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Old 02-25-2020, 03:37 PM
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Electric gas pump

Wanting to put an electric pump on my 2.5 gal gas can, and saw a friend at the field the other day using the Hobbico Top Fueler pump and tygon lines. It's supposed to be for glow only. He said he's been using it for a year with no leaks or issues.
Anyone else used one for unleaded?
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:51 PM
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The wiring instructions, aurthor stated he used a DPDT momentary switch, I did not use a momentary switch because I did not want to hold switch during fueling process that will get old real quick. I used a regular DPDT three position switch
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:03 PM
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This is what I use. Id recommend the Greylor pump as well. You can order the pump direct from greylor, the switches from ablehobby and build your own box.
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:20 PM
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Colt, I use a similar pump (Hangar 9) and it works fine with gas. I think the disclaimer is about product liability not compatibility. Open these things up and it's just an impeller connected to the motor. I might add that my engines are in the 120cc to 170cc range and with a 3s Lipo the pump works great.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:09 PM
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Colt, I use a similar pump (Hangar 9) and it works fine with gas. I think the disclaimer is about product liability not compatibility. Open these things up and it's just an impeller connected to the motor. I might add that my engines are in the 120cc to 170cc range and with a 3s Lipo the pump works great.
Brushed, vented motor, inside the housing with the pump. Can you say boom? One drop from a leak inside and you could be visiting the burn ward as a patient.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:32 PM
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Wanting to put an electric pump on my 2.5 gal gas can, and saw a friend at the field the other day using the Hobbico Top Fueler pump and tygon lines. It's supposed to be for glow only. He said he's been using it for a year with no leaks or issues.
Anyone else used one for unleaded?

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Old 02-26-2020, 12:23 AM
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OP I would not use that pump for gas. Get a rated pump that is made for gas. I have a greylor pump that is close to 15 years old and has never leaked a drop of given problems. I have it running on a two cell Fromeco Li-ion and usually charge it once or twice a year.

You don’t want to be a burn victim trust me.
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Old 02-26-2020, 03:24 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations guys, and the pics Festivus!

Heck, I haven't found a cheap "manual" pump that doesn't leak right out of the box, and obviously leaking gas and electricity don't go together. I'll look at the Greylor pumps.

Enough injuries last year, don't need to light myself on fire, lol.
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I need to add that the pump is question is sold by companies that sell complete systems. I really don't think that a small amount of fuel in a non pressurized environment with very little oxygen represents much of a risk. I'm certainly not going to stop using it.
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The Greylor is nice and if you feel spending $65+ on a fuel pump is for you then by all means. If you are like many of us where every dollar counts then you will be well served by the Maxx Products electric Fuel pump. At 13.95 it is a steal and we have over 4 of them at our field that are all over 2 years, I think mine is closer to 3. If using gasoline you have to seal off the vents, I used metal AC duct tape on mine to seal off the vents. I have less then $30 in my rig using mostly stuff I had around the house and it has worked every bit as well as the $150 jugs some of my fellow club members use. I power it with 3S LiOn (The LiPo in pics has since been changed)
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:40 PM
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Muttdog, where did you get lid for gas can?
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Old 02-27-2020, 04:24 PM
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Muttdog, where did you get lid for gas can?
Ebay, I think I searched out "blitz cap" or something similar. They came in a pack of 10 or so.
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Old 02-27-2020, 05:23 PM
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I have the Greylor pump on three cans going on six years now, no issues what so ever. I bought a can from a vendor at Nall that has a smaller black pump. It works fine and has not gave me any trouble but take's about twice as long to fill a tank. Don't sound like a big deal but with the little black one filling a 50oz. tank I can walk away and have a soda n snack.
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:04 AM
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Greylor for me also, 6+ yrs and still have not had any problems, running on an 11v LiPo and Viton lines.
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