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Old 12-03-2007, 09:55 PM   #1
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DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO MIX RC FUEL? DOES ANYONE EVEN MIX THEIR OWN RC FUEL? JUST THOUGHT I WOULD ASK AS I HEARD IT IS BASIC. DOES ANYONE EVEN KNOW THE INGREDIENTS OF THE FUEL? THANKS GUYS ANY RESPONSES WOULD BE GOOD
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:05 PM   #2
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DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO MIX RC FUEL? DOES ANYONE EVEN MIX THEIR OWN RC FUEL? JUST THOUGHT I WOULD ASK AS I HEARD IT IS BASIC. DOES ANYONE EVEN KNOW THE INGREDIENTS OF THE FUEL? THANKS GUYS ANY RESPONSES WOULD BE GOOD
methanol... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol
nitromethane... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitromethane
lubricating oil.. olden days always used to be castor oil... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor_oil ....nowadays most fuels use a synthetic lubricant package with sometimes a small % of castor mixed in........pure degummed castor is still a great lubricant although it will leave more deposits in your engine than an all synthetic oil........lube http://www.klotzlube.com/storeProdDetails.asp?pi=6 methanol and nitromethane can be bought from http://www.vpracingfuels.com/index2.html
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This article is geared to airplane fuel, but it is very detailed and describes very well the required ratios for Glow Fuel.

http://www.lcrc.org/stu11.htm

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car fuel: 20% nitromethane, 14% oil (up to about 18% for longer engine life, down to about 8% for performance) and the rest is methanol.
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DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO MIX RC FUEL? DOES ANYONE EVEN MIX THEIR OWN RC FUEL? JUST THOUGHT I WOULD ASK AS I HEARD IT IS BASIC. DOES ANYONE EVEN KNOW THE INGREDIENTS OF THE FUEL? THANKS GUYS ANY RESPONSES WOULD BE GOOD
2 cans on nitroil wich are 32oz, 15oz of super techniplate and fill with methanol up to the 128oz that made one gallon, and you'll have 20 nitro 12 oil, synthetich/castor rc fuel, nitrol and super are both made from klotz, works great and that is how we made our rc fuel before it was available, for rc and airplanes
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I mix:

- 25% nitro(3.5cc engine)
- 3% castor oil (Castrol Racing-M)
- 6% synthetic oil (Castrol MSSR)
- rest to fill up to 100% methanol.
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What would be the best mixture for an on-road nitro car. The engine is a .12 size. Thanks P.S I just got a bit confused with the different replies so I thought I should ask someone before I start mixing and get it wrong.
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Is it for racing or bashing ?
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..Why would you want to mix your own fuel? The stuff available now is of very high quality, with the right blend of oils to keep our high $$$ powerplants running cool, and clean. All of the popular race blends have had many hours of R&D in order to perfect these ratios.

Are you a tinkerer? Am am too sometimes, but this is one area that can cost you a lot of cash if your experimental fuel has the wrong ratios.

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Is it for racing or bashing ?
Just for bashing. It is a Nitro TC3 with a Hobao Hyper 12 engine. I am currently using 15% nitro fuel.
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..Why would you want to mix your own fuel? The stuff available now is of very high quality, with the right blend of oils to keep our high $$$ powerplants running cool, and clean. All of the popular race blends have had many hours of R&D in order to perfect these ratios.

Are you a tinkerer? Am am too sometimes, but this is one area that can cost you a lot of cash if your experimental fuel has the wrong ratios.

Good luck
True, you have a good point. My LHS sells a litre of fuel for AU$10. Litre is equiv to 1000ml for those people that use gallons and oz. For $10 I am better off because it is quick and easy and it would probably work out cheaper.
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