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Nigel R09/07/2020 15:04:00
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I use

Firepower F6 plug


5% nitro mix


Gsky09/07/2020 15:30:29
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Thanks Nigel,

do you know roughly how many flights you get from 1gallon? Just to get an idea

Edited By Gsky on 09/07/2020 15:31:03

Nigel R09/07/2020 15:52:46
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6oz tank happily runs for 10 minutes with some left in the bottom. Maybe 5oz per flight actually used?

There's about 150fl oz in a gallon.

150/5 = 30 flights.

Gsky09/07/2020 16:34:23
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1 gallon should be plenty than. I’ll be impressed if I get through that by the end of the year.


Jon - Laser Engines09/07/2020 17:23:16
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Those little engines are pretty frugal.

Im a fan of the OS 8 glow plug myself and use them for anything that is not 4 stroke.

I would upgrade slightly on the fuel though. Nothing wrong with Nigel's suggestion, just this stuff has a few additives in it and my 15FP lapped it up and screamed for more!


Gsky26/07/2020 20:23:15
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Thanks for the recommendations. fuel, plugs and 11x5 prop have arrived, even treated myself to a tachometer. looking forward to hearing it run now.

With the sun coming out i managed to make some more progress on the wing. All sheets bonded and sanded the LE profile and rest of the wing. found some "flat" spots mid span so had a go at filling the low spots. tried using a long piece of cardboard to help filler the low spots but was a bit of a mess, lesson learned.

Happy with the LE profile needs a small final fill and rub but pretty much there, managed to add a "flat" on the OB tip rib. might try to build it back up but not sure how yet.

Quick dry fit of the aileron hinges and onto the RHS wing.

LE filler.jpg

end rib & wing tube.jpg





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