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Old 05-25-2013, 07:13 PM
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Has anyone experimented with home made smoke fluid
hobby shop wants $20+ per gallon
that stuff goes pretty fast
i am new to smoke and dont know what you guys are using
Old 05-26-2013, 12:28 AM
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Lamp oil will do, though smoke is not very dense and short lived. Keeps your muffler and plane clean too.
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This is a very old question. A lot of people have tried home brews. But in the end I think, if you want smoke you have to pay for it.
I saw Super-Dri at my lhs yesterday and it was 26.99. Daaaaaaaammm. I bought Robart instead for 21.99.
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I used to use straight Diesel fuel, made pretty good smoke and it was cheap
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ORIGINAL: whidbey1

I used to use straight Diesel fuel, made pretty good smoke and it was cheap

Yep.... I mix mine 75% diesel to 25% automatic transmission fluid. Good white smoke.

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