How to Make Your Own RC Fuel

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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.

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Things you need

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

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    Adding Oil and Nitro

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Pour 2622gr. of methanol into the gallon container.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Add 1814gr. of oil to the container.

  5. 5

    Close the container and shake carefully.

    Adding Just Oil

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Close container and shake carefully.

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