B&A Stowaway here! I turn wrenches on Uncle Sam’s fleet of KC135R(BAFT). BAFT stand for Big A** Flame Thrower; some of my more practical and earthy friends (i.e., rednecks like myself) have mentioned that if someone needs a show of force, hook a spark plug up to the end of the drogue and touch it off. At 6500+ gallons of fuel a minute, people would back the truck up. However, when a the MEC (like fancy carbs, pretty much. But not quite and even more so) decides to pump fuel out in much the same manner, you get a video like this.
Jet engines work on the ‘suck-squeeze-bang-blow’ method of motorvation. Also, jet fuel is kerosene based. Acutally, K(erosene)C(argo) 135 R(-model). So if you buy fuel additives that have ‘REAL JET ENGINE FUEL’ in them, they are either lying or you better be putting it in a diesel.
The engine sucks air in through the front through the fan; most of it goes around the outside of the core, but some of it goes through the middle of the engine, where it gets squeezed together in a series of smaller and smaller fans. Fuel is aerated and injected, then a spark is introduced for the BANG! The air blows out the back, spinning the increasing fans out the back, which turns the core, which brings in more air through the fan in the front, making it scoot. When too much fuel is introduced, you get this sort of reaction. We were half expecting it to happen, so no one took off running, and we had the camera ready. Score, huh? Kids, don’t try this at home!