Originally Posted by collector1231
Fuel? Go with the cheapest at your LHS. Nitro percentage isn't important. Just tune your Volcano right and you're on your way!
In my opinion that's some really bad advice. If all the LHS stocks is 10-20% land fuel he might get lucky and pick something decent, but that's an awfully risky assumption. If the LHS stocks 30% or plane fuel that availible in various nitro and oil content he could be in trouble if he picks that up. 99.9% of the time you can't just fill up with 30% and go, you need to add a head shim, change the glow plug heat range, etc. I can only imagine what would happen to a RedCat if you put 30% in the tank, even with changes it would probably throw the rod in about 1/2 a tank. Put 5% nitro plane fuel in the tank and it'll be an underpowered pig if he can get it to run right at all.
20% nitro land fuel is the standard go to fuel. It's very rare that a manufacturer recommends 10% nitro for land vehicles. With 10% performance is lower and there's no real benefits like ease of tuning or anything like that. I personally liked Odonnells as well when I still ran nitro.