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Old 11-07-2021, 09:31 PM
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Bending the tube by hand works but leaves the tube flattened and the curve uneven.
Have you tried using bending springs?
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Old 11-07-2021, 11:41 PM
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Yes, just did an hour ago and that did the trick. Was able to make the piece match the plans without significant flattening of the tube by using the bending spring. Problem solved! Thanks for the tips, everyone.
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Old 11-07-2021, 11:59 PM
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Steven, are you building a 12 or 12iS? If it's a 12iS, which piece of tubing did you use the bending springs on?

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Old 11-09-2021, 12:22 AM
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Yes, I'm building an RV-12iS. The tube here is the one that connects the fuel tank outlet to the drain valve.
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Old 11-09-2021, 09:02 PM
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Yes, I'm building an RV-12iS. The tube here is the one that connects the fuel tank outlet to the drain valve.
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