Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:28 am

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Rolluplostinspace wrote:She's dead who cares?

Look at the route the atlantic hop is 2,000 miles. Pacific is 8,000 miles and each step you have to hit a titchy island with exactitude.
Cui bono?


Yah, I guess in terms of distance she still had a fair way to go.
But still, she was on the final leg of a multileg journey, as LR's chart shows.
Having already flown over the air spaces of so many countries without any problems.
Guess it wasn't meant to be. :(

Ran out of fuel, couldn’t find the island and ditched.
Shark food probably.


I’ve had days like that. Now I try to keep an eye on the petrol meter.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby LordRaven » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:51 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Guest wrote:
Text wrote:
Cobs wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:She's dead who cares?

Look at the route the atlantic hop is 2,000 miles. Pacific is 8,000 miles and each step you have to hit a titchy island with exactitude.
Cui bono?


Yah, I guess in terms of distance she still had a fair way to go.
But still, she was on the final leg of a multileg journey, as LR's chart shows.
Having already flown over the air spaces of so many countries without any problems.
Guess it wasn't meant to be. :(

Ran out of fuel, couldn’t find the island and ditched.
Shark food probably.


I’ve had days like that. Now I try to keep an eye on the petrol meter.


Fuel Gauge, surely? It is a real pain in the ass running out of fuel, take a small spare can in the boot and it will never happen.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:15 pm

I always carry a full can as seeing the gauge low out in the hills can be a bit worrying.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:20 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:I always carry a full can as seeing the gauge low out in the hills can be a bit worrying.

Imagine flying over the Pacific Ocean with nothing but blue sea to the horizon in all directions looking at a very low fuel gauge looking for a tiny speck of land to land on.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:32 pm

LordRaven wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Guest wrote:
Text wrote:Yah, I guess in terms of distance she still had a fair way to go.
But still, she was on the final leg of a multileg journey, as LR's chart shows.
Having already flown over the air spaces of so many countries without any problems.
Guess it wasn't meant to be. :(

Ran out of fuel, couldn’t find the island and ditched.
Shark food probably.


I’ve had days like that. Now I try to keep an eye on the petrol meter.


Fuel Gauge, surely? It is a real pain in the ass running out of fuel, take a small spare can in the boot and it will never happen.


Yeah that. I’m not going to carry petrol around in the boot of my car!

:ooer: pretty sure that it’s illegal anyway. :snooty:
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:37 pm

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Rolluplostinspace wrote:I always carry a full can as seeing the gauge low out in the hills can be a bit worrying.

Imagine flying over the Pacific Ocean with nothing but blue sea to the horizon in all directions looking at a very low fuel gauge looking for a tiny speck of land to land on.

It's not quite that bad out here.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby .SF. » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:45 pm

Lady Murasaki wrote:
LordRaven wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Guest wrote:
Text wrote:Yah, I guess in terms of distance she still had a fair way to go.
But still, she was on the final leg of a multileg journey, as LR's chart shows.
Having already flown over the air spaces of so many countries without any problems.
Guess it wasn't meant to be. :(

Ran out of fuel, couldn’t find the island and ditched.
Shark food probably.


I’ve had days like that. Now I try to keep an eye on the petrol meter.


Fuel Gauge, surely? It is a real pain in the ass running out of fuel, take a small spare can in the boot and it will never happen.


Yeah that. I’m not going to carry petrol around in the boot of my car!

:ooer: pretty sure that it’s illegal anyway. :snooty:


Is it illegal?
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:48 pm

Should be, it’s an explosive liquid.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:51 pm

Lady Murasaki wrote:Should be, it’s an explosive liquid.

All my life I never heard of one exploding.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:00 pm

Doesn’t seem like a safe thing to travel around with.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:42 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:Should be, it’s an explosive liquid.

All my life I never heard of one exploding.

Petrol bombs? Petrol vapour explodes doesn’t it? Inside an enclosed space like a piston it does.
Petrol tankers explode in accidents.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Bessie » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:34 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:Doesn’t seem like a safe thing to travel around with.

Like a petrol tank? :mrgreen:

I always carry a Jerry can filled with petrol in my boot, it's perfectly safe in a suitable container.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:06 am

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Lady Murasaki wrote:Should be, it’s an explosive liquid.

All my life I never heard of one exploding.

Petrol bombs? Petrol vapour explodes doesn’t it? Inside an enclosed space like a piston it does.
Petrol tankers explode in accidents.

A petrol can is nothing like a petrol bomb.
Link me to some stories of those plastic cans exploding in cars .... in accidents in summer heat whatever.
Petrol tank will split and spill before a can does.
If anyone is frightened of travelling with petrol on board may I suggest a diesel.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Lady Murasaki » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:39 am

Bessie wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:Doesn’t seem like a safe thing to travel around with.

Like a petrol tank? :mrgreen:

I always carry a Jerry can filled with petrol in my boot, it's perfectly safe in a suitable container.


Always? I’d keep one in the garage if I had to but wouldn’t want to have it on me all the time. Living in a city means a petrol station is never far away anyway. It’d be different if I lived out in the styx.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby jra » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:13 am

Rolluplostinspace wrote:
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Lady Murasaki wrote:Should be, it’s an explosive liquid.

All my life I never heard of one exploding.

Petrol bombs? Petrol vapour explodes doesn’t it? Inside an enclosed space like a piston it does.
Petrol tankers explode in accidents.

A petrol can is nothing like a petrol bomb.
Link me to some stories of those plastic cans exploding in cars .... in accidents in summer heat whatever.
Petrol tank will split and spill before a can does.
If anyone is frightened of travelling with petrol on board may I suggest a diesel.


Diesel can catch on fire in certain conditions, as the Ladbroke Grove rail crash proved whjere there was a diesel fireball.

I noticed when boating that petrol will seep out of a can unless there is a perfect seal. The other thing is petrol expands a lot when heated/hot, so best to not overfill a can, especially a plastic one as it might burst.

The limits as far as I can tell are 5 litres (plastic) and 10 litres (metal) cans.
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