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Old 05-03-2003, 02:47 AM   #1
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Self contained fuel can\ they avaible?where can i get one?

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hey all,
i'm looking for a fuel can with a built in fuel pump.
something small and neat.looking to have it eletric,run by its own power there such an item?
i'm picturing a gallon bottle of fuel with an adapter cap which will fit\screw on in place of the orignal fuel cap.the opening on the bottle of fuel should support,be big enough to have a self contained unit drop right in the fuel jug,screw tight,have a switch on the cap to flick for fuelling.
i'm sure i seen this somewhere.
any ideas,pics would be nice,greatly appreciated
i'm looking to lighten the load for my heli flying.i have a onboard glow,with a 32 recoil start,now if i can narrow down the fuel can in a nice neat pkg i will be all set,i'd like to eliminate the need fot my flight box.
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:47 AM   #2
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Slimline makes a trick cnc machined aluminum fuel bottle cap, with an electric pump built right into it along with the batteries!

Its not cheap but nothing they make is...

check out there electric and manual pumps here:
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:16 PM   #3
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I have something like you describe except is a manual hand crank pump. I don't like lectricity around my glowfuel.!

The container is rectangular and the pump is mounted into a molded reces in the bottle. I have had this for 15 years! I know I bought it from Hobby Hobby in Streetsville but do not remeber the brand.. it's all the way in the garage you know!

I am going out to the filed in 10 minutes. I will see if there is any manufacture marking on it and let you know latter. I am pretty sure I have seen what you are looking for. Next time I am in Hobby Hobby I will take a look.

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Old 03-18-2004, 09:55 PM   #4
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self containd

i have a fuel pump and can from a volvo....12 v. i'll take a pic and show you in a bit
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Old 03-19-2004, 01:09 AM   #5
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Here's what I use.. It's an old 1 Gallon container from about 24 years's nice to fill because I generally poor a 4 litre container into it....I never overfill it

At the Bottom end of cantainer I have installed a windshield washer pump works great.. Just have to cut or burn out the approximate size hole and use the washer pump and nut and gasket that comes with washer pump.. Get pump and a container from car dump for $5.00 CAD and discard the container and use your own or you could use the container, it all depends on the configuration of it.

I think mines a Ford pump but any will work..I think these are a standard item as I replaced mine a few years ago because it sat for many years doing nothing and the one I got was exactly the same as I had 24 years ago. Also it's nice and fast Sometimes I have to give container a squeeze to get it started. I just took a few pics of it so here you go.
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I have the SL-2000 and love it.

I do not need to keep changing the caps. As this one SEALS the fuel line to AIR by just plugging in the feed hose to the return.

I then use a 8 cell 1800 mah nicd battery to power it.

It makes fueling easy ....

I use the SAME power plugs (connectors on all my DC stuff too)
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Dean W from Helijet was going to put out a self contained one for turbines. I saw the prototype and it looked really neat. Used poly fuel lines so it should be glow compatible. .....and the 20 litre tank should last you most of the flying season

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