Re: Model Airplane Fuel

When I use to fly model airplanes 30 years ago I made my own fuel and it was
29% Caster Oil, 70% Methanol and 1% Ether for the larger engine.  For the
small engine the Ether was replaced with Nitro Methane from the local speed
shop.  I got this formulas off a can of store bought model airplane fuels.
Years ago they use to have the contents on the side of the cans.  Not any
more. Now days they use Synthetic oil instead of caster oil.  I think some
of the guys on the TC list have used caster oil in some of there projects.
I have never used it myself.

Gary Weaver

At 02:19 PM 12/30/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Original Poster: "christopher boden" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com> 
><<<< Sam Barros was thinking of using only the oil that is a component of
>modeling fuel not the fuel itself.  That would be bad :-))  I think it is
>like "2 Stroke Oil". - Terry >>>>  
>Model Airplane fuel is made from NitroMethane!
>Just think "SUNDAY-SUNDAY-SUNDAY! At the Amphetamine Speedway it's 
>"Nitro" burning funny cars!
>   The Nitro they're refering to is NitroMethane. If your using the Pink 
>stuff in the little 1 or 2 litre plastic jugs it's also mixed with a 
>little light oil (there's a percentage on the bottle)
>Just letting you know, I have enough craters in the floor of my lab from 
>learning things the hard way.
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