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Old 04-30-2010, 05:11 AM   #46
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I switched to Byron Fuel this season after using something else for the past 3 years. I have been very impressed with everything from tuning, temperature, and the condition of the engine internals. It's nice running a fuel that you don't have to worry about.

I'm using the 30%/ 9 in Nova 21-4's.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:37 AM   #47
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My experiences from GEN2 are a bit mixed. It's definitely a HUGE improvement over the GEN1 fuels and they got rid of most of the issues (tendency to foam excessively, gummed oil residues blocking carbs etc.) and the tuning is now easier. However if you compare even the GEN2 (be it normal Race or ProDriver) it has much more carbon build up and it leaves the engine internals far more messy than say Tornado or Meccamo. Also even with the ProDriver the LSN is not as easy to tune as with some other fuels. This is a personal opinion and as we all know different fuels tune differently so one might fit better than another and after all it's the results you get not the praising words you hear.

In terms of longevity I think it's good so it does not eat up bearings or trash compression if you just make sure the air filters are OK and you tune it as supposed. It's not superior in terms of power output or tank times but it's definitely a quality fuel among others. One thing to improve is to find a better way to seal the cans. I just hate the glued carbboard piece under the cap.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:48 AM   #48
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My experiences from GEN2 are a bit mixed. It's definitely a HUGE improvement over the GEN1 fuels and they got rid of most of the issues (tendency to foam excessively, gummed oil residues blocking carbs etc.) and the tuning is now easier. However if you compare even the GEN2 (be it normal Race or ProDriver) it has much more carbon build up and it leaves the engine internals far more messy than say Tornado or Meccamo. Also even with the ProDriver the LSN is not as easy to tune as with some other fuels. This is a personal opinion and as we all know different fuels tune differently so one might fit better than another and after all it's the results you get not the praising words you hear.

In terms of longevity I think it's good so it does not eat up bearings or trash compression if you just make sure the air filters are OK and you tune it as supposed. It's not superior in terms of power output or tank times but it's definitely a quality fuel among others. One thing to improve is to find a better way to seal the cans. I just hate the glued carbboard piece under the cap.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:45 AM   #49
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Hi, my name is Jimmy and I'm a Nitro-holic.

Within the last month or so I have buckled down and re visited using Byron's fuels and here are a few observations vs. the last brand I used and swore by (and still do) but bear with me here....

Gen 2 30/9 is what I chose to run tests against Nitrotane and to keep this short these are my main observations.

Power output; goes to Nitrotane. There are two things here that play into it one being oil content creating a very minuscule difference in parasitic drag but also that brand "N" though labeled "30%" actually is more around 32%-ish.

Internal protection; This will have to go to Byron's. Caster oil, even modified types will not stray from heat and does protect better in this area. Load and shear strength is where Synthetic oils shine.

Run time; right near the same. It truly went back and forth. So no major advantage from either.

Temps; Byron's gets the nod here. Our motors ran an average of 6 degrees cooler. (Not huge but enough to tighten up the needles a little)

In my opinion, and it's just that "MY" opinion from what we have documented. I have never had a failure with Nitrotane and I feel that Nitrotane has to be tuned more precise giving it the go for the more seasoned/ serious racer. However the majority of racers will benefit from Byrons and thus I feel Byrons is a better all around fuel.
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Hi, my name is Jimmy and I'm a Nitro-holic.

Within the last month or so I have buckled down and re visited using Byron's fuels and here are a few observations vs. the last brand I used and swore by (and still do) but bear with me here....

Gen 2 30/9 is what I chose to run tests against Nitrotane and to keep this short these are my main observations.

Power output; goes to Nitrotane. There are two things here that play into it one being oil content creating a very minuscule difference in parasitic drag but also that brand "N" though labeled "30%" actually is more around 32%-ish.

Internal protection; This will have to go to Byron's. Caster oil, even modified types will not stray from heat and does protect better in this area. Load and shear strength is where Synthetic oils shine.

Run time; right near the same. It truly went back and forth. So no major advantage from either.

Temps; Byron's gets the nod here. Our motors ran an average of 6 degrees cooler. (Not huge but enough to tighten up the needles a little)

In my opinion, and it's just that "MY" opinion from what we have documented. I have never had a failure with Nitrotane and I feel that Nitrotane has to be tuned more precise giving it the go for the more seasoned/ serious racer. However the majority of racers will benefit from Byrons and thus I feel Byrons is a better all around fuel.

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that's all i run, have had excellent resuls so far burns clean...
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I wish you great success jon !!!

Let me know how your results go

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