- Jul 22, 2007
Anyone know the weight of the ee20 Subaru Diesel. If its anyway near the weight of an 0-320 I might install one.John
I've been trying to find out as well.Anyone know the weight of the ee20 Subaru Diesel. If its anyway near the weight of an 0-320 I might install one.John
The turboprops I work on have nothing more than the usual non-circulating atmospheric vents that the gasoline-powered airplanes use. Explosiveness is related to flash point, and gasoline has a flash point of -45°F while Jet has a flash of +140°F.:ermm: Folks - Keep in mind that all is not rosy with Kerosene or JetA in airplanes. It weighs more per gallon than gasoline and, more importantly, you have to be cognisant of the explosive nature of the fuel in the tanks. Whereas gasoline fuel vapors over the fuel in the tank are saturated to the point they are not explosive unless injected by, or exposed to, air, diesel or JetA needs an active purging system to keep the fumes above the fuel below the explosive point. That's why some installations have seen cooled exhaust gases diverted for this purpose. I am not an expert but have read enough to raise the flag before one jumps on board the JetA train. Done properly, absolutely.
It's the old story of Engineer's math Vs real World, the crank webs look scary razor thin to me as well.I'm no expert, and certainly no engineer, but that crank would scare me even before it broke......just not much there holding it together.....