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The cost of Petrol in one of these

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kbfern, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. kbfern

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    I was thinking of putting one of these into my car till the price of petrol went up :D

    I wonder how many gallons to the mile this baby does?
     

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    Ask IanJ. I think he had one fitted to his Vauxhall Nova a few years back :laugh:
     
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    Runs on Kerosene doesn't it? IIRC a jet airliner which is over 80% full and travelling more than 300 miles is more efficient per person per mile travelled than a small fuel efficient car.
     
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    what the bloody hell is that
     
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    Yeah, but the CO2 those baby's pump out is MUCH higher per person. :thumbsdow
     
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    It's a Rolls Royce jet engine I think.
     
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    looks a lot like the motor out of an RX7 :devil:
     
  8. kbfern

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    It's an Rolls Royce RB211 engine that was developed in the 1960/70's for use in the TSR2 advanced fighter aircraft that was being developed but ultimatley scrapped by the Wilson government.The aircraft was so ahead of its time but cost a fortune to design and build.

    I took the photo over the weekend at RAF Cosford,they have a TSR2 on display there too.I think the engine was later used in the Boeing 757.
     
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    Ask this guy.
     
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    I've got two of those in my processor.
    It helps the signal get there faster and stuff, know what i mean, innit, etc etc.
     
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    Looks a bit like a Rolls Royce Trent engine.

    Not a patch on the Merlin. :D
     
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    TSR2 used Olympus - same family as Concorde and Vulcan
     
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    Like one of these puppies :D

    Now with one of these under the bonnet you would really fly.

    An that is an RB211 beside it
     

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    I'm sure I've seen a car on the TV that had a RR Merlin fitted . Was a few years ago now though . Can't seem to find a link , yet :devil:

    John

    think this might be it
     
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    I see a few contenders for the 'Darwin Award' are visiting this forum.....:)
     
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    Martin,you are quite correct,sorry for the wrong info.
     
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    Thats OK you will have to go to our proposed Cosford meet
     
  18. kbfern

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    Yes I'm up for that,should be a good day out if we can get it on.
     
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    I saw my first ever real live Hummer today... Brand spanking new, it looked awesome. Probably a similar fuel consumption :)

    Dave
     

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