|18L Etched PTFE Tube Specification|
|Inside diameter||1.07 mm||0.042 in|
|Wall thickness||0.16 mm||0.006 in|
|Outside diameter||1.4 mm||0.055 in|
|3X Stretched ID||0.64 mm||0.025 in|
|Suggested inner||0.8mm Carbon Rod||22 SWG or thinner Piano or SS wire|
|US size||18 AWG L type (Lightweight)|
|Weight per m||1.4 g per meter|
Review by: Foxsoar
Just what I needed. You can even stretch it down to fit perfectly, making it go farther too
Review by: AnonymousProduct as advertised with quick shipping
Product as advertised with surprisingly quick shipping from the UK to the US.
I am using this with .030" carbon pushrods. There is some gap between the PTFE tube and the pushrod, so I might consider stretching the tubing for a tighter fit, although the pushrod system feels pretty solid even with the gap, so I might just use it as is.
Review by: Yong Yang
Neil has very fast responding, product is good quality. Customer experience is very good.
Review by: KPPTFE Pushrod
A1 service and shipping, goods arrived well packaged in a sturdy cardboard container. High quality product, specs as described. Recommendable.
Review by: John BorlaugWowee! Now I can get 'work done'
Dimensioning is spot on, and it is very easy to stretch if needed. CA bonding is very easy.
Review by: MichaelPushrod
Great product, coupled with 0.8mm carbon rod for light weight control rods on 2m glider..
Fast shipping to Australia
Review by: Anonymous1.07mm ID Etched PTFE
This etched teflon tubing isn't available too many places. A good price even with shipping to the US.
Review by: Josh adam
Quick international shipping, exactly what I needed to complete a project
Review by: AnonymousSuper nice lightweight stuff!
Very nice to build lightweight an low friction sleeves and rods !
Glues very wel to carbon fuses.
Review by: AnonymousPerfect!
These were great and fit the recommended carbon rod perfectly. I used piano wire and magnets to secure them inside my tail boom and dropped thin CA down to secure them. Worked great!
Review by: ErykEasy
Easy to install inside fuselages. Do not recommend stretching it too much since it may affect internal clearance. Best used with 0.8 carbon rod.
Review by: Istvan SallaiFor lightweight and reliable control systems
If you want lightweight and reliable control you need this along with SS wire or a thin carbon rod. For DLG, you can use it with thinner wire like 24, 25 or 26SWG but you have to stretch the tube for a tighter fit.
Review by: SimonAmazing discovery
I only recently discovered this product. I've used it now on three homebuilds. Two 2.3m and one 1.5m gliders.
It is so easy to route through the fuselage/pod and lay along the boom and then just tack in place with super glue. I use a 22 SWG s/s wire pushrod. Works very smoothly and slop free, even with some curves in the run.
I didn't stretch the tube as it didn't seem necessary.
Review by: andrew holmes
Excellent with 1mm dia carbon for snake
Review by: //RobSterdy and reliable
Makes the pushrod go som mutch smoother.
Review by: Anonymous1.07mm ID Etched PTFE (18 AWG Bondable Teflon) Pus
This stuff works great and as usual Hyperflight is excellent to deal with. Service and fast shipping.
Review by: Gian Maria Mazza
Great product and perfect for using in DLG
Review by: Bob WooldridgePTFE Tubing
Ideal material and thanks for prompt, next day, delivery
Review by: email@example.comExcellent
Used this on my Sapphire ( Q12 ) to replace the original split supports push rod system.
Works brilliantly as it glues easily with thin Cyano and it also reduces the chance of grit getting in the push rod supports.
Review by: derrickptfe and wire snakes
Very helpful advice from Neil and a 24 hr delivery. Thanks so much.Derrick.
Review by: fraggs
Super smooth and free (with stainless steel wire) glues very well and securely.
Easy to stretch to make thinner for using finer wire inner too.
Excellent product 5/5
Review by: Anonymous
I used this on a 1500mm dlg, fed up with the supplied control cable, I used this with 20swg wire to give a positive control movement. You need to file the end of the wire to pass it through or it will snag.
Review by: Anonymous
Best pushrod housing. Light, low friction and easy to install.
Review by: Spencer GreenhalghPushrod outer
I have made pushrods for a 4m electric glider using this tubing for the outer and some Hyperflight 1mm carbon rod as the inner.Together, these produce a lightweight, slop free,low friction unit at lengths just over a metre.The tubing glues very easily to a Hyperflight carbon tailboom using thin cyano.
Review by: Andy CampbellPushrod outer
Remember to the order the length you need.
Stretch to size works well but you will need to cut off about an inch at each end that will be ruined by the pliers or two bits of wood in a clamp.
Worked well with 025 piano wire
Review by: Ian Stewartpushrod outer
I decided to alter the spring loaded elevator actuation on my 2 metre E-soarer. The kevlar thread pulling against the spring all the time was not to my liking.
The PTFE tube was brilliant. Dead easy to install and the smallest dab of cyano kept it in place and is hardly noticed on the outside of the carbon fuselage.
The elevator is now solid with a 0.8 carbon rod inside the PTFE. Magic.....