posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 01:59 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
This was because the heat generated at speed required the airframe to be able to expand right? When it got going the skin would heat up, expand and
shut off the fuel leaks.
I've always been curious about this. Why wasn't there a way to keep the fuel from leaking? Like an internal bladder?
If we were to talk about new materials for the skin do you think they might be able to 'adjust'?
I know you know why, but any hints as to why the expansions made a difference? I would have thought fuel was confined in a certain 'fuel leak
I'm super new to this whole thing, so I'm betting someone can tell me why there isn't/wasn't a sealed area on the plane for fuel. Come on, this
has to be old stuff.
I think I just figured out an answer to that last question. Because we lacked a certain something back in the day.