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IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Alky6, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I'm in Paul. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out, even though I know it will be AWESOME ! ! ! ! . . . . . :yesss:
    49dimes and Alky6 like this.
  2. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey Paul,

    You know a nice DZ170 on ignition would yank that plane around like a rag doll. Just sayin'. . . . . . . . . . :laughing:.
    49dimes, Alky6, dhal22 and 1 other person like this.
  3. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Ha! It sure would. I looked real real close at the 185 zero. Ran the 140 sport on the used (but new to me) Focus that I had and the engine died on the last turn for the runway (nice and low of course). Tip stalled and that was it. Went through so much fuel for so few flights it was crazy. The 185 zero was on sale, but now not available. I love alky, and I love Nitro, but not being able to get the premixed fuel at a reasonable cost or purchase Nitro (and mix my own) without buying it in a 55 gallon drum to make it economical is a bit frustrating. I have a 55 gallon drum of methanol sitting in the shop and it is more expensive to mix it myself (buying nitro at $150/gal is ridiculous - mostly for shipping). But I am pretty much done with the alky in the planes. Hell bent to make a gasser work in a pattern plane.

    I do have to hand it to YS though. Their supercharging system is pretty damn well done.
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  4. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Wow cannot belive it costing you 150 a gallon for nitro, that is unreal luckily I still have a couple of gallons left to use. I also mix my own but I think once my supply runs out all my YS will be hung up on the wall.
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  5. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    To be clear, the $150/gal included $75 in shipping on 1 gallon. It would have been much cheaper to buy a 5 gallon pale ($130 shipping) but I purchased that gallon back in 2012. I would expect the pricing has gone up since then. Difficult to find as well. I think there is only one manufacturer in the US left. Again - all this is based on that 2012 purchase.....
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  6. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

    Part of the reason for me going to electrons and gasoline. Hard to get this stuff in Alaska. I did our last club order and it took a lot of people to help and make it happen. That was probably ten years ago. Cool Power shipped truck to Seattle by a pallet, to a barge by tugboat through a discounted rate by a friend with an account through his work... ended up costing $18-22/gal for 15% Nitro Synthetic. There is no markup on that, just cost. Also there was a club and quantity discount when ordered direct from the morgan fuel. Since then there was a decline in nitromethane plants, so supply/demand comes into effect. Now if I want to clean up an oily mess I just use smoke :) I do miss my mojo 40 with a 55AX though... and my ol OS72FS come good times there.
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  7. At the shop I use to order 12 cases (48 gallon) of nitro fuel at a time to get a break on price and shipping. That amount would ship on a freight truck with a hazmat charge. Back in the day that would last me 5 or 6 months at most. I haven’t ordered nitro by the gallon in 3 or 4 years now. I only order cases of 12 quarts at a time now when needed because they ship quarts without hazmat charges. It would take me 5 years to sell 48 gallons now days. I can’t even remember the last time I sold a nitro truck.
    49dimes, Jetpainter and Snoopy1 like this.
  8. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    It is crazy how times change... I really do love the smell of a castor oil fired alky engine. Now, if they could bottle that up into a perfume.....:In_love::love:
  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Agree with you the smell of glow fuel or rather the running of a glow engine is nice.
    49dimes likes this.
  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I love the smell of glow fuel in the morning, it smell like fun!

    Just as long as I'm not the one paying for it or cleaning up afterwards.
    49dimes, AKNick, dhal22 and 1 other person like this.

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