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Which is why e-10 is not used in aircraft... of on the Hood River bar.
Anyone ever had to drain the fuel tanks on an airplane of the water that condenses overnight?
They have drains in them just for that purpose. Evaporation of the fuel causes cooling. The sun warms the surface of the wing and you have cool inside/warm outside, voila! Condensation. Fill a glass with water and add ice. What happens? Condensation forms on the glass.
E-10 makes matters worse, alcohol is hydroscopic-it attracts water, making the condensation problem worse, as the water doesn't separate out as in pure gas. Water and alky mix, but don't burn well.
Ragtimedon-I was a guest aboard your beautiful Endeavor one afternoon when you and your wife gave us a tour.
I'm a friend of Tom, the guy down the dock with the Helms 27.
Might have a boat after next week...gotta find it first.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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