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Old 03-06-2014, 09:52 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by smr238 View Post
Fadec is an acronym for full authority digital engine controll. It is used on newer turbine engines. I have never seen an o2 sensor on a turbine engine. There is no need. The more fuel you pour into a turbine the more power it produces. With out protection devices you could add fuel until the engine oversped or melted. I dont know if GA recips are using anythig that advanced or not.
If I'd known mentioning FADEC would take the thread to the topic of diesel I would never have brought it up. My apologies. But, yes, there are FADEC piston A/C engines that burn avgas. I think the only relevant points raised so far relate to leaded fuels compromising the cat and O2 sensors.

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