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Old 02-17-2017, 08:50 AM
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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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Old 02-17-2017, 09:11 AM
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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.

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Old 02-17-2017, 10:04 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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Old 02-17-2017, 11:55 AM
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No, that is the trade off, I have never found anything as flexable as Robart
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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

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I have used this from US Plastic

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...7922&catid=717
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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

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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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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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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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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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