Light Plane Philosopher
- Dec 16, 2007
- Port Townsend WA
Lots of what is sold as “Kerosene” around here actually is Jet A. In the early days of commercial jets, they frequently were referred to as “kerosene burners”. I don’t know what fuel they actually were burning, but you didn’t need ADS-B to spot traffic.I've heard that for road trucks/cars that you can use the Kerosene
Because Peter was going to sell kits and everything else (engine, prop, avionics, interior, paint) included for $150,000 by "leveraging high volume production".Continental CD-300 Jet-A Engine
Just wondered why PM didn't consider this ????
Hands up all those that think Peter will 'Give it a Go'
The hummer engines that run Jet fuel as standard fuel are the same as GM trucks were. The claims that it kills them are false.When I worked for a regional airline, the only car/ truck to survive the Jet A was VW Rabbits and old style Mercedes. The Ford and Chevy trucks died expensive deaths. I think unless he has said anything different, we are talking #2 diesel out of the pump. That’s what is around here. If your stuff survived , great, but I bet you would be surprise how different jet A and house kerosene is. Both kerosene but A is way dryer. The beauty of a diesel is just about anything combusts. The fuel delivery is what takes the beating. Anyway $3 a gal is retail for Jet A here, bulk it’s about $1.20g.
They add a dye and chemical tracer so they can spot it. In Europe, anyway. I doubt uncle Sam is any different.I had a home heating fuel guy tell me that you could burn his stuff in my 300D but it would smoke. They add something so a car or truck trying to save on the tax can be identified, that's all the authorities care about, to fine you.
Yup, there's a number of comments there expressing his dissatisfaction with Wasabi, and that he will be doing all ground effects testing himself "until he is comfortable with it...."Latest vid is up. "after I get the airworthiness certificate sorted out I'll be getting it off the ground again and holding it in ground effect"
From youtube comments when asked if he was sticking with Wassabi for the flight testing: Raptor Aicraft: Now that I have done breathing room I'm going to do what I can do while I'm comfortable with proceeding
Test Pilot Peter cleared for takeoff