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What proppelent do you use?

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What propellant do you use?

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What proppelent do you use?

Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:58 pm

i use lynx deodorant mainly,i have tried butane,but its too expensive here in new zealand. post what brand you use if you vote "deodorant" of "hairspray" please.
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Unread postAuthor: Bluerift » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:26 am

I use Right Guard deodarant. It has lots of power, without tons of residue.
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:38 pm

i dont worry about residue,because my spud cannon is metal,i just burn the residue off.i do like lynx though,it is very powerful and smells great,even when burnt :D
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Unread postAuthor: yuandrew » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:46 am

Currently I use propane from a torch

I started out with Aqua Net hairspray but it's probably the weakest fuel. It also leaves a sticky residue and smells bad when burned.

I've tried silicone spray or some other special type of lubercant my friend had once, can't remember the brand or any thing else on the can other than the warning (Extreamly flammable; vapors may cause flash fire). I used a lot and it created a huge yellow flame when shot (looks cool at night). It probably left a large ammount of soot though and it also smelled bad when burned.

A few of my friends have suggested carburator cleaner and engine starter. I haven't tried them but I heard they work good.

Right Guard deoderant in the brown can, I heard, is a very clean burning propellant

I've once tried using denatured alcohol (apply with a spray bottle) Try to avoid letting it puddle, the puddles tend to stay on fire instead of going out after the shot. I melted a combustion chamber because of that.
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Unread postAuthor: Harpoon » Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:55 pm

Does anyone use nitromethane/methanol model fuel as a propellant?
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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:24 pm

hey yuandrew
do you still only have the ecnogun you fire it with propane?
i use propane
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:57 pm

i use mapp gas it works really good like propane but more powerful
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:44 pm

i should try mapp gas.......it sounds good :)
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Unread postAuthor: bubblebathman » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:21 pm

i use propane but be carefull useing it
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Unread postAuthor: Lucas_Pukas » Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:31 am

I work at the airport in my small town and on my free time, I will put AVGAS (100 Octane gasoline) into old spray bottles. If I can adjust the nozzle to spray a nice mist, it works perfectly. It leaves a small puddle, but by the time the combustion occurs it has all burned. No worries about menlting. The bad part is the price...$2.85/gal right now. But it lasts a long time. And I personally love the smell of the AVGAS after it has burned.
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Unread postAuthor: yuandrew » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:42 am

I still have the econogun but I took the ignitor off for a different project today
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Unread postAuthor: Mini Khan » Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:54 pm

I use 91% rubbin achohal or 99% rubbing achol its the best just put it in a spay bottle and do four spays of fine mist, its awsome.
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Unread postAuthor: cardinals08 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:00 pm

I use AXE (same as Lynx, just called AXE in the USA) or butane and sometimes rightguard
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Unread postAuthor: pyro777 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:16 pm

I've tryed Axe and it wont fire up but I just use right guard now, and one of my friends suggested starter fuild to, has anyone else used it?
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Unread postAuthor: Urban Ninja » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:25 pm

Ive tried starter fluid and found it fairly difficult to get the right mixture. I stuck with hairspray for a while but was sooo messy. left black sticky stuff after a while :x !!??
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