Originally Posted by Turbodiesel
Yep thats my baby at the minute!!, Although the Diesel bit isnt quite true at the min. The engine is designed to run on F44/JP5 (Avcat FS2) or ... Helicopter fuel and Petrol. It will run on diesel but only for a few hours as a " get you home" fuel if you can only get hold of diesel.
Its designed for the military because they found in the gulf that they could not always get petrol for there engines, and they dont like carrying Petrol on ships because it sets on fire far to easily!!
Yes but diesel is SO similar - what about central heating oil - virtually identical - the specs are slightly different but mainly for certification reasons for use in the aircraft industry.
For example the westland gazelle will run on the following
JP1, Jet A, JP4, JP5, Kerosene, Diesel 1+2, Fuel Oil 20, Paraffin, AVGAS (limited to 25 hours) - note it is only on petrol it has limitations - shows how similar the other fuels are!!!