Re: nylaflow question

Rick Hole

Has anyone had experience with MIL-PRF-83282 or MIL-PRF-87257 with improved fire resistant composition?

Rick Hole


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MIL-PRF-5606A has a flash point of 343°C (649°F). I understand this is 2x the Flash point of the standard red stuff.  So if the Nylaflow line pops off and sprays brake fluid on your rotor you may avoid a fire with the good stuff.


This is way more critical for you nose draggers than for us tail draggers.  I still have 30 year old nylaflow with the standard red fluid.  I've been meaning to purge that fluid because I have a can of the Mil stuff on the shelf. One day...


Mike Dwyer  N3QP Q200


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On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 12:56 PM, secondfork@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:


Nylaflow becomes brittle over time - accelerated by exposure. I replace the flexed and exposed sections on my Lancair 235/290 every few years (PM). It WILL fail, eventually. I replaced the fixed sections with alum tubing, so periodic replacement of the nylaflow sections is quick and easy.

Nylaflow is very inexpensive. Why take a chance?

Here's a link to one of many references:

com/ pa5/parag/CHAPTER5/CHAPTER5.pdf


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