How to Make Your Own RC Fuel

Written by scott e mann | 13/05/2017

Nitro fuels are rated by the quantity of the nitro-methane, typically 10 per cent to 40 per cent. The more nitro-methane, the more added power to the engine. On average in 1/10 cars (with 0.12 engines), 10 per cent to 20 per cent nitro-methane is sufficient. The 1/8 and larger cars can see major increases in usable power by using 30 per cent and higher nitro-methane ratings. A higher nitro-methane content often lowers engine temperatures since a richer setting can be achieved without negatively affecting throttle response. This is a significant consideration when deciding on your blend of fuel.

Put a funnel into a gallon container and fill in a well-ventilated area.

Pour 2622gr. of methanol into the gallon container.

Add 454gr. of nitro-methane to the container.

Add 1814gr. of oil to the container.

Close the container and shake carefully.

Put a funnel into a gallon container and fill in a well-ventilated area.

Pour 338102gr. of the nitro-methane and methanol mixture (75921gr. nitro and 262181gr. of methanol) into the container.

Add 1673gr. of oil to the nitro and methanol blend.

Close container and shake carefully.

Things you need

  • Nitro-methane
  • Methanol
  • Castor or synthetic oil
  • Fuel-approved gallon container
  • Funnel

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