I'm still not clear why it's more useful to know when a tank is full than when it's empty, but never mind What would be interesting, though, is to know accurate fuel capacities for each tank? I don't think, for instance, our fuel tanks are separated into wing and flap tanks, but data for those could be useful for refining the fuel system script from other aircraft for the T5. Is that data in the pilots notes, do you know?
The tanks only have high level float switches, not low level. Their primary use is to stop the filling of the tanks when you're done air-to-air refueling all lights will be lit, so at a quick glance you know you're good to depart from your Victor without having to study the tank indicators.
The port and starboard indicators combine the flap fuel and tank fuel, and present a total of the two.
To get exact figures for each tank I'll need to do some digging / asking as I'm not sure my manuals will say.
Its a simple plastic strip that is either up out of the way, or down in front of the bulbs (behind the worded windows).
The knob only rotates 1/4 of a turn, and the tinted plastic strip moves with the knob.
When you rotate it down into place, you see the windows dim from the top down. The leading edge of the tinted plastic gives a pretty definable line as it moves down behind the windows. Then they are just dim.
Thanks Trying to get it modelled, but the photo is just not quite high-res enough to easily separate the components. Will keep trying though - air-to-air is going to be interesting in this. Also looking into TACAN, including Air to Air TACAN, as Richard's Emisary script is coming out with the next FG release