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Re: REFLECTOR: Fuel Tanks

I dunno, Simon- I do know that I've gotten some good sparks from sanding. At
times it can get so bad I'd wince before I touched the plane! I don't know
if it was me or the plane building the charge, but the dust inside the
strakes formed little patterns similar to filings in a magnetic
ield.  -Bill

prototype 'Super' Chipmunk N18EF
Velocity Classic RG N6098S in the works

>For that purpose it's enough to calculate the capacitance of the fuel cap.
>(as long as you didn't connect it to anything else). Turns out to be about
>0.1pF. That's tiny. It means it can hold about a million electrons per
>volt. That may seem like a lot but it isn't. Probably not enough electrons
>to create a channel of fully ionized air (aka "spark").