Model Glow Fuel is made up of
various quantities of Methanol, Oil, Nitro-Methane and other
additives. To mix your own fuel you will need to find a source for
the various ingredients and then get some storage containers and
I use a small measuring container
used in the kitchen to measure out the various quantities and I
have a lot of fuel storage containers left over form when I bought
The basic mixture for Glow Fuel
80% Methanol + 20% Oil by volume
This will run well in most Glow
Engines, however you may want to add a few other compounds to pep
it up a little bit.
Nitro-Methane can be added to
improve power, a good sport type mix is;
5% Nitro, 75% Methanol and 20%
You can continue to increase the
Nitro content up to about 15% by reducing the amount of Methanol
you use. DO NOT reduce the oil content, the old adage is if in
doubt add oil.
You can also use Acetone, it will
assist when you have a engine that will just not run evenly.
(Shell add 3% by volume of Acetone to their methanol product Shell
There are several types of Oil
you can use, Castor Based (Castrol M, etc) or Synthetic (Coolpower,
etc). There is much conjecture about which is better, however it
is your decision to define which side of the line you are going to
stand on. Personally I use Castor for only one reason, if you do
accidentally lean your engine out to far, castor usually will
protect it better than synthetic oils.
A lot has been written about
this, in the end it is your decision.
I have put together a simple
spreadsheet to allow you to work out the amounts you need. The
instructions are inside and it is password protected so that you
can't accidentally overwrite the formula's. The password is no big
secret it is "fuel". I hope it is of some help....