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Suspected old fuel

Old 3rd Dec 2017, 10:24
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Suspected old fuel

A sample was tested with a match.

Buckinghamshire gyropcopter stalled after being refuelled from 'old' petrol can - BBC News
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 11:12
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A gyrocopter stalled mid-air after it was filled with petrol from an old fuel can, a report has said.
Stalled? Really?
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 12:45
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This paragraph from the AAIB report is more amusing....

In its report, the AAIB said the unleaded petrol for the helicopter-like craft had been stored in a metal jerry can, which had been "used for a number of years".
The pilot had "concerns" about the colour of the fuel, but after checking the "flammability of a small sample" he "convinced himself it was good".
I might have missed something in my training decades ago but how does one test the 'flammability' of a sample?
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Darwin comes to mind.
Twice...first time for even attempting to fly an abomination.
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