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07-17-2002 03:21 AM  16 years agoPost 1
CincyQuake

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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Flight Box Fuel pump!!! Electric? Manual? What is the best brand etc!
Any and all imput would help!

Give me brand names where to buy and why you think it is best!

I have a electric now that leaks like crazy only after 2 months I want
something this time that I can count on for the years to come.

Until next time.... Keep them rotors outta the dirt....

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07-17-2002 03:30 AM  16 years agoPost 2
kingtweeter

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Oregon

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http://www.ecsvr.com/mta/shopdisplayproducts. asp?page=4
it is a Slimline 2000,its electric,screws on top of the bottle makes it really easy to store your fuel in the house,comes with banana plugs so it will plug right into the power panel haul it where ever you want to put it.It also will push and pull fuel really fast it is all metal and built to last.

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07-17-2002 03:47 AM  16 years agoPost 3
Dave_D

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Philippines

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I've had the MK for 2 years now and it's still working very well. Even their hand pumps lasts forever. A bit pricier though compared to the china made pumps.

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07-17-2002 04:11 AM  16 years agoPost 4
Hughes500Pilot

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Anaheim, CA

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My SonicTronics electronic fuel pump is still going strong after 12 years. -Steve

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07-17-2002 04:21 AM  16 years agoPost 5
driftrider

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Cedar Rapids, IA. (In my own little world)

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Go cordless...
I used to use an electric pump and a power panel, but I always hated having to be tied down to my field box for fueling/starting. Plus I it always irritated me when, after finishing fueling my heli, I'd push the fuel button to suck the remaining fuel in the lines back into the jug, only to have the switch in the wrong position and squirt fuel everywhere. I decided to go with a hand pump and wouldn't go back to the electric.

I also went to the cordless "Benford" starter and pocket glow lighter, too. No more depending on the 12v gel cell to power everything all day.

Mike

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07-17-2002 05:34 AM  16 years agoPost 6
Wild Turkey

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Bethlehem, PA

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I just bought this
Sir,

I just bought this - and I love it. No leaking and it fills my tank twice as fast as any other fueler I have owned:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...=1&I=LXVZ41&P=7

$13 at Tower Hobbies - how can you beat that?

Thanks,

Wild Turkey

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07-17-2002 05:40 AM  16 years agoPost 7
Sceadu

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Corona, CA

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Hobbico Top Fueler MKIII It is very loud but i'll race anyone on filling up a tank Three months and still running strong!

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07-17-2002 05:45 AM  16 years agoPost 8
helimike77

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La Habra, CA

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I have the tunder tiger pump that came with my TT Carrymaster...dont laugh.....pretty nice now that i have two banana plug outlets wired into the case. Pump went out after three months, but was replaced by Ace. Seems ok for now but well see.
If i had to buy one it would be the hobbico..fast and cheap.
Mike

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07-17-2002 06:47 AM  16 years agoPost 9
SemiArticulate

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My MKII lasted two years, my MKIII lasted two gallons. Its got a warranty so I guess I'll try it. Now I have backups for my backups.

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07-17-2002 01:14 PM  16 years agoPost 10
Steve Campbell

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Baton Rouge, LA

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Driftrider,

I hear ya, Mike. I went that route for years; self-contained starter, MK self-contained electric pump on the jug, single 5000mAh Sanyo cell with a glow plug clip wired into it.

Then, after many years of service, the battery pack on the starter began to get tired, and the MK pump began leaking. So I went back to a flight box earlier this year. I have not been happy with that.

So the starter went back to PowerHouse for a new set of batteries, got an new MK electric pump ordered from Central Hobbies, and the old Sanyo cell still has plenty of life. Ya know, I've got two different pocket glow lighters, and a Radio South Pro Driver; and that beat-up old cell with the ancient connector is still the one I grab. I guess it is because that connector is brass and fits easily over all of the several different plugs I operate. These newer stainless connectors don't fit worth a crap over Enya plugs, and don't go easily over the McCoy-type plugs on my grandson's stadium trucks.

Anyone have any experience with the relatively new Sullivan pocket glow igniters? I have a McDaniels (now SonicTronics) and that little Horizon one- that died after less than two months. I'm curious to know if the connector on the Sullivan fits anything well besides OS two-stroke plugs. I put that SonicTronics on my YS 91 FZ Sunday and couldn't get it off! I had to shut down and fiddle with it for five minutes, and ended up having to re-tighten the YS (basically the same as the OS F) plug.

Ah, the never-ending search for that perfect accessory...

Steve

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