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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,029
Posted By TS Flightlines
Glenn----I would defer you to the TC and the...

Glenn----I would defer you to the TC and the inpsector thats assigned to you project.

Tom
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,029
Posted By TS Flightlines
Les---as I recall it was MD-RA, and prior to your...

Les---as I recall it was MD-RA, and prior to your dealing with them. WE were told that by a Canadian client that was dealing with a no gascolator applications. He was told no filters in the roots....
Forum: Tools 02-25-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mark Swinford designed a version of his Numatx...

Mark Swinford designed a version of his Numatx riviter/dimpler to be mounted on a DRDT2. Easy working tool. Just step on the pedal, squish, move to the next hole. Doesnt take long to do a skin.

Tom
Forum: Canada 02-24-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,029
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve and I along with a 14 builder in British...

Steve and I along with a 14 builder in British Columbia have made some prototypes of Andair wing root gascolators with shutoff valves at the tanks. Valves in place to enable servicing the gascolators...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-22-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By TS Flightlines
Matt I know of a VERY nice 10, built by an...

Matt I know of a VERY nice 10, built by an aerospace engineer. Definately a traveling machine. BUT-its not a mid 100 thousand plane.

Tom
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,605
Posted By TS Flightlines
Allan----my deepest sincerest sympathies. Life...

Allan----my deepest sincerest sympathies. Life hurts, and loosing those we love is one of the hardest things we have to deal with. Alot of your friends and clients have had to do the same thing.
WE...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ivan----I'd call Don Rivera at Air Flow...

Ivan----I'd call Don Rivera at Air Flow Performance. He probably has more experience with Bendix type servos than anyone around. Even though he makes the AFP servos, he services the Bendix...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-18-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By TS Flightlines
We typically use a -3 hose off the #3 cylinder....

We typically use a -3 hose off the #3 cylinder. To connect to a Dynon MAP sensor, we use a short piece of DTL6000 hose crimped to a -3 Male AN fitting that we make. The rubber hose on the MAP sensor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,230
Posted By TS Flightlines
Well, in the production shop we use a CMM scanner...

Well, in the production shop we use a CMM scanner to give the profile of an existing tube, OR a drawing that we can make a prototype of. (RV12, RV14 for examples). WE make one, and compare it to one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,230
Posted By TS Flightlines
Gregg---alot of this is just practice, and...

Gregg---alot of this is just practice, and knowing what your equipment does. Not a rule of thumb, but a pretty good quide is to cut your tube +- .180 long. That will allow you to square the end of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jim---depending on the configuration of the other...

Jim---depending on the configuration of the other side of where you want the "union" like NPT or O'Ring boss, you could use what we call Flareless. swagelok has them too in both stainless and...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mike---

Okay----
This was sent to us off a supposed FLYING Aircraft---dont think so. As you can see it didnt take any pressure, just flow to get it to bleed through the braid. Liner was obviously compromised...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By TS Flightlines
If you have hanging pedals, you can do it like...

If you have hanging pedals, you can do it like the RV7As and run the lines under the center floor cover.
Options exist----
email me--

Tom
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-13-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By TS Flightlines
If you're using a mechanical injection, call AFP....

If you're using a mechanical injection, call AFP. They have everything you need.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By TS Flightlines
Self compensating---unless you want to make a...

Self compensating---unless you want to make a mess.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By TS Flightlines
Do it all the time. Your JEGS hose---teflon or...

Do it all the time.
Your JEGS hose---teflon or rubber liner? If rubber, be sure to inspect for discolored deposits in the down stream lines---since you probably dont have a downstream filter. KNOWN...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-11-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Vaden--- Guys---this is Vaden Francisco of...

Hi Vaden---
Guys---this is Vaden Francisco of Synergy Air West.
Pretty sure there are quite a few of his clients that will vouch for him.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By TS Flightlines
Smile 'What happens if my engine quits with a CS prop...

