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it would be an enormous amount of fuel to keep warmer than the external temperature at 30,000 ft.

one could heat it at the intake, but it still seems dodgy. i bet kerosene withstands much colder temps before freezing.

anyone confirm or deny this supposition?

next: natgas and its possible use as jetfuel...

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 09:07:03 AM EST
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Why? It starts off warm, so the problem is mainly insulation - which I guess is a problem if you're keeping fuel in thin wings.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 09:08:59 AM EST
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