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    Smoke oil?

    What is the best and where do I get it?

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    RE: Smoke oil?

    I use Shell. You can get it at a Shell distributor and save a lot of money if you buy it in a 55-gal drum which is probably the only quantity they sell.
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    RE: Smoke oil?

    most will say mdw superdri is the best but it's pricey.
    robart has some that is good, corvis oil is awesome, concrete form release works great and not too pricey
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    RE: Smoke oil?


    ORIGINAL: Mike Haddox

    What is the best and where do I get it?

    Super Dri is the best hands down,,,, order it from tower hobbies.
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    RE: Smoke oil?

    I mix Paraffin oil and baby oil at a 50/50 mixture.
    Works great for me, and I get it cheep.
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    RE: Smoke oil?

    Thanks for the info. Mike

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    RE: Smoke oil?

    Check it out:

    http://www.smokingairplanes.com/smoke-oil.php

    Shipping to the east coast would be high, but the MSDS link shows the ingredients of their product - looks like plain mineral oil - the guy at smokingplanes said it was parrafin based mineral oil, with a small additive he said wasn't necessary. He suggested checking with local oil distributors to source it.

    Be sure to check the MSDS of anything you plan to use - some stuff can be highly carcinogenic when burned.

    Rusty

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    RE: Smoke oil?

    Is diesel still ama legal? I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned it. That is what I have used., it works great for me -at $4 a gallon, on the way to the field.
    But I may try some fragrance oil from wallmart to mix with it, just for the smell.
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    RE: Smoke oil?

    I've used diesel, but it does not really produce the volume of smoke that SD does, and it stinks if you get a lung full after someone does a low pass smoke on............

    There are lots of home brew recipes out there, but I prefer super dri myself. It's expensive, but the results are worth it...

    This is super dri on a single injector tube behind a Titan SE:
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    RE: Smoke oil?

    ORIGINAL: Wayne22

    There are lots of home brew recipes out there, but I prefer super dri myself. It's expensive, but the results are worth it...

    I agree Wayne.

    You don't get awards like this using Robart oil....

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    RE: Smoke oil?

    Super Dri produces great smoke or sure... Still a rip at a buck n a quarter for 5g IMO.. The ROBART sky smoke in a nutshell was a waste of $$.. Thin grey looking trail at high speed but not bad if you are going to be putting around.
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