Discussion:
Has anyone tried "Rapicon" glow fuel?
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Robert Scott
2010-01-06 22:43:19 UTC
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I live 25 miles from the nearest LHS, which sells only Morgan Cool Power
and/or and Omega (very limited -if any- choice of nitro content) glow fuels
at high prices.

I recently saw an advertisement for an imported product available via mail
order at a decent price (15% Nitro at <$20/gal. to your door). It is
packaged in quart bottles to avoid HAZMAT fees.

I took delivery today of a case (the minimum order). You're allowed to
mix-'n'-match gallons in case-quantities of three gallons (twelve quarts).
I got two gallons of 15% nitro/18% synthetic/castor blend oil and a gallon
of 23% nitro/20% synthetic/castor blend to my door for $60. That's a good
or better than I can do at my LHS. It will probably be a while before I get
to burn any... it's the middle of the "building season" here in upstate NY,
although I usually get out a time or two in the winter.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience or had heard anything about
this fuel.

Good flying,
desmobob
--
"Medicine is the keystone of the arch of Socialism" -- Vladimir Lenin

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
--Winston Churchill
MJKolodziej
2010-01-07 20:50:33 UTC
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Post by Robert Scott
I live 25 miles from the nearest LHS, which sells only Morgan Cool Power
and/or and Omega (very limited -if any- choice of nitro content) glow fuels
at high prices.
I recently saw an advertisement for an imported product available via mail
order at a decent price (15% Nitro at <$20/gal. to your door). It is
packaged in quart bottles to avoid HAZMAT fees.
I took delivery today of a case (the minimum order). You're allowed to
mix-'n'-match gallons in case-quantities of three gallons (twelve quarts).
I got two gallons of 15% nitro/18% synthetic/castor blend oil and a gallon
of 23% nitro/20% synthetic/castor blend to my door for $60. That's a good
or better than I can do at my LHS. It will probably be a while before I
get to burn any... it's the middle of the "building season" here in
upstate NY, although I usually get out a time or two in the winter.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience or had heard anything about
this fuel.
Good flying,
desmobob
--
"Medicine is the keystone of the arch of Socialism" -- Vladimir Lenin
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
--Winston Churchill
nope.
Lets us know. I hate to ask but, could you go out and fly some of it to test
it for us? The 15% will do.
:)
mk
(it was 19 deg. F here in Central Texas today)
Robert Scott
2010-01-07 23:19:00 UTC
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Post by MJKolodziej
Post by Robert Scott
I live 25 miles from the nearest LHS, which sells only Morgan Cool Power
and/or and Omega (very limited -if any- choice of nitro content) glow
fuels at high prices.
I recently saw an advertisement for an imported product available via
mail order at a decent price (15% Nitro at <$20/gal. to your door). It is
packaged in quart bottles to avoid HAZMAT fees.
I took delivery today of a case (the minimum order). You're allowed to
mix-'n'-match gallons in case-quantities of three gallons (twelve
quarts). I got two gallons of 15% nitro/18% synthetic/castor blend oil
and a gallon of 23% nitro/20% synthetic/castor blend to my door for $60.
That's a good or better than I can do at my LHS. It will probably be a
while before I get to burn any... it's the middle of the "building
season" here in upstate NY, although I usually get out a time or two in
the winter.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience or had heard anything about
this fuel.
Good flying,
desmobob
nope.
Lets us know. I hate to ask but, could you go out and fly some of it to
test it for us? The 15% will do.
:)
mk
(it was 19 deg. F here in Central Texas today)
mk,

I'd love to give you a test report this weekend but the forecast is for
similar or colder temps here. (Although here, we expect it in
mid-January... no big deal.) And I'm just finishing up a really neat little
E*Star Models PZL Wilga, so if I DID decide to brave the winter cold, I'd be
flying the new electric model!

Does anyone mail-order fuel at all? I'm always on the lookout for an
affordable source of fuel. My not-so-local hobby store caters to the indoor
carpet racer electric car guys, and my small club doesn't do a group fuel
buy.

