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I'm an ATP. Fly DC9s (more) (archive)

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Posted by Larry in TN on October 05, 1999 at 14:05:58:

In Reply to: No -- started with ground school and got bored... posted by (more) Lorenz on October 04, 1999 at 19:16:31:

From what I remember from when I flew piston-powered airplanes, a rich mixture burns cooler because the extra fuel isn't burned completely (not enough air) it acts to cool the engine. That's also why leaning your mixture just before an emmisions test will dramatically cut emmisions.

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