Builder Tip #93 from HomebuiltHELP 
How to Convert Plastic (Nylon) Brake Lines to Rigid Aluminum
Do you prefer Nylon or Aluminum Brakes Lines?
Nothing wrong with the plastic (nylon) tubing that is supplied with kit aircraft for use in the hydraulic brake lines of homebuilt aircraft! Easy to install and works just fine.

However, many builders ask how difficult it is to replace/upgrade to the rigid aluminum brake lines found on many aircraft. Some of the benefits include the durability and long life that is obtained with this choice.

This week's Tip shows the components, tools and materials that are needed to plumb your brake lines in aluminum tubing and stainless flexible hose for your homebuilt aircraft. It is probably much easier than you think! Take a look...

Some builders desire metal brake lines
Braided SS hose for flexible connections
The Basics of Fuel Plumbing for Homebuilt Aircraft explained
(great for Brake Lines too!)
Our   Fuel system Plumbing DVD   is the perfect way to get up to speed if you are involved with installing a fuel system in a homebuilt aircraft. Even if you are  building a kit , the details for working with fuel components are  not explained  by the kit manufacturer. Because of engine options and customer's desire for improvements in materials (upgrading rubber to hard line tubing for example)  much is left to the builder  to use good judgement in selecting and implementing proper fuel plumbing parts.

Our DVD explains the  tools and procedures  for plumbing an experimental aircraft fuel system utilizing:   rubber hose, metal tubing, and high-tech flexible hoses . Target audience includes those that have never worked with rigid fuel lines and their fittings before! At just $39, this is a great value. Order one today! Press button below for details about this DVD.
AN fittings explained and demonstrated
If you use rubber hose, use the good stuff! We decode those markings for you.
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