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Old 08-02-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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Does anybody have a specific gun they like for 1/10th?
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The Proline gun is quite good. It is also significantly less expensive than the RB fuel gun which is also good. I would get the proline gun.
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Try the dynamite fuel gun with 250cc fuel bottle, and you can replace it with a bigger 500cc fuel bottle so don't have to re-fill the proline fuel gun everytime you re-fuel.
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Try the dynamite fuel gun with 250cc fuel bottle, and you can replace it with a bigger 500cc fuel bottle so don't have to re-fill the proline fuel gun everytime you re-fuel.
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Try the dynamite fuel gun with 250cc fuel bottle, and you can replace it with a bigger 500cc fuel bottle so don't have to re-fill the proline fuel gun everytime you re-fuel.
I have not used any of them but I know that someone told me that the Dynamite ones leak pretty bad. Is that true?
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Actually, I have not seen any fuel gun that does not leak at all....thats why all of them placed their fuel gun on top of their fuel bottle to prevent leaking all over the pit area.

Dynamite gun leak fuel as well...but only drops, just like RB, Proline, THS or OFNA....RB is definitely the PRO choice, and the most expensive...but THS is very much look like the RB one and only $30 from Tower...aluminum finish. But 1 think I don't like about these fuel gun is they only carry about 170cc each time...for 1/10th, you can (may be) fuel the car 2 times per refill, but for 1/8th, you must hope your pit man REMEMBER to refill the gun...

Dynamite one does have a bigger tank that can pit 3-4 times before refilling the gun........with a bigger end bottle, it might be able to handle a 30 minutes main.

I too in the market for the fuel gun right now, I was NEVER a fuel gun believer, the refilling times is only 1-2 seconds slower per refuel by using my beloved bottle......however, there is 1 advantage by using fuel gun that I am starting to believing is..........it keep the car CLEANER by using fuel gun.........ppl tend to spill fuel all over the car by using bottle (don't forget, the person who refuel your car are not necessary know how to refuel, his job is top the tank in 2-3 seconds by any mean), and fuel gun is a little bit cleaner.........the last thing I want to see is fuel over my receiver, which costed me couple big races before, and that is NOT cool.........

I am very much will get the dynamite one. But my 2nd choice will be the $30 THS fuel gun which it look like a bootleg verion of the RB Concept one.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJMD2&P=7
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I had a traditional 500cc type fuel bottle (different brand) with thread on it and tried to replace the 250cc fuel bottle on my dynamite fuel gun. I tried to fit it but the thread does'nt match then I switch it back to 250cc then it leaks, I should've bought the right dynamite 500cc fuel bottle. That's the only issue of leaks on my fuel gun 'coz I force a different thread fuel bottle on my dynamite fuel gun, but before I did that I don't have any problem with it.

I'm at the sedan nationals at crystal park watching the race and some of the pitmans are using the proline fuel guns and they leak badly on the nozzles.
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I had a traditional 500cc type fuel bottle (different brand) with thread on it and tried to replace the 250cc fuel bottle on my dynamite fuel gun. I tried to fit it but the thread does'nt match then I switch it back to 250cc then it leaks, I should've bought the right dynamite 500cc fuel bottle. That's the only issue of leaks on my fuel gun 'coz I force a different thread fuel bottle on my dynamite fuel gun, but before I did that I don't have any problem with it.

I'm at the sedan nationals at crystal park watching the race and some of the pitmans are using the proline fuel guns and they leak badly on the nozzles.
Do you think those plumber use taflon tape will solved your problem...? They use those tape on pipes to prevent leaking...only thing I don't know is does NITRO will damage those tape....give that a try.
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Do you think those plumber use taflon tape will solved your problem...? They use those tape on pipes to prevent leaking...only thing I don't know is does NITRO will damage those tape....give that a try.
I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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In my opinion a fuel gun is not for convenience, it's for speed. Most of the fuel guns leak, but you really dont have to fill them until a lap before your pitstop. From what I have seen the proline seems to be the fastest and reasonablly priced.
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I have the PRP gun which is like the HUDY & RB. It does not leak if held nozzle down. The vent tubes provide the auto-stop feature & extend up near the top of the chamber. If the gun is layed down, fuel will run out thru the vent tubes. I made a stand out of PVC to hold it in the proper position.
I hate re-fueling with a bottle. It is very difficult to get a tank full without spilling fuel, when using a bottle. Sometimes suck fuel back out of the tank, when trying to be neat! From now on, when I pit for someone, I will use one of my guns.
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The Pro-line gun is the best out there. I used to have an RB gun...but now that I have tried the Pro-line gun, my RB gun has been shelved! It's awesome how you can actually see the fuel level, and you don't spill fuel everywhere because you can fill it just so that it almost reaches the top. It's fast too!
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I had a traditional 500cc type fuel bottle (different brand) with thread on it and tried to replace the 250cc fuel bottle on my dynamite fuel gun. I tried to fit it but the thread does'nt match then I switch it back to 250cc then it leaks, I should've bought the right dynamite 500cc fuel bottle. That's the only issue of leaks on my fuel gun 'coz I force a different thread fuel bottle on my dynamite fuel gun, but before I did that I don't have any problem with it.

I'm at the sedan nationals at crystal park watching the race and some of the pitmans are using the proline fuel guns and they leak badly on the nozzles.
The reason for the guns to leak at the nozzle is that people over fill the fuel guns so they leak from the pressure tubes at the back or the top of the gun when in action, its very normal. The 5 tubes stop fuel flow from the gun when the fuel is at top of tank when fueling the cars, keeping the fuel from over flowing. The PROLINE is a very reasonable gun you can see the fuel when you fill it with out over filling and you can see it when it fills the cars tank with out guessing if you filled the tank completly. The DYNAMITE is a slower fuelling gun compared to the PROLINE.
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Guys,

If anyone is interested I have an RB Fuel gun for sale, I got it in a deal I did, it is new and was never used except for me trying it, I am asking $50.00US.

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I am very much will get the dynamite one. But my 2nd choice will be the $30 THS fuel gun which it look like a bootleg verion of the RB Concept one.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJMD2&P=7
i have the same bootleg version as this one at towerhobbies,
it's well made and i'm going to have to dig it out of my gear so i can start using it more often as i agree that getting fuel in the reciever is'nt cool
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