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Old 06-01-2003, 01:45 PM
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

Electric or manual. I saw some guys have fuel pump screwd on the jag (where the top goes). Some others have manual pump on the metal piece on the side. Unfortunately they don't know where to get them now.

Where I can get this setup or at least who makes it?

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I'm fed up with remote electric pump. 3 of them (Magnum crap) got broken in a year.
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Old 06-01-2003, 02:13 PM
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

I just hold my fuel pump in one hand and crank with the other hand. Works fine.

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Old 06-01-2003, 08:07 PM
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

This is one big pump !

How reliable is it ?
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:51 AM
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

Slimline Products makes both an electric pump that screws to the top of the fuel jug and a mechanical that also mounts to the top of the jug on the fuel cap.

I have used them both - both work just fine.

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http://www.slimlineproducts.com/

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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

> How reliable is it ?<

The Six-Shooter is probably the most reliable pump on the market. It is just a crank that revolves pressing two plastic lobes along a piece of plastic tubing to force the fuel. But I hated its awkward mounting to the jug and the bumpy way it felt when cranking. I went for a smaller geared hand pump.

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I have one each of the Slimline Electric Pumps that screw on the Plastic jug and one metal sealing cap that fit the plastic jug. I have used their electric for two years without any problems. I personnally like the cap and manual pump arrangement as there is no battery to lug around. Something you might want to consider: I purchased both types to fit the plastic jugs and then the fuel containers (Power Master) turned into metal gallon cans. I now have the wrong type and have to transfer the fuel to the old plastic jug. Slimline makes caps and pumps for the metal cans also. The wave of the future is metal due to EPA regs I am told. Their reliability is excellent. Here is the link for the two products, listed under Fuel Pumps. http://www.slimlineproducts.com/rc_plane_intro.htm
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

Thanks dickj !

That is exactly i'm looking for!
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Old 06-02-2003, 07:28 PM
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

slimline makes the one you see on top, or baybe sullivan, i forgot. but i have had good luck with electric pumps. i guess some of them are crap, you get the smae one and it lasts longer than you do
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

I use the Hanger 9 manual pump and I mounted it to the side of my flight box. Works fine. I have found that I get better service with less down time by keeping things simple.
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Old 06-03-2003, 01:23 AM
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

my pump is really fast. it is electric, a hobbico mk III. it has not yet even degraded in it's performance, but is almot 3 years old. considering that a cheap electric pump is about $2 more than a good manual one, it's worth the extra bucks
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

I didn't have the same luck as SpaceClam with my Hobbico MK III electric pump. It lasted less than a year. I switched to a hand-held pump and hold it in my hand as Dsegal said.

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Old 06-04-2003, 01:53 PM
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

I use a Six Shooter and have for the last five years. I do more flying than the average guy due to being retired. I have used the small, geared, manual pumps in the past ( Hobbico, Hangar 9, etc.) but they don't last as long as the Six Shooter. As for electric pumps, most of the guys I see using them spend more time trying to get them to work than they spend pumping fuel with them. I have my Six Shooter mounted to the side of my flight box next to the fuel jug. Works great for me.
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

I had a manual pump but then it leaked. I now use a 12v windsheild washer pump motor that I bought at Wallmart for $9.

I went electric and will never go back to manual.
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

Scottrc,
I've had 3 of those electric W/S washer pumps from WalMart and all packed it in after a month or two. I think the gears are plastic and get softened by the fuel but good luck with it.
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Default Re: Fuel Pump

Originally posted by dickj
I have one each of the Slimline Electric Pumps that screw on the Plastic jug and one metal sealing cap that fit the plastic jug. I have used their electric for two years without any problems. I personnally like the cap and manual pump arrangement as there is no battery to lug around. Something you might want to consider: I purchased both types to fit the plastic jugs and then the fuel containers (Power Master) turned into metal gallon cans. I now have the wrong type and have to transfer the fuel to the old plastic jug. Slimline makes caps and pumps for the metal cans also. The wave of the future is metal due to EPA regs I am told. Their reliability is excellent. Here is the link for the two products, listed under Fuel Pumps. http://www.slimlineproducts.com/rc_plane_intro.htm
I have a couple of Slimline's products. One of their Boxxer pumps mounted in my flight box, one of their aluminum fuel caps (also mounted in my flight box), and one of their M1 pump/cap combos.

The Boxxer is fairly new, and works fine. It does seem to have a low pumping rate, though... filling a 12 oz. tank seems to take over a minute even though I use a 14V battery in my box. (I need to time it.) My old manual Kavan pump was much faster.

I have one complaint with the M1. The Pump they supply has a plastic cranking handle which is attached to the plastic output shaft with a single screw through the center. This arrangement worked well for a while, until the handle started slipping on the shaft. I tried gluing the handle in place, shimming it with flat sheets of metal, etc. - no luck. I finally ended up drilling a pilot hole through the side of the handle & shaft and aded a single screw to lock them in place.




One other problem with the Slimline caps lies with the fuel nipples they supply. They corrode after being exposed to fuel and fail. The 'in' nipple on both the regular cap and the M1 cap have broken off inside the cap, and cannot be reteieved... I've switched the lines around and am still using the caps, but I expect them to fail at some point as well.
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

I have been using a windshield washer pump for 2 years now and I haven't had a problem with it yet. Its survivability willl probably depend on what materials it is made of. I just make sure that I empty the pump out everytime that I use it. Plus I've only been using fuel with 5% nitro in it. I'm not sure how it would handle higher nitro content fuels in the long term.
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

you mean like 20%-50%?
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

Yeah, fuels with that high of a nitro content could cause more damage to the pump.
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

well, i have run 20% through that pump for two years now. as long as you run it dry. but i like that windshield wather fluid pump idea. how come they don't make electric piston pumps?
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

Try looking at these www.jerseymodeler.com. Dean is a nice guy to deal with .
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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

Originally posted by Spaceclam
well, i have run 20% through that pump for two years now. as long as you run it dry. but i like that windshield wather fluid pump idea. how come they don't make electric piston pumps?
Spaceclam, 1965 through 69 Ford vehicles used a piston type pump on their W/S washer. I dont know how well they would work for pumping fuel, they we're quite a thumper.


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Default Fuel pump on the fuel jug setup (electric or manual).

i was referring to smaller ones used for this hobby, considering that they would pump quite a bit faster.
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