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Old 04-27-2015, 05:14 PM
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Default Best hand-crank pump for gasoline

I'm new here, and new to gas engines, having just inherited a few planes with them from my Dad. All my experience so far is with electrics. I want to get a good hand-crank pump for 2-cycle gasoline, and, unfortunately, the reviews of the few on Horizon Hobby are not glowing reports. Is there a consensus as far as what model is a good pump as far as what I'm looking for, or is there another option I don't know about? Thanks in advance for any tips.
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I have an MPI gas/glow pump for mine. It's worked fine for a year.
Old 04-28-2015, 02:39 AM
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I had the same MPI pump for over 10 years.
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I use the MPI pump, too. http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-22.html
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Thanks for that info. I just Googled "R/C aircraft gas hand-crank pump" and saw the complete gas-can and pump rig that Chief Aircraft sells, from Jersey Modeler. I don't know what pump comes on that unit, but I may give 'er a try. It would save me having to construct the whole rig myself.
http://www.chiefaircraft.com/radio-c...jmr-1-rhp.html
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Try this one. It's simple to convert ,just attach the lines insert it into the spout opening of the fuel jug and attach a pump. Works well.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...Page-_-EVOA108
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For the price you can't beat the MPI pump, I use them for both gas and glow.
Old 04-28-2015, 05:43 AM
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I have used the Dubro pump for about 9 years now for gasoline. This is 1.5 gallon can. The fitings and hardware along with the gasoline pump from Dubro is around 25 bucks. I Also have used this same pump and fittings for about a year now on 5 gallon can that is for pump diesel to use in my turbine jets.

keep in mind that it takes more initial cranks when pumping gasoline or diesel to acheve prime than when pumping glow fuel because of the difference in viscositys.

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Old 04-28-2015, 08:02 PM
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MPI has worked great for me for years and lots of gallons of gas. Stay far away from the Horizon pump; prone to failure.
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I have been using the Magnum pump designed for glow fuel for over 8 years now without a problem. There really isn't anything in them that is bothered by gas. I have two of them but dedicated one for glow and one for gas. Only difference is the fuel lines I use.
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I just received the Jersey Modeler rig from Chief Air, and filled 'er and played with it a little. It has the nice, hand-cranked MPI pump on it, which primes quickly, and a nice return line from the airplane tank vent/overflow back into the gas can. So far, I'm impressed. Ask me in a couple years how she holds up. Thanks for all the input.
Had the Miles Reed Solution with a G62 static running this afternoon, so, one step at a time, getting some of these new planes from my Dad up into the air.
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I also have a Jersey Modeler from Chief Aircraft and the MPI hand-crank pump. Also have a Dave Brown . . . which I haven't used since I got the Jersey Modeler rig.
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I use the DuBro pump and it works perfect every time . It works with gas or glow .
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Originally Posted by bikerbc View Post
I use the DuBro pump and it works perfect every time . It works with gas or glow .
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Just for giggles here is the first Dubro manual pump. I think I bought this one in the late sixties or the early seventies but it was a far cry than the modern geared manuals we have now just barly usable with effort.

These days I use I think about nine or maybe ten now for the different types of fuels I use Also just added a dubro for pump diesel. For years now its been a simple matter to mount the pump to plastic cans or metal cans in a thick bed of RTV and works quite well.

Even with my turbines the tanks are about 50 ounces and that is about as much as I care to pump with a manual. I do keep one Sullivan electric pump (I think) that I use as a handheld with a flight pack strapped to it. I use this for only two airplanes which are my cross country ships, one 72 ounces and the other 120 ounces which is just a little to much for hand pumping.

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Here is my six gallon recently finished can for pump diesel This pump just happens to be a relabeled Dubro that happened to just show up. Anyway here is a good close up of the 'RTV bed' . Attaching the pump with RTV metal or plastic has worked well indeed.

Now I am gonna need another five gallon or so setup for Kerosene and I caught an interesting elec pump system in new products section of the Model Aviation, for 140 bucks. That is considerably less than another popular pump system that is similar. I think I just might Pop for one of these and give her a try. Here is a link:

https://www.rcfuelingsystems.com/5-gallon-gasoline.html



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Old 05-09-2015, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnBuckner View Post

Now I am gonna need another five gallon or so setup for Kerosene and I caught an interesting elec pump system in new products section of the Model Aviation, for 140 bucks. That is considerably less than another popular pump system that is similar. I think I just might Pop for one of these and give her a try. Here is a link:

https://www.rcfuelingsystems.com/5-gallon-gasoline.html



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Let us know what you think of it. Saw this same ad and was thinking of getting one too.

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