'What happens if my engine quits with a CS prop in flight?"
well I had a different thought--some of which was what cleaning solution to use on the seat? :eek:
LOL not funny though
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By TS Flightlines
And the plated brass crimp collar and JIC nut....

And the plated brass crimp collar and JIC nut. Definately not a good thing, and was overlooked apparently several times.

Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By TS Flightlines
Congrats Tim----long time, but worth it! Tom

Congrats Tim----long time, but worth it!
Tom
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-04-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,539
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dave----we are looking forward to the...

Dave----we are looking forward to the results!!!
Tom
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jose, we helped with several versions of this---1...

Jose, we helped with several versions of this---1 had 2 of Marvins 7.5 gallon tanks in addition to the 2 stock tanks. Another had 2 leading edge tanks on each wing, a 20 gallon on the baggage area,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By TS Flightlines
Gregg---if you take the left port adapter...

Gregg---if you take the left port adapter fitting, the Andair EF20 elbow, face it aft. Use a 90* hose end angled down about 45* left, grommet the hole, and hose connects to the tank. YES--I'd move...
Forum: Reviews 01-28-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,507
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thanks all--

But I do want to give credit where credit is due. Alot of the kit hoses are being built in our production shop in Milwaukee. When Steve at Aircraft Specialty and I merged some divisions into AS...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By TS Flightlines
The Matco valve is used on alot of planes---guess...

The Matco valve is used on alot of planes---guess its an installation issue. Oren, back off the bolts slightly until the lever moves freely and see how things operate then.
Tom
Forum: Rocket 01-19-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,909
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just a thought---since this seems to be the 3rd...

Just a thought---since this seems to be the 3rd owner maybe of this aircraft-----what was its history, and was there possibly prior damage from previous owners that never showed up?
I dont know much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By TS Flightlines
Great news Vic! Tom

Great news Vic!
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By TS Flightlines
You can use regular bent tube hose ends without...

You can use regular bent tube hose ends without the swivel stems. The only thing in there is an O'Ring. Usually a lock wire retains the pieces together---sometimes a crimped section. But the stem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By TS Flightlines
Yep===Mike is right

Yep===Mike is right
Forum: Rocket 01-16-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,909
Posted By TS Flightlines
wow----just wow. Tom

wow----just wow.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ed---I wasnt going to rain on Peter's parade by...

Ed---I wasnt going to rain on Peter's parade by saying that the swivel joints have a tendency to leak over time. Same as with the industrial versions in use on millions of applications. Easy to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By TS Flightlines
Peter--we assume you are building an RV7? Tom

Peter--we assume you are building an RV7?

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By TS Flightlines
Typically -10 hoses for the supply and returns,...

Typically -10 hoses for the supply and returns, -12 for the breather.
Earls does make high quality components. Their swivel seal hose ends DO make it easier for fitting orientation, but they do have...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By TS Flightlines
well you can install the AFP pump and filter with...

well you can install the AFP pump and filter with the filter screwed into the pump, like we do on the RV10. That makes it a straight though modular system, unlike the RV7 package that has to fit...
Forum: Southeast 01-12-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just look around-----ALOT of activity a KFFC Tom

Just look around-----ALOT of activity a KFFC
Tom
Forum: Texas (North) 01-12-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By TS Flightlines
Walt Aronow at Expaircraft. Tom

Walt Aronow at Expaircraft.

Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By TS Flightlines
Kay ---check your email

Kay ---check your email
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,499
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bar stock? Eat Lunch first------and you'll...

Bar stock? Eat Lunch first------and you'll probably break the bender handles trying to do it. 3/8 conduit bender----probably will have a much larger bend radius than what you are looking for. Call...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By TS Flightlines
I hate to say this, but the lead times on the...

I hate to say this, but the lead times on the Andair products has been a problem for years. For those of you that try to buy some of those parts from Spruce, they have the same problems that we do....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By TS Flightlines
Difference is he has a flying airplane. More time...

