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Old 05-26-2004, 06:51 PM   #12421
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can someone please explain to me how a fuel gun works i know its used in races to refuel faster but I dont get why their so fast at refueling
It works pretty much on the same principle as the fuel nozzles you get at Petrol Stations. When the liquid touches the nozzle's air inlet tube, the flow of fuel coming out stops.

You basically fill the gun with your nitro fuel, then with its nozzle placed right inside your fuel tank you pull the trigger. A seperate tube lets air into the fuel chamber of the gun allowing gravity to sort of drop the fuel out of the main nozzle into your tank.

The fuel comes out faster than a fuel bottle because of the larger nozzle and as soon as the fuel level touches the nozzle's air inlet tube, the flow of fuel coming from the fuel gun stops. At this point you should let the trigger go and only then remove the gun from the tank ... else if you still have fuel in the gun's chamber, it'll continue flowing again as soon as the air inlet tube get more air.

You then have one big mess

Best to try it out a few times with water in the fuel gun and try "fuelling" a cup or something.

By the way, to see one of these guns in action go and download the video of the BRCA A-Main final at 3Hobby.Com. Look for the news article just below the "Forum Center" on the front page. The news article only gets posted at 00:00hrs EDT on 27th May so if you go there now its not there yet. Just click on the Downloads link in the side navigation bar (left side) of the page and find the video title "BRCA 1:10 A-Main v2".

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Old 05-26-2004, 06:51 PM   #12422
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can someone please explain to me how a fuel gun works i know its used in races to refuel faster but I dont get why their so fast at refueling
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Old 05-26-2004, 06:54 PM   #12423
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I see wow thats prety cool and im assuming that there is also no fuel leakage when refueling with a gun
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:02 PM   #12424
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I am scared to get a fuel gun cause people will definitely think I am a treky with a fuel gun in one hand and my helios (set on stun) in the other hand, beam me up!
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:06 PM   #12425
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I see wow thats prety cool and im assuming that there is also no fuel leakage when refueling with a gun
But you gotta make sure that you attach the nozzle to the fuel tank tightly. No angle side. It has to be straight down directly to the fuel tank. Otherwise you will split the fuel all over the place.
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:09 PM   #12426
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In the race, if you use fuel gun properly/effectively, you will save approx. 3-4 seconds of pit time.
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:44 PM   #12427
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:59 PM   #12428
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oooooh..........(drool, drool) I wish I had one of those.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:10 PM   #12429
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Don't know. Broken in but not run on track yet. I'll let you know aftrer this weekend.
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:12 PM   #12430
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how do you guys do your wiring ? i currently using air 258 and hitec 525 servos, both have pretty darn long wires..i tried many methods but just couldn't seem to arrange them neatly....maybe a servo with shorter wire will do the trick , any " short lead " servo recommendations ?
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:20 PM   #12431
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this is the motor i have been dreaming everynight never think i could fork out $300+ for one of these..guess i will just have to stick with my pixi for a while..

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Old 05-26-2004, 11:34 PM   #12432
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wow nice motor may I ask how much you paid for that gem
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Damn ! ED! I just painted a body JUST like that!!
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Damn ! ED! I just painted a body JUST like that!!
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Damn ! ED! I just painted a body JUST like that!!

OOOOooooo I want one of those too!
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