Notices
Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

Air Lines

Old 01-23-2007, 10:25 AM
  #1  
mduslick
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 125
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Air Lines

Good morning all. For those of you who have installed pneumatic retracts in wings, how have you installed the air lines? Do you permanently glue them in, or fish them through some type of sheath (like an empty pushrod tube) so that they can easily be pulled out and replaced once the wing is covered? The directions that came with the retracts say to glue the air lines into the frame, but I have heard that air lines develop leaks sometimes, and if that is the case I imagine it would be a nightmare to have to tear the covering off and remove/replace them. What are your favorite methods of install?
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Pn36774.gif
Views:	6
Size:	4.7 KB
ID:	604904  
Old 01-23-2007, 10:30 AM
  #2  
mduslick
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 125
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Air Lines

sorry for the poor quality pic... I'll upload a better one when I get home this afternoon.
Old 01-23-2007, 03:04 PM
  #3  
BarracudaHockey
My Feedback: (11)
 
BarracudaHockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 24,328
Received 67 Likes on 56 Posts
Default RE: Air Lines

I just ran mine through holes, gluing them in is asking for trouble.
Old 01-23-2007, 06:34 PM
  #4  
DavidAgar
My Feedback: (107)
 
DavidAgar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Battle Ground, WA
Posts: 5,045
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Air Lines

They should be permently installed, however they do not need to be glued in. Just run enough to attach the hose to the retract unit and to the t or control valve at the wing center and tape them in a position that you can retrieve them later when you are ready. Leaks are possible, however leaks usually occur at the retract connection or the t, or the control valve. I have never had a hose start leaking in the wing. I always install new hose's when I build a wing and I am careful to keep the razor blades clear of the lines. Good Luck, Dave

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.