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General Aircraft: Tips & Techniques
Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
aircraft oxygen hose
Butterworth, Malaysia
Joined: October 21, 2009
KitMaker: 9 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 05:20 PM UTC
for the past few months i have tried looking for this particular item or items...1:48/1:72 scale aircraft oxygen hose to purchase...anyone can help me on this item....please,thank you.
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 27, 2006
KitMaker: 246 posts
AeroScale: 234 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 06:45 PM UTC
I use guitar strings, perfect for these.
Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: March 30, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:24 PM UTC
I second that, guitar strings are good for making oxygen hoses. Metal strings can be annealed over a lighter flame to make them easier to bend and better retain their shape.

Similar-looking hoses can also be made by coiling thin metal wire around another piece of wire.
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 20, 2006
KitMaker: 319 posts
AeroScale: 129 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 06:07 AM UTC
You can make your own easy enough as well. Some wire of proper diameter wrapped with another piece of wire of the appropriate size.

California, United States
Joined: April 01, 2002
KitMaker: 4,285 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 02:56 AM UTC
Nice to see Billy's mag in the background Gerald.
England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 02, 2008
KitMaker: 156 posts
AeroScale: 51 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 07:25 AM UTC
failing that..