Sky Power International has confirmed that it will be working with Aspen USA to offer two-stroke fuel blends to UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) engine customers in the U.S. market. This partnership builds on the relationship that the two companies have previously formed, which allowed Sky Power customers to purchase Aspen fuels via the former’s online store.
Aspen’s pre-mixed Aspen 2 fuel is suitable for two-stroke engines requiring a mixing ratio of 50:1 or 40:1. Sky Power International will offer the fuel to the US drone market, providing benefits for its American network of business partners.
Aspen has been supplying high-performance fuels for a wide range of applications around the world for more than 30 years. These alkylate fuels are particularly pure and therefore burn very cleanly, making them ideal for small engines with a high-power bandwidth. Aspen removes the harmful components found in other fuels while delivering the high-octane rating required for small engines, allowing higher engine performance to be achieved.
All Aspen fuels are free of ethanol, which contributes to corrosion, and are very stable in storage. Unopened, Aspen 2 two-stroke mixture lasts more than 5 years. In the tank, the fuel is still serviceable after several years, so UAVs can be safely stored without having to empty the tanks.
Karsten Schudt, managing director of Sky Power International, commented: “Aspen’s two-stroke blends are of course essential for our two-stroke engines. We use Aspen’s products ourselves on our test stand and can therefore recommend these two-stroke mixtures based on our experience.”