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Old 01-26-2010, 08:45 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
...well, hold onto your fears because DARPA and NASA are looking into ceramic jet engine turbines held within plastic (carbon-fiber) outer housings...super, SUPER lightweight and capable of producing 'near' after-burning power levels during a finite (ie: "oneway") lifetime/flight duration.
Plastic isn't carbon fiber, that I know of... if they're using carbon fiber, there's a good (light weight/super strong/resilient) reason for it.
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