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Where to Buy 4-Stroke Fuel in Orange County CA

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Old 08-22-2017, 10:44 PM
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Does anyone know where I can buy 4-stroke fuel in S. Orange County, CA.?

I have been away from flying for a while.

Before I attempt to fly my giant scale planes, I thought I'd put some time in on a small plane (I have a Magic with a .46 4-stroke).

However, when I went to my local Hobby People to buy a gallon of fuel, I found them out of business.

Nearby in Lake Forest, Gyro Hobbies also closed down.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:35 AM
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I've had good luck with the TORCO brand fuel. They sell on Amazon with most of the fuel being shipped at no extra charge. I've used the 20/20 blend as well as the 50% with 20 % oil. I believe they are located out of Arizona. Good luck, Tony L
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I've had good luck with the TORCO brand fuel. They sell on Amazon with most of the fuel being shipped at no extra charge. I've used the 20/20 blend as well as the 50% with 20 % oil. I believe they are located out of Arizona. Good luck, Tony L
How do you get fuel shipped at no extra charge? It's usually got a hazardous material charge that is very heavy.
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There used to be a dragstrip in the Santa Ana/Tustin area. They could tell you where to buy fuel and a lot cheaper than Tower.
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Buying fuel has become a problem for me too. The closest hobby shop that stocks fuel is over an hour drive, and their prices are high. I started blending my own fuel a few years ago. I buy nitro methane and oil online. The nitro is expensive - $50 per gallon, but a gallon lasts me about 3 years. I get methanol from a local fuel oil distributor for $4 per gallon. My total cost is about $13 per gallon for 10%.nitro 18% oil.

S&W sells nitro methane by the gallon, also synthetic and castor oils by the gallon. Torco sells nitromethane by the gallon on eBay. Torco's shipping is built into the cost,

I was at first skeptical that I was being sold 100% nitro methane, but the weight (specific gravity) is correct and it runs in my engines like it should.

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