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Old 04-12-2006, 05:12 PM
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Default How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

It seems as though, I am always buying fuel.. Not because I run out or use an insane amount, I just like knowing that my babies will be fed correctly when it's time to play.


Do you guys store a gallon at a time and after each gallon, but one?

I have four gallons in my garage, just in case I run out.



Might be a dumb question but it really isn't because gas is about $20-35 a gallon.


Thanks for the opinions basher buddies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:06 PM
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

I like to keep it fresh, and no telling how old it is already at the hobby store.

I keep 1 full gallon on hand besides the one Im using. then when I run out, no question Ill be at the hobby shop before that gallon is finished, and I get my backup bottle again.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:08 PM
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

Same with me. I keep 1 full unopened gallon and then the gallon I am using.
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:49 AM
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fresh juice is always gud!!!
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:44 AM
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

seems like a waste of money, lol. gas is $45 here in alberta for 30%. we just wait until theres about a half hour of run time left then buy a new one, and pour the rest into that bottle filling it right up to the rim. works every time.
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

I agree, fresh is always better! However, i'm currently using two gallons of 10% cool power that was given to me by a guy that got out of r/c two years ago and havent had a problem.(yet) I'm using it in my airplane but the fuel doesn't know it.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:47 AM
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fuel dont know if is a new born or father time.. just like hugh hefner, put it to bed correctly and it will just keep going and going and going....

i have 2/3 gal of 30% for helis and truck/cars , 2 gals of 20% for the trucks n cars for bashing, i have 1.5 gals of 10% and a gal of reg glow....for the planes....
keep the cap tight and sealed. keep it in a cool dark place, it will last forever... let the cap stay loose and in direct sunlight ect... it ll last about 2 days....
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

sunshie is the worst thing, the nitro decays or something when its gets any sunlight, i read it in fuelmans article in the fuel forums, so as long as its dark u got no probs, buying and stocking up also is good,

cos we never know what the hobby shop guys do with it, its better if we buy it up and keep it nice and safe, its not gonna make a difference if you buy it new from the hobby shop!!!!!!
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

if sunlights so bad, really makes you wonder why lots of fuel makers use clear jugs.

right now I have a white jug. Ill have to hang onto it.

I have an electric fuel pump; its nice cause the cap never gets opened. it has a filter on the air valve too.
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I've been thinking about getting one of those pumps. Which one do you have?
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They use clear bottles i think so you can see how much fuel is left without opening it and letting vapour out.
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its a hobbico 12v dealio. race day I fill up the bottle with it. its pretty convenient cause I never have to pour.
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

I have been buying 4 gallons a shot at tower...easier then running to the lhs every time I need some...also, they invariably are out of odonnel 30% every time I go...I keep em in the garage in the box they shipped in (dark and cool place)
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

when i'm down to 2 quarts thats when i order another 4 quarts. i would buy the 4 gallons but i dont think i'll ever use that much in a year.
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

I was leery about getting 4 gallons a shot also, but I ordered it on 03/24 and have 1 1/2 gallons gone already...running 2 BB trucks seems to drink it down pretty quick!
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:22 PM
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Default RE: How much fuel do you keep stored(just in case)?

trust me, its not that i dont want to its the holidays and the kids parties, etc that take up most of the weekends for me. if it wasent for this i'd be out there every weekend driving
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