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Post  Larry Mauldin Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:54 am

Now that I have glo plugs and glo starter, I need advice for the correct fuel to purchase to cause this monster WASP .049 to make noise. Any suggestions?

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Post  Oldenginerod Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:14 pm

Larry. The Wasp will probably run ok on 10% nitro, but between 15% and 25% will give you easier starting and a steadier run. Make sure the fuel has castor oil and probably best to have plenty of it. If in the USA look for SIG Champion fuel. This seems to be a bit if a favorite. I can't buy it here so can't vouch for it from personal experience.

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Post  Larry Mauldin Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:03 pm

Thank you for the help. I found 2 hobby shops in nearby Austin and San Antonio Texas. The fuel sounds like the 190 proof grain alcohol with a little castor oil for recreational events after ingestion. Talk about blasting off.


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Post  66 Malibu Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:29 pm

Don't confuse model airplane fuel that contains methanol ( wood alcohol) with ethanol (grain alcohol) that is drinkable!!!
Not only is the methanol a deadly poison, the fuel will likely have 10% or more nitromethane which is a double deadly poison!!!!
That's something not to be toyed with !!!
Example...Last fall in Tennessee a teenage dirt bike kid was out riding with his buddy's and he made the statement that he could drink the bike racing fuel (methanol, nitro, and castor oil) and it wouldn't even faze him ......Bad Wrong....It killed him instantly in front of his buddies. Saw the report on nightly news...Bad Decision !!!

Don't get me wrong, I have had my share of Ever Clear 190 proof grain alcohol so I know what you were referring to.
Although older and wiser, now means diet Canada Dry Ginger Ale with some Leon Redbone playing in the background!!
Be careful out there !!!!
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Post  Kim Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:12 am

Hey Larry,
You might also consider 'FitzFuels'.  It's a small business that makes great fuel.  It's owner has attended our S.M.A.L.L. Fly-In in Arkansas.
Just a thought, and good luck with your Wasp!

http://fitzfuels.com/index.php?
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