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Old 11-02-2005, 10:13 PM
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Hi all, I've been trying to find out what to use as smoke fluid since ready made smoke fluid is not available in Malaysia.

Could any of you advice what would produce thick smoke and what mixing ratios of each component in the smoke fluid are, so that I can try and find the stuff needed.

I plan to use it with a sullivan smoke pump. A friend of mine used a mixture of concrete foam oil and diesel, the smoke wasn't all that thick and his pump was damaged after 7-8 times of use.

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Old 11-03-2005, 12:14 AM
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Try transmission fluid and kerosene. 3 parts Automatic Trans fluid and 1 part kerosene. Try different ratios.
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:50 AM
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i don't know if this will work but may be worth a try,i know a few people into model trains and instead of the real expensive smoke oil they use johnsons baby oil!it might be worth a look.
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Old 11-06-2005, 12:30 AM
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thanks man. I will try that out and let you know how it goes.
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:37 AM
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In the club i am with some pilots use Diesel fuel ( for trucks ) it works fine
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Deisel and kerosene works well about 2:1 or 3:1
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:31 PM
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Hi,

Thanks a lot. Will try out the mixture in Jan once my plane is ready.

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