Posted by J. Clarke on August 5, 2008, 1:30 pm
Well, now, in CA it costs about 25 cents more per 65 miles of travel
than does gasoline. That's hardly "insane". You have not identified
any safety risks that are significantly different from those
associated with gasoline.
Yes, I have and your repeating this ad nauseum does not change the
outcome, which is that the plane landed safely.
See what a damaged gasoline tank did to numerous B-17s and B-24s and
Lancasters and whatnot during WWII. It was a lot worse than what that
oxygen bottle did.
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Posted by Eeyore on August 5, 2008, 10:15 pm
"J. Clarke" wrote:
You must be getting some amazingly cheap hydrogen. BTW, you do realise
most is made from hydrocarbons I hope so it does nothing to reduce your
With a sodding great hole in it. I've also seen a pic of what a similar
tank did to a Toyota Hilux. It blew it apart. I doubt you'd survive.
That's because they were being fired at with bullets you twit.
Posted by Solar Flare on August 5, 2008, 10:59 pm
Let's bring "Lancaster" into this argument...LOL He wrote a book on your
Posted by RicodJour on August 5, 2008, 2:43 pm
Why do you keep referring to that one recent event? When was the last
time a plane had an oxygen bottle blow a hole in the side of it? The
one before that? How many passenger miles between events?
It's lost its grip on the public consciousness - in other words the
risk is so low that people aren't concerned. Factoring all of that
in, where do you come up with 'insane costs and safety risks'?
Any tank of fuel is potentially dangerous, yet we rarely hear of
welding tanks and storage tanks exploding unless someone did something
really stupid. Why is hydrogen storage suddenly the Bogey Man of
Posted by Eeyore on August 5, 2008, 10:25 pm
Do you know how carefully they are handled and how often they are tested ?
Do you expect the same in an automotive environment ?
BTW, most hydrogen is made from hydrocarbon sources and releases plenty of CO2
in its manufacture.