From: | "Michael A. Kauffman" <mak9@******.EDU> |
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Subject: | fuel tanks |

Date: | Sat, 1 May 1993 14:51:36 EDT |

mistake in my calculations ( multiplied when I should have divided)

ArkAngel's (welcome back) suggestion of 2 BVU's per liter seems to be at the

right order of magnitude maybe still allittle high but at least in the

ballpark. I think 1 BVU per liter would be more reasonable.

Considering Carter's suggestion that fuel tanks be taken out of ESU (fine with

me), that would be 1 ESU gives 2 liters of fuel capacity. or a 20 liter tank

would take up 10 ESU. Comments?

As to mass of the tank, lets calculate for a full tank as Roberson suggest.

Therefore mass would be about .8 time the tanks capacity.

For batteries how about 1 ESU provides 20 PFs ( for ArkAngel: PF's are our

unit of stored electrical fuel. Check the DSF for more details on their

comparison to regular fuel.) As for mass of batteries, maybe 10 PFs equal 1

kg. does this make sense? Should a battery of 200 PFs have a mass of 20 kg?

Mike Kauffman

AKA Amonchare