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Old 04-30-2019, 04:12 AM
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Spent most of my "spare time" last week breaking out my neighbors basement floor and replacing the drain system. He couldn't afford to pay someone and at 75 too old too do it himself. Finally finished over the weekend, he is now high and dry but I am a bit beat up!

Anyhow, my flying buddy had requested an aluminum field can since seeing the one I use.

. Hit the ground running and made one for him first thing this morning. On second thought though, I may keep this one and give him the old one!

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Old 04-30-2019, 04:18 AM
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That's some very nice work Gary, too nice for me, I don't rate. That can would make my planes look worse than they already do, if it were possible.
Old 04-30-2019, 04:22 AM
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Not to worry. My planes get pretty shabby looking too!
A few are over twenty years tired
Old 04-30-2019, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open



Spent most of my "spare time" last week breaking out my neighbors basement floor and replacing the drain system. He couldn't afford to pay someone and at 75 too old too do it himself. Finally finished over the weekend, he is now high and dry but I am a bit beat up!

Anyhow, my flying buddy had requested an aluminum field can since seeing the one I use.

. Hit the ground running and made one for him first thing this morning. On second thought though, I may keep this one and give him the old one!
You should sell these things I know I would be tempted pony up for one. The proceeds could help support your Saito addiction.
Old 04-30-2019, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
You should sell these things I know I would be tempted pony up for one. The proceeds could help support your Saito addiction.
Ditto and I'd be tempted too.
Old 04-30-2019, 05:56 AM
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And you know what a tightfisted bunch we are!
Old 04-30-2019, 09:35 AM
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well guys, if the Mustang is as fast as you say it should be, I won't be putting the 125 Carb on the 100 engine, there will be no need to

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Old 04-30-2019, 09:40 AM
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hey Gary, nice can !!

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Old 04-30-2019, 10:11 AM
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Far more practical.
Old 04-30-2019, 11:07 AM
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LOL

In what way? Please be specific.
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy


Far more practical.
Practical maybe but waaaaaaaay down on style points. Still, that's nicer than my plastic Fill'n Station cap on an old rusty VP metal fuel can.
Old 04-30-2019, 02:50 PM
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It depends your your point of view, getting fuel to where the airplane is is number one on all lists. No offense intended and none taken.
Old 04-30-2019, 03:13 PM
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Wait, you mean you guys don't use a funnel and just pour it into the tank? Gee maybe that is why I go through so much fuel.
Old 04-30-2019, 03:17 PM
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Just remember, if you use an EPA approved can, you need a funnel 48" wide. The EPA approved can is guaranteed to split the fuel 50/50, half in the tank and half on the vehicle.

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Old 04-30-2019, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
It depends your your point of view, getting fuel to where the airplane is is number one on all lists. No offense intended and none taken.

Sure Dave.
My point of view is a reliable, durable and lightweight system to not only transport and dispense fuel but also carry a battery., small glow driver glow sticks and perhaps a couple small tools.
I wanted the smallest footprint I could get (The complete package takes about the same space as a plastic jug). I also wanted totally leak free and puncture proof after seeing a plastic jug impaled in a cars trunk, and various other fuel bottle leaks. At .080" thick, this can is very hard to puncture yet light in weight. While I may mix and measure with poly containers, I never transport or store in plastic, per the VP suggestions.
I got was I was looking for .
Just like to offer examples and suggestions for others here. If you see problems in those examples, please be specific when you enumerate so everyone can see what the problem is.

Old 04-30-2019, 04:24 PM
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The only problem is that you can do it and I can't! LOL
Old 04-30-2019, 04:46 PM
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Perhaps,
There are several fellows here who can or could. Someday, you or someone else may take an interest at some point. A little encouragement beats sour grape discouragement.

I got a load of inspiration reading the very old Popular Mechanics books from the 1930s in my grandfathers attic. Back then there were loads of skilled people doing some very impressive projects. I learned there were plenty of things the person could make at home. Unique things that you can't buy in the store or perhaps could not afford. My grandfather was an old Red Lodge Montana Blacksmith, he taught plenty, he also taught that what you didn't know, others could help you figure out.

I sure hate to think of letting that spirit die, let alone see people stifle it.,

Even if I personally don't care to make something, I always enjoy learning how.
Old 04-30-2019, 05:00 PM
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Oh I could, I just don't have a TIG welder! LOL
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Aluminum gas welds like butter
Old 04-30-2019, 05:28 PM
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I'm sure it does, but my workshop is in the basement, no way I want to use or store acetylene down there. At least with TIG or MIG I can do that downstairs, I have a ventilation system to draw fumes out.
Old 04-30-2019, 05:42 PM
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Okay,

Old 04-30-2019, 06:41 PM
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Yup
i don’ Know what to say. But I use a generic fuel can myself

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Old 05-01-2019, 12:36 AM
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What are those? They look like a cross between a milk can and a paint pot.

Edited: Found it, they are WWII era gun powder storage tanks.

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Old 05-01-2019, 12:43 AM
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HEY! they look a bit like old fashioned milk churns,maybe dave will like those one's

ps gary how did you bond the filler neck and intake and outlet fittings to the top of that ally can?

pps sorry dave
Old 05-01-2019, 12:48 AM
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This one was given to me by eddie p51 a good flying mate ...i added the rust later.

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