View Full Version : how long!!
08-20-2002, 05:39 AM
how long will me nitro last its been in my room with a cloth over it to stop sun light getting to it, ive been out for a while because my friend broke my anntenna so im having a bit of trouble getting another so i would like to know when i have to chuck my fuel away, its a few months old i think now and im going to run a tank through just to see if its still ok.
08-20-2002, 11:55 AM
If its been kept out of sun and tightly sealed. It should be good for over a year
08-20-2002, 01:04 PM
i pulled out a gallon of gasi had in my closet for a year and about a half, and it works fine.
Tazz R/C owner
08-20-2002, 06:09 PM
I just finished running my nearly 2 year old gallon of O'Donnell fuel... I'm not sure if it was still 100%; I only got up to just over 50mph...
08-21-2002, 11:19 AM
Well, car fuel is nearly identical to airplane fuel, minus some lubes and nitro, so it should ast for years if kept in a cool, dark enviroment. From what I've heard from all the old guys at our field and from what I've read, the only time you should chuck it is if it changes colour, or there are whitish flakes in it. That means the castor oil, if any was in your fuel, solidified. But even then, letting your fuel sit in the sun to warm can re-dissolve it, when you are ready to use it. Hope this was some help to you.
:wacko: WurmWizard :wacko:
08-21-2002, 11:57 AM
I agree with WurmWizard here, if the fuel is kept out of direct sunlight and it is tightly sealed it should last a long time.
08-21-2002, 02:06 PM
its been in my room with a cloth over it and in the red seal there is a small crackbut the cap is on.
08-21-2002, 02:31 PM
ill run a tank through tommorow just to make sure that the fuel is still ok, even with the broken aireail its ok i have a fail safe.
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