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Old 03-17-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I am just wondering what fuel are most people are using. I have built over the winter a 25% MX2 with a JC 28CC engine and I have been reading a lot about using camp gas (White Gas) like Coleman brand as opposed to regular 87 octane gasoline.

Do any of you use it it? Do you notice a drop in power?

As well I have read about using a regular 2stroke oil for break in than switching to full synthetic once the motor is fully broken in. Is this what I should do?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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Re: What fuel type?

I was using coleman camper fuel in my Predator heli as well as in my extra 300.

Not seeing a decrase in power (i'm not a pro 3d pilot)

If you store your airplane inside the house, this is the best solution, the smell is not as bad a regular pump gaz.

You should use regular oil for the first few tanks to have the ring seating properly with the sleeve (break-in) then switching to high performance synthetic after
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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Re: What fuel type?

Thanks for the info.

Hey so no one else wants to chime in on what fuel they are using or what they have used and prefer.

Thanks guys
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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Re: What fuel type?

I use gasoline. No reason not to seeing as it's readily available and cheap. Some guys complain about the smell but the only time i have had issues with gasoline is when I don't properly build my fueling setup (it tips over and leaks or something to that effect). Build a proper fueling setup and you will be good to go.

The reason the manufacturer's recommend using mineral (non synthetic) oil for break in is because it provides less lubrication and helps the piston ring(s) wear in and seat against the cylinder wall. As a downside the non synthetic oil doesn't burn as clean and doesn't provide as good of lubrication but it makes the break in process go much quicker and your engine will develop peak power much sooner than if you just ran it on synthetic from day 1. I break in all my engines with the manufacturer recommended break-in oil and then I switch to a high quality synthetic.
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If you store indoors, plug the vent line and the exhaust exits. Generally doesn't smell then.
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Re: What fuel type?

I have a jc 28 and broke it in on 40:1 stil premium twostroke and just switched to redline synthetic at the end of the summer and I think it ran cleaner and better on the stil oil.I'll be switching back.Oh I also run shell gold it has no ethanol which is hard on the diaghrams.
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