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Old 08-09-2002, 03:33 AM
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If you're like me you are always looking for cheaper and better places to get exotic or hard to get items. Try these folks, McMaster/Carr www.mcmaster.com . They are an industrial supply house out of Chicago with over 80,000 items in their catalog. They ship overnight and prices are very good. They also like small orders, you can buy 5ft of fuel line hose.

Things i've found at McMaster/Carr. Tygon tubing, urethane tubing,air cylinders, air valves, quick disconnects in T's, Y's, and straight through. Barbed fittings of all sizes. Ex. the quick disconnect fittings that Robart sells for about $11 is $3 at McM. A subminiature pressure gage that guys are using in their jet retract systems:$30 in the hobby industry, $10 at mcm. I just bought a high volume electric fuel pump---$37.
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It is indeed a good supply site. I found some socket head screws (M2.6x8) for Hitec metal gear servos for the control horn hold down. I bought 200 of them and have been selling them to club members.

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They also sell dynamite air line for retract systems. You can get a flat 4 color/line airline - looks like ribbon cable. Splits into singles our doubles like a dream. Even with shipping, it is slightly more than half the cost (on a linear foot basis) as standard air line.

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