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Old 04-20-2006, 03:35 PM
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Default Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

Well after a little trying I have come up empty handed, I found out that powermaster makes traxxas top fuel, that was easy, its says powermaster products or something like that right on the container, So I felt traxxas would try to pull some wise guy stuff so I emailed powermaster, they said they only make it and cant say whats in it, I emal traxxas and they act like they have the secret of life...even a link to a forum post about the fuel when people started to question, and at the bottom its say "tell, why would we"....I have only one thing to say...TRAXXAS what you smokin....One question a simple one that any other fuel brand would be glad to answer...this is just another brick in the wall with them though...Im starting to not like them so much anymore...not that it totaly applies to a boat, but my next truck will be a savage, and with good fuel in it...and I owned my first and last nitro vee
Old 04-20-2006, 03:39 PM
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

I have a friend who had some Andy Brown fuel... Dont know what was in it, but that stuff made my boat FLY!

As for top secret, i have people at my office that its their job to reverse engineer stuff like that
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Rather that worry 'bout it, just run the Powermaster in whatever % you need.... It's good fuel.
Oh; and I can sell you the secret to life for a really good price
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

I have also tried to e-mail traxxas but never got a responce back. I wounder what is so damm secret about there fuel? All I aked them was what was the percent of oil the fuel had.
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

Thats just GoOfY [sm=bananahead.gif] I run traxxas juice in all my nitro toys and never had a problem with it at all .
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

well I requested traxxas's MSDS forms from powermaster, they are by law required to have them, a safety thing, so now we will find out just whats in there...WHAT BS just to know whats in it, Im finding out now though...
Old 04-20-2006, 05:59 PM
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

Some companies can be a pain to deal with, I'm glad that you requested an MSDS.
I ran into the same problem at work. We had a foil that gets laminated to paperboard for food packaging. Myself and a female employee both broke out in a nasty rash so the company sent us to the ER. Our Safety Director contacted the manufacturer who in turn told him that they used a special oil on the foil in processing but could not disclose what it was. Sorry pal, but when a company has 2 people in the hospital with a severe rash, it's not the time to play games!
The same thing with our fuels. Ingest some and have to be hospitalized then they'd better be ready to answer the questions or face one Hell of a lawsuit and have the Fed's on their tail writing fines.
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Yeah, well when/if(which legally they have to) give it to me, since Im usuing the fuel, which I wont buy anymore after that...anyway Ill make sure those sheets make it into this forum...
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

here it is, I was hoping for more, but this is all we get...

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Page 1 Printed 2/11/94
Revised 07/24/98
SECTION 1 – PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer: Powermaster Hobby Products, Inc. Information Phone: 800-847-9086
P. O. Box 650 Emergency Phone: 800-424-9300
Elgin, Tx. 78621 International: 703-527-3887
Hazard Ratings: Health – 2
Fire – 3
None -> Extreme Reactivity – 0
Product Class: 0 -------- > 4
Trade Name: TRAXXAS Model Car Fuel
Product Code: Top Fuel
CAS Number: N/A – Mixture
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
SECTION II – INGREDIENTS

Ingredients CAS # Weight % ACGIH/TLV OSHA/PEL mm HG

Methanol 67-56-1 > 75 200 ppm 200 ppm 97.7
STEL 250ppm 250 ppm @ 68F

Alkylube 25322-68-3 0-23 N.E. N.E. N/AV
STEL N.E. N.E.

Castor Oil 8001-79-4 0-29 N.E. N.E. N/AV
STEL N.E. N.E. N/AV

Nitroethane 79-24-3 0-5 100 ppm 100 ppm 20.9
STEL N.E. N.E. @ 77F

Nitromethane 75-52-5 0-70 100 ppm 100 ppm 36.7
@ 77F


All ingredients in this product are listed in the T.S.C.A. Inventory. N.E. = Not Established
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
SECTION III – PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Range: 145 – 237 Deg. F. Vapor Density: Heavier than Air
Evap. Rate: 4136 x n-Butyl Acetate Liquid Density: Lighter than Water
Volatiles – Vol % 65 – 88 Wgt % 60 – 85 7.02 – 8.8 lbs.
Specific Gravity – Average 0.84274
Appearance: Transparent Clear, Red, Blue or Green Liquid
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

it messed the formating up when I posted it, oh well, Im gonna stick to O'donnell from now on...
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

If you really want to get technical, tell them that you are traveling to Canada for a boat race. In order to cross the border legally, you are supposed to carry an MSDS sheet with you in your vehicle within arm's reach.
It's really no big deal as to what the ingredients are as they all use pretty much the same stuff, it's not like you're making Meth. In fact, it's easier to get the formula for that on the internet that it is to get info for model fuel! Something is very wrong there.
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Default RE: Traxxas....Whats the big fuel secret....?

Agreed, well that is the MSDS sheet, or the ingredients part that I got from it, so w/e Ill buy O'Donnell from now on...Yes thoug definatly something wrong with the world today...But at least the more kids getting into r/c the less kids on the street, so at least we are somewhat helping the problem no matter by how small an amount...

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