Can a Hybrid Lightning Jet Engine Outperform a Traditional Jet Engine?

In summary, the conversation discusses the potential use of lightning to power jet engines and increase fuel efficiency. However, the idea is not scientifically accurate and the F-35 jet is not actually powered by lightning. The conversation also mentions the F-22 jet using electric power turbines to save fuel, but this is not how jet engines work. Overall, the conversation shows a lack of understanding about jet engines and the role of lightning in powering them.
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Does lightning heat air 5 times more the the suns surface? If so can a hybrid lightning jet engine work, as lightning heats up air, more then fuel can?

Americas 5th gen jet fighter can travel 3* more then enemy jet's. That means it's a hybrid engine right?

Compressed air heated sees the air expand making it's speed pick up or fly faster, or fly longer as the engine turbines make electricity?

I take it the jet fuel also powers the electricity by using lightning, to heat the air expanding it also, saving fuel?

To save fuel the F-22 jet must use 50% less because the electric power turbines, are making the jet powered by lighting strikes, that expand the air making thrust at the same time, meaning less fuel as the blades turn, they make electricity?

Big lightning heats the air on Earth 5* hotter then the sun. This means any lighting can hit compressed air making it expand from heating it up with lightning right?

As you can see i am far from a scientist, or good at gramma...Sorry peoples.
 
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The name of the F-35 is the "Lightning". That doesn't mean it's powered by lightning, any more than the F-18 hornet is powered by bees.
 
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I'm not sure if this was intended as a serious thread or not, but that OP is basically gibberish, bearing no resemblance to how a jet engine works. There is nothing special about the F-35's engine. Here's a place to start learning about how jet engines work:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_engine

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Related to Can a Hybrid Lightning Jet Engine Outperform a Traditional Jet Engine?

1. How does a lightning jet engine create thrust?

A lightning jet engine creates thrust by compressing incoming air through a series of rotating blades, mixing it with fuel, and igniting it to create a controlled explosion. The resulting force pushes the engine and aircraft forward.

2. What materials are used to make a lightning jet engine?

The materials used to make a lightning jet engine must be able to withstand extreme temperatures, pressures, and forces. Common materials include heat-resistant alloys, titanium, and ceramic composites.

3. How fast can a lightning jet engine propel an aircraft?

The speed of a lightning jet engine depends on various factors such as the size and weight of the aircraft, as well as the power and efficiency of the engine. However, some jet engines can reach speeds of up to Mach 3, or three times the speed of sound.

4. What are the main components of a lightning jet engine?

A typical lightning jet engine consists of a compressor, combustion chamber, turbine, and nozzle. The compressor compresses air and mixes it with fuel, which is ignited in the combustion chamber. The hot gases then pass through the turbine, which powers the compressor, and finally, the nozzle directs the exhaust gases to create thrust.

5. How is the efficiency of a lightning jet engine measured?

The efficiency of a lightning jet engine is measured by its specific fuel consumption, which is the amount of fuel needed to produce a unit of thrust. The lower the specific fuel consumption, the more efficient the engine is at converting fuel into thrust. Other factors, such as speed and altitude, also impact the overall efficiency of a jet engine.

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