How long do nitro models run on one tank of fuel? There are many variables which effect fuel economy and run-time such as the fuel mixture settings (go here for Pro.15 fuel mixture settings) and the size and weight of the vehicle. Typically, you can expect to get about 10 minutes of run-time from one tank of fuel. Nitro models can be quickly refueled without shutting the engine off, making hours of continuous run time possible. Maxx trucks and Revo will run for about 15 minutes due to their larger fuel tanks and the Nitro Vee boat will run for about 20-25 minutes before requiring fuel.