I got in on a friend's club's group buy the year before last and picked up a
few cases of gallons. Before that I scored SEVERAL cases of Wildcat at
fantastic prices at a hobby shop in White Plains, NY when I attended the
WRAM Show (coming up soon!) some years back. I was driving a big ol' Ford
Crown Victoria land-yacht back then and I loaded her right up! I just
checked and still have a single gallon of Wildcat 15% nitro "four stroke
mix" from that purchase. I've never actually approached the LHS owner for a
quote on a quantity purchase. I probably should do that.

Good flying,
desmobob
j***@live.co.uk
2013-10-15 21:18:40 UTC
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Post by Robert Scott
I live 25 miles from the nearest LHS, which sells only Morgan Cool Power
and/or and Omega (very limited -if any- choice of nitro content) glow fuels
at high prices.
I recently saw an advertisement for an imported product available via mail
order at a decent price (15% Nitro at <$20/gal. to your door). It is
packaged in quart bottles to avoid HAZMAT fees.
I took delivery today of a case (the minimum order). You're allowed to
mix-'n'-match gallons in case-quantities of three gallons (twelve quarts).
I got two gallons of 15% nitro/18% synthetic/castor blend oil and a gallon
of 23% nitro/20% synthetic/castor blend to my door for $60. That's a good
or better than I can do at my LHS. It will probably be a while before I get
to burn any... it's the middle of the "building season" here in upstate NY,
although I usually get out a time or two in the winter.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience or had heard anything about
this fuel.
Good flying,
desmobob
--
"Medicine is the keystone of the arch of Socialism" -- Vladimir Lenin
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
--Winston Churchill
Hi, Whats the advantage of using a high nitro content in fuel?
e***@yahoo.com
2013-10-15 21:48:24 UTC
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Post by j***@live.co.uk
Post by Robert Scott
I live 25 miles from the nearest LHS, which sells only Morgan Cool Power
and/or and Omega (very limited -if any- choice of nitro content) glow fuels
at high prices.
I recently saw an advertisement for an imported product available via mail
order at a decent price (15% Nitro at <$20/gal. to your door). It is
packaged in quart bottles to avoid HAZMAT fees.
I took delivery today of a case (the minimum order). You're allowed to
mix-'n'-match gallons in case-quantities of three gallons (twelve quarts).
I got two gallons of 15% nitro/18% synthetic/castor blend oil and a gallon
of 23% nitro/20% synthetic/castor blend to my door for $60. That's a good
or better than I can do at my LHS. It will probably be a while before I get
to burn any... it's the middle of the "building season" here in upstate NY,
although I usually get out a time or two in the winter.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience or had heard anything about
this fuel.
Good flying,
desmobob
--
"Medicine is the keystone of the arch of Socialism" -- Vladimir Lenin
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
--Winston Churchill
Hi, Whats the advantage of using a high nitro content in fuel?
Power...
Robert Roland
2013-10-17 16:49:50 UTC
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On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:18:40 -0700 (PDT),
Post by j***@live.co.uk
Hi, Whats the advantage of using a high nitro content in fuel?
The main advantage of nitro is the increased power. But even if you
don't need the extra power, a little nitro can make your engine easier
to start and adjust, especially in cold weather.
--
RoRo
Morgans
2013-10-18 19:35:25 UTC
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Post by Robert Roland
On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:18:40 -0700 (PDT),
Post by j***@live.co.uk
Hi, Whats the advantage of using a high nitro content in fuel?
The main advantage of nitro is the increased power. But even if you
don't need the extra power, a little nitro can make your engine easier
to start and adjust, especially in cold weather.
Nitro has the major effect of advancing the timing, thus the increased power
in most engines. If you have an engine designed for low nitro, and use
nitro, it can detonate, overheat and seize and burn up pistons and bad
things like that. Increased heat, like the previous poster said, makes life
easier while trying to operate in cold weather.

jim in nc

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