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Old 01-19-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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just curious to see how many guys use fuel guns and how many still use the fuel bottle during your mains.. i still use the bottle..
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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gun way faster no fuss no mess and you know that it's full
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:26 AM   #3
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The fuel gun seems way more efficient to me. The pit stops seem more consistent and the chassis stays cleaner from less over fill. I use the RC Pro Products . It has a nice smooth action and positive trigger feel.
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This is obviously a stupid question, but I'm thinking of getting a gun for this season. How exactly do you fill the gun?
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This is obviously a stupid question, but I'm thinking of getting a gun for this season. How exactly do you fill the gun?
Remove the plug/cap from the end where the handle is. Fill. Replace plug/cap.
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dont c how its a stupid question i had a proline fuel gun 2 years ago and didnt like it.
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This is obviously a stupid question, but I'm thinking of getting a gun for this season. How exactly do you fill the gun?
he`s talking about his question , not your`s Jesse .................

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dont c how its a stupid question i had a proline fuel gun 2 years ago and didnt like it.

Sorry, bud. I was referencing my own intellectual shortcomings.


Thanks for the answer, DOMIT.
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As an added helpful little bonus... the clear (semi-clear, whatever) fuel guns will tell you accurately how much fuel was dispensed on a stop. (You have to know how much you put IN it of course... so I usually fill all the way.) That tells you "hmmm... my driver is pushing the limits" or "wow, he only used XXXX fuel, he could have gone XX% longer" to help with pit strategy.

Yes, fuel bottles are marked too... but due to the smaller diameter of the fuel gun you get a more accurate indication- the same amount of fuel moves the "line" of the fuel level more on the fuel gun... and since you refill the gun for every stop, you don't have to keep a running account of what you used.

We've found this to be pretty helpful.
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WOW! Thats pricey!

Here's one a lot of locals use;

http://trackstarrc.com/trackstar/ind...mart&Itemid=64
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Here's one a lot of locals use;

http://trackstarrc.com/trackstar/ind...mart&Itemid=64
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I have been using the VP Pro fuel gun. Have not had any problems or leaks and for the price cant beat it. just my 2 cents.
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I have been using the VP Pro fuel gun. Have not had any problems or leaks and for the price cant beat it. just my 2 cents.
Interesting... looks identical to the RC Pro Products one. (The one mentioned above for $35.99)
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It maybe for all I know, but it works good.
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