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Old 07-16-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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Ok so I went to my local hobby shop last night to buy a starter kit which includes a glow igniter and charger, 4 star socket wrench for tires and glow plug, screw driver (not that I needed one) and fuel bottle all for $32.95 AUD. I was quite impressed because ive known hobby shops to be on the expensive side.

Also bought 4 litres of fuel 20% nitro which is what they recomended and some after run oil. I also found out they make their own fuel, claim its fresher this way. $52 got me 4 litres which I though was on the expensive side but I havent been in the game for a long time.

Also found out my local track has closed which is a bummber because it was a good track, I helped build it many years ago.
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$52 is about right these days
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Well this hobby shop has been in our area for over 15 years and is a 2 min drive from my place, the next hobby shop is a 20 min drive so id buy their fuel anyway, but now that I know thats an average price I feel allot better.

I hope 4 litres will last me at least 3 weeks, I only plan to use it on weekends and not more than 3 tanks a day.
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Well this hobby shop has been in our area for over 15 years and is a 2 min drive from my place, the next hobby shop is a 20 min drive so id buy their fuel anyway, but now that I know thats an average price I feel allot better.

I hope 4 litres will last me at least 3 weeks, I only plan to use it on weekends and not more than 3 tanks a day.
Well you should definitely get at least three weeks out of 4 litres if you on do say 3 tanks a day 2 days a week.
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Well I can easily justify the price of fuel then.

I cant see me doing more than 3 tanks a day 2 days a week, I never did anything close to that in my road car, although that one didnt last long.

Whats the advantage in running a higher nitro content?
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Holy crap I thought $35 agallon in california was unacceptable,Forget a vacation down under.
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how many litres in a gallon?

everything is cheaper in the states. I sit next to a guy at work that is into r/c model aircraft, builds just about everything himself but buy all servos etc from the states, says they are always 1/4 of the price or cheaper!
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US gallon = 3.79 litres
Imperial gallon = 4.42 litres

If you want offroad nitro RC in Melbourne then the only track is at Sunshine.

http://www.morrcc.com

Weather permitting, we should be racing on the 26th.

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how many litres in a gallon?

everything is cheaper in the states. I sit next to a guy at work that is into r/c model aircraft, builds just about everything himself but buy all servos etc from the states, says they are always 1/4 of the price or cheaper!
1.89 liters per gallon I believe
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Ok so thats a fair bit cheaper than what I paid, oh well cant do anything about it.

Going to start running mine in tonight but its freezing outside, prolly good, no chance in overheating my new toy.

I will fill you all in on Monday how it went, hopefully fully run in come Monday.
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US gallon = 3.79 litres
Imperial gallon = 4.42 litres

If you want offroad nitro RC in Melbourne then the only track is at Sunshine.

http://www.morrcc.com

Weather permitting, we should be racing on the 26th.

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Holy crap I thought $35 agallon in california was unacceptable,Forget a vacation down under.
I went into a local shop here in Nevada yesterday and they had a gallon of Odonels with a tag of $41 on it.

Guess that's why I buy by the case in California
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$50 Canadian per gallon is the norm.
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well there you go, turns out I have nothing to complain about.
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