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Old 08-12-2010, 07:47 AM
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Keep letting the folks know, Wade. The hiccup in the supply flow left a lot of folks figuring that like so many other companies in the RC industry, the powermaster fuels might be gone for good. The fuel industry is a whole different animal than the rest of the RC industry. There was a big following, you'll get it back to what it was and then some. Has HobbyTown here in San Antonio contacted you about getting supplied from you? I let the guy there know about you, and he formerly worked at Rebel Hobbies, a huge Powermaster seller. Lots of the customers followed him and they know he's there now.

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All I have used, in ALL of my glow engines, 2-stroke and 4-stroke, car, truck, airplane, for the past 20+ years has been Powermaster. I was bummed out to hear it had gone out of business. I am thrilled to hear it is back in business.

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Well powermaster is back on the shelves at my lhs. Piicked up a couple gallons today. Anyone tried it since the change in management? Hope it's as good as I remember.
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There shouldn't be any difference?

The only thing different is the marketing structure
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Used some Saito 20/20 today. Perfect as always.

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Used some Saito 20/20 today. Perfect as always.

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Where did you buy it? I've been looking for a retail outlet.

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You're in Kerrville, okay.

I saw it in HobbyTown the other day (Vance Jackson and loop 410, go east on 410 off I-10). I don't know if 3D Hobbies in Fredericksburg has it or not, I'll see if I can find out. If they don't, put in a request and ask them to bring it in. Powermaster is right here in San Antonio now, so there's no reason they can't. I'm still working on my favorite neighborhood Hobby Shop to get some for me. I'm still working on the last of my old stock, but I'm flying more now, so that'll be history soon enough.

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You're in Kerrville, okay.

I saw it in HobbyTown the other day (Vance Jackson and loop 410, go east on 410 off I-10). I don't know if 3D Hobbies in Fredericksburg has it or not, I'll see if I can find out. If they don't, put in a request and ask them to bring it in. Powermaster is right here in San Antonio now, so there's no reason they can't. I'm still working on my favorite neighborhood Hobby Shop to get some for me. I'm still working on the last of my old stock, but I'm flying more now, so that'll be history soon enough.

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Went to Hobbytown yesterday, bought a couple of gallons of 10% nitro 2-stroke fuel. They also have 10% Omega, same price. 3DHS isn't interested in stocking glow fuel. You have to understand that they are a mail-order store. It costs too much to ship glow fuel in gallon quantities what with the hazmat surcharge.

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Yeah, but it's not like the guys don't service local folks too. And it's not like they don't ever come to San Antonio, which means NO shipping when they just pick up some cases here.

Oh, well. At least you can get it here at Hobby Town.

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Good news for San Antonio RCers! Second Chance Hobbies in Universal City stocks Powermaster now, and their prices are excellent. I was psyched to see that!

I need to let the clubs here know that.

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our LHS (Hobbytown) has it in stock now too..........

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They do here as well, they're on the other side of town. I go there too, but I'm fond of our local guys at Second Chance Hobbies.

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Good news for San Antonio RCers! Second Chance Hobbies in Universal City stocks Powermaster now, and their prices are excellent. I was psyched to see that!

I need to let the clubs here know that.

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I have worked P/T at LHS for about 12 yrs. I convinced the owner to change to PowerMaster many years ago as I was familiar with it and was impressed with the high quality. The family had struggled with the business for several years due to serious health problems. Our LHS had the same problem as many others, i.e., no phone, no fax and just no nothing. Had to have fuel so went to Morgan Fuels (Cool Power/Omega). Heard PowerMaster was back in business so they were contacted again. Found out that it is now under new ownership and was told that they were changing all the formula's. That in itself raised some concern, so we went with Morgan. I personally have found it to be as good a fuel as PM. Only problem is it comes in plastic jugs. I miss the PM cans.
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Good news for San Antonio RCers! Second Chance Hobbies in Universal City stocks Powermaster now, and their prices are excellent. I was psyched to see that!

I need to let the clubs here know that.

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Heard PowerMaster was back in business so they were contacted again. Found out that it is now under new ownership and was told that they were changing all the formula's. That in itself raised some concern, so we went with Morgan. I personally have found it to be as good a fuel as PM. Only problem is it comes in plastic jugs. I miss the PM cans.
that's Funny, the email i and several others got said they were keeping the formulations the same....................
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That's correct. They are using the same formulas. The new owner told me himself. And I can say from experience, their YS/Saito 20/20 formula is the same....awesome.

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Good news for San Antonio RCers! Second Chance Hobbies in Universal City stocks Powermaster now, and their prices are excellent. I was psyched to see that!

I need to let the clubs here know that.

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Heard PowerMaster was back in business so they were contacted again. Found out that it is now under new ownership and was told that they were changing all the formula's. That in itself raised some concern, so we went with Morgan. I personally have found it to be as good a fuel as PM. Only problem is it comes in plastic jugs. I miss the PM cans.
that's Funny, the email i and several others got said they were keeping the formulations the same....................
Well guys what else can I say except I'm glad to hear they aren't changing the formula's. That'll make a lot of people happy I'm sure.
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I'm really glad to see PowerMaster hit the shelves again, but I'm bummed out about the plastic jugs as their containers.

I don't want to have to re-do my flight box to accomodate the PM nitro... all I had to do is snap on a new can. Maybe I'll just pour the new stuff into the metal cans. [&o]

Damn... I hate life's changes! [:@]

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I'm really glad to see PowerMaster hit the shelves again, but I'm bummed out about the plastic jugs as their containers.

I don't want to have to re-do my flight box to accomodate the PM nitro... all I had to do is snap on a new can. Maybe I'll just pour the new stuff into the metal cans. [&o]

Damn... I hate life's changes! [:@]

they still package PM in the cans.......i think the plastic jugs that was mentioned in here was about a LHS stocking Morgan fuel.
the new stock at my LHS is in cans.
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I use the same can for the last several yrs. I just pour from the plastic jug into the metal can to take fuel to the field
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Does anyone know of a LHS in southern California that has Powermaster? Fresno is a long drive for me!
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the last 2 gallons i bought in the LA area was from Hobby People.
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I bought two gals of 15% yesterday for 18 each.

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