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Old 02-02-2008, 07:57 PM   #11
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Lets look at it in a postive light... they are recognizing RC as a viable market segment and are supporting it. Informed consumers will know where to get the best value on fuel. If the kids with money want to pay those prices, fine! Not going to affect any of us.....

On top of that, it will be like 7-11...expensive, but always available if you get caught short. It is a pretty safe bet that most people live closer to a CT than a hobby shop (for occasional emergency convenience purchases...)
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:58 AM   #12
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Does it state the Nitro content, or is that too technical for Canadian tire? Do not even thing of asking a store clerk, if you can find one that is.

At that price I can sell my fuel stock and retire in comfort.

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Old 02-03-2008, 10:13 AM   #13
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Interesting .. is there a Wildcat stockist in the Toronto-Ottawa region who might bring in a jug of 65% on request?
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Originally Posted by Applehoney
Interesting .. is there a Wildcat stockist in the Toronto-Ottawa region who might bring in a jug of 65% on request?

The fuel for these cars is only 20% nitro. And with oil content at 14% makes it less than our glow fuel at 16-18%.


Nitro XRC fuel is available in 20% NITRO formula. Specifically designed for use in Hasbro Nitro XRC vehicles to provide optimum power and engine longevity. The oil content is 14% and is a blend of synthetic and degummed racing castor. WILDCAT'S oil content is on average 40% greater than most R/C car fuels. This greater oil content provides superior protection and power.

Obviously, a different breed of fuel. Smaller amounts to be sold demand a higher price, hence the $80 a u.s. gallon. Then again, I've found Traxxas 20% at $30/gal. Oil content is the variable here. Less is more. lol.
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:35 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by byrocat
Stale fuel? this isn't CA glue we're talking about here, and it hasn't bee opened.
The CTC stuff appears to be in a white transluscent container, but keep in mind that nitro is also light sensitive. Extensive over exposure to light will eventually degrade the nitro content as if it was almost never there.
If it sat on the store shelf for much over a year, I'll bet a percentage of the nitro has degraded.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:27 PM   #16
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I see your point and hope that it stays in the cardboard box it was shipped in, except for several bottles on the shelf. (and not too much sunlight in Cantire stores )

No worries, they aren't stocking it.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:26 AM   #17
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Same in Brantford and Paris.

Typical Canadian Tire. Having sold you the buggy you are on your own for fuel.

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