Nitro fuel percentage

Yessabub

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I'm confused as to what percentage nitro fuel I can use I know the recommended is 20% for my tornado s30 but I found a store locally with a ton of vp powermaster 30% 16% 50% 25% pretty much everything but 20% can use any of those without harm to my motor?
 

Ildy666

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Anything after 20% you have to be a tuning wiz

Nitro is very finicky the more nitro % = more power but more headaches.

20% is what u want I guess 16% would work better for you if your set on buying

This bargain fuel.

Also make sure this fuel is not been sitting a long time.nitro goes bad

And then you got another headache.IMO just buy a new gallon of 20 % so u have piece if mind.saving a few bucks is not worth the time & headache when your nitro is not running...
 

Yessabub

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What kind of a difference would lower percentage nitro make? Just less power? If so I do not want lol
 

rcgasser

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The lower % means less power 16% nitro is really for planes and heli you don't want to go that low in % on a land rc. 20% is the safest mark that most manufacturers will recommend more room for mistakes. You can run 30% nitro and have to lean the motor more and you will see more power gains especially with a hotter plug.
 

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