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chilled nitro-- - 01.13.2009, 03:19 PM

any racers ever keep there nitro chilled before a race???
does this help???
some old timer said it helps--with the power


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01.13.2009, 03:54 PM

I have no idea... my nitro fuel has been chillin' in the corner ever since I got into electric...

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01.13.2009, 03:57 PM

I think it would decrease power becuase it will gell up when it gets cold. anyways the tank is very close the the pipe and engine anyways so I could imagine it would heat up very quickly no matter what temperature its put in the tank at.


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01.13.2009, 04:04 PM

in theory it should help, but with the heat from the pipe and pressure line the fuel will heat up very fast. I just keep it in the shade.


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01.13.2009, 04:24 PM

Cold is not good for nitro fuel! It def gells up if it gets to cold and it'll starve the motor and potentially sieze it. The fuel will get heat from the preassure line anyways. Keeping it in the shade will help, heat isn't good either. If you could keep it at about 60* right up to the carb that'd be great but it'll never, at least not in the summer. When it's cold out the cold air allows you to add more fuel and make more power, cold fuel won't help though.


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01.13.2009, 05:47 PM

uhoh, i have a brand new gallon of Blue Thunder 20% up on a shelf in my garage at about 25 degrees F (will take presice temp soon). Is that bad? What are the optimal temps to store nitro at?


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01.13.2009, 05:54 PM

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...What are the optimal temps to store nitro at?
The optimal storage temp is around 70*F at the hobby shop only because that's where nitro should stay.

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01.13.2009, 06:34 PM

left a 5liter can of fuel in my car for couple days in summer (90+degrees F) and it survived :)


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01.13.2009, 07:49 PM

lol, too true BrianG... just checked mine and it's at 41 degrees F, is that OK? It's in a sealed Blue Thunder white bottle (gallon)


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01.13.2009, 09:41 PM

IMHO I would bring it inside and keep it in the basement if you have one. Nitro doesn't explode like gasoline so don't worry to much. As long as it stays closed up, and not near anything like a furnace or hot water heater it's pretty safe. A flame really has to touch it to do anything, and then it just burns slowly.


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your right---tuning a nitro engine takes more skill then just plugging a couple a batteries into a charger---


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your right---tuning a nitro engine takes more skill then just plugging a couple a batteries into a charger---
I bet you came from the traxxas forums, huh?

Tuning a nitro engine is not difficult as long as you have a good feel for temp and humidity and a decent baseline setting. PhD in thermodynamics does does not hurt either...
   
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I could only see it helping based on the fact that matter becomes more dense with a decrease in temperature. So the engine might get that little bitty bit more fuel that helps you win a race. Figure out how cold it can get before it gells up and see how it runs. I can see tuning becoming a real issue. You would have to tune it to get maximum power from the cold fuel, but then when it warmed up you would have to tune it again. That isn't possible during a race... I think that old-timer is just blowing smoke.


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...tuning a nitro engine takes more skill then just plugging a couple a batteries into a charger---
It's setting the correct settings on the charger that gets people...
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01.14.2009, 06:22 AM

i think electrics are just as sick as the nitro's---i like the sound of the nitro is why i went with it--
i think they both have a skill of their of there own---needed to compete
i came from the unlimited engineering forum---
traxxas has a forum also???who knew???????
this hobby is sick---and i have the sickness in me---
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so do you guys--

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