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Come fry with me.... !

shutter
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Come fry with me.... !

AIRBUS are trialling a new concept in aircraft design and propulsion....

 

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1309208323036774401

 

BUT..

how dangerous will it be to fly in one of their HYDROGEN planes ? ? ?

 

Perhaps they haven`t read the history of flight,... and in particular this part...

 

The airship was designed to be filled with helium gas but because of U.S. export restriction on helium, it was filled with hydrogen. Hydrogen is extremely flammable, and the official cause of the fire was due to a "discharge of atmospheric electricity" near a gas leak on the ship's surface, according to History.com.6 May 2015
 
 
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RobPN
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Re: Come fry with me.... !


@shutter wrote:

 

BUT..

how dangerous will it be to fly in one of their HYDROGEN planes ? ? ?

BUT a completely different concept @shutter , there won't be a passenger cabin suspended beneath a container formed of a thin delicate membrane, filled with hydrogen, waiting to leak into the surrounding atmosphere.  Wink

Sure, hydrogen is highly flammable, but so's the stuff they use as fuel now!

shutter
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Re: Come fry with me.... !

yay ! ... one safety aspect of using hydrogen, is that... being "lighter than air"... it burns quicker, so whatever there is to burn litre for litre will burn for a less amount of time, than current avgas ! .

 

 

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Re: Come fry with me.... !

Nothing new there @shutter, Led Zepplin had his German grandfather's version of gaining height made into a song back in the early 70s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbhCPt6PZIU

 

 

 


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