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Old 08-07-2018, 03:28 PM
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Default Pitot line

Where does one find the tubing for the pitot and AOA in different colours like I' mseeing on other's installs? I'm looking but not finding. What are the specs that I should be looking for? 1/4" OD....?ID......?material (nylon or poly?)
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:31 PM
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SteinAir has different colors available. Click on their ad, on this web site.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:33 PM
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Default Cleveland Tools Skyview Plumbing Kit

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Where does one find the tubing for the pitot and AOA in different colours like I' mseeing on other's installs? I'm looking but not finding. What are the specs that I should be looking for? 1/4" OD....?ID......?material (nylon or poly?)
This one?
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/mobile.../#.W2oBg8lMGc0
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:33 PM
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Where does one find the tubing for the pitot and AOA in different colours like I' mseeing on other's installs? I'm looking but not finding. What are the specs that I should be looking for? 1/4" OD....?ID......?material (nylon or poly?)

SteinAir has red, white and blue: https://www.steinair.com/product-cat.../pitot-tubing/
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:39 PM
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This kit will get you what you need:

https://www.steinair.com/product/pit...bing-port-kit/
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:45 PM
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I used a kit from Cleaveland tools as well, but I bought the slightly more expensive EFIS kit which has slightly different fittings. http://www.cleavelandtool.com/mobile.../#.W2oDkvZFzIU

With either of these kits you also get the static ports for mounting to each side of the fuselage, instead of using the blind rivets that Van's calls out in their plans, plus a number of high quality fittings to put it all together with.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:24 PM
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Thanks guys. I have the static port from Cleaveland with the static line. Im looking for the AOA and Pitot lines. At this point I’m not sure if the required fittings come with the instrument and pitot hardware or of I should buy those in addition.

Does this stuff from Amazon look suitable? It would be easier for me to source from Canada if possible.

https://www.amazon.ca/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_86nfmhkglv_b
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:42 PM
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https://www.amazon.ca/ATP-Surethane-...172XP6DKBCNSKF

Amazon sells the exact stuff that Cleaveland uses in their kits. Free delivery with Prime. Multiple colours are available.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:02 PM
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Default Pitot Static Lines

This is the easiest, most reliable, and least expensive way to install a pitot static plumbing system. I used 1/8" ID 1/4" OD flexible silicone tubing from McMaster-Carr on 4-5 experimentals and never had a problem. I used barbed 1/8" pipe threaded connectors for the instrument attach and some barbed 1/8" T's and a couple 1/4 to 1/8" ID reducers to complete the system. Slip the tubing over the barbed connectors to complete the system. I used red tubing for pitot and black for static lines. Took me about an hour to install the whole system and it is easy to measure the lines, silicone tubing is leak tight, very flexible and does not kink, and it's easy to modify. I've seen folks paying much more for 1/4" stiff poly pro tubing and connectors and struggling for days to install and still end up with leaks or kinks.

Here are the part numbers, there are many different materials, sizes, and part numbers:

5117K61 Plastic Barbed Tube Fitting Clear Reducer, for 1/4" x 1/8" Tube ID, Packs of 10 $8.27 Per Pack

5463K438 1/8" 1/8 Straight Adaptor Nylon Plastic Semi-Clear White pack of 10 $9.74

5236K832 High-Temperature Silicone Rubber Tubing Opaque Black, Durometer 50A, 1/8" ID, 1/4" OD, 10 ft. $ 6.90

5463K45 1/8" Nylon Plastic Tee Semi-Clear White Pack of 10 $7.37
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:45 PM
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If you have a big box home building supply store nearby (Lowes, Home Depot in the USA) there is an excellent source of 1/4" plastic tubing and connectors in the plumbing department. The push-on connectors will look like this and are also available with 1/8" NPT threads that will screw into the ports of common pitot-static instruments:



Seems the building trade have figured out that our pitot-static stuff is also ideal for hooking up ice-makers and coffee machines.....

Readily available at a local source, inexpensive, and works great in our airplanes!
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