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I've heard mixed reviews on using the "stick on" clips. When I was installing the brake lines, at least one person pointed out that they'd fallen off the Zenith demonstrator, and had to be replaced. As I didn't use them, I can't verify that experience.
However, they do look flimsy to me. I drilled and tapped holes in the gear for #6 screws, and used these holes to mount adel clamps for the hose. I also used adel clamps to hold the hose on the fuselage, both inside and out.
Can you please describe where exactly did you locate the tapped holes, how many and how deep did you go?
Thanks in advance,
I ran my brake lines out the bottom of the floor via a 90 degree fitting and back along the lower longeron to the gear legs. It has worked well for me. I did have one slight leak that came from one of the 90 degree fittings, but it has not leaked since tightening it.
I ran them along the sides of the fuselage, and through the floor there. The holes penetrating the fuselage for the lines have grommets in them. I used adel clamps throughout to secure the lines in position. There is no disconnect at the floor, which may prove to have been a poor choice. We'll see.
I hasten to emphasize that this is only one way. I might have considered running them behind the seats, and through the center console, except, in my case, the center console area is full already, with electrical and avionics wiring. I also don't like mixing a fluid line with electric wires, even though I think I remember that MIL 5606 does not conduct electricity.
I really like the idea of using metal line for the brake fluid instead of the plastic line, and may retrofit to that later.