This information is very beneficial for your pit man to know so that they know if they can, and for how long, that they can keep you out longer on the track for to avoid pit lane congestion to save time or to allow you to run on some clear track to gain time on your competitors. This app also provides your pit person the knowledge and flexibility to change your pit strategy during your race depending on your fuel consumption. We also provide information on where you can purchase a measuring device to calibrate your fuel tank's capacity. This device will also be used to measure your fuel consumption to calculate your runtime.
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How To Use the App
The app allows you to input 4 variables which are then used to calculate your maximum runtime. Tank Size, Fuel Remaining or Fuel Consumed, Minutes, and Seconds ran. Once the variables are entered tap calculate and your maximum runtime will be displayed.
For the most accurate results you will need to calibrate your tank. Every manufacturers tank is a slightly different size and has variances in manufacturing. It is important that you know exactly how much fuel you are carrying after being filled up.
To calibrate your tank you will need a graduated cylinder which will hold the contents of the tank. Fill the tank with and pressurize the tank so the fuel's feed line fills to the engine's carb. Then drain the tank into the cylinder to get your reading. This number will be the number you use in the Tank Size input in the app. Note: If you are over the legal limit this is a good time resize your tank or lines so you are legal. Check with your ruling organization for fuel limits for your class.
Fuel Remaining or Fuel Consumed
To use the app you will need a good way determining how much fuel is left in the tank. You can use one of two methods.