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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:13 am 
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Does anybody know of a local source? I've been calling all over town, but can't seem to find any. I can get some VP methanol from a distributor, but I'd have to wait until spring. This is so I can blend some 0% nitro fuel. Thanks!

Jeff


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:05 am 
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Try Spenard Builder Supply on Lois Drive (at the west end of tutor Road). Might find it at home-depot or Lowes also, in the paint department labeled as shellac thinner or marine stove fuel It costs about $15 /gallon.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:03 pm 
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Thanks Gary. I picked up some of that, but the purity is highly suspect, and it costs about 5 times what it's worth. I can get 5 gallon cans of pure from my racing fuel supplier, but I have to wait until spring when he gets a couple of pallets of fuel.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:53 am 
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Just wondering, what are you doing with the 0% nitro fuel ??

I have mixed my own 0% fuel before using the SBS alcohol to run my super Tiger G23 (1,4 cu in) 2 stroke and it worked fine, turned over 300rpm better than 10% glow fuel. But then, I'm not racing anything - only flying for fun.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:04 am 
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I want to mix up fuel for the big Super Tigres, the G2500 and the G3250, and it should also work fine in the smaller Super Tigres as well as the other European engines I have. The big ones will use a lot of fuel!

When I get the good methanol, I should be able to mix fuel for about $15/gallon, making it a bit more tolerable.

I found gallons of air brake conditioner, which says it is methanol, but the analysis says it is 90-97% methanol. The question is what is the remainder, water, or other additives. I'll try this stuff out in one of the used engines, and wait until I get good methanol to run the new ones.

Thanks for the help!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:09 am 
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BTW, from what I have read, the G2300 likes 18% oil, while the G2000, G2500, G3000, G3250, and the G4500 all want 10-12% oil. The G90s, G60s, and smaller also want the 18% oil.


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