Fuel and Brake Lines

Engine, oil tank, fuel pump and other parts on front of the airplane.
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Fly-Fla
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Fuel and Brake Lines

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So I’m thinking of using stainless steel braided line for the fuel and brake lines instead of the provided hose. I don’t think I want to tackle the challenge of aluminum lines. What are the pros and cons between the two in everyone’s opinion?
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The benefit of using aluminum lines or steel braided lines from what I've seen is that you'll not have to replace them as soon as traditional rubber lines.

I think Craig Maiman went with steel braided ones and did a write up on his build log on his Sling 4 with some more details.
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Do you guys believe that aluminum lines will fatigue over time with vibration. I fly military and civil helicopters and have seen no trouble with braided lines and AN fittings, other than the price tag!
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Thanks. I’ll check out his site.
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