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12-30-2009 06:52 PM  7 years agoPost 21
leeinshirley@ti

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cool power fuel

Dosent anybody use coolpower fuel nowdays or is it too expensive compared to other heli fuels??

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12-30-2009 07:04 PM  7 years agoPost 22
Rototerrier

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Fayetteville, GA - USA

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CoolPower around here (GA) is simply too over priced to even consider. I can get almost any fuel for about 10 less per gallon.

The only thing I ever noticed to be different between WildCat and Coolpower was the smell. They seem to run the same when tuned so paying less $$$ seems like a no brainer for me.

I run Magnum DS 30 in my YS91SR and WildCat CY 30% in my TT RedLine.

Running 2 different fuels is a pain, but the Magnum DS stuff runs better for me than traditional nitro in my 90. And the Nitro runs better in my 50. I also prefer WildCat nitro over Magnum nitro. My heli seems to come down much slimier with it...and I figure slimier has to be better so that's how I base my decision to stick with WildCat nitro.

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12-30-2009 07:09 PM  7 years agoPost 23
Hellsiege

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Colorado Springs, CO

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+1 for sand paper fuel here too - not at the 50 gallon mark but I did make it all season w/out bearing issues. Have a few jugs of 30% left and then it's on to the cases of DS for me.

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12-31-2009 05:27 AM  7 years agoPost 24
Dirthead

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Not sayen its a bad thing but its that wildcat thats slimy and hard to clean. another +10 for Buzz Juice

Keep ur head out the dirt only in the grass

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01-01-2010 05:32 AM  7 years agoPost 25
bcm

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Tuolumne,CA

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Plus i don't pay for shipping...hmmmm
Oh yes you do! it may not be a seperate line item, but you pay it.

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01-01-2010 07:06 AM  7 years agoPost 26
Terrabit

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Oh yes you do! it may not be a seperate line item, but you pay it.
Actually, if a retailer buys in excess of qualifying quantity a distributor will sometimes waive the shipping cost or otherwise discount the deliverable. This practice is actually quite common.

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01-01-2010 07:44 AM  7 years agoPost 27
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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Then explain too me why a gallon of heli Fuel Brand X cost $5-7 more at the hobby shop that what it sells at an event when the maker shows up with a trailer like at the Jamboree? At least in Dayton HS, fuel prices are ridiculous.

I have said before that one of the smartest tactics to keep a hobby shop going is to sell the fuel as cheap as posible, to promote flying, which causes wear and tear and the inevitable crashes, which causes more sales of kits and small hardware, where the markups really are.

Fuel is been the blood of the hobby industry since who knows when. But battery technology will certainly make a shift...

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01-01-2010 07:49 AM  7 years agoPost 28
USAF Retired

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DIDI George0079

Magnum Fuel.com.

Happy New year All!!!

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01-01-2010 08:29 AM  7 years agoPost 29
Terrabit

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Then explain too me why a gallon of heli Fuel Brand X cost $5-7 more at the hobby shop that what it sells at an event when the maker shows up with a trailer like at the Jamboree? At least in Dayton HS, fuel prices are ridiculous.
The most obvious explanation would be overhead. But I certainly don't think it's worth arguing over. It's all good. Retail can be a tough business. The last bit of my ten years in retail was spent as a territory manager. I had more than fifty accounts including Walmart, Best Buy, Circuit City, Comp USA, Radio Shack, Office Depot and a myriad of chain and independent shops. Many of them are now closed. There is a world of detail beneeth the surface of what you experience as a customer.

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