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Re: Brake Lines

Al Gietzen wrote:
> Bill, Larry, et. al.;
> Actually I used 3/16" 5052 from the cylinders, down the pilot side duct,
> exit just aft of the keel flange, across and then back to the gear bulkhead
> on each side just outside the bulkhead reinforcement gussets.  I used right
> angle feedthroughs which then angle upward and outward to give a bit of a
> flex loop in the teflon/braided stainless (aeroflex) which goes from there
> on down the leg.  Glass (microslurry) it to the leg starting right adjacent
> to the pivot, from which point it gets glassed to the leg just like the
> nylaflow and goes down to the caliper.
> I encased the braided stainless in shrink wrap around the bend in the leg
> where most of the flex is, since imbedding in micro may limit flexability.
> Haven't used my brakes yet, but the installation worked out fine.
> No need to use anything larger than 3/16" since we are transferring
> pressure; not flow.
> Enjoy your weekend. I'll see some of you at Velocity West's open house.
> Al Gietzen  RGE

I would strongly recommend that the entire AeroQuip line be encased in
heat shrink tubing since the SS brad will act like fiberglass cloth if
you get epoxy in it and become stiff.  AL, your method of using the heat
shrink in the bend area will probably be fine, however, I decided on the
full length to preserve the flexibility for the full length.

// James F. Agnew
// Tampa, FL
// Velocity 173 FG Elite ( http://www.VelocityAircraft.com/ ) under