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Offline speedy

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How far will a fuel pack go?
« on: March 29, 2011, 12:15:30 PM »
Let's forget all the bickering about the first flight and argue, sorry, discuss, a completely useless question.  At £40 a throw, how far will each pack be propelling our lady when she makes her flight?  I heard it suggested, or read somewhere, that from the ground to daylight under the wheels burns somewhere in the region of a staggering two tons of fuel.  This might be complete rubbish of course...

So, if we simply ignore takeoff and climbing to the current allowed cruising altitude, what is the approximate fuel burn rate, what is the cruising speed, and does anyone know roughly what the fuel costs? (allegedly very similar to pump petrol...  :o )
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Re: How far will a fuel pack go?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 01:36:34 PM »
Avgas is about £1.68 per litre locally just now but JetA1 used to be significantly cheaper?
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