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Old 11-11-2013, 12:35 AM
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Jgwright
 
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Many years ago I saw a plane with a functioning afterburner flying at the Ohain Whittle meeting in Germany. It was a technical feat, but honestly you would struggle to even know it was being used. There was no obvious flame and just a roar when it was ignited and the plane had more power. There are very inefficient and drink fuel. It was developed before the current crop of 180 and 220 turbines, which do the job better and much more efficiently. This subject gets revised from time to time but it is highly unlikely it will be for sale for our model turbines. I do also recall seeing the Skypipe, but never in the air. The foamy EDF with a flame coming out if it is not an afterburner, just a flame that is dangerous fire hazard. It is far from cool.

John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ruylp7_RLE

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