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Old 07-02-2003, 05:19 PM   #1
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Can you use airplane fuel in a heli????

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can you use aircraft fuel with a helicopter engine??
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Old 07-02-2003, 05:57 PM   #2
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Hey Jason. There is quite a varitey of fuel available for specific aplications but for a general purpose fuel that you can use for both a heli and an airplane is CoolPower 15%. It Contains a 100% synthetic oil. I use it for my heli, and dont quote me on this but i think its a great fuel for aircraft engines as well. basically the main differnence between a fuel that is specifically blended for helicopter use is the oil content. The reason being is because they don't have the same cooling as an aircraft eninge so they need more oil to compensate for it. So to answer your question you can use airplane fuel for a helicopter.
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Old 07-02-2003, 06:34 PM   #3
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15%heli coolpower fuel is the exact same thing as 15% aircraft.I bought a case of 15% heli fuel and all that was changed was the sticker .I could see the original sticker underneath the heli sticker Oh and they charged me more for having the heli sticker
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Generally heli fuels have a lower viscosity oil in them, usually a slightly higher oil content than a "standard" airplane fuel, also they are almost always 100% synthetic oil.

Any of the full synthetic "airplane" blends will probably work just fine.
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There is no difference between plane and heli fuel, they just put a heli label on it so they can charge you more!

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thanks guys your quick response to my question was awsome i nolonger use regular 10% just because i wanted more for my engine so my 15% should work great in my heli, but tonight while you guys were graciously replying to my question i had hit a fence post that shopuldnt have been there at the field way too many i fear for my heli.... so anyways before i started rambling on i was going somewere hahaha since i crashed my plane i must now put my heli on hold because i yhave to buy a new aircraft.... because i have to keep flying. i dont have have 2000 to spend on a helicopter iam 16 and i have a part time job hahaha i wont be gettin a heli for a while and thier the real reason i got into the hobby in the first place but im gonna keep flying .... cause i cant stay away from it
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