Pilot and Static Lines

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HomeBuilt101

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The rigid nylon tube will bend into a tight radius if you use a hot air heat gun to warm it first.
 

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Pitot pressure is so low any kind of tubing will work. Vinyl tubing may be too soft to push into the fittings, polyurethane will work well.

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Smaller ones? 1/4" seems a bit overkill. Pneumatic tubing would be my choice, maybe with some heat for tight bends. I've only played with pneumatics the metric side of the pond...
Stuff like this, notice the bend radius it will do: Festo tubing
 

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Smaller ones? 1/4" seems a bit overkill.
It's pretty standard because the push-to-connect fittings are common and it's easy to get, and to a point the larger tube will be a little more resistant to getting clogged with moisture. Of course, you still want to route your lines properly to avoid moisture traps.

I'm using this stuff: https://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/123/141/=19tk0cp

It comes in multiple colors so you can easily tell which is which. I went blue for airspeed, green for AOA, and yellow for static.
 
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