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08-02-2007 07:18 AM  13 years ago
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Eartaker

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Raptor 30 pro 3 engine
I need to know If i am able to run the same fule thatI run in my monster trucks in my heli. I use Tornado 25%-30% I know it will run because I have done it BUT is this bad on the engine?
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08-02-2007 08:50 AM  13 years ago
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I dont know that brand of fuel but because its for a car engine I'll bet it has a pretty low oil content,they tend to have anywhere from 14%-16%. That will surely kill any heli motor in short order with that high nitro. I'll never understand the low oil thing in car fuel. I know it looks good on paper, but unless your racing for money your just beating up ur motor and ur wallet on rebuilds. I used my CY 30%, which as 24% oil, in my Traxass Revo one summer at the local track and those guys really wanted to know what I was running. That truck ran fast and cool but fogged up the track quick
I kicked butt alot and never told what I was running. Boy that was a fun summer.They didnt know my other truck was a Raptor 60

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08-02-2007 11:24 AM  13 years ago
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It depends on which type of tornado fuel you are using. If I am not wrong,they make fuel for heli too? Just that the oil content seems a bit lower than most. It is actually OK to go as low as 15 or 16% oil if the oil is of good quality and your tuning is fine, but I will never risk it. Most car fuel are around 10-12% oil content, with the "more professional" mix going as low as 8%, which I think is BAD for any heli engine.

And in any case, most heli fuel are cheaper than car's for the same nitro content, so why pay more for more risk??

On the other hand, it is perfectly fine to run your heli fuel in car. My cars run cooler with a broader needle setting with heli fuel. Not much difference in speed that I can feel though.
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