i'm am in Miami and i do not race i just take it to the park and yea prob race ppl but i just want to know what percent should i use?
20% is probably your best bet.
Jato 3.3, Revo .28 JL Max, Nitro Stampede 3.3
I use 30% but the tune is the most important aspect for power. A finely tuned Jato running on 20% will smoke a Jato with a poor to fair tune running on 30% all day long.
Higher nitro = cooler temps.
With all due respect, u might want to pray to the nitro gods before u post misleading information.
Don't be embarrassed. Thier are even moderators on this site that believe the same info you posted.
Nitromethane is a creature within itself that must be carefully dissected to understand how and what it delivers within a two stroke internal combustion engine under glow ignition.
20% nitro should yield a very good combination of fun/ power for any traxxas product housing a 3.3 engine with a proper tune. Especially at that elevation.
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Byron Fuels:I've personally used 20% and 30% fuels and like the 20% better in my 3.3. Just ran out of Byron and the LHS had O'Donnell (said he wasn't going to make a fuel order for a month) so I'll give that a try. In the end it comes to a good tune (and care) to get the best life out of your engine.Originally Posted by Byron
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The higher % of Nitro the lower the flash point/burns at a cooler temp....Originally Posted by Mark Ball
With this in mind the most common mistake people make is leaning up the engine too much with the higher % of nitro due to the cooler temps... The same engine running 20% will run cooler with 30%, but you still need lubrication.. so your temps with 30% under the same conditions should be a bit lower than what you were running with 20%.. Tune has a LOT to do with this statement!!!
It's no problem using 30% and you keep your tune right... It will give you a bit more power...
Also, with higher nitro % the tuning window becomes smaller so you should tune in smaller increments of changes with your needles as you use higher nitro %..
With 30% your fine... I live in SoFla and have been racing RC's since 2005... No problems.. I have also helped out a few of our servicemen over in the giant sandbox with their tuning and they run in 110 degree weather no problem... I do have my tuning skills down pretty good as well.
Last edited by Nitronaught; 05-17-2013 at 02:46 PM.
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LOL Nobody gets it but thats ok. I have been doing this since the 80's. For one we are not running 100% nitro we run 20% 30% so what is the rest? It's Alcohol. It's the alcohol that gives the cooling efect as it evaporates. It is a volume deal to run more nitro content we need to run more volume of fuel threw the motor to make more power this is were people get confused because it is a comon sense thinking, your running more volume of fuel threw the motor so comon sense say hey that runs cooler, BUT the more nitro content gives off more BTU's wich is more heat. Heat equal HP and torque. It is the amount of energy released. Why does top fuel motors make more HP and torque then a blown Alcohol motor. Why? because top fuel motor gives off more BTU's the high nitro content gives off more engery. more energy = more heat = more BTU's. LOL just watch a alcohol dragster or funny car. after a run there is ice on the blower and manifold. Watch a top fuel run. After a run there insane hot, crazy hot.
Last edited by slayer17; 05-17-2013 at 08:42 PM.
Bump that. Run 20% or even 10% for every day bashing. Either one is cheaper and it won't make a huge difference to the everyday basher, trust me.
i have a question for yall. This question is better asked in a different posting, let's stick to the subject matter.
Last edited by Nitronaught; 06-19-2013 at 01:42 PM. Reason: hijacking thread
???? I'm trying to figure out this also should be in a different thread NN
Last edited by Nitronaught; 06-19-2013 at 01:43 PM.