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100mpg in a plane !

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Nov3-09, 06:57 PM
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Take a lightweight small aeroplane, swap out the WWI era magnetos that run the engine for the modern fuel injections system in your car and get 100mpg
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What did Steve Fosset accomplish in Rutan's world-circling plane?
Dec14-09, 03:46 AM
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I read that article when it came out. Quite impressive!

With expense being a big issue for most general aviation pilots, one has to wonder why engine manufacturers didn't adopt the EFI/FADEC approach years ago.

Better still, turbocharged diesels show even more promise in terms of greater power throughout the climb and on hot, high-altitude takeoffs, while delivering better efficiency for any given velocity at altitude.

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