Nitrous Oxide for take off??

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  1. Henning

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    Gatorade jug. Take a bunch of vitamin B and drink Lemon Lime Gatorade then refill the jug. When the plane requires a fuel stop, dispose of the refilled jug in the FBO refrigerator...:thumbsup:
     
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    This is why I have a saying:

    "Never drink the lemon-lime Gatorade in an airplane. Especially if it's in a Fruit Punch bottle."

    Gatorade jugs are nice. I got annoyed when they stopped making the 1L Dr. Pepper bottles with the wide mouth opening, as that's my beverage of choice and those were convenient.
     
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    Yeah. Lemon-lime Gatorade is gross to begin with - In fact, it may well be "used" Fruit Punch Gatorade - And it'd be too easy to get confused.

    Best Gatorade, IMHO, is the Fierce Grape. And you'll never confuse the new and used varieties of that. :D
     
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    The reason you run N[sub]2[/sub]O is to provide extra oxygen, which can only be used by additional fuel. A typical aircraft carb or FI setup isn't going to lend itself to adding extra fuel when you uncork the N[sub]2[/sub]O bottle. Screw it up and you lean out the engine, get detonation, and end up with catastrophic parts failure. Running a stroker crank kind be just like running at higher RPM and lead to a bunch of complications that you have to consider like piston velocity and fun stuff like crank journal velocity. No easy answers, but start with what kind of thrust you need given your takeoff weight and go from there. That's why Colin Chapman was big on adding lightness. You can't beat the rules of volumetric efficiency, but you need to look at the area under the torque curve if you want to go fast.
     
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    An NOs type system has two circuits running to the spray system. One is plumbed from the N2O2 bottle and the other run from the fuel tank with its own fuel pump. The system is calibrated to provide the correct amount of fuel to Nitrous Oxide when you push the button and operates completely independently of the engines own fuel delivery system.
     
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    YES
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rSobuKBxI
     
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