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Old 12-12-2013, 06:30 PM
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:49 PM
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Put lub. oil on the cone/point of your flaring tool. Makes a huge difference.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:58 PM
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Contact Bonaco for flex lines and use 5052 elsewhere.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:08 PM
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I ordered the Bonaco brake kit and had TS Flightlines manufacture a one piece line from parking brake valve to each gear tower fitting.

Made me very happy.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:24 AM
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Give Tom at TS Flightline a call. He can supply all you brake and fuel lines. Then you don't have to worry about becoming an expert at making perfect flares.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:07 AM
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Is that the whole story, or did you forget to put the nut and sleeve on the line before flaring (like all of us have done plenty of times)? Keep at it, you'll get it right and it will be a source of pride for you.

As for not wanting to "learn" how to properly make a line - would you really tell that to your future passengers? "I couldn't figure out how to flare aluminum tubing, but the rest of the aircraft structure was no problem..."

Really?

Hard to believe an aircraft "kit" used to be a set of plans and a bunch of steel tube and spruce.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:57 PM
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Contact Bonaco for flex lines and use 5052 elsewhere.
+1, you cant go wrong with Bonaco.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:45 PM
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Is that the whole story, or did you forget to put the nut and sleeve on the line before flaring (like all of us have done plenty of times)?
Uh, that would be me. You left out putting the ferrule on backwards, putting on the furrle before the nut, ...
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:08 PM
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Of course, the picture made perfect sense to me, as I'm the one who forgot to put the ferrule on or got it backwards etc, (3 out of 8 times...slow learner?) so I was really poking some fun at myself and assuming that others had been there too. I ended up using a piece of 8ga bare copper to figure out the bends and then transferred them to the tubing, which didn't save a whole lot of time, but did save some re-bending. The other part that turned out to be a real PITA was trying to get the adel clamp screw in at the bottom of the tunnel with a stubby Phillips. Went to the hardware store and found some socket head cap screws and put them in with an allen wrench.

Even admitting I don't know what I don't know, I'm pretty sure my flares are at least adequate - having made good 90 degree cuts, deburring and smoothing the end, and using a good tool; then mic'ing the flare to check size. Still won't know til brake pressure is applied. My plan for the rest of the brake lines (outside the fuse) is for pre-made flexible ones.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:13 PM
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Aw! This is good fun hu? Me too lots of re do of the aluminum tubing thing E. Practice makes perfect.
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