I have been using a Hobbico electric fuel pump to fuel my nitro helicopters for some time now, and I have been happy with them so far. But I saw a nice looking pump, made by Miracle RC that I just had to try. I found it online at Graves RC Hobbies, located in Orlando, FL.
It`s made of 6061-T6 aluminum, and it`s very nicely machined. It has a three way toggle switch on the end that allows it to pump the fuel in, or reverse the fuel flow. There is one minor con with this pump, and that is the ability to mount it…or the lack there of. The pump is designed to hang from a metal can, like the ones VP fuels are shipped in.
So there is a tiny hook on the end of the of the pump, where the fuel tubing connects, and two very small and weak magnets machined into the base of the housing. ( see photo below) These magnets are designed to hold the pump to the side of the fuel can, and I can tell ya right now…. they DON`T work.
Don`t get me wrong, it`s not a deal breaker, because the pump works so well. But it would have been nice if a $70 fuel pump, would have been designed with a better way..or just a way to fasten it to a field box.
With a little creativity, I was able to get it mounted onto my field box, and it looks pretty nice on there. I used it quit a bit at the field today, and it worked flawlessly. It has a pretty high volume output too, which is nice when you`re filling a 22oz helicopter tank from empty. It`s also very quiet when it`s running. So far I`m happy with it, and it seems to be worth the price of $70.