Light Aircraft Engines, the Potential and Problems for Use of Automotive Fuels. Phase 1. Literature Search
Final rept. Oct 1979-Sep 1980
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR W E LAY AUTOMOTIVE LAB (319)
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A comprehensive data research and analysis for evaluating the use of automotive fuels as a substitute for aviation grade fuel by piston-type general aviation aircraft engines is presented. Historically known problems and potential problems with fuels were reviewed for possible impact relative to application to an aircraft operational environment. This report reviews areas such as fuel specification requirements, combustion knock, preignition, vapor lock, spark plug fouling, additives for fuel and oil, and storage stability.