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Old 12-08-2021, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by silence360 View Post
Castor oil, as in vegetable oil? Also your pinch meter, is that the amps of the motor that you are monitoring that I think I read you stated would reduce as pinch is reduced.
With most kart/bike shops you can find race grade cator oils, I have a liter of Euro Racing-1 at hand when needed as extra oil in the fuel. Other people just buy plain castor at the drug store.

Yes, the meter is a simple 2 dollar ammeter measuring the amps of the electric motor. Because of the pinch the readout is not stable but still it is a good indicator, at the end when the pinch is lower the readout becomes lower and more stable.
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With most kart/bike shops you can find race grade cator oils, I have a liter of Euro Racing-1 at hand when needed as extra oil in the fuel. Other people just buy plain castor at the drug store.

Yes, the meter is a simple 2 dollar ammeter measuring the amps of the electric motor. Because of the pinch the readout is not stable but still it is a good indicator, at the end when the pinch is lower the readout becomes lower and more stable.
The motor selection 12v 840rpm should be good, I assume this is the max rpm. For PWM controller can it be a simple one or one with a digital display?



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Due the lower gear ratio with a twice as much rpm motor you also get half the torque, if you then lower the rpm to 400 by a voltage change then you also get half the torque, so you will have a quarter of the torque than an 400rpm motor. In my link there was a 420 rpm motor.
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Thanks for sharing the information.
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How ever many tanks you out of 1 gallon nitro.
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Originally Posted by kahuna2793 View Post
How ever many tanks you out of 1 gallon nitro.
Do the math
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Originally Posted by silence360 View Post
Castor oil, as in vegetable oil? Also your pinch meter, is that the amps of the motor that you are monitoring that I think I read you stated would reduce as pinch is reduced.
Castor oil isn't vegetable oil. It does come from a plant, but it's not digestible. This is important because the properties that make it not digestible also make it a much better engine lubricant than vegetable oil. Using vegetable oil from the grocery store won't work, partly because its smoke point is too low for use inside a combustion engine, and partly because it doesn't dissolve in alcohol, which is necessary for proper oil delivery in an alcohol-powered engine.

Castor oil from the pharmacy (sold as a laxative, again because it's not digestible) works fine, though. I've been adding a small amount (about a shot-glass-full per gallon) to my nitro to raise its oil from 11% to 12% for years.
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Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
Castor oil isn't vegetable oil. It does come from a plant, but it's not digestible. This is important because the properties that make it not digestible also make it a much better engine lubricant than vegetable oil. Using vegetable oil from the grocery store won't work, partly because its smoke point is too low for use inside a combustion engine, and partly because it doesn't dissolve in alcohol, which is necessary for proper oil delivery in an alcohol-powered engine.

Castor oil from the pharmacy (sold as a laxative, again because it's not digestible) works fine, though. I've been adding a small amount (about a shot-glass-full per gallon) to my nitro to raise its oil from 11% to 12% for years.
This is what is available in my country.
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Originally Posted by silence360 View Post
This is what is available in my country.
Just go to a kart shop or a dirtbike shop and get some race grade castor oil.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
Just go to a kart shop or a dirtbike shop and get some race grade castor oil.
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Originally Posted by silence360 View Post
Yep
https://www.u-univerzal.com/product/race-castor-oil/



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Cool, cause that is all that I've got access to here.
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