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Old 08-09-2016, 04:42 PM   #1
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Compressor fitting/aircraft interface


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Hello Guys,

I need some help on how to connect my compressor to my aircraft to fill the tanks. I have 4mm Festo check valves in the aircraft, so how do I connect a 4mm festo tube to my air compressor? Here how I have it now, which is not very good.



There's got to be a better way. I would like to keep it with the Festo fittings in the aircraft, I am not a fan of the "screw in" type connection.
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Old 08-09-2016, 05:02 PM   #2
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Re: Compressor fitting/aircraft interface

Most do similar, just replace the tie wraps with safety wire for a good tight fit.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:11 PM   #3
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Re: Compressor fitting/aircraft interface

Hello,

Any flights on the plane yet?
I recognize it as I've watched it fly many times over the last couple years, it was built correctly by an excellent builder and pilot.

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Old 08-15-2016, 06:22 AM   #4
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Re: Compressor fitting/aircraft interface

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Hello,

Any flights on the plane yet?
I recognize it as I've watched it fly many times over the last couple years, it was built correctly by an excellent builder and pilot.

Richard
Hello Richard,

Yes I've had a few flights and it flies great. I wasn't questioning his building or the quality of the air craft. I was just looking for a better way to fill my O2 tanks. Which I found an easy solution.




Found an old Robart fill valve, took out the valve (very simple, it just unscrews) and voila! 3mm festo fits right on, and if you run 4mm then add a 4mm to 3mm adapter and your done!
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