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03-22-2009 06:26 AM  8 years agoPost 1
AltecLansing

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A while back, I got a couple cases of wildcat 20% heli fuel. I had been flying 20% cool power. I decided to switch before I ran out of cool power. I didn't even have to retune the engine when I switched to wildcat. I just ran out of wildcat today and only had two gallons of cool power 20% left from several months ago. I had a third tank of wildcat in the heli. I topped it off with cool power. I flew it running out that tank. I didn't retune that either. I see no problems switching back and forth from cool power to wildcat while using 20%. I would think, but I am not sure, switching from cool power 30% to wildcat 30% would have no ill effect, but I have heard of people burning up their engines after the switch. With what I've experienced, I can't help but to wonder, if their engine problems were due to other issues. Any input from anyone?

Man, I miss the eighties.

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03-22-2009 06:37 AM  8 years agoPost 2
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When I switch around 4 years ago, I had to richen it just a little from 30% CP to the Wildcat. I haven't looked back, very happy with the Wildcat.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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03-22-2009 11:23 AM  8 years agoPost 3
LONEWOLF2440

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Alteclansing cant tell cause hes still in hovering mode when he finally learns the heli can turn right and left he might need to retune. i think he has his gov set for 1450 headspeed

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03-22-2009 12:46 PM  8 years agoPost 4
heli-cuzz

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Tune engine as needed after switching. Who knows how switching fuel will affect your engines performance but yourself. Altitude,temperature and humidity changes affect engines performance as well as nitro and oil content in the fuel you're burning.
I have heard of people burning up their engines after the switch.
IMO that would be the users fault. Burning up an engine is due to a lean run. Ofcourse other factors can cause an engine to lean out. In the end its the pilot knowing if the engine is running lean or not.

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03-22-2009 01:36 PM  8 years agoPost 5
AltecLansing

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I can hover circles around you lonewolf.

I agree with retuning as necessary, but for me, I was lucky not to have to retune it at all.

I agree that its the person's own fault, if their engine burns up after the switch. But some people blame the fuel anyways and won't try it again.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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03-22-2009 02:30 PM  8 years agoPost 6
LONEWOLF2440

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I blame yours just on bad luck

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03-22-2009 07:47 PM  8 years agoPost 7
luca bianchessi

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well, from wildcat to cool power i had to lean half a turn!!
i much prefer cool power

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03-22-2009 11:07 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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Basci rule of thumb. Anytime you change ANYTHING with the engine (fuel, plug, pipe, etc), go rich and retune.

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03-23-2009 12:25 AM  8 years agoPost 9
AltecLansing

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Pinecone, that is a good tip!

Man, I miss the eighties.

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03-23-2009 12:32 AM  8 years agoPost 10
LONEWOLF2440

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i argree on that better to be safe

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03-23-2009 12:38 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Dood

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After trying Wildcat for the first time after using Cool Power, I found that Wildcat smells delicious!

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03-23-2009 12:42 AM  8 years agoPost 12
AltecLansing

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I do find the wildcat fuel smell to be better than cool power and I like the lower smoke.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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