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03-31-2009 07:58 PM  9 years agoPost 1
CUJO

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I mounted the hardware onto the cap of my fuel bottle and didn't pay attention and screwed the lid on too tight and forced on of the needles that goes through the top to tear a very small hole in the cap. Needless to say the cap isn't on great but is pretty secure and the hole looks blocked by the hardware to keep it in place.

My question is, do I have any fears of leaving my bottle in my garage with fire or anything or a fear of the vapors becomming combustionable?

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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03-31-2009 07:59 PM  9 years agoPost 2
CUJO

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I also had a little spill on the cap but wiped it up with my official heli-towel. Any other concerns I should have?

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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03-31-2009 08:03 PM  9 years agoPost 3
trunkmunki

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I am assuming you are talking about glow-fuel? If so, it is fine for safety, but be aware that glow fuel loves moisture, it is "hygroscopic", and if not sealed up it will absorb it and "skunk" the fuel, leading to problems with tuning eventually. If you are flying regularly, and can kind of seal the hole, you will probably burn the fuel before it becomes a problem.

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04-01-2009 04:33 PM  9 years agoPost 4
KdogTN

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Nashville, TN

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He is right... Glow fuel is almost like diesel where it will take up moisture in the air like a dry towel... Also the fuel tends to evap some and could give it a more viscious nature and not as potent for burn.

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