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how to find the maximum amount of fuel you could take in a cessna 152

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I am trying to find the maximum fuel i can carry in a cessna 152 so that i can find takeoff weight, moment and the CG. the info i have is the following:

basic empty weight: 1150 lbs.

moment: 33,600 inch-lbs.

pilot: 170lbs

passenger: 145lbs.

baggage: 50 pounds(baggage area1)



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  1. Gary Moore on Oct 06, 2012

    Do you have a C-152 POH?

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  2. Jim Foley on Oct 06, 2012

    The POH I have for a 1980 model says the MTOW is 1,670lbs. Subtract the empty weight, pilot and pax weight, and baggage weight, and you have 155lbs free. 155 divided by 6 (lbs per gallon of gas) is 25.8 gallons that can be carried.

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  3. Jim Foley on Oct 06, 2012

    BTW, that just shows that the weight is within limits. You’ll have to do the moment calculations to see if the CG is within limits.

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