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01-23-2012 12:04 PM  7 years ago
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Egroeg

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Rapicon fuel? your views welcome!
Any one using this fuel?
What are your views in relation to other well known brands?
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01-24-2012 01:45 AM  7 years ago
CoronaL

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I've used it. Seems up there in quality with Byron Rotor Rage. I think those are the top 2 fuels right now, at least that I've used.Randy!!! I am the liquor
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01-24-2012 03:32 AM  7 years ago
baby uh1

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I bought a case this summer and I like it just fine. Runs as well or better than CoolPower.Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!
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01-24-2012 07:01 AM  7 years ago
ren

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I have use this fuel a couple of times, very easy to tune, good power, clean smell, good smoke, on my Trex 700N runs a lot colder than byron, cool power and power master I can run it like 5 clicks leaner than all of them.

the only con is that is very hard ($$) to get a hold of it in Texas
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03-01-2012 07:51 AM  7 years ago
Egroeg

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Why ren?
It is not stocked in shops or Internet vendors?
Or it's too expensive?
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03-01-2012 01:15 PM  7 years ago
CoronaL

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it's very good fuel
I would put it up there with Byron in terms of power/quality. Coolpower is close too, especially in power CP is great, I just don't like it staining my motors and in my mind that contributes to internal wear and observations locally that bearings don't last as long with the CP.

it's harder to get though and IMO pricey. I have a friend who works at a hobby shop so I get his cost on it, but if I didn't I'd be flying Byron b/c it's probably cheaper for me to get at that point.

Anyway, Rapicon is good fuel. If you have access to it at a decent price I'd say go for it.
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03-02-2012 01:27 AM  7 years ago
ren

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Yes some online stores have it, with good price very competitive, the problem is the shipping, the companies that delivery charge extra for hazard materials that's when it become more expensive, it will be nice if you can get it from a local hobby shop at regular cost I will be all over it!!!!

If you local hobby shop carry it, give it a try!!!
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03-02-2012 04:02 AM  7 years ago
helipulse

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I am using that for last the last 2 years now and its just awesome.
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03-02-2012 12:21 PM  7 years ago
Egroeg

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I have been using wildcat 15% for the last 4 years.
I got my self a case of Rapicon 15% .
I will be using it but I know it's good stuff.
Seems I need to close my needles a bit and will run cool again,plus a tankfull should keep me in the air longer since the needles will be closed a bit more, plus the container has 4 litres plus it costs a bit less too.
So overall...looks like THE DEAL.Wildcat smells and looks better though!
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03-03-2012 02:09 PM  7 years ago
helidevil

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i tried a gallon at ircha, i LOVED it. now i cant find any on the east coast
(30%)
compaired to coolpower:

more power
wider tuning range
ran just as smooth

compaired to rotor rage:

has the power byrons does
little easier tuning
starts up better

if i could buy a case i would!
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03-04-2012 09:39 PM  7 years ago
helinewby

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rapicon
Its great fuel and I agree with all of the earlier post. I am desperately trying to work something out to make it more available in the US.

Thx C.B.
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03-04-2012 10:00 PM  7 years ago
hoverking

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Its available in the US, just need to let our hobby shops know you want it.
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03-05-2012 10:45 AM  7 years ago
Richardmid1

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I tried Rapicon 30 after using Optifuel 20 and got less power out of my OS55! Went straight back to Optifuel which not only produced more power but the motor ran smoother.60% of the time, it works every time!
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03-05-2012 12:19 PM  7 years ago
helinewby

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Optifuel
I would love to compare the 2 fuels myself but we can't get Optifuel in the US that I know of...

C.B.
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03-05-2012 08:20 PM  7 years ago
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So I tried it on the OS 50SXH Ring motor.
I have closed the needle about a quarter of a turn (going from Wildcat 15% to Rapicon 15%)...running on the rich side still...engine very cool.
Don't wish to risk it so...I'm cautious here.
Will be running Rapicon 15% on the new OS 105R.
Now my 105 says in the manual...2,5 turns out on the high speed...
1 turn out on the hover needle (for starters that is ...to get it broken in ...then lean out accordingly).
About 10 flights on her now (on WC15%)..am at 1,5on the high...and HALF on the hover needles respectively....
So what will be when I run her on the Rapicon?
Going to close even more?
Won't be much left to close by the looks of it....
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03-05-2012 10:43 PM  7 years ago
helinewby

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Rapicon and OS 105
You are correct in saying Rapicon allows you to turn your needles in a little more and remain cooler. I would just start with rich setting and work in for power. Once you get sufficient power stop and enjoy!

I need a 105 or 120

Thx C.B.
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05-14-2012 01:12 PM  7 years ago
datidun

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I just switched from Optifuel 20% to Rapicon 20%,i cant get the temps to go up on any of my hypers,the main needle is only 1 full turn open,i had to go in 6 clicks leaner,after several climb outs and Tick tocs i only got 150f on the head,it still seems rich but im in danger zone at the moment going leaner than 1 full turn on the main,could be trouble,very different this Rapicon.
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05-14-2012 01:29 PM  7 years ago
Richardmid1

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You can go as lean on the needle as you like as long as your temps are ok and you have plenty of smoke and its not hanging on the pipe when you hit hold.

I found Optifuel better than Rapicon or rape-&-con as a friend of mine called it! lol.
60% of the time, it works every time!
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05-15-2012 07:49 PM  7 years ago
helinewby

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Rapicon
Like I said in my earlier post. I don't know much about Optifuel because it's not in the US! I have tested it against the two other major fuel brands here and and it flies just as good if not better than both tested... All I can say is try it for yourself and see...

Thx CB
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