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Old 10-26-2017, 08:53 AM
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How much fuel does the 32oz pre-mix make?
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How much fuel does the 32oz pre-mix make?
32 US Fluid Ounces I'd guess. "Premix" in this context probably just means that it's been mixed before it went into the can.
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On the other hand it may be premixed oil and ether. The kero component to be added by the buyer. If that's the case it will make whatever you decide is the best fuel formula for your application.
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On the other hand it may be premixed oil and ether. The kero component to be added by the buyer. If that's the case it will make whatever you decide is the best fuel formula for your application.
Yes it very well may be Gregory, however before I burst into print I went and checked the technical details on the Tower Hobbies site and then did the same thing on the Davis Diesel site. Neither place mention any necessity to add anything to the contents of the "premix". Nor do any other sites on a Google search on the terms "Premix diesel Fuel" and "Davis Diesel". Hence my suggestion.

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Many years ago DDD offered a diesel fuel base to which you added your own paraffinic ingredient (kerosene, AVTUR, lamp oil etc.) as preferred.

That product was withdrawn and ‘complete’ diesel fuel blends offered. There used to be three: Queens Blend, 1/2 A and lower oil ABC mix. Queens Blend was a 1:1:1 oily blend which is no longer offered.
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There was also Tartan fuel made for the Tartan series of engines which only needed about 7% oil as a glow . The diesel was also a low oil mix. The Tartan single was really a winner on that fuel and flew 90 inch models with an 18-6/7 effortlessly great performance for only a 1.4 C.I. conservatively ported reed valve engine.
One of our steady contributors has a Tartan Twin with 2 heads and a ST60 carb. 25/7-8 inch props are not out of the question as it would probably match a 4.2 C.I. in output.

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"Premix" used to indicate that the vendor sold one or more of the ingredients separately, as well as their premixed fuels.

Aerodyne (and others) also offered special blends.
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It's hard to take the question seriously if the op doesn't respond to requests for clarification.
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It's hard to take the question seriously if the op doesn't respond to requests for clarification.
Amen bro
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