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Old Dec 02, 2012, 12:45 PM
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More speed!

Bert,


If the OP wanted more power, than methanol based fuel could help...
As I wrote, the net gain in HP is 24%.

But in the USA a special license is required to purchase methanol.
I am not sure about the availability of 95/5 methanol/oil fuel, or about the price of methanol there.

And the aim of the OP is more speed, which would ultimately mean a sleeker model, with a thinner wing, smaller engine cooling intakes with baffled flow guides, retractable landing-gear, Etc..

Even if your could extract twice the power from the same DLE 55 engine, the increase in speed would only be 26%... The 80 mph would become 101.


I made a miscalculation in post #8, which I just corrected (luckily no one else caught it...).

The speed gain from switching to methanol would be 6 mph; not just 2. I.e. 80 will become 86 mph.
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