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blueflyer 03-21-2003 06:49 AM

gasoline fuel pumps
Am having trouble finding a suitable pump for gasoline. The plunger type that fits in a gallon can is no longer available. What does others use to fill their tanks ????

Pelle Gris 03-21-2003 09:42 AM

gasoline fuel pumps
Im using a Kavan electric fuelpump. Handles gas ok.

smchale 03-21-2003 02:12 PM

gasoline fuel pumps
Dave Brown six-shooter fuel pump.

Also available through Tower hobbies.

visioneer_one 03-21-2003 04:54 PM

gasoline fuel pumps

aerobat66-RCU 03-21-2003 05:27 PM

gasoline fuel pumps
Sullivan M1 Gas Pump. It's a self contained plastic can, and hand crank pump. It's held up for a year, so far.


TLH101 03-21-2003 06:32 PM

gasoline fuel pumps
Maxx products makes a hand crank pump that works well with gas or glow fuel. High volume.

Stick Jammer 03-21-2003 07:36 PM

gasoline fuel pumps
Pelle Gris,
I'm not familiar with the Kavan electric pump and if it is listed for use with gasoline, but I'd be very nervous using ANY electric pump with gas.

Jim Messer 03-21-2003 07:57 PM

gasoline fuel pumps
I just use a standard red plastic gasoline container, and pressurize it with a basketball/football hand pump. Works better than any hand pump that I have seen.

flicka5 03-30-2003 02:05 AM

Dubro Pump
What happened to the Dubro plastic one gal. red tanks that used the outboard marine style black fuel bulb? Haven't payed attention to availability but doesn't any "gasser" out there use these anymore? Note that if you buy a replacement "rubber" bulb if and when your original goes bad, the ones available at Walmart, Kmart, etc. in the marine section for $4.99 aren't worth a hoot! They are made in China and turn hard after one season use so that they will no longer pump!
Sometimes it is ridiculous for the junk that we permit coming into our shores and for which we keep buying!

Guess I will have to do what J. Messer does and that is to pressurize the red plastic tank with a hand air pump. I think I have a brand new foot activated automotive air pump that was used years ago to pressurize the windshield washer fluid from under the dash. Anyone remember when windshield washer pumps were pneumatic? :D

lynngordon 03-30-2003 03:10 PM

gasoline fuel pumps
I use a Kavan. It's a sealed unit for use with glow, gas, Jet a, kerosene or smoke fluid. However, if I'm only going to fly gas that day and don't want to take my field box, etc, I use my MPI gas/glow rated hand crank pump.


BUTCHMAN-RCU 03-30-2003 03:49 PM

gas pump
WoW Flicka 5, I thought I was old!!Foot pump like in Raamblers and such.I use the air pump on the plastic gas can but I'm going to check out Slimlines system.Gotta be careful with gas or it will get ya. Hey Flicka 5 where abouts in WNY are you? I'm from Royalton.

The Butchman

luckyy 07-18-2007 07:53 PM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
What the heck is up blue?

Hawk21 07-18-2007 09:46 PM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
sig electric fuel pump

altavillan 07-18-2007 09:53 PM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
Dubro hand crank gas compatible pump. With it you can count the cranks needed to fill and refill a tank. It takes 4 cranks to get one oz. of fuel. Nice to be able to track fuel usage. I would not hesitate to get a Wild Hare pump, either one. Many good reviews.

Tired Old Man 07-19-2007 12:40 AM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
Hanger 9 hand crank pump. If you're not filling up for a 150 then it's not too bad. Abell RC has a very nice set up but pricey. Sonictronics has a nice electric fuel pump but they're always out of stock.

Absolut Yak 07-19-2007 05:28 AM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
This is my actual can. Works great. Much prefer it to the squeeze bulb pump I used for years.



Rcpilot 07-19-2007 07:26 AM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
I still have one of those DuBro plastic gas cans that came with the squeeze bulb. I scrapped the squeeze bulb the day I bought it and installed a few Sullivan fittings and a Hanger 9 hand crank pump. It looks VERY similar to the one on Geistwares site that DJCCRN referenced in the last post. My vent line is on the back of my can. Only one fitting in the front where my pickup is.

On my vent, I have installed the Sullivan fueling port that is usually on the plane. The female part.

Then the pump has a Sullivan male end attached to it. All my planes have the Sullivan female part attached somewhere.

When I'm not fueling, the fittings on the can plug into each other to prevent spillage and evaporation. Works slick. Not fancy or elegant, but it has been working for almost 5yrs. 3 turns is about equal to an ounce of fuel.

sweetpea01 07-19-2007 03:15 PM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
Build your own.....

you can find a small piece of wood or plastic and sho-goo or strap it to a 2-2.5 gas can.

-cost is about $10

search the internet and by the Kavan or Jersey modler pump which are gas safe.

-cost $35-55

go to radio shack and get a 3 throw switch or two one way switches so you can fuel and defuel.

-cost $15

Get some tubing and filters

-cost $15

Get a 2400 lion and run it with no reg

-cost $28

So for around $100 or less if you have some of the parts or shop around.......you can make the Abel/Jersey electric pump.

I made mine for $65.....then after 3 yrs my kavan pump seal started to leak. I chose to buy a new pump (jersey style). And I'm still under the $200 original price.

I liked it so much I made another version for my smoke fluid. Now I never have to hand crank

aerolou 07-19-2007 08:31 PM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
Sig Gasser passer and plug into a regular power panel (tower) with bannana plugs.

Waco 07-21-2007 09:58 AM

RE: gasoline fuel pumps
I use the slimline hand crank pump system for gas I have had mine 3 years and still going strong, It is real easy to crank and smooth,

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