- Fuel lines, was First flight
Re: Fuel lines, was First flight
Never used it.
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On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 8:05 AM, jcrain2@... <jcrain2@...> wrote:
I noticed they have braided/reinforced Tygothane. Would that work any
better than clear (except for sight gauge)?
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From: Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...>
Subject: Fuel lines, was [Q-LIST] First flight
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 07:13:56 -0500
In complete deference to my friend John, whom I know is an expert in
urethane and knows more about the subject than the bare inkling that I will
ever have, I have been using urethane tubing with great success for most of
the life of my Q-200. Maybe it's the formulation that makes the difference.
I started out with Tygon, which was better then the original vinyl tubing
that QAC supplied. The Tygon was okay, then I stumbled across this stuff
called *Tygothane, *which is much better.
I get it here:
think Wicks and Spruce carries it, also.
I like it because is has a smaller OD than the rubber, is easy to work
and I can see the fuel inside. This stuff is really tough and abrasive
resistant and holds up to 100LL for a long time. I seem to change it out
every 5-7 years for no other reason than to be on the safe side.
Just my experience.
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