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Old 07-12-2019, 01:11 PM
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Has anyone used the Aeroshell smoke oil? According to them, it is good for rc applications.

what are you using now.

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Old 07-12-2019, 01:27 PM
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1 quart baby oil and 1 gallon of diesel. 80-90% as good as smoke oil and 25% the cost.

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Thanks for the video, I will consider it.
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Has anyone used the oil from B & B.
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Originally Posted by why_fly_high View Post
1 quart baby oil and 1 gallon of diesel. 80-90% as good as smoke oil and 25% the cost.

https://youtu.be/okFOFSXO8UQ
I wilĺ try your formula, found this B oil, 80 oz for $10.
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report back.....
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I will, since the KC has 60 oz of capacity for smoke then this will be a good solution to have it at any time for a reasonable price.

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I've been using 1 gallon of mineral oil from the feed store to one gallon diesel... Works great
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:12 PM
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I found a case of the Bennett's Best in the garage. It's probably fifteenth or twenty years old and cost about $8 a gallon back then. I put a half of a tank in my T-One which has a cheap pump out my foamie Super Viper and no hopper to see if it was still good.
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Originally Posted by CARS II View Post
I wilĺ try your formula, found this B oil, 80 oz for $10.
Have you tried this yet? How did it work?

Thanks!
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Not yet, will do that in 3 to 4 weeks.
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Originally Posted by T3chDad View Post
Have you tried this yet? How did it work?

Thanks!
Here is your answer.

Checking the density of the smoke, a mix of 1 gallon of Diesel + 1 qrt of mineral oil, $8.00 per gallon.

I may have to increase the pumps speed, it is at its slowest rpms.


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Old 09-16-2019, 06:23 PM
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I used this oil from the Wally store.

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Old 09-16-2019, 06:29 PM
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I think I will be using this mix from now on, specially because the ingredients are easy to get locally.

A big thanks to Why fly high and desertlakesflying for the tip.

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Thank you so much. Looks great to me!
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Agreed. Add a tiny bit of algiecide to the can to prevent its growth.
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Here is my Boomerang XL having a taste of the new smoke cocktail

I also tested it during a flight, it looks as thick as the super dry fluid, no diferinces that I could see, I wish one of the guys watching the flight had filmed it, but they were too busy watching the jet fly


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Left the flying field a little late.
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Originally Posted by CARS II View Post
Here is my Boomerang XL having a taste of the new smoke cocktail

I also tested it during a flight, it looks as thick as the super dry fluid, no diferinces that I could see, I wish one of the guys watching the flight had filmed it, but they were too busy watching the jet fly

https://youtu.be/OuhyAfSWRQg
Any flight vid? Wanted to see smoke hang time .....
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I also tested it during a flight, it looks as thick as the super dry fluid, no diferinces that I could see, I wish one of the guys watching the flight had filmed it, but they were too busy watching the jet fly

That's why I did the vid on the ground, see the column of smoke floating away.

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Cars II, which pump are you using?
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:14 PM
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I will take some vids tomorrow!
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Rick, the pump in my Boomer is a TamJets pump, around 12 years old, the pump in the KingCat is also a TamJets pump also around 12 to 15 years old.

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Thanks Raffy, I have the mineral oil your requested
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One last post from me for this thread.

For those that wanted to see the smoke trails, this is my Boomerang XL smoking.


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