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Found a winner! Thanks to forum member Nieuportpete for the advice

 

For 2 strokes ,transmission fluid!

 

Works really well . Thick white smoke ,no residue,

 

only smells a little bit rank.

 

 

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Found a winner! Thanks to forum member Nieuportpete for the adviceFor 2 strokes ,transmission fluid!

Works really well . Thick white smoke ,no residue,

 

only smells a little bit rank.

The greenies are going to love you.lol

 

 

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Guest Maj Millard

Tim, can you give us a description of your system....are you just pumping it into the exhaust outlet pipe, like they do on ag planes ?..

 

 

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The oil used for farm spraying is the most innocuous. Trans oils contain stuff you shouldn't foul the air with. Nev

Hope you let ford know? My old ed still smokes better than the plane on a good day.. 008_roflmao.gif.692a1fa1bc264885482c2a384583e343.gif

Seriously , the recommended fluids in no particular order are.

 

From aerobatic pilots (4 st eng) =

 

Manufactured smoke oil( mineral oil + parifon oil)

 

Same as above but home made

 

Diesel + kerosene mix

 

Transmission fluid

 

Transmission + diesel mix

 

Diesel

 

Pesticide( summer oil)

 

From ultralight and micro light pilots (2st eng)

 

Manufactured smoke oil

 

As above but home made

 

Concrete form oil

 

Pesticide( summer oil)

 

Transmission fluid

 

Feel free to add what I missed

 

What I have tested

 

Pesticide ( summer oil) thumbs down expensive- burn very quick -$25 3 Ltrs burn 1 min

 

Super dry aviation smoke oil. Better , but very expensive , burned slower-$55 -3 Ltrs burm 3 min

 

Trany flyid. Cheapest ( free)same smoke thickness as " super dry" burns slowest - $0 (have plenty in stock for the ford trans and commy power steer lol). 3 Ltrs burn over 5 mins

 

Smoke is alway released above 1000 ft after a wing waggle followed by a medium 360 deg turn to form( attempt) a circle. Then wing waggle and fly out. And never descend during or after .. As per aerobatic champion advice.

 

And also found that most say to use the smoke system on final to be seen? I find this odd? Imagine seeing a plane on final , engine revs drop and smoke pours from engine!037_yikes.gif.f44636559f7f2c4c52637b7ff2322907.gif

 

Also in direct communication with. Dick Starks( K.C Dawn patrol) Nieuport 11 builders and flying display. Dick recommends concrete form oil but proving difficult to find.

 

 

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