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Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:49 pm

Hi
Im looking around for the best deal on 10% glow fuel,
THIS is the best ive found so far. (better than rich at £15)
So spill the beans, where do you get your fuel from and how much do you pay?
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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:22 pm

The majority ofthe fuel for my models comes from the plug socket in my workshop, or from the Car battery. The remainder comes from Caldo oils on the HTM business park in Rhuddlan.

Oh, the first is electrons by the way, and the second is premium grade paraffin!

For that old fashioned glow fuel stuff, a lot of people buy it in bulk at the model shows in the summer....

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Post by Rich on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:56 pm

Sam Thomas wrote:Hi
Im looking around for the best deal on 10% glow fuel,
THIS is the best ive found so far. (better than rich at £15)
So spill the beans, where do you get your fuel from and how much do you pay?
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Thanks
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That's for 1/2 gallon, burnt your bridges there I think, simple math 2 x £9.95 = £19.90 a gallon, what a shame I have none left .

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Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:00 pm

Oh is it?
Doh!
Well they have a full gallon for £16 so no biggie
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Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:03 pm

Still, no one has said where they get there glow fuel from...
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Post by Rich on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:04 pm

Fair enough if you add shipping it comes out at £24.09 per gallon.

Most sensible modellers get it from the shows at the beginning & end of season, you could give Kerin at Hobby Corner a ring he may well bring some with him to the Thursday meeting I personally use Beckra 10% but the TECHPOWER 10% 4.55 LIT (1 GAL) looks to be a very good specification fuel.

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Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:10 pm

So what shows are there that I could go to, I think I heard dave and tim talking about one of them being amazing
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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:13 pm

Weston Park is not to be missed

in my glow days i was a Bekra man too, great fuel

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Post by Rich on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:15 pm

Weston Park (June), Woodvale (August) are the two local shows about 2 hours from Rhyl maybe 3 from Bangor of course we tend to go for long weekends so the travel costs are divided, if you are just going for fuel it's not economical, although you could ask someone to pick things up for you.

I've just checked Elite Models website if you order 1 gallon it's £7.50 carriage increase the quantity & the carriage stays the same so quite economical really

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Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:24 pm

What is in the shows as I have seen something similar (flying demo's market ect...) but I never really had the bug before
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Post by PDQ on Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:07 am

If your engine is still an OS46LA, you only need 5% fuel. But it's a plain bearing engine so go for the one with adequate lube oil.
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Re: Fuel and general costs

Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:29 am

http://www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk/
I knotice there holding a 3d cup for Helis there this year too, that should stop Zaidy moaning

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Re: Fuel and general costs

Post by Sam Thomas on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:31 am

WOW
I HAVE TO GO NOW!!!
ITS TIME FOR BEGGING!!!!!!!
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