The cost of Petrol in one of these

kbfern

Distinguished Member
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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Ed Selley

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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.
 

The Dude

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looks a lot like the motor out of an RX7 :devil:
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
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.
 

Steve.EX

Active Member
kbfern said:
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?

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.
 

MartinImber

Active Member
kbfern said:
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.

TSR2 used Olympus - same family as Concorde and Vulcan
 

SanPedro

Well-known Member
eviljohn2 said:
Looks a bit like a Rolls Royce Trent engine.

Not a patch on the Merlin. :D

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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John

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Chris Lamle said:
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

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
 

Knightshade

Active Member
I see a few contenders for the 'Darwin Award' are visiting this forum.....:)
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
Martin,you are quite correct,sorry for the wrong info.
 

MartinImber

Active Member
kbfern said:
Martin,you are quite correct,sorry for the wrong info.

Thats OK you will have to go to our proposed Cosford meet
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
Yes I'm up for that,should be a good day out if we can get it on.
 

IronGiant

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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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