[Vwdiesel] jet-a powered aircraft
val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Sat Aug 14 00:22:13 EDT 2004
> Val Christian wrote:
> > The Franklin diesel looks like it might work, and the price is not
> > terribly bad. 100LL is getting pretty pricy, and with a buck or
> > often more per gallon differential from JET-A, there's hope.
> Avgas is about the only fuel that contains lead anymore - phasing out
> lead is a big reason for the move to diesels in aircraft.
> Dave Ross N7EPI
You are absolutely right. The EPA has been banging that drum for a
long time. I believe that 100LL has 2.0 ml of tetraethyl lead per gal.
The old 100/130 had 4.0. 30 years ago I knew all the specs. Today I just
remember parts of them, and not always the right units.
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