guess than no clue. This product gives you that good guess.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
It works, if you trust it
by Harold from San Jose CA USA 

Review: It's just a basic piece of tube with some markings. However, when will the average pilot really use it? First, you have to calibrate it. To be concise, that would require a level surface and the wing level would have to be the same level too when you use it to make the calibration valid. Since this is not likely, I tend not to rely on it 100%. I still fill the tank up before each flight and top it off at my destination if my burn rate deems it. I won't solely go off this gadget. After calibrating it, I haven't used it.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Takes the guess work out of fueling
by Jud: Piper Tomahawk from Olympia WA USA 

Pros: Simple, straight forward operation
Cons: Can lose in fuel tank if you drop it
Review: Easy to calibrate and reliable to use. This fuel quantity stick works great.
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Wednesday, September 07, 2011
I would buy this product again
by Scott the C-182 pilot from Wichita KS USA 

Pros: Very easy to calibrate and use.
Cons: None
Review: This is a great product to help a pilot determine precisely how much fuel he has in the tank. It is easily calibrated to the make and model of aircraft that you are flying.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Needs improvement
by A Customer from Knoxville TN USA 

Pros: Easy to store and use
Cons: needs calibration charts
Review: While it works as described, I would hope the manufacturer would have taken the time to develop calibration charts for many of the most common aircraft this would be used on and posted them on the internet.
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Monday, October 04, 2010
No more guessing
by Jim from fremont CA USA 

Pros: Fast and easy with no error
Cons: Need a calibration chart for different aircraft available.
Review: Being a big guy and taking passengers along with me necessitates extra fuel management. Take offs with less than full tanks has advantages. Just using gauges or tank tabs are not a good/safe option for me. A calibrated FuelHawk takes the guesswork out of how much fuel is on board and in each tank.
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Monday, June 21, 2010
product does exactly what I bought it to do
by Leonard from Dallas TX USA 

Pros: works
Cons: none
Review: I fly several different models of single engine airplanes in CAP(C172N/P/R, C182Q/R/T, Gippsland GA8) so wanted a single tool for measuring current fuel load during preflight. The generic stick works well for this purpose.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
I would buy this product again
by Jake from NAGS HEAD NC USA 

Review: This universal fuel gauge worked great. I didn't have to calabrate it either. I have a cessna 150L with standard tanks and it showed the gallons in the tank correctly, I only have to remember to subtract the unuseable amount of fuel from the gauge.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
Works great and is inexpensive
by Jim from Tucson AZ USA 

Review: This is a nice product and I was able to get a calibration chart for my Grumman AA-5A and it appears to be very accurate. Good product at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
No More Doubts...
by James from Flint TX USA 

Pros: Easy to calibrate
Cons: None
Review: Easy to calibrate for my Jabiru J230SP....now I know very precisely how much fuel I have on board.
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Monday, March 08, 2010
by Kayak Jack from East Lansing MI USA 
Pros: High quality materials and simple design.
Cons: Sample problem sucks. Reconstruct it and FINISH it. A half of a solution leaues users high and dry.
Review: Actually, I had to refigure the graph several times. The sample problem assumes that a new user knows things that, in fact, only the desigher knows. Reconstruct the sample problem so an 8th grader can do it the first time; then your work will be done.
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Saturday, February 28, 2009
It works
by Brad from Oklahoma 

Review: It works well, I still think it is crazy that they can't print these for several different models like my Cherokee 140 instead of having to create your own chart.
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Friday, January 30, 2009
Wished I had not waited so long to get this.
by Andrew from Winnsboro TX USA 

Pros: Cost
Cons: Need to calibrate it.
Review: Great little gauge, just be sure to calibrate it like the package says. Being used on a C150 but I could use it on any plane. Great value if you fly different aircraft. They do make them for specific models.
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Tuesday, January 06, 2009
A must have
by ALEXANDRE MARTON PIMENTA from BELO HORIZONTE Brazil 

Pros: safety , price
Cons: none
Review: You got to take the time to calibrate it properly but once you did it pays for himself. Nothing safer and priceless than to know the exactly amount of fuel you have before a take off...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
simle calibration
by Alex Zolot from  

Review: I successfully use it, but instead of documented calibration procedure I just take a calibrated stick, put it on clear narrow of paper and copy gallon marks instead of inches. Then join it to the stick with a rubber ring. All procedure takes 5 min. Instead of this universal stick you can use any other e.g. C-172 stick with external paper scale copied from C-152.
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Friday, October 24, 2008
Simple, effective
by Mason from Clovis CA USA 

