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Old 11-03-2019, 10:26 PM
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I assume i put the silicone on for fueling and in the back?
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:33 PM
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Dude!! Try it out and figure it out, and share your findings. There's not much can go wrong with fueling a plane if you're paying attention. If something isn't right, it can all be fixed and worked on well before you try to fly a plane. Just don't try to fly it if you're not sure. That's where the rubber meets the road.

It looks like what you're calling the "blue thing" just inserts into the fuel inlet line that comes from your pump (yes, you need a pump of some sort, hand crank or electric, study it).. (make sure your line is big enough(don't ask, you have to figure it out, it's not difficult)), and plug the "blue thing" into the fueler in the plane and pump fuel.

I've read your posts lately, and I'm thinking you might be good to get some experienced help from a local club if there's one available, or even drive out a way and find one, and make some friends that have first hand experience. Study other planes that are set up already.

Getting fuel into a larger plane is a slim aspect of operating and flying one, there's quite a bit more to it. I hope you do alright, just keep asking questions and studying. It can get expensive and even dangerous... seriously dangerous if you don't take precaution.
Just sayin'... I'm seeing a pattern developing. I wish you well.
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:49 PM
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I figured it out. Turns out i just needed oiled to get the tubing through
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:46 PM
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I would have sent that thing back and bought a normal fuel dot! Sounds way to complicated just to refuel a plane.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:11 PM
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I would have sent that thing back and bought a normal fuel dot! Sounds way to complicated just to refuel a plane.
I thought I wanted one till I saw the price....nope
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:27 PM
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I figured it out. Turns out i just needed oiled to get the tubing through
Glad you got it worked out.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:34 AM
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I thought I wanted one till I saw the price....nope
Iím sure itís expensive compared to others!
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:36 AM
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About $35 shipped
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:16 PM
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A little searching shows that they made a couple versions of this, one with a Festo fitting for air or fuel lines, another with a standard nipple type for fuel.

Fuel:

http://www.rcjetshobby.com/en/rempli...991010591.html

Air:
http://www.rcjetshobby.com/en/access...991013165.html


I suppose you could use the festo type for fuel, however you should note that FESTO Industrial rates the blue fittings for air AND they have to be used with the Festo hard tubing. Lots of jet guys use it successfully with kerosene so obviously that works, but I have no idea if it will tolerate gasoline.

Festo DOES make a chemical rated fitting and special tubing - these are clear rather than blue. But I have only seen them online.


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I assume i put the silicone on for fueling and in the back?
NEVER use silicone for gasoline. All your lines should be Tygon, Viton or one of the gas safe polypropylene types.

Silicone is only safe for glow fuel.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:48 PM
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I suspect what this guy is calling silicone is actually some sort of plastic that resembles silicone in color only.

The way that fueler works, it's likely that probe is much stiffer then silicone, which leads me to think it's plastic, or a teflon based derivative... probably like the teflon muffler couplers/extensions we've used on exhaust systems, which are totally impervious to gasoline and chemicals.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:08 PM
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works cool but ,,, what about dirt getting into that filler port because its not covered. I don't want dirt in my fuel
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:44 PM
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works cool but ,,, what about dirt getting into that filler port because its not covered. I don't want dirt in my fuel
Thats a valid point. A field we used awhile back had very little grass in the beginning and the dust could be really bad at times. I remember wiping down the planes after the day and the dust mixed with the fuel residue was everywhere and my planes were filthy. Dirt could have easily gotten in a port like that !
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:10 PM
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:39 PM
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the only open port on my fuse is the tank vent
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:08 PM
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the only open port on my fuse is the tank vent
Itís not open. It has a valve
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