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    2 hours aloft? Ok, I'm impressed. Couldn't be more than a 20 gallon tank, and under pilot for low CG.
    Has to be while a potentially less efficient power, it leaves off a heavier drive, piston or turbine motor, all the added controls. That weight eats fuel, the hardware consumes maintenance time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    2 hours aloft? Ok, I'm impressed. Couldn't be more than a 20 gallon tank, and under pilot for low CG.
    Has to be while a potentially less efficient power, it leaves off a heavier drive, piston or turbine motor, all the added controls. That weight eats fuel, the hardware consumes maintenance time.
    sounds like propaganda stats to me. I wonder if they relied on centrifugal force to feed the jet engines?

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    The likelihood of both is possible, propaganda & fuel supply.
    In fact I forget which is harder to prove.



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