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Old 06-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi again guys, Iam getting my 600 next week, just wondering what percentage fuel should I use?, it will be beginner sport flying that I'll be doing. Ta
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with 20% nitro, 20% oil, 60% methanol.
With 20% nitro, it is not so picky on tuning yet (more nitro, easier to tune), but price is much less than 30% nitro's.
Also, power is very good on 20% nitro, as long as You'r engine is in good shape and tuned.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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same thing than pilo4fn
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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20% should be sufficient.

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you can even use 15% if its just sport flying
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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20%, 30% when your upside down for most of your flight.
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So my motor is running cool enough on 30% that I can hold my finger on the bottom plate of th engine after I set the heli down and hold on the button to get the blades to stop spinning.

I asked the LHS about using 20% and they told me that its car fuel and I shouldn't do that. I think this was just an upsell because the 20% is cheaper than the 30%

Is this true or is there such a thing as "nitro heli fuel" and "nitro car fuel" with differences beyond just the mix?
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Is this true or is there such a thing as "nitro heli fuel" and "nitro car fuel" with differences beyond just the mix?
Yes, there is huge difference on Heli and Car fuels. The difference is oil content and also the Heli fuel need to have very high grade oil.
Heli fuels generally need to have 20%-22% oil (preferably Klotz -brand).
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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So my motor is running cool enough on 30% that I can hold my finger on the bottom plate of th engine after I set the heli down and hold on the button to get the blades to stop spinning.

I asked the LHS about using 20% and they told me that its car fuel and I shouldn't do that. I think this was just an upsell because the 20% is cheaper than the 30%

Is this true or is there such a thing as "nitro heli fuel" and "nitro car fuel" with differences beyond just the mix?
Show them this fuel and ask if it's intended for cars. In my experience, the owner/ employees of an LHS (unless they specialize in helis) don't know much when it comes to helis. They'll talk like they do but they don't. Too bad they just can't say "I don't know" or "I'm not sure" rather than feeding you a line.

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I use 30% and love it.
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I use 30% and love it.
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I've been using that as well, but picked up a few gallons of Powermaster 30% Heli fuel to try. I noticed a power increase with the Powermaster fuel.

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