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Old 05-26-2012, 02:53 PM
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I have about fifteen of these cans, all unopened. What percentage nitro did this fuel have, and is the stuff likely to still be good?

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Old 05-26-2012, 04:30 PM
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Default RE: 1977 Blue Can Cox glow fuel...

If it is still full and unopened it should still be fine. Metal cans are one of the best ways to store it. I don't think there is any way to test it other than running it, however. What you have is 10% nitro mix.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:50 PM
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Thank you! I copied the blueprint for my own records. Thanks for supplying it. I am wondering if my Gilbert .11 will run okay on that mixture.
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Default RE: 1977 Blue Can Cox glow fuel...

Origionally Cox Blue can fuel was 25% and racing fuel in the Red can was 30%. Of course this was the 50's but I'm suprised that they would drop the nitro so low. 10% nitro is marginal for decent performance in a 1/2A engine.

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Default RE: 1977 Blue Can Cox glow fuel...

My understanding is that regular was 15% nitro and racing was 25% nitro. Perhaps it depends on when you checked it.

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Default RE: 1977 Blue Can Cox glow fuel...

Cans marked "Flight Power" fuel contained the 15% blend. The race fuel was always advertised as 30%. Cox changed the titles on their fuel it seemed hard to know exactly what you were buying as far as percentages
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Perfect FAI combat fuel!
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Default RE: 1977 Blue Can Cox glow fuel...

Cox used Dow Lube XA-1180-6 which was Klotz KL-201 in their fuel.

Anyone know what that was? ... or is today?
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Default RE: 1977 Blue Can Cox glow fuel...

Blue can was 15%, racing fuel was 30%. If the cans are new sealed they should be fine to use.
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