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11-10-2005 01:29 PM  14 years ago
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montarok

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How many people use fuel fragrance?
Myself and another flyer at our club use it. Makes the fuel smell nice, but that's not to say one should one should sniff it all the time

http://www.manhattanoil.com/fuel-fragrances.php
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11-10-2005 01:39 PM  14 years ago
Leif

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A guy in our club uses it. His wife insisted.

It is a strange experience when the heli is pouring out root-beer flavored smoke.

Leif
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11-10-2005 02:11 PM  14 years ago
ESWLFSE

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I splash a little Byron's on my neck every morning.
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11-10-2005 02:13 PM  14 years ago
aarinsingh

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Cool Power 15% for aftershave here
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11-10-2005 02:17 PM  14 years ago
kobe larry

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i use it most of the time.always starts a conversation.if it smells good then it must fly good.always makes me want a w
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11-10-2005 02:49 PM  14 years ago
bkervaski

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Fuel fragrance? That really exists? Geez ...

I love the smell of glow fuel in the morning ....
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11-10-2005 02:54 PM  14 years ago
Blair

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Rootbeer here.

It's fun to watch the plankers wonder what the hell is going on.

B.
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11-10-2005 03:10 PM  14 years ago
GCguru

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Actually, adding fragrance to our fuels isnt a bad thing. It does tone down the nasty nitro aroma. And, remember that most fragrances are composed of oils, very similar to the additives put in glow fuel for lubrication. Stay away from food type fragraces (vanilla, cookie, root beer, chocolate, etc) as these types contain large levels of non-volatile solids (coumarin, veltol,vanillin, ethyl vanillin, etc) and they WILL foul glow plugs and carbonize internal engine parts. Berry and floral fragrances are mostly safe and usually have a flash point low enough for glow fuel engines, and could be used as an after-run oil i suppose. It's amazing how many people are using this stuff. -Rob
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11-10-2005 03:22 PM  14 years ago
bkervaski

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Wow. The last thing I'm going to do at my heli field will be to worry about the smell of burning nitro. This is amazing to me. It doesn't smell that bad, does it?

Of course, our heli field is a cow pasture, so the nitro kind of hides the organic smells left behind by wandering cows.. heh
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11-10-2005 03:23 PM  14 years ago
Bato

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Does any one have a mixing ratio for these things
Were can you buy these scents
Has anyone reported engine damage (carbon and stuff) after using it for a while
Is there a specific type (oil, petroleum based, etc) that should be bought in order to work

I sounds cool though It sure would throw people off and turn some heads at my field
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11-10-2005 03:45 PM  14 years ago
GCguru

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Youll really never know if the fragrance is natural or a synthetic base, but usually most fragrances are a combination of both. (I analyze and develop fragrance all day-every day using gas chromatography) I would think that 0.25-0.75% of the fragrance would be a good starting point. More or less depending how strong the fragrance is or if you notce idling problems. Ive used the stuff for years but Ive always made my own using compatible ingredients and I have never seen any ill effects on the engines. Most oils added to glow fuel (methanol base) are synthetic oils but that is a (relatively) new development. In the past it's always been organic based oils (natural petroleum). So it shouldnt really matter, 'unless' you find that the fragrance is not miscable (wont solubilize or dissolve) in your glow fuel. Some synthetics and natural petroleum oils dont work well together. If you see any seperation in your fuel tank, stop using it immediately or youre likely to have a flame out.-Rob
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11-10-2005 03:51 PM  14 years ago
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Yes, I use it all the time. The smell of straight burnt nitro is horrible, but the coconut and grape fragrance smell great.Here for a good time, not a long time!
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11-10-2005 03:58 PM  14 years ago
JKos

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> It does tone down the nasty nitro aroma.

> The smell of straight burnt nitro is horrible

Huh? Why in the devil would I want to cover up the great smell of nitro fuel being burned in my heli? Isn't the smell and the smoke part of the experience and why we aren't all flying electric? Maybe you need to change nitro fuels. They don't all smell the same.

If you don't like the "smell" of nitro, get yourself a gasser and use camper fuel. Then it will smell like a barbeque and makes everyone hungry.

- John
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11-10-2005 04:03 PM  14 years ago
shuttlepilot

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I use a little grape fragrance in the fuel I mix. The smell of the oil is what is so bad.....morgan green synthetic oil. I bought a small bottle of the stuff from the local fuel place where I buy methanol from. The bottle is small.....maybe 2 oz.......but it will give fragrance to about 60 gallons. Strong stuff.Gas is Great
Camper Fuel is Better!!
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11-10-2005 04:20 PM  14 years ago
TAZZY

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i use grape flavor in my helis and my planes, i think this is one of the better smelling scents.
The mixing ratio is on the bottle itself.
you can get it at most hobby stores or you can have them order it.
its only about $5.
3 cap fulls seems like a good mixture for 1 gallon of fuel, it's enough where you can smell it but it doesn't make you sick.
GDay
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11-10-2005 04:33 PM  14 years ago
ARMSMASTER

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The fuel additive is made by Parma International. The web site is
www.parmapse.com I used to use the stuff untill some of the guys started giving me crap about the smell. I have used cherry and grape. I just found half a bottle in a box the other day. I thought it funny to find this post. The whole box smells like grape. As to if it causes any ill effects on engines, the answer is no. I have never used it in a heli, but I just got back into flying heli's. I used to use it in my plank fuel. I just might put some in my heli fuel and mess with everyone.
Life is like a box of chochlates!
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11-10-2005 04:35 PM  14 years ago
helibird

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I've used some cherry and grape that I bought at the hobby story. Doesn't take much, I add about 5 drops to a gallon and it is pretty strong. Don't over due the grape it is nasty!!

Funny, when I first started I couldn't stand the smell of the nitro fuel. But after a few years of flying I don't mind the smell anymore.
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11-10-2005 04:38 PM  14 years ago
RCHeliJim

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no perfumes here for me - I prefer the straight up manly smell of clean nitro . Adding perfume to my heli must make it feel just as bad as I do when the wife makes me go to a chick flick

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11-10-2005 04:47 PM  14 years ago
KC

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are your helicopters painted lavender too?
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11-10-2005 05:07 PM  14 years ago
Salty

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now if they had a sent that was edue de' burned rubber I'd bite.....only two things in the world that smells better that nitro exhaust, burned rubber and alky mix and full scale turbine exhaust....hmmmmmmAsk your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.
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