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I'm curious to create a conversation about the future availability of glow fuel. I have probably 20 nitro helis and enough parts to keep them flying perhaps for my lifetime. As electric takes over everything, can you see the day when commercially made glow fuel will be gone? Is that day 3 years away? 5, 10? Do you think there is enough interest to keep SOMEONE in the business of making glow fuel? I love glow and will home brew if I have to and can get the components.

09-26-2016 12:15 PM
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Slowpoke

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Dublin, OH

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Although nitro is becoming a little less popular, it is still alive and well. Both my local hobby shops have reduced the amount and selection of the fuel they carry, but they will always carry it as long as they can get it.

Hope that's a LONG time.....

09-26-2016 03:24 PM
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don s

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Chesapeake, VA

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We aren't the only people that use nitro...

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

09-26-2016 04:16 PM
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banshee rider

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n.e. illinois

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Glow fuel

Nitromethane is used in a lot of industries not just in our hobby or in dragsters

So it should always be available for years to come

I think most people know that methanol alcohol will never go away as its made from plants

so that just leaves the oil that is in it and the stuff we use is synthetic

So I don't see it going way anytime soon

It may not be manufactured for us in large quantities but we can always homebrew

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

09-26-2016 05:39 PM
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Slowpoke

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Right, I went to a funfly in Sweden and a lot of the guys there brewed their own fuel.

09-26-2016 05:51 PM
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Ace Dude

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It will be available until it's no longer economically viable.

  

09-26-2016 08:31 PM
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