It certainly could, Dave. I tend to think a residual wake from his own craft is as good a cause as any as you say he didn't refuel as he was keen to get his second, return, run in for the record, which he would definitely have achieved as he had already gone much quicker on the first. it's reckoned he was doing around 340mph when the accident happened. A great loss.
Colin, not sure why your thread is on this one, but in a helicopter the only engine
you would find, would be a glow engine
, not a diesel. So I think we're still looking into an easy way to make our own model
diesel fuel. The only reason our little engine
s are called diesel is because, like a big diesel in a car or lorry, ours are compression ignition. A glow engine
is merely a 2 stroke with the glow plug taking the place of the sparks system
on a petrol powered engine
. And of course, as if to prove that is the proliferation of 4 stroke glow (and now petrol) engine
s. Or gas engine
s as the Americans call them. And they have shot into use because petrol is comparatively cheap and there are small electronic ignition system
s of great reliability now available.