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08-19-2019 04:21 AM  28 days ago
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SkySurfer

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Glow Fuel
Where are you guys getting your glow fuel from? There are no local suppliers in my area.
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08-19-2019 06:28 AM  28 days ago
SoCal Scott

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Torco Nitro if you can’t get anything locally. Good stuff and price includes shipping.
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08-19-2019 11:42 AM  28 days ago
Phat513

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Yes, Torco fuel brand that what I use for my Nitro helicopter you can shop on Ebay there are a lot of them available there.
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08-19-2019 01:26 PM  28 days ago
shlm

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$49 a gallon....yikes.


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08-19-2019 02:23 PM  28 days ago
Ivan

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There are a couple racing fuel suppliers here where I live. They sell Methanol and Nitro methane. Only thing left is oil.

I suspect (but am not 100% certain) that heli fuels use either POE or PAG oil which is used in R-134a automotive air conditioning systems. They have a very distinctive smell and it very closely matches the Magnum fuel I used to fly.

If I ever get another nitro heli, I wouldn't hesitate to try mixing my own. May not be cheaper, but would be local and might save on shipping.
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08-19-2019 03:01 PM  28 days ago
JariN

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I used Klotz Heliglo, when i mixed my own fuels. Other stuff i get from drag Race Teams.Jari Niemi
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08-20-2019 01:40 AM  27 days ago
Tom Wrobleski

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I just got a quote from Byron $37 gallon delivered to Michigan
8 case min.
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08-20-2019 01:51 AM  27 days ago
jbjones

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Tom Wrobleski...
I just got a quote from Byron $37 gallon
For 30%?
J. B. Jones
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08-20-2019 04:25 AM  27 days ago
CrackSmacklePop

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Flying nitro these days is like the guy who gets the finest cigars, only smokes half and
then throws the rest away 'for the fun of it'.
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08-20-2019 10:55 AM  27 days ago
dschertz

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Does Byron still have to have the commercial address? Fortunately, my neighbor down the street is a marina so I just parked my truck there and they loaded it up. Wasn't even there.
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08-21-2019 12:29 AM  26 days ago
Tom Wrobleski

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Yes 30% and yes they need a commercial address to ship to
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08-21-2019 12:45 AM  26 days ago
jbjones

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Tom Wrobleski...
Yes 30% and yes they need a commercial address to ship to
Interesting. Thanks for the update. I haven't looked at a recent price sheet, but I've been a dealer of theirs for nearly a decade. It sure has gone up considerably.

It's their shipper that requires the commercial address. Fuel is shipped via LTL loads, so it'll be an 18-wheeler. That is the reason.
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08-21-2019 02:38 AM  26 days ago
HeliAdict

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Been using Magnum for at least 15 years.
http://www.magnumfuels.com/
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08-21-2019 09:23 AM  26 days ago
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CrackSmacklePop...
Flying nitro these days is like the guy who gets the finest cigars, only smokes half and then throws the rest away 'for the fun of it'.
I don't follow.
"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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08-21-2019 12:00 PM  26 days ago
meowguy

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CrackSmacklePop...
Flying nitro these days is like the guy who gets the finest cigars, only smokes half and
then throws the rest away 'for the fun of it'.
I don't now what this means. It's not helpful. Are you stating that flying electric or gas is the only sensible way to fly? This is a hobby. Hobbies often have no sensible monetary return. Many hobbies provide stimulation and enjoyment not measured in dollars. If you haven't enjoyed the smell of nitro methane and castor oil in the morning, I can't help you.
"Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground." J. Taylor
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08-21-2019 12:14 PM  26 days ago
Rojoalfa

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/
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That is why our hobby go busted...

Enjoy it!
Glow? Good...
Gas? Good...
Electric? Good...

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Saludos cordiales,
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08-21-2019 02:21 PM  26 days ago
Ivan

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meowguy...
CrackSmacklePop...
Flying nitro these days is like the guy who gets the finest cigars, only smokes half and
then throws the rest away 'for the fun of it'.
I don't now what this means. It's not helpful. Are you stating that flying electric or gas is the only sensible way to fly? This is a hobby. Hobbies often have no sensible monetary return. Many hobbies provide stimulation and enjoyment not measured in dollars. If you haven't enjoyed the smell of nitro methane and castor oil in the morning, I can't help you.
He is saying that Nitro prices have made those helis an elegance instead of a norm. The fuel price is so expensive it's something one would do because they like extravagance like fine cigars, which they only use half of and toss the rest because money is no object for them.

Not sure why that is so hard to understand...?
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08-21-2019 03:43 PM  26 days ago
wjvail

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Ivan...
He is saying that Nitro prices have made those helis an elegance instead of a norm. The fuel price is so expensive it's something one would do because they like extravagance like fine cigars, which they only use half of and toss the rest because money is no object for them.

Not sure why that is so hard to understand...?
I see it now.

I didn't understand because it is so foreign to my thinking. I've mixed my own fuel for almost 30 years now and it costs me about $17 a gallon. Buying fuel is something I have done all my life and don't consider it anything special. I've never considered it an extravagance. Well, the entire hobby is an extravagance but the fuel is just part of it.

I find it interesting to see how far we've come. Now not only are electrics a viable option, some people consider glow models a wasteful excess.

Anyway, thanks for the clarification.
"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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08-21-2019 05:43 PM  26 days ago
Rockin Bird

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I hope they still have fuel at our local hobby town, if not then I need to know how to make it.Its been about a half year since I been over there for fuel.That sweet smell of "Nitro"
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08-22-2019 12:37 AM  25 days ago
HeliMan Dave

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Strictly RC sells VP Powermaster 30% for about $35/gallon. I'd call them up to confirm stock before you drive all the way there though.Diabolo 700UL / Logo 700 / 600 / 500 / Goblin 500 V-Bar NEO / Oxy 2 / Blade 180CFX / mCPX BL / Nano / V-Control
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