This is a good and
easy method to apply BVM Airline Tubing to small barbed
plastic or brass fittings.
Insert a 2mm diameter
tool such as the Wiha #261 Phillips screwdriver (BVM
#2155) about 3/8” to 1/2” into the BVM Airline. Warm it
up with a heat gun. It should be warm to the touch, but
not so hot that it will be uncomfortable to handle.
Apply a bit of saliva
to the fitting, pull the tubing off of the tool and
quickly push it onto the fitting. Be sure that the
tubing passes beyond the raised barb.
If you want to test
the validity of this method, after the tubing cools, try
to pull it off.
"O" Ring Lube
To help keep all of
the O'Rings in a pneumatic system alive, you can inject
a few c.c.'s of Thin "O" Ring Lube, BVM #1945 into the
air storage tanks.
This Super Bandit has
quick disconnects located for easy access. For
more information and availability of these products,
click on the links below.
My 10 year old Super
Bandit needed a systems check out before it flies again
at Florida Jets. The pneumatic system was still leak
free. The BVM Airline Tubing is that good.