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Old 08-30-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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guys, one quick question:

whats a good mix ratio of sugar/water for spraying the track layout?
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by soda from a cheap place,you can find it for 75-80 cents
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Grape soda works best
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by soda from a cheap place,you can find it for 75-80 cents
publix grape soda is like $.69 per 2 liter
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What does this do?

Forget it, I thought I was in off-road. hahaha.

See, the "Delete Post" option would be great in this situation.
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ok i see, thanks guys.

I think its more expensive here but anything for more traction...
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Grape soda works best
so does the syrup from DR pepper
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guys, one quick question:

whats a good mix ratio of sugar/water for spraying the track layout?
Since you are from Greece I don't think the super market sodas are available like we have in the USA.

This is a starting point, try a ratio mix of 4 litres of water to 0.5 kilograms of sugar. Depending on what you have to spray your track with you can increase the amount to something like 80 litres of water to 10 kilograms of sugar which is the same ratio as 4 litres to 0.5 kilograms.

Each track is a bit different so you can adjust the ratio to what is best for your surface.

Make sure the sugar is well mixed once added to the water.

I hope this helps you and good luck trying this.

Below is an attached picture showing an electric pump sprayer being pulled by a small tractor at Homestead RC Raceway.
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Since you are from Greece I don't think the super market sodas are available like we have in the USA.

This is a starting point, try a ratio mix of 4 litres of water to 0.5 kilograms of sugar. Depending on what you have to spray your track with you can increase the amount to something like 80 litres of water to 10 kilograms of sugar which is the same ratio as 4 litres to 0.5 kilograms.

Each track is a bit different so you can adjust the ratio to what is best for your surface.

Make sure the sugar is well mixed once added to the water.

I hope this helps you and good luck trying this.

Below is an attached picture showing an electric pump sprayer being pulled by a small tractor at Homestead RC Raceway.
thanks. In fact i dont even know if i can find this grape soda stuff here, i ll have a look, but i havent heard it before. Somewhere, i read that is better to mix sugar with warm water, is it better?
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we use Mt. Dew up here in tacoma,Wa. Fantasy World Racing!


i think the caffeine content helps also! lol
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we use Mt. Dew up here in tacoma,Wa. Fantasy World Racing!


i think the caffeine content helps also! lol
....maybe we should try Redbull!!...
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....maybe we should try Redbull!!...
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I'm really glad you don't have, nor have heard of grape soda. There is an insane amount of garbage sold here in the states.
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thanks. In fact i dont even know if i can find this grape soda stuff here, i ll have a look, but i havent heard it before. Somewhere, i read that is better to mix sugar with warm water, is it better?
Warm water will dissolve the sugar much faster, so less stirring required. You can also dissolve much more sugar into warm water than you can in cold water. You just don't want to super saturate (add far too much sugar to) the water though as it can crystallize once it cools. You would have to add a ton of sugar for that to happen though.

Grape soda (or grape pop) is like Coca-Cola or 7-Up only with an artificial grape flavor. Usually a dark purple color, like blueberry juice. Very sticky stuff.

No grapes are harmed in the making of "grape" soda
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ok guys, we will first clean the track from dust with water preasure, let it dry and then mix 0.75kg sugar on each gallon of warm water, try mix it very good, and then spray the layout using a pump sprayer.
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Make sure you use pure cane sugar. It dissolves the best (even in cold water) and provides good traction.

We've always went with 50 pounds/50 gallons of water.
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