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Old 08-27-2021, 05:04 PM
Ken Patton Ken Patton is offline
 
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Default Fuel line flairing tool

Looks like it’s time for me to purchase a 37 degree flaring tool for the fuel lines.
Would like to know what type of tool you purchased and from who. Thank you in advance for your comments.
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Old 08-27-2021, 05:14 PM
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This is the one I got.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...ringtools2.php

Not sure if you’re building a ULS or an iS, but I did have to remove the handle to get access to flare one of the tubes on my iS.
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Old 08-27-2021, 05:23 PM
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Default Fuel line flairing tool

Ridgid 41162 37 degree
https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/precisi...ing-flare-tool

Also Ridgid bending tools
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Old 08-27-2021, 05:35 PM
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Default Tool guy

I bought a hydraulic double flare tool. Worked great but more expensive…
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Old 08-27-2021, 07:10 PM
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I have 3---the rolo flare, the Rigid RFT37 that I really like, and well the beast.
The rolo flare is good for 1/8 primer lines, I like the RFT 37 because the flaring bar is narrow enough to allow flaring after bending in some cases.
The beast---well sometimes hand flaring is a pain, especially on stainless. As a group, AS Flightlines has 3 Beasts.

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Old 08-28-2021, 12:10 AM
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I bought a hydraulic double flare tool. Worked great but more expensive…
I have the same, and it makes really nice flares. Worth the investment IMHO.
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Old 08-28-2021, 06:22 AM
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Perhaps a silly question but will double flairs work with the AN fittings we use?
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Old 08-28-2021, 07:35 AM
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How about a more silly question from us non A&P first-time builders… what’s a double flare?
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Old 08-28-2021, 07:54 AM
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How about a more silly question from us non A&P first-time builders… what’s a double flare?
I also had to google it. Double flare seems to be much stronger and used for high pressure lines

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Old 08-28-2021, 08:00 AM
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Default Double flare not needed

This has been discussed many times before. A properly done single flare works fine and will last the life of your plane.

A double flare is when the flare is folded back over itself to make a double wall on the flared portion of the tube. Yes, these will work with our AN fittings.

The key is to do the single flair correctly. Practice first and inspect with a magnifier. Watch out for tiny cracks and either over or under flaring.

Many people have used the tool that was referenced with the link to aircraft spruce. I also like the Imperial tool show towards to bottom of the linked page.
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