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Increase 5 % fuel to 15 % fuel

Old 08-08-2003, 10:13 PM
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Default Increase 5 % fuel to 15 % fuel

How do I increase a gallon of 5 % airplane fuel to 15% airplane fuel....Is there a product available to increase the nitro?
Old 08-08-2003, 10:26 PM
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Default Klotz sells nitro...

... but it is very expensive and also carries a hazmat shipping surcharge. If your local hobby shop stocks a YS 20oil/20 nitro fuel, you can blend the two gallons and get 12.5% nitro content, or if you can find 25% nitro fuel, that will give you your desired 15% nitro per gallon. 25% nitro fuel is not so easy to find at your LHS.
Old 08-09-2003, 10:54 AM
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Default Increase 5 % fuel to 15 % fuel

You can find higher nitro fuel if your lhs has a lot of RC cars...
Old 08-09-2003, 11:10 AM
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I was looking to increase the Nitro in one gallon....Would not need two gallon at this time...So it is difficult to find and buy Nitro as an additive...Thanks
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Default Increase 5 % fuel to 15 % fuel

If you take 16 ounces out of the full gallon and add back 13 ounces of nitro and 3 ounces of oil it should give it to you close enough. Another ounce of oil could be added to play it safe.

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Default Increase 5 % fuel to 15 % fuel

I can tell where to order a gallon of nitro for $30, but there would be an additional $20 hazmat fee.
If you don't need an extra gallon of fuel, I guess you sure don't need a gallon of nitro laying around.
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Default Nitro

That is for sure....looks like I only need 15 oz of nitro and if it is not available locally then the best choice is mixing two gallons of fuel to balance out the nitro %...Thanks
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http://web.iwebcenters.com/worldwide...tCat38820.ctlg

30 a gallon... plus hazmat charges.
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Default Increase 5 % fuel to 15 % fuel

Elwood says You can find higher nitro fuel if your lhs has a lot of RC cars...





If you consider car fuel be careful since most car fuel has much less oil content
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Default fuel

Solved the problem with a fuel mix....The LHS are now selling more r/c car and truck items than airplane or it seems that way to me....Thanks

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