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tonywijaszko
02-24-2004, 05:41 AM
Probably blind, my flying suggests this can't see the Hurricane fuel gauge. anybody direct me?

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tonywijaszko
02-24-2004, 05:41 AM
Probably blind, my flying suggests this can't see the Hurricane fuel gauge. anybody direct me?

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Bansai Potato
02-24-2004, 05:53 AM
Upper right of instrument panel.

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blabla0001
02-24-2004, 06:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Classic_EAF92:
Upper right of instrument panel.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's the RPM gauge, the fuel gauge is on the bottom right of the panel.

tttiger
02-24-2004, 11:16 AM
There are two fuel gauges. One on the upper left that's permanently stuck on 5/8 and one on the lower right that works.

Here's a good two-part series on the Hurricane. Simplicity was not one of its strong points:

"I always have a soft spot in my heart for funky airplanes, or those that are difficult to fly, or that have "endearing quirks." The Hurricane may become my favorite, after the C-46. It has the usual dreadful British cockpit layout, with "stuff" scattered all over the place, oddball ways of doing things (at least by American standards), and the appearance of a boiler factory from the nineteenth century."

http://avweb.com/news/columns/185674-1.html

You'll notice the instrument panel, in fact much of the cockpit, is quite different from the one we have but it's a later varient. It's still an amazing clutter. In real life, "task overload" must have been a continual problem for the pilot. You'll notice in the cockpit photos there is elevator trim and rudder trim but no aileron trim, which is indeed odd. You level (in the roll axis) the plane by trimming the rudder. The Hurris in FB are correct in that respect.

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tonywijaszko
02-24-2004, 01:23 PM
Any advance on upper right lower right or upper left????????????????????????????????????????????

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blabla0001
02-24-2004, 02:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tttiger:
There are two fuel gauges. One on the upper left that's permanently stuck on 5/8 and one on the lower right that works.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

On the upper left are the oxygen regulator gauges, not the fuel gauges.

The one on the lower right is the one you need.

Right next to the orange oil and red fuel meter. (Although I never saw these 2 meters do anything they look like they are there to make the pit authentic but don't indicate anything really)

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S!

Cap