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Old 05-16-2018, 07:44 AM
TS Flightlines TS Flightlines is offline
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Nothing wrong with using aluminum tubing for the brake line to the caliper. Thousands of RV's and others do it, and generally without any problems. Like Walt said, a nice loop, and make sure the line has some straight length before connecting to the caliper. That way the coiled part of the tube will act as a spring to absorb the vibrations. Really good flares are important. Make sure if using .035 wall that you dont over flare and thin the wall. We've seen most of the failures by breaking the flares at the base inside the sleeve. The nut pulls everything up tight, but the tube flexes, and cracks develop.

Yeah we make teflon hoses to replace them, BUT we know there are alot of planes the successfully use aluminum tubing in that area.

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Old 05-20-2018, 06:44 AM
Christopher Murphy Christopher Murphy is offline
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Default Chatter is from the metal brake lines

The metal brake line is causing the chatter.

Many certified aircraft have metal lines to a bracket close to the brake and then a short flex line to the brake.

Thats how my RV4 is,set up when I dumped the plastic lines supplied by Vans and installed Aluminum lines to the brakes no matter how I configured the loop in the lines I couldnt stop the chatter..until I added the short brake hose..and stainless disks are,a,waist of my opinion.

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Old 05-20-2018, 10:14 AM
BlndRvtr BlndRvtr is offline
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Hope this isn't a thread hijack, but how do you make the transition from a compression fitting (as used for Nylo-Seal lines) to a AN flared aluminum line? Is there a fitting that is AN on one end and compression style on the other?

Is there another way to transition from nylon to aluminum brake lines without totally replacing the nylon with aluminum?

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