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    RE: Super tiger 2300- gas

    Ken, I am sure this is one of your engines. Capt,n
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    RE: Super tiger 2300- gas

    Yes that is one of the first 2300's I did , the blue sensor sheild is a dead give away it is the v 1 rc excell Ign.
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    Hi Ken,

    How are you? Hope you're still busy with conversion of ST engines...

    Appreciate guidance on initial settings of the high and low needle of a Super Tigre 325.

    I've ran the ST 325 but engine stops running, particularly when reaching its high end rpm when fully advancing the throttle stick on the translitter. Engine runs well on its horizontal position, but chokes or seems to loose power when nose of engine /plane is pointed up. Am I running lean? I've checked the gas tank and clunk inside as well, both are ok with the clunk having enough distance from the end of the tank.

    My current settings for high needle is about 3 1/2 turns. Engine has already run about 3 tanks, tank having capacity of about 600cc.

    By the way, for making adjustments to lean or rich the engine, this should be done 1/8s of turn?

    Appreciate your feedback. Thanks by the way for converting my 325 Super Tigre engine! I'm looking forward to many flights with this engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by av8tor1977 View Post
    Hmmm, if my Super Tiger 2300 turned an APC 13 x 6 at only 11,600 rpms, I would be pretty bummed....

    Super Tiger .90 running on Gas/Glow 11,600.5 rpms with an APC 13 x 6.

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    That gas/glow fuel has nitro in it, so you should have more power...but more cost for the fuel. Also more mess on airplane. Kens conversion uses a lot less oil in the fuel. Capt,n
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    sounds like a lean setting or the screen is dirty or an air leak some where. Make sure the O ring on the carb adapter is sealed.
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    Hi Ken,

    I've seen your video on the ST 325, and it sounds and runs great! did you start your initial HIGH needle setting at 4 turns from close? Your LOW needle as well, how many turns did your start from close?

    Thanks for your advise, I've changed my fuel lines, cleaned the screen in the carb, and checked the O ring on the carb.

    By the way, how many volts were you using to supply your engine module? 2 cell LIPO or Life/A123?

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    I start with 1.5 high and 1.25 low. what carb are you using? Still sounds like air problem unless the engine is running HOT
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    With glow fuel reaching 80 to 90 bucks a gallon who wouldn't switch??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny Bob View Post
    With glow fuel reaching 80 to 90 bucks a gallon who wouldn't switch??????

    Bob
    And I thought I was getting ripped off paying $32-$39/gallon for glow fuel. I started mixing my own a few years ago, and now glow fuel costs me about $8-10/gal (on average) to make. I'm still not a gasoline fan - the exhaust note sounds much different on gasoline. Too weedeater-ish.


    edit: changed cost figure to be accurate.
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    I sure would like to have your formula, would you share it?

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    I rarely use more than 5% nitro 20% oil in most engines, which costs about $10.80 per gallon. FAI fuel is used for breaking engines in which runs about $8/gal. So my $6/gal figure is a little low. Basically, I pay $2.50-$2.75/gal for methanol, $25/gal castor oil, and $55/gal for nitromethane. This figures into roughly $.02/oz for methanol, $.24/oz castor oil and $.43/oz for nitromethane.

    The up-front costs of mixing your own fuel is high, but the long term cost is much lower for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1QwkSport2.5r View Post
    I rarely use more than 5% nitro 20% oil in most engines, which costs about $10.80 per gallon. FAI fuel is used for breaking engines in which runs about $8/gal. So my $6/gal figure is a little low. Basically, I pay $2.50-$2.75/gal for methanol, $25/gal castor oil, and $55/gal for nitromethane. This figures into roughly $.02/oz for methanol, $.24/oz castor oil and $.43/oz for nitromethane.

    The up-front costs of mixing your own fuel is high, but the long term cost is much lower for me.
    Thanks for the reply, I was given a Super Tiger S3000, a fuel guzzler, and from what I have been able to learn on the forum's the ST S3000 run's best with 12% caster, 100% alcohol and 0% nitro. So all I need is to find $25/gal caster.
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    I get my oil from S&W fuels - splube.com

    They don't list castor by the gallon on the website, I had to call them to get that price. Friendly folks to work with.
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    Thanks for the help and info.

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    80-90 a gallon?? I live in WI and I just checked yesterday, and two of the shops had 10% wild cat and power master for $18-19. One had mega 5% for $16. Hard to believe the costs vary that much in the country. I mix my own to by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iflyglow View Post
    80-90 a gallon?? I live in WI and I just checked yesterday, and two of the shops had 10% wild cat and power master for $18-19. One had mega 5% for $16. Hard to believe the costs vary that much in the country. I mix my own to by the way.
    I suspect the $80-90 was a gross exaggeration.


    I have 4-5 different types of engines and each requires a different fuel mix ideally, which would be too expensive to buy a gallon of each of premix. Making my own is such a money saver. Even if fuel was $15/gal. for premix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1QwkSport2.5r View Post
    I rarely use more than 5% nitro 20% oil in most engines, which costs about $10.80 per gallon. FAI fuel is used for breaking engines in which runs about $8/gal. So my $6/gal figure is a little low. Basically, I pay $2.50-$2.75/gal for methanol, $25/gal castor oil, and $55/gal for nitromethane. This figures into roughly $.02/oz for methanol, $.24/oz castor oil and $.43/oz for nitromethane.

    The up-front costs of mixing your own fuel is high, but the long term cost is much lower for me.
    You probably know this, but just in case some one else is reading it, a clarification is in order I believe. You can use low, or no, nitro fuel to break in a ringed engine. However, an ABC or ABN engine must be broken in on the same fuel it will be flown with. Personally, I prefer breaking in even the ringed engines with the same fuel they will be using once broken in.

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