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03-10-2003 02:32 PM  14 years agoPost 1
HeliJay

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I was trying to empty the tank using Hobbico Top Fueler MKIII (battery powered) when it caught fire and started burning with a blue flame.I think there was some fuel leak somewhere and when i turned it on the spark in the motor must have started the fire......

Pump is still working fine.keep an eye on these gizmos made to make our lives a bit easier!!

A beating from our local newspaper put out the fire.

Jay

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03-10-2003 02:36 PM  14 years agoPost 2
FinnDave

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I knew I preferred a hand pump for a reason!
Actually, you were lucky to be able to see the flame, methanol burns with a pale blue flame that is hard to see in daylight. I have seen one or two fixed wings catch fire during start-up and the flame was invisible, the only sign was the covering disappearing and charred wood appearing instead!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-10-2003 05:09 PM  14 years agoPost 3
Jim C

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wow thanks for the heads up Jay.. for some reason that thought has never crossed my mind... good call!! it dosent take a whole heck of alot of energy to light the stuff either!!!

FinnDave: that would be a sight to see! the covering just disappears everyone would be like what the hell?? thankfully not many disasters from it tho.. well except one...... poor poor Augusto!!!

jim

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03-10-2003 06:21 PM  14 years agoPost 4
YSRRider

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piss on electric fuel pumps!

most take for ever to fuel up anyway..............there are 2 that i have used that fuel up fast, all the rest sucked, i was real disappointed with the slimline, one of my buddies has it, i took a nap woke up and it was still filling the tank!!!! hand pump is faster.... just a pain. i also had a fuel pump fall apart and fuel got inside, luckily no fire started! thats another reason i have still been using the hand pump.

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03-10-2003 06:23 PM  14 years agoPost 5
FinnDave

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I use the Dave Brown six-shooter, fills up even the big tank on my Sky Fox pretty fast. Not much to go wrong on one of those!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-10-2003 06:26 PM  14 years agoPost 6
rockier

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YSRRider I use the Slimeline one and it fills up the tank pretty fast. Now when the batteries get low it take a long time. I know at that time to charge them.

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03-10-2003 06:58 PM  14 years agoPost 7
YSRRider

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maybe my buddies pump is about dead then..... even when his battey is fresh, its slllllooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww

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03-10-2003 07:35 PM  14 years agoPost 8
Augusto

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The nice thing about the Slimline is that it is designed to prevent a fire.

The pump is made out of three rollers that squeege a large diameter fuel tubbing ina rotating fashion so the fuel never gets in touch with any part of the pump and never leaves the tubing. The motor is also in a separately machined compartment isolated from the rollers just in case the fuel tubbing is punctured for some reason.

For better speed the trick is to use a higher voltage battery and it'll fill up the tank pretty fast.

Augusto.

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