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Post  Kim Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:07 pm

Just a note on the Sig Fuel situation...at least my experience:  Patrick was needing fuel, so last week, I ordered a gallon of Champion 25% (in quart bottles) and he also wanted some 10% full castor.  Since my credit card was all warmed up, I also ordered 4 quarts of full castor, bringing the total to 3 gallons.

I was a little surprised to get a note telling me that the shipping was free, so the order ended by putting a $153.32 dent in the old Visa Card.

The fuel arrived in 5 days (another surprise), so they must have knocked it out the door pretty soon after I posted my order.

Anyway, that's how it worked with me, in case anyone here might want to stock some.

Kim

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At the time of my order the fuel was:
Sig 20% Castor/10% Nitro---$13.06/qt
Sig Champion 25%-----------$12.21/qt
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Post  getback Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:30 pm

that's Good to hear Clapping Clapping Let me check my CC i mean stock ...... 3.25 qt.s hummmm maybe i need two more just to bee safe ! Thanks Kim!!! Beer Cheers
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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:26 pm

I think they make a bunch and wait till it all sells out and then make more. As in it’s not a constant manufacturing process.
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Post  Ken Cook Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:28 pm

I finally resorted to mixing my own. I made up 4 gallons today. I can see why things are so expensive. Made up some 25% all castor for my ole timers. This required a whole quart of Sig castor. I also made up some 1/2A fuel in qts. That required 11.8 oz's of nitro which is a lot of money these days. Fortunately, the methanol is moderately inexpensive. My local speed shop will no longer sell nitro in it's plain form. Used the Benol and Techniplate for the 1/2A fuel. A gallon of Benol is $42 and the Tecniplate was $51 for the gallon. I certainly don't see things becoming less in the future.
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Post  Jason_WI Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:10 am

I placed an order for all castor fuel Monday and it shipped already so they must have stock.
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Post  getback Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:36 am

Ken have you figured the cost difference between mixing your own and purchasing ?
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Post  Ken Cook Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:49 pm

Eric, our club's fuel supplier moved and stated he wanted one of us to take over the fuel business. He really looked in my direction and I almost went for it. He supplies New York, PA, VA and has attended Huntersville, NC many times selling down there. I have too many irons in the fire to do that as well not too mention renting a storage facility to store it and insure it.

Last season even with the Covid situation, my son and I went through 6 gallons of VP Powermaster, 2 gallons of 35% nitro fuel, 1 gallon of all castor 10% nitro/ 29% oil, almost a full gallon of RO-Jett Synthetic fuel and various qts we had laying around which we run engines on. The case of VP fuel has 6 gallons which cost me $230, the 35% nitro fuel was $51 costing me $202 for that fuel and $40 for the 10/29. I have spent a lot of money for last years fuel. Typically, between my son and I flying contests and fun fly events, we usually burn another 6 gallons of stunt fuel.

I'm beginning to not want to pay anymore additional fees for shipping, it's getting expensive real fast. Many have stated mixing your own isn't cheaper but I haven't figured it out exactly. I purchased much of my oil from years back and I have gallons of castor. I can only imagine that it has gone up considerably because I was paying less than $20 for gallon jugs of Sig AA castor.
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Post  getback Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:41 am

Thanks Ken , good you had stored some extra castor when you could , i know its going up and availability can bee a problem sometimes . I don't think i want to mix any i don't use that much , but it can go fast when you do !
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