Re: Car powered by compressed air ... is that for real?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Oct 25 2000 - 15:04:40 MDT

Chuck Kuecker wrote:
> At 02:55 PM 10/25/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >On a related note, I heard recently from some buddies in an R&D outfit
> >that they
> >have successfully developed a nitrogen-oxygen propulsion for the USAF which
> >scavenges its fuel from the atmosphere, which would obviously result in planes
> >needing no fuel...
> I can hear the howls from the greens now - what is the exhaust? N2O?

My friend says that the exhaust is 'not harmful', does not produce acid rain,
etc.... I'm left wondering what they are using to power this, if N-O combustion
is sustaining or not. Maybe nuclear aircraft engines are back??? ;)

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