R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
Tech Addict
 
MaTt 93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Australia, NSW
Posts: 581
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to MaTt 93
Questions?? Making your own fuel ????

Hi,
i have a few questions about this.
1)Is it worth it making my own fuel or would it be cheaper to by it from my LHS?
2) how many people actually make it ?
3) what would i need to do this ?eg. ingredients
4) where would i get the ingredients from ?
__________________
TLR 22 - Spektrum - 7.5 Speed Passion V3 - LRP
Durango DEX410R - Spektum - 5.5 Speed Passion V3 - LRP

SECOND PLACE IS THE FIRST LOOSER !!
MaTt 93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 12:40 AM   #2
Tech Initiate
 
OzzyNitroJunky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 35
Default

I am going to start making my own fuel soon, It does make it more cost effective to mix your own plus you can mix your specs. Any good hobby shop should have the ingredients to make your own,You will need Nito(off course), methanol,and a lubricant wether it be synthetic or castor type. The fuel I'm using at the moment is 25% nitro with 12% klots bean oil(I was informed this was the best oil to run, Responses would be appreciated). And thats about it, just mix it up and keep it all cool and in a dark area until use.
__________________
_____________________
RC8 FT
OS VZB
DX3R
OzzyNitroJunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 01:12 AM   #3
Tech Addict
 
MaTt 93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Australia, NSW
Posts: 581
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to MaTt 93
Default

i'v also heard that nitro absorbs moisture. is that true
__________________
TLR 22 - Spektrum - 7.5 Speed Passion V3 - LRP
Durango DEX410R - Spektum - 5.5 Speed Passion V3 - LRP

SECOND PLACE IS THE FIRST LOOSER !!
MaTt 93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 02:57 AM   #4
Tech Master
 
chris c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: So Cal Westminster
Posts: 1,155
Trader Rating: 60 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaTt 93 View Post
i'v also heard that nitro absorbs moisture. is that true


yes very true.....

like brake fluid its hypopoic(sp)
chris c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 04:48 AM   #5
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaTt 93 View Post
Hi,
i have a few questions about this.
1)Is it worth it making my own fuel or would it be cheaper to by it from my LHS?
2) how many people actually make it ?
3) what would i need to do this ?eg. ingredients
4) where would i get the ingredients from ?
1 Here in Holland it pays off to make/mix ur own fuel. But i thought it was only cheaper when u start using large amounts because they (methanol ) are only available in bigger amounts (5L). If you drive often and use much fuel maybe you might consider doing this.

So i am still using 2.5L tornado sometimes 1 liter and i use it for a few months. So i don't think it pays off to mixture it myself.

2 Here in Holland i know some drivers from the forum that make their own fuel. But they are serious drivers who consume much fuel.

3 It depends on how much nitro you want. For example lets say u want to have 16% nitro + 14 % oil for protection and the greasing of your engine and you want to make 1 Liter = 0.04 Gallon?

That means you will have to use 160 ML nitromethane , 140 Ml oil, 700 ML methanol.

The methanol and Nitromethaan are available at your Modelshop they have to be pure. They are more pure than in the Do-It-Yourself store.

You also need oil that is mixable with methanol. What i've read is that for example Castor oil/Rizol, Motul micromotor, Klotz are good to use.
__________________
Revell RMS Titanic 1:400
snowmansion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 05:32 AM   #6
Tech Regular
 
buckeye34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 274
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I use to make my own fuel when i flew rc planes. i used Klotz oil and their nitro. every year here in ohio the Toledo Weak Signals put on a national swap meet and the big distributors are there so i got a good deal on the oil and nitro. that was about four years ago though.i had to get my methanol from a full scale race track but it got too expensive from there so i quit making it. it is BEST to mix a little castor with the synthetic oil to give better cooling of engine. just be sure to MEASURE the correct amounts of fluids. i.e.-- if you want 10% oil you would use 12.8 ozs. of oil....(128ozs. in a gallon divided by 10= 12.8).. then the same with the nitro also based on 128ozs... then fill the gallon the rest of the way up with the methanol... these are u.s. measurements so if you need metric ones just base it from that....hope this helps...
__________________
mbx5r
v-spec
jp-3 pipe
hitec 5955tg/steering
ko propo 2367/throttle
m-11
buckeye34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
O'Donnell Racing Fuel vs. R2R Fuel SKOT Nitro Off-Road 4 12-28-2007 06:34 PM
Does anyone bother with making their own r/c fuel? ofnahyper Electric Off-Road 17 07-03-2007 06:01 PM
Making fuel last longer? jamiem1987 Electric Off-Road 6 07-31-2006 06:24 PM
<NEW> MONSTER TRUCK FUEL FROM MAXY'S PRO RACING FUEL !!!! <Maxy's> Nelson Racing Forum 0 11-08-2005 09:13 AM
Does O'Donnell fuel make a huge accel. gain on HPI fuel Smoke21 Nitro On-Road 3 05-03-2004 04:44 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:47 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net