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Soda bottle/Fuel tanks, links to supplies!

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Due to the nature & title of the following msg thread......

(Sick of fuel tanks---How to use a soda bottle?)
https://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/...ad.php?t=38890

.......pre-made/pre-built tanks won't be listed here.

The following recap of links from the above noted msg thread is intended for those wishing to create their own fuel tanks.

Links to gas fuel line, fittings, and bottles - to make your own fuel tanks;

Fiji Water Artesian Water bottles.........
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...Artesian+Water

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FIJI Water Bottles.............
http://store.fijiwater.com/products

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Item # BHL1428-2-2 BN, 1/4-28 UNF to 1/8" X 1/8" Barbed 90° Bulkhead Adapter............
http://tubingandfittings.eldonjames....hl1428-2-2-bn?

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also at Amazon.......
1/4-28 UNF to 1/8" X 1/8" Barbed Bulkhead Adapter 5 pack in Black Nylon
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http://tubingandfittings.eldonjames....=prod&filter=0
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Sealing Washers..........
http://www.mcmaster.com/#viton-fluor...ashers/=g39xnx

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Seal-All Gas & Oil Resistant Adhesive (The very BEST sealant for gas/oil situations!!!)
Available at most auto parts stores, or here.....

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Fuel Fittings for RC Planes(metal fittings)............
http://www.centralhobbies.com/Fuel/fittings.htm

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Barbed Tube Fittings.........
http://www.mcmaster.com/#44555k119/=g3kgo9

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Fuel Fittings...........
http://www.ronlund.com/mm5/merchant....ry_Code=NITFFI

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Fittings and replacement (Fiji) bottle caps..............
http://www.pspmfg.com/

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Fuel Tank Cap for Water Bottle............
http://www.pspmfg.com/WaterBottleFuelTankCap.html

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Fox Fuel Cap Pepsi & Coke Bottles..........
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXAAGP&P=SM

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Poulan clunk/filter part # 530095646.............
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...lter+530095646

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Madison Components Ceramic fuel filter.............
http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/MCFILTER.html

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Oem Fuel Filter WALBRO/125-528-1..............


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VitonŽ fuel line

http://www.mcmaster.com/#viton-fluor...tubing/=g3agpf
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24" VitubeŽ, 1/8" ID Tubing.............
http://www.redaerorc.com/accessories.html

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Tanaka Fuel Line.............
http://www.rcpw.com/tanaka-fuel-line-sz-1or1.html

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Polyurethane Tubing................
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/def...lickid=popcorn

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genuine Tygon F-4040-A...............
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Jumbo 10 1/2" long clamp (for securing fittings in bottles)..............
http://www.harborfreight.com/10-1-2-...amp-65711.html


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Here's one cure to prevent stock Fiji caps from becoming cracked, and leaky;

BEFORE you do anything to a brand new bottle, the VERY FIRST THING you do is to make two alignment marks from the cap -to- the bottle neck. Use/drain the bottle. Do all your mods to the bottle & cap. Then when it's time to put the cap back on, tighten NO FARTHER than the alignment marks!

Ya gotta figure, that if the bottle wasn't leaking when new, it shouldn't after we 'mod' them, following the above procedure.

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Purchase one of PSPMFG's replacement caps listed above.

To each their own, ymmv, etc.

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:24 PM
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Just a quick PSP update:

For you guys that have been wanting to convert your fleet over to water bottle style fuel tanks but have putting it off because of costs, PSPMFG is now offering a reduced price of approximately 14% per component if you purchase in bulk of 4. That includes any combination of aluminum caps and single or double barb fittings. Check out the website for the new price list...!!!

http://pspmfg.com/FijiAluminumwaterbottlefueltankcap.html

John also has 1/8" 60 duro Viton tubing in bulk stock now, still working on the price and listing on the site.


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Old 02-21-2012, 02:40 PM
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Well, I found a paint store that is willing to shake to death a 1 gallon can with a 16oz. Fiji water bottle that is half full in it. Reports and pics to follow...


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Old 02-21-2012, 02:57 PM
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You clean up the mess.....right?
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You clean up the mess.....right?
Oh yea, she will kick my butt if I don't, ha!

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:18 PM
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Here is a link to Spot on Fiji bottle cap for sale call Azhar and ask him Not in web yet but he has them I was selling them for him At the expo show last week.
http://www.aztechaeromodels.com/
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:03 AM
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Good info......
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:13 AM
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http://www.tankverschluss.de/

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Great info. Thanks
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Genuine "BLACK" 60 durometer Viton 1/8" I.D x 1/4"O.D. $5.39 per ft. now on the website...


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a1pcfixer thanks for putting that list together.
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a1pcfixer thanks for putting that list together.
He sure did an awesome job...!!!


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Old 02-28-2012, 04:00 AM
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Thanks guys! I did it because a couple months back I went looking through the original msg thread.....

https://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38890

.....looking for links to parts to make my own Fiji water bottle fuel tank. But such info was spread out helter skelter. It gave me a headache just browsing that thread to make up my list of links. Going on 194 pages, twas a big headache too.

Scott, cool that PSPMFG is making 'kits' available!
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After several conversations with our devoted and loyal PSP customers, there have been numerous requests for a "One Stop Shop" Fiji Water bottle fuel tank kit. This is a "Builders' kit" for the discriminating modeler that insists on doing their own high end work and set up design. All the parts needed in one kit to add to the builder supplied Fiji or similar bottle. There will be three kit sizes 16oz, 32oz and 50oz with appropriate length tubing for each. Price and availability to be announced soon but expected to come in just a bit more than the cap and fittings combo already on the website.

This is what is included: Aluminum cap, one and/or two single and double barb fittings, a section of genuine "BLACK" 60 durometer Viton tubing, two zip ties, a section of brass tubing, brass barb and the newly designed PSP custom heavy clunk pick up.

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Link to these "Builders Kits" is....
http://www.pspmfg.com/FijiAluminumwa...eltankcap.html
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