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Old 06-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I flew my Heli today, and the engine got pretty hot; I did have the engine running at high speed, but I also was using my airplane fuel. ;(Cool Power 15%). I was wondering what the difference is between the regular Cool Power Fuel, and the Heli Cool Power fuel. I looked it up on Tower Hobbies, and they both show a 17% lubricant content. But the Heli Fuel lubricant says that it is ultra high viscosity. What is the difference really? Is this a good fuel to use when running the engine at high speeds? Or should I find a fuel with higher lubricant content?
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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heli fuel and tune it
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would use a heli fuel for sure. 23% oil works good for me. Currently using CY Wildcat, had been using Rapicon before that, and Rotor Rage prior to that.

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Old 06-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I will use the Heli fuel; I forgot to mention that I have the Cool Power Heli fuel also, but I don't know if the 17% lubricant is enough.
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I'd have to say no on an oil content that low. 20% oil should be considered minimum IMO.

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It looks like I have to go with a higher nitro content in order to have a higher oil content, is that always the case? I went and bought the 30% Nitro Cool Power fuel, which looks like it has 30% lubricant as well. I was just using 15% nitro, which was also half the price of the 30%
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It looks like I have to go with a higher nitro content in order to have a higher oil content, is that always the case? I went and bought the 30% Nitro Cool Power fuel, which looks like it has 30% lubricant as well. I was just using 15% nitro, which was also half the price of the 30%
Nitro content will vary within the same brand of fuel, but the oil content should stay the same. Byron Rotor Rage has a 15% and 30% nitro, but the oil content is 21% for both.

On the other hand, looks like Wildcat has a regular "Helimix" fuel with 18% oil, but available in six different nitro content. I use the Wildcat Performance 30%, which has 23% oil.

You would choose the nitro and oil content based upon what type of flying you do, IMO.
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I have Model Technics Bekra 10% and Irvine 10%. Are they both OK for my OS32??
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for summer hardcore 3d is best to have more oil to keep engine lubricated and cool,now for winter time you can use a less oil base to increase engine temp a bit without having to mess with the needles ,this works well for me
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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20% oil or more......!!!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Cool Power 20% has 20 or 23 percent oil .I have used it for about 4 years, it works great

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Also using coolpower for about 3 years - started on 15% nitro, then 22% and increased to 30% nitro for increased power need. The coolpower I used also have 23% oil in all the nitro percentages.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Cool Power with at least 20% oil

http://morganfuel.com/coolpower_heli_detail
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I've used a lot of them and can attest to IMHO VP PowerMaster 30% is best. Try it you won't regret it. 23% oil content Low viscosity Heli Blend.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I do recommend people to read there engine manual and read on what percentage and fuel brand was used in testing and go from there, switching fuel brands can damage your engine in the long run.

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