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When designing a carburetor, is the air to fuel ratio calculated or just experimentally adjusted?

Does anyone actually calculate carburetors air to fuel ratio when designing one in practice? You would have to calculate the flowrate of air, the pressure drop, the rate of flow due to pressure ...
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Can an empty aviation fuel tank blow up

At the end of the James Bond movie View to a kill, the aeroplane runs out of fuel - both the propellers stop and the plane glides. There are holes at the bottom of the tank so all the fuel has ...
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Is it ok to use a “4-cycle only” fuel in a 2-cycle motor with mixed oil?

I have some Tru-Fuel, which is an ethanol-free gasoline. Ethanol free gasoline is needed in small engines because ethanol can degrade rubber gaskets and cause other problems like gumming up ...