We all have
a favorite fuel, and for me that's no exception. Whilst I've tried
others, I've favoured the same one for the last 8 years. It's
Model Technics Formula Irvine. That's the red one with the Klotz
oil - and it just so happens it smells like 'eau de toilette spray'.
various fuels, both standard mixes and tweaked to my own preferences.
The latest trends have not hooked me - I see it like those beds
made by the company 'Air Sprung' that you might think have some
special technology but actually they use metal springs just like
everyone else (clever marketing).
I had used
Model Technics Supaglo with great succes, and it was my favorite
fuel for a long time - until I tried a Klotz based fuel. I started
using what I liked about Supaglo to slightly alter my own mix
of Formula Irvine with the Model Technics ingredients purchased
from local model shops. I preferred to reduce (sometimes remove)
the castor oil, to give cleaner running.
based Model Technics fuels have given me powerful, reliable runs
time after time. The best compliments received were from two established
names. Firstly Pete Christy, who commented on the excellent performance
of my Shuttle ZXX's with OS32sx and 16% own mixed Formula Irvine.
The second was from Dick Wallinger, commenting on the Rossi in
my Futura SE, he said, it looked brand new and that it wasn't
yet run in - that was after 20 hours of flight time.
I prefer to
buy the raw ingredients and mix my own blend so I can tweak slightly
for different engine and exhaust combinations. I go for 18% oil,
sometimes 2% castor (using the Klotz Super Techniplate with castor,
and Regular Techniplate without castor) and 16% nitro. This mix
(varying the nitro, and sometimes oil) has been used by me since
1995. I beleive Bekra RC are now selling a Model Technics mix
with Klotz, EDL and reduced castor.
If you want
to find out more about Model Technics fuels try there website
or all good model shops. I recommend Supaglo and Formula Irvine.
Whilst I haven't tried the Bekra RC varient I would expect it
to perform well.