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12-31-2017 04:07 PM  23 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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jbjones It's just Alcohol with a lube package and an oxidizer(nitro).
Pretty sure it's methanol, not alcohol.....
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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12-31-2017 04:23 PM  23 months ago
utahbob

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Ok..Ok
I just posted the idea as a possible solution to the unwillingness of hobby store owners to stock fuel..people are always skeptical when discussing changes from what they are used to..I remember it wasn't too long ago that lipo batteries were new and different and there were some that wanted to keep flying with sub-c nicads!
I do a great decending funnel!
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12-31-2017 04:37 PM  23 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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Still boils down to demand......

The hobby shop close to where I live in Florida just closed its door for good..... The did have a very limited supply of nitro fuel available......

The general decline in business over the years was the root cause of their demise thanks to the Internet. Since Al Gore invented the Internet I guess we can blame him, right ??

On the other hand, there's a hobby shop in the Rochester , NY area called Performance Hobbies (Webster, NY) that has diversified enough to be doing fairly well.... not only with the electric ARF stuff but with the "drone frenzy" as well as AirSoft guns.......

They carry a decent supply of nitro fuel in various percentages.....

I'm in the area visiting family during the holidays and have been in there a couple of times visiting friends since moving to Florida 7 yrs ago.....

I'm not happy with the 3 degree temperature this morning nor with this unusual frigid weather for December during our entire trip !
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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12-31-2017 06:31 PM  23 months ago
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Ok..Ok
I just posted the idea as a possible solution to the unwillingness of hobby store owners to stock fuel..people are always skeptical when discussing changes from what they are used to..I remember it wasn't too long ago that lipo batteries were new and different and there were some that wanted to keep flying with sub-c nicads!
I didn't mean to offend, just posted why I though one size fits all won't work.
"When Inverted down is up and up is expensive"
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12-31-2017 06:41 PM  23 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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rcmiket I didn't mean to offend, just posted why I though one size fits all won't work.
Don't now who you might have offended..... it sure was not me !
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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12-31-2017 07:02 PM  23 months ago
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Will probably see more and more of this happening. The finicky, messy and expensive to run glow engines are being replaced by more powerful , less messy plug and play electric. i see 40 to 60 sized nitro planes and helis being sold dirt cheap, nobody wants them around here. its either electric or big gasser birds
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12-31-2017 08:23 PM  23 months ago
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Nitro is still cost effective for me.. but I guess I like the mess, smell, sound, and fuel and go aspect of nitro. I got into the RC hobby when you actually enjoyed building and working on them as much as you did flying/driving them. Now a days people just want plug and play or fly by itself stuff. Exactly why drones are more popular now.. I guess its to each their own. Ill still need to buy fuel, as long as tower hobbies doesn't quit selling it I will be fine.Never go Full Retard!
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12-31-2017 09:18 PM  23 months ago
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I don't live in the US, but get 200 liters of Powermasters overhere. I don't have a feul problem!!!TT G4, YS 96/120 srx, Beastx, cgy750
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12-31-2017 09:45 PM  23 months ago
dkshema

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Pretty sure it's methanol, not alcohol.....
Uh -- don't tell anyone and spoil the surprise, but methanol IS alcohol. Methyl alcohol.
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12-31-2017 10:13 PM  23 months ago
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There is nothing cost effective about glow fuel for me at all but I still love it and still want to fly glow powered models.

My electric JR Vibe is beautiful to fly beyond describing but really

zzzzzzzz a bit boring!
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12-31-2017 10:42 PM  23 months ago
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dkshema Uh -- don't tell anyone and spoil the surprise, but methanol IS alcohol. Methyl alcohol.
Folks that I know who make their own fuel refer to it as methanol..... but of course, as always, you are correct.(compliment)
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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