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Old 11-01-2017, 01:38 PM
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Default Swift Fuel

Anyone using Swift fuel in their Rotax? It's now available at East Troy in southern Wisconsin.
If so, any issues?
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:44 PM
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I've run two tanks of it, on the way to & from Oshkosh. Portage WI has it. No issues, it ran just like any other gas.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:55 PM
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Default Fuel at East Troy

I use Swift Fuel from East Troy regularly in my -12 and have not had any problems. I did have issues with premium unleaded winter blend fuel on a few of the hot summer days (has been previously documented in other threads). No problems with the Swift fuel- and cheaper than 91 octance Mogas.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:59 PM
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I too filled up at Portage WI with Swift 94UL. I have been asking my FBO to get it, but they are not showing much interest. Things move slowly in aviation, but it will show up at more airports soon.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:47 AM
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Dpick23. I sent you a private message
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:34 AM
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Default Swift

Fill my RV12 there frequently, and have never had a bit of trouble. Note Sauk-Prairie Airport (91C), NW of KMSN recently added self serve Swift fuel. Another destination!
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:23 PM
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Default What is the Base for Swift Fuel??

So, what is Swift Fuel, Grass, or Dyno?

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Old 11-02-2017, 12:36 PM
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The current Swift offering is petroleum-based but the original Swift fuel was biomass based (sweet sorghum as I remember), and when tested to the same standards as the existing 100LL, it met or exceeded all the different parameters. Years ago our local builder's group participated in a video conference with the Swift people and this is what I remember about it. We also saw a photo of the engine instrumentation of a Beech Duke being flown on Swift fuel on one engine. Power was set the same but the Swift-fueled engine ran cooler and had a lower fuel flow.

I asked the Swift people about the biomass fuel at Oshkosh and they told me it had been funded by private interests who later withdrew their support.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:32 PM
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It sounds like the current Swift offering may well just be 100LL without the lead, similar to UL91.............
Just read an ad from them and they call it UL 94 ( 100LL minus the lead )

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Old 11-07-2017, 03:43 PM
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Anyone know of a list of airports supplying Swift Fuel?
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