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Old 07-19-2010, 08:00 PM
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Just wondering what you are paying for glow fuel?

Here in Central Washington State

We have to pay over $25 a gallon

I think it is about time to convert to gas @ $3 a gallon

and now some gas engines are cheaper than glow

maybe they will price themselves out of business
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I get my fuel when it comes on sale at Hobby People, it has an average price of $15.00 a gallon for 15% Wildcat, before they had WC they sold Power Master and the 15% had a low of $13.00 to a high of $17.00, usually $15.00. After 1.20 I go right to gas without giving it any thought but 1.20 and smaller glow is just easier. The engine makers have no control over the price of the fuel. If you want you can make your own FAI fuel and tune your engines for that. I know there are a bunch of guys in the Tacoma area using FAI.
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ORIGINAL: jshponie

Just wondering what you are paying for glow fuel?

Here in Central Washington State

We have to pay over $25 a gallon

I think it is about time to convert to gas @ $3 a gallon

and now some gas engines are cheaper than glow

may they will price themselves out of business[font=''Times New Roman''][/font]
Unfortunately, the size airplanes that take glow engines take gas engines only in the very largest sizes, and few of them exist. The gas engines that are available are for model sizes that would burn a gallon of glow fuel each flight if there were glow engines large enough to fly them, that is.

Maybe some manufacturer will figure out how to make a .60 size and weight gas engine that works worth spit. But don't save your spit for that day.
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$18 for WildCat 2&4 stroke 15%nitro.
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Unfortunately, the size airplanes that take glow engines take gas engines only in the very largest sizes, and few of them exist. The gas engines that are available are for model sizes that would burn a gallon of glow fuel each flight.

Maybe some manufacturer will figure out how to make a .60 size and weight gas engine that works worth spit. But don't save your spit for that day.


Magnum is trying one out........good luck with the backorders........ http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/210550.asp
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the wildcat ys 20/20 blend is 27 dollars here at the LHS
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If you go into the gas engine forum you will find there are a few small gas engines on the market that can replace some of the glows. If you go there you can see what people that are really using them have to say, good and bad!!
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