Professionally Hosed: Watch Aero Performance Build Hoses for Experimental and Certified Aircraft


Vital aircraft fluid hoses, like our own cardiovascular systems, are one area that can bring us to a halt in a hurry. They’re easy to overlook and under-spec. KITPLANES columnist Myron Nelson recently paid a visit to Aero Performance, a subsidiary of Aircraft Spruce, to see how hoses are made. Not just any hoses, either, these were replacements for his still-good (but getting old) hoses on his Van’s RV-10. What stands out? Measure carefully, use the right tools and test what you’ve built.

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Myron Nelson
Myron Nelson soloed at 16 and has been a professional pilot for over 30 years, having flown for Lake Powell Air, SkyWest Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. He also flies for the Flying Samaritans, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that provides medical and dental care in Baja California, Mexico. A first-time builder, Myron currently flies N24EV, his beautiful RV-10. He has also owned a C-150 and a Socata TB-9.


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