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Originally posted by Aim64C
You all don't seem to be grasping the concept of a wing through air very well.
Originally posted by Figher Master FIN
After the air has gotten in the engine it goes through the compressor wich makes the air more dense (I'm not sure so explain)
Now here comes my first question, is the air compressed because it burns better? After the air and the fuel burns they start to make the turbine spin which again sucks more air in the engine.
The "gases" that the fuel and the air make are very expandable, wich means that they take a lot of room in the open wich makes them the perfect fuel because they create lots of thrust.
My last question is more about the throttle, how can a pilot actually make a plane go slower and faster with a jet-engine plane. Does it have something to do with the compressor or the turbine or the fuel injector?
Originally posted by Zaphod58
If you look at the really old pics of B-52s taking off, you see a huge black smoke trail. They used to inject water into the engine to cool the air down. By cooling the air, they could compress it more and get more into the engine and get more power.