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Old 06-20-2003, 09:40 PM
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Hey Guys,
Does anyone have, heard of or know of an alternative way to fill your landing gear air tank. I have a robart landing gear. I hate to spend 40 bucks on a new pump when I have a portable air tank and 4 tire pumps if there is an adapter somwhere out there. In the scheme of how much I've spent on this hobby I shouldn't be so cheap! Thanks!
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Check BVM's or SpringAir or many others for sure, they sell these adapters, check valves and fittings. Nothing like the portable air compressor though. Fills the tank pronto, with no sweat
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get a needle like you use to inflate footballs etc. cut the end off and stick the end into a piece of the retract air line. the other end of the needle goes into your compressor or whatever. the other end of the air line goes to the fill adaptor.

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I found a mini air compressor at the local dollar store for $10. It plugs into the cigarette adaptor in your auto. You can easily cut of the cig plug and wire in clamps for the posts on a 12 volt battery. The compressor comes with a psi guage.Works very well.

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