Pros: Simple, durable, accurate, cheap!
Cons: None significant. You do need to calibrate it on your own, so be accurate!
Review: Perhaps no other aspect of flight planning is as important as knowing at all times the amount of fuel you are carrying. Especially in this day of $5+ per gallon AvGas, it does not make financial sense to simply "fill it to the cap" each time we venture off for a cross-country trip, or guesstimate how much fuel we need to add or drain and still be within weight and balance limits. The FuelHawk is a simple, accurate way to know exactly how much fuel you have or need. It's essentially a thick, fluted plastic tube with easy-to-read gradation markings. You place the tube in your tank, put your finger firmly over one end, and pull out a fuel sample, comparing the measured level in the tube to a calibrated card you make using the included instructions. Simple! A word about calibrating: the emptier your tank when beginning the calibration process, the better! Take your time and do it right; you'll be glad you did. Also, those who fly airplanes with smaller tanks (e.g., C150s, PA38s) may wish to calibrate by filling up two or three gallons at a time instead of the recommended five. All in all, this is a great product that goes a long way to maintaining flight safety.
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Monday, July 14, 2008
I am quite satisfied with this product.
by Kenneth from Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada 

Review: It fulfills the purpose of its intended use quite well. The only way it could be improved is if it were calibrated for the specific tank size that I have rather than having to interpolate from the calibrations used. This of course would change it from being a universal gauge and thus I suspect increasing the cost.
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Friday, January 25, 2008
Peace of Mind!
by A Customer from Fort Worth TX USA 

Pros: Easy to read. No moving parts to wear out.
Cons: Haven't found any yet
Review: [This review refers to the FuelHawk Cessna 172 Long Range Fuel Gauge version] Ever looked into that deep, dark hole called a fuel tank and wondered just how much fuel is really in there? I always hated that and now there is no more wondering for me. I have a lot more peace of mind knowing exactly how much fuel is in each tank before take-off. I used the "stick method" in the past and all you really know is that you have 5" of fuel but how many gallons is that? How many inches per hour does your airplane use? I didn't know either. The fuel hawk gives you a readout in gallons which is useful information that you can actually use in calculations without having to guess. Great product!!
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Thursday, September 13, 2007
Limited life
by James L. Freeman from Anderson, SC 

Pros: Accuracy, ease of use
Cons: Durability
Review: For doing the job it was designed to do, it is great--easy to use and accurate. The downside is that I go through a lot of them because, apparently, the auto fuel I use reacts with the plastic and causes it to crack. There is a potential for it to break and drop a piece into the fuel tank. It hasen't happened yet because I replace it as soon as a crack appears bad enough. One Fuelhawk lasts me 6-9 months.
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Previous Customer Questions For FuelHawk Universal Fuel Gauge:
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On Friday, November 01, 2013 a customer asked:
Q:
Do you carry the large universal 16" one?
A: Yes we do carry the FuelHawk Universal Fuel Gauge -- Extra Long. It measures 16 inches in length.

On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 a customer asked:
Q:
Can this be calibrated for my 32.5 gallon tanks on my 1960 Cessna 210?
A: This Universal Fuel Gauge will work with any aircraft. There is a calibration graph included -- you start with a tank as empty as possible, take a measurement and notate it, and add 5 gallons at a time while marking on the graph until full. The gauge does come with the full instructions in detail.

On Saturday, May 01, 2010 a customer asked:
Q:
Can this work, or be calibrated to work on a 1979 Cessna 180 with wet wings?
A: Absolutely, this fuel gauge can be calibrated for any aircraft.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2009 a customer asked:
Q:
I would like to purchase a fuel gage for a Cessna 150
A: This FuelHawk can be calibrated for the Cessna 150.

On Monday, November 24, 2008 a customer asked:
Q:
Do you have a version with liter instead of Gallons?
A:

The readout on the fuel gauge is shown in gallons only.

On Tuesday, May 20, 2008 a customer asked:
Q:
When calibrated does it provide fuel amount usable or total?
A: You will receive a readout in gallons of usable fuel.

On Friday, March 28, 2008 a customer asked:
Q:
Will it work on A Piper Archer?
A: Yes, this Universal Fuel Gauge is made to work with any aircraft as you would calibrate it yourself.

On Wednesday, February 06, 2008 a customer asked:
Q:
How long is the universal fuel gauge?
A: It is 11 inches long.


 

 

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