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Clive Moore30/01/2009 22:56:25
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Hi all, I run Lasers, O.S, Saito and ASP four strokes. I would like to find one fuel that I can run all my engines on so I dont have to keep carrying around different types of fuel when I take more than one model to the field.
 
The Saito needs 10% nitro and synthetic oil to run properly but the Lasers are better on straight (I think)
 
Anyone got a view?
 
Clive
flytilbroke30/01/2009 23:52:16
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You have just answered your own Question.
 
 
Braddock, VC31/01/2009 07:50:15
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I use prosynth 10% in all mine, 2 lasers 5 saitos and 4 os 4 strokes, but not all at the same time.
Neil Tidey of laser fame reckons his engines can use up to 12% nitro before requiring modification and if you think they go well on straight you will be pleasantly surprised on 10%.
Ernie31/01/2009 08:31:50
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Hi Clive,I run everything on 10% including a laser, with no problems. I've no idea what he oil content is because nobody in France knows or cares
ernie
David Perry01/02/2009 17:27:21
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I used to run four strokes (Saitos and lasers)  and a clutch of two strokes in fixed wings and helis on Bekra 10%.  damned good fuel.
 
Now I no longer fly helis I fly the lot on pretty much any 5% nitro fuel I can find provided  it is either fully or mostly synthetic oil.
 
david
Phil Claridge02/02/2009 10:48:34
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duraglo 5% works well with most engines in my fleet
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator02/02/2009 11:29:02
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I use Southern Modelcraft Mo Glow with 5% nitro. 15% synthetic oil & 2% castor...works perfectly on my 2 & 4 strokes & cost £10 a gallon.....
 
Only problem is you can only get it at the shows.....
 
The oil content is theoretically a bit low for a 2-stroke (most seem to recommend 18% oil) but as long as you tune a tad rich (I always trade a few revs for a bit of smoke!!) then you'll be fine......
 
Also check out what Just Engines have to say......here

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