RE: Fuel for Old Fox C /L Engines
Reading this makes me realise that I have done a bad thing. Some years back I has at a model auction and saw a Nobler with a Fox 35 in it, I was surprised when no one bid on it and ended up with it for $40 odd dollars.
I learned all about models by flying CL from the age of ten, as all the kids in town were into CL back then, but I had not picked up a handle since starting in RC. I just used the synthetic fuel I had on hand at the time, it seemed to run just fine with it, until I decked the model in some windy conditions.( I would have run back for line tension when I was more current flying CL)
I was looking at the engine the other week, and it seemed to turn over ok, I'm keen to build another model as my interest has been sparked again after reading Chip Hydes post in the RC Pattern forum about his new interest in stunt.
Hopefully I have not killed the Fox, it did about ten flights before its forced retirement, the Nobler I bought has built from a kit, but since I had it the ARF version came out, I will see if any are still in the Australian shops, or it will scratch building time for me :-)