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Where to find glow fuel?

Old 06-16-2020, 10:42 AM
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I am trying to find a source of glow fuel at a reasonable price (less than $40/gallon). Does anyone have any leads?

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Mix it yourself. It is not hard. Finding nitromethane can be difficult in some locations, but start at your local drag strip. Most sell it to racers, if not make a deal to buy a few gallons from a fuel team when they open a drum. Methanol is easy to find, as is oil.

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Local hobby shop?

My local shop has Cool Power 15% for about $27/gal
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Originally Posted by Tony Pacini
I wonder how they get around the Hazmat shipping regulations. The fuel looks to be a good blend.
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Ritches Brew. Made in Houston. Order 20 cases and the price goes lower. I've been using it exclusively for over 20 years.
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Guys make sure you try your LHS. I was surprised to see it at 30 a gallon but I haven't seen 40 yet.
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Graves RC in Orlando, $12.50 a gallon is all I pay when LHS near me are $25-$27 for the same brand and nitro content. It's a 90 mile drive for me to get there, so I bring home a couple of cases to keep the number of trips down. I suggest on your next FL vacation, skip the sea shells and Mickey Mouse tourist stuff and bring back a couple of gallons.

Some photos on Yelp show what other things they have to offer. Not many hobby shops can compare. I pass a lot of them along the way.
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/grav...rlando?start=0
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Ritches Hobbies is in Houston next to I-10. A hobbyshop owned by avid modelers. Same deal; save on shipping by buying a few cases when you are in the area.
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Originally Posted by cfoxtrot
Local hobby shop?

My local shop has Cool Power 15% for about $27/gal
Originally Posted by JIMHI
Guys make sure you try your LHS. I was surprised to see it at 30 a gallon but I haven't seen 40 yet.
This.

I'm a big fan of my local hobby shop. Unfortunately it is a 45 minute drive...
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Best prices I got on fuel was when a group of us bought into a 20-case purchase. The best price was seen when all the fuel was the same. Last order, several years ago was 20 cases of 5% nitro and 20% synthetic. Cost $7.50 a gallon and a 1$ per gallon for shipping. Got it from Ritches Hobbies in Houston. A friend of mine bought from Morgan fuels and purchased 55 gallon drums as a club project.

Think big and you can get better prices.
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I bought a case of 10% from Sig, but it was close to 40 a gallon. i can get a gallon of Nitromethane shipped for $95, methane for $10 a gallon local, and oil is about $10 as well. i considered mixing my own, and probably will, though i am leaning towards future planes and builds being large enough for a 15-20cc gas engine. i personally do not like electric, except for the small park flyers, and i never fly the two i have.

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