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    Air Tubing?

    Hi,

    What's the best source for 1/8" O.D. pneumatic tubing like the type Robart uses? $7 for 6' has gotta be beatable.
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    Have you tried McMaster&Carr?

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    Mc Master Carr is were I buy air and fuel hose.

    5648K22 Choose-A-Color Ether-Base Polyurethane
    Tubing .066" ID, 1/8" OD, .030" Wall,
    ($5 for 25 ft)

    50315K22 Choose-A-Color Metric Polyurethane
    Tubing Ether-Based, 2.4mm ID, 4mm OD, .8mm
    ($5.25 for 25')


    It's cheap enough to keep some of each color on hand... just because you may want green fuel lines.
    Last edited by Dr Honda; 02-17-2017 at 09:57 AM.
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    Here's a list I found a long time ago for Mc Master Carr. Some items are gone... but the basics are still there. AND... they ship crazy fast.
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    Yes!

    Just what I was looking for! Is this stuff the same flexibility as Robart?
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    No, that is the trade off, I have never found anything as flexable as Robart
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun Evans View Post
    Yes!

    Just what I was looking for! Is this stuff the same flexibility as Robart?

    It's close to Festo hose.
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    I use tubing from clippard. As well as their fittings. Great stuff.

    http://www.clippard.com/part/configure/URT1
    Last edited by smchale; 02-17-2017 at 02:29 PM.
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    http://www.modelaviationproducts.com...-accessories/6

    This place is awesome for air tubing and air feel valve. I have a tone of the tubing and its cheap. It reminds me DreamWorks tubing and Robart. its $0.60 a foot. I cant find a place to beat it.
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    Try Clippard products. I bought 50' of 3 separate colors at a most reasonable price.

    http://www.clippard.com/part/configure/URH1
    Last edited by G4guy; 02-17-2017 at 04:45 PM.

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    We are the official Freelin-Wade distributor for RC stuff.

    This is the best pneumatic tubing available for our jets. 100% Made in the USA.
    We carry all the sizes required for Jets building.
    Both for pneumatic and kerosene flow ( 1/8" OD, 3 mm OD, 4 mm OD, 6 mm OD, 8 mm OD, 10 mm OD, 1/8" ID, 3/16" ID, 1/4" ID ).

    Awesome stuff, fairly flexible ( much more than Festos ) and resistant to 225 PSI. Almost impossible to pinch.

    http://www.ultimate-jets.net/collect...pneumatic-line


    This is an industrial product that conforms to ISO 14743 and UL94HB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJr1485 View Post
    http://www.modelaviationproducts.com...-accessories/6

    This place is awesome for air tubing and air feel valve. I have a tone of the tubing and its cheap. It reminds me DreamWorks tubing and Robart. its $0.60 a foot. I cant find a place to beat it.

    These guys took over the Ultra Precision product line. I really like the UP tubing. I have also bought in bulk from clippard and it feels and performs as well as the UP
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    McMaster is by far the best route, I buy tubing in 100ft lengths for less than 40$ I order two colors of 100ft and normally can do 4 large scale jets.
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    +1 for Clippard!!!!

    By far the best option.

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    While we are on the subject of tubing, how do you guys remove the tubing form those push on connectors? I use the old cave man method, a pliers. Anything more intelligent? Dan.
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    I presume you're referring to brass nipples. Quick touch with the tip of a hot soldering iron. Prevents the chance of breaking off the nipple with pliers, and no risk of scratching with a knife. Only 1/4 in. loss of tubing when you trim it.

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    Thanks Jerry. Now, why didn't I think of that. Dan.
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    Thanks, everyone!
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    Hey Shaun, try Freelin-wade.com. A buddy of mine told me about these guys a few years ago. Been buying tubing from them ever since. Order the free-thane 95A polyurethane tubing. $8.56 for a 50 foot roll and comes in many different colors. Real good quality stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonboy2 View Post
    Hey Shaun, try Freelin-wade.com. A buddy of mine told me about these guys a few years ago. Been buying tubing from them ever since. Order the free-thane 95A polyurethane tubing. $8.56 for a 50 foot roll and comes in many different colors. Real good quality stuff.
    Shaun I am the buddy been using it on all my jets for years works great. George
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonboy2 View Post
    Hey Shaun, try Freelin-wade.com. A buddy of mine told me about these guys a few years ago. Been buying tubing from them ever since. Order the free-thane 95A polyurethane tubing. $8.56 for a 50 foot roll and comes in many different colors. Real good quality stuff.


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