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12-19-2013 09:58 PM  3 years agoPost 81
RM3

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2 gallons...for this summer
thats all? you must have really short summers or have a really really fuel efficient engine

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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12-19-2013 10:17 PM  3 years agoPost 82
bustedmp

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Heading out shopping with my wife tomorrow, I just may see if i can find a few gallons. I know my local Wally world carries a few gallons at a time, but I'd much rather find it elsewhere.

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12-20-2013 02:57 AM  3 years agoPost 83
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thats all? you must have really short summers or have a really really fuel efficient engine
All waly world had. They only seem to get a couple gallons at a time. I also fly nitros and have several gallons of that as well. I also got a red 2.5 gallon jug. If i can find a solid cap for it, this will be the new gasser jug. I read on another forum where somebody found one at an auto parts store.

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12-30-2013 07:02 PM  3 years agoPost 84
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I have read through this thread and did not see this question posted(I apologize if it was)...

If I were to use Coleman fuel would I be able to with a Hanson RC27 3D Max engine and if so would the oil ratio (32:1) stay the same? I plan on keeping the model in my basement.

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12-30-2013 07:19 PM  3 years agoPost 85
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Yes Coleman is a direct sub for gas.

Tom
CAUTION - my posts are based on my experiences, yours may be different.

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01-12-2014 03:07 AM  3 years agoPost 86
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Coleman fuel is now $12.97 at wal-mart. It was around $9 at the end of november when i bought 2 gallons. That really went up.

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01-12-2014 03:58 AM  3 years agoPost 87
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Meth Labs are on the rise!!

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01-12-2014 04:02 AM  3 years agoPost 88
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Yeap, I was just looking at it yesterday. It's still half the price of nitro, and I really like the smell, or lack of a smell. Spilling a little in my basement or on my hands is no big deal. I am probably just going to grab a few gallons next time I go to walmart anyway. I may use gas during the warmer weather where I will be flying more.

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01-12-2014 06:43 AM  3 years agoPost 89
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I think you guys are driving the price up!

I remember way back when Bill started using that stuff Coleman had NO IDEA poople were burning it in engines until someone from here called then to inquire about it. I remember that person said they were sort of surprised it was being used like this.

Now they see the demand and know what its being used for, and hence the price goes up just like everything in demand I guess.

OK, maybe its not exactly like this, but its a theory!

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01-12-2014 01:42 PM  3 years agoPost 90
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I'm still going to use the coleman fuel; already made that decision. I just wasen't expecting that large of a jump in price. I'm going to do lawnboy ashless at 32:1 for 2 gallon break-in them switch to either pensoil marine or mogul; haven't decided on that aspect yet.

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01-12-2014 03:59 PM  3 years agoPost 91
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01-18-2014 08:47 PM  3 years agoPost 92
HeliNutAndy

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Coleman fuel is now $12.97
I just gt back for the 'Mart' and I paid $12.97 too. I hope this isn't going to be a trend....

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01-18-2014 08:58 PM  3 years agoPost 93
bustedmp

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For whatever reason, Wally World near me has in the past only ever kept 1 or 2 gallons of the stuff on the shelf. Now they have been keeping 6 out at a time. I really can't say how much of it I will be burning up, but the smell of it is so much better than gas. Just for the heck of it, I have tried keeping my leaf blower in my basement to see if I could smell the gas in the house. I can't smell it in my house, but my basement however smells of gas as soon as I walk through the door. I will be sticking with coleman fuel. Still cheaper than nitro and cleaner too!

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01-18-2014 09:21 PM  3 years agoPost 94
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Do you have gas in it?

You will want to empty out the tank completely as well as purge the carb bulb back into the tank and empty that out as well.

If you leave gas in the tank especially in winter where the gas temp is like 35 degrees and the you bring it into the house at 68 degrees it will evaporate some and cause some smell. The more you empty it out, the less fumes and the less concentrated the smell will be.

In the summer time if gas is at 85 degrees outside and you bring it into the cold basement at 65F, then it will "contract" and you don't smell much at all. I would still empty it out completely anyways from the tank.

If you want to see an example of this. take your gas can if its well sealed and when you bring it in the house you should see it either "inflate" or "collapse" depending on what the air temperature was when you sealed it relevant to the temperature now in the house. If it doesn't do this then you don't have an airtight gas can.

If all else fails then buy some Coleman at Walmart, its certainly another option if you have issues with gas in the house. Expensive at 4x the cost of gas, but you gotta pay for it if you must have it.

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01-18-2014 10:29 PM  3 years agoPost 95
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$14.98 @ the local Ace Hardware.
Btw, I store a gasser up in one of my bedrooms and have not smelled gas yet this winter. Just empty the tank.

Blades; what goes around, comes around!

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01-18-2014 10:39 PM  3 years agoPost 96
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You can buy Crown Camper fuel for $7.99 a gallon at Academy Sports. They always have a lot in stock in the camping section.

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01-25-2014 10:34 PM  3 years agoPost 97
jackp332

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I have been purchasing my coleman fuel at Walmart here in NH for only 8.50 a gal. It may have increased since last season as i have not bought any since. The smell is also a concern for me as i live in a condo with no garage and both of my gassers are in my upstairs 2nd room. My Zenoah g240rc's love that fuel!

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01-30-2014 10:07 PM  3 years agoPost 98
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I was debating using coleman fuel for a while. I was having tuning issues with the G20EI I got used from a member here. I finally just ordered another carb to try. That was the issue, carb was messed up. Put the new one on today, set the needles to recommended settings, and it is running pretty good now. Still have a it of tuning to do, but at least the engine responds to needle adjustments.

Not to bash the guy I got the engine from, he told me he bought it used and never did anything with it. He gave me a good deal on it, and the new carb was only $26 from Daves motors.

I burnt 2 tanks of coleman today in the heat wave (29f) we are having around here. Still half the cost of nitro, and while I only did basic hovering and some low level climbs today. I got 27 minutes from the first tank with a pretty rich top end for the first few minutes, and 16 minutes into the second tank my toes were froze so I landed and retreated into the house. That flight had about half a tank left. Off to wally world to buy a few gallons to keep on hand.

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