[Vwdiesel] Diesel Aircrafts ????? old hat you bet.
Forrest L King
forrestking at juno.com
Tue Feb 25 21:31:17 EST 2003
Diesel was first introduced into aircraft platforms succesfully in the
packard airplane of 1929. It was deemed too difficult to work on, and
part were not available - so it was cnx. anyways - it is so great to
see this trend coming back. I love diesel and i love airplanes waht a
But, 1 question for any of you in the know more than I, When burning
Jet-A (that's very refined diesel fuel for you non-aviation guys) do
the piston engines require an additive to lube the pump or has that
problem been engineered out?
On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 21:23:55 -0600 James Hansen <jhsg at sk.sympatico.ca>
> Theilert engines have been certified for some time as a direct
> for lycomings in 172's and the like. Very cool. Not common, but a
> very good
> plant it would seem. Great power to weight, and efficient! Not
> Jumo's by any
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> > The Germans are world leaders in light weight Diesels by far.,as
> > far as experience goes.
> > The first diesel (aircraft) I saw was on the Hindenburg about
> > 2000 HP class. In 1945 I sat on top of a flying boat powered by
> > diesels.Vandalized it --no chance it can be repaired LOL.
> > Now in 2003 aircraft diesels are again certified for aircraft
> > use. Small enough to power small cessnas etc.
> > In 1952 I sat on top of 20 cylinder Aircraft diesels used in
> > german E boats (3X20cylinder yes 60 pistons 7000Hp ) trying to
> > fix pyrometers.Noisy little buggers. Hagar.
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