Difference is he has a flying airplane. More time consuming to convert, han if building it with injection to begin with. Even easier if the engine was already FI equipped from another plane.
Tom
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By TS Flightlines
Talking Hey Greg---at the risk of getting flamed...

Hey Greg---at the risk of getting flamed here---because I dont have a flying plane---I think worrying about TAS and all the other stuff is somewhat irrelevent right now. Get the fairings, wheel pants...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By TS Flightlines
Herold-----there are ALOT of RVs out there with...

Herold-----there are ALOT of RVs out there with carbureted fuel systems that are just fine. If it works, stay with it. Changing to injection is probably a bigger project ( time and expense) than you...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-31-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,396
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thank you all--

I just wanted to take a minute to thank all the VAF family for the outpouring of support shown after Suzanne's passing. It was really unbelievable.
Its been a couple of weeks now, and yes its...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-31-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By TS Flightlines
Brian---youre at Gold Hil-----Kahuna and Ron...

Brian---youre at Gold Hil-----Kahuna and Ron Schreck are both there and could possibly help.
Don Rivera is an easy flight to Spartanburg---

Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By TS Flightlines
The Andair fitting isnt thick like a real...

The Andair fitting isnt thick like a real bulkhead fitting. So if there were a doubler, it would be thin. Also would need to use a AN822-6D on the cabin side---no big deal on that. Stainless doubler...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By TS Flightlines
try this https://postimg.cc/McFLnGJ0/a373c21b

try this
https://postimg.cc/McFLnGJ0/a373c21b
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By TS Flightlines
Kyle----Similar to Todds, or if you want to get...

Kyle----Similar to Todds, or if you want to get creative, even something like what Dan Horton did with his flow transducer install----just supporting the hose and not the cube.

Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By TS Flightlines
Juergen----OP32 works dimension wise for any...

Juergen----OP32 works dimension wise for any injection boost pump located in the center floor area of the 7s and 9s. The firewall penetration dimensions are in the upper right corner of OP32. Only...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,422
Posted By TS Flightlines
Awesome thread---especially for a dreamer like...

Awesome thread---especially for a dreamer like me. So yes the problem of lack of range because you cant carry enough fuel is a handicap. Paul proved that. Even a turbine RV isnt 'economical' because...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-23-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By TS Flightlines
Alot of 320s have the flow divider mounted above...

Alot of 320s have the flow divider mounted above cylinders 2 & 4, some with the inlet at 45* to the case centerline. Yes you can put a hole in the inner baffle in a similar position to the normal one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,961
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mel---so very glad to hear you are on the mend!...

Mel---so very glad to hear you are on the mend! Do what the Drs and nurses say----and let us know if we can help you.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By TS Flightlines
uh Plasti-dip? Really? I think Matt Burch test...

uh Plasti-dip? Really? I think Matt Burch test that way back in 2008. Not acceptable. And YES you can get High Temp Red RTV rather inexpensively.
And as Don said, alittle MEK mixed is fine. We use...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jerry, We seal the end of the hose with high temp...

Jerry, We seal the end of the hose with high temp RTV. Because most hoses we ship are built to order and not done 50 at a time per part number, we find that dipping the end of the firesleeve and...
Forum: Tools 12-15-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mark did the originals. I have one---well the...

Mark did the originals. I have one---well the guys at the airport are 'borrowing' it. Worked flawlessly for me, and I'm NOT a structures guy! WE did make a coulple of special dies for colse...
Forum: Reviews 12-10-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thats my friend Pat! Tom

Thats my friend Pat!
Tom
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-10-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,396
Posted By TS Flightlines
All---again thank you so much for the very kind...

All---again thank you so much for the very kind thoughts and support during this very difficult time. It doesnt matter if you have a loved one pass suddenly or have 2 years to prepare, the void is...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-10-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ah man----Tim was a great man---known him for...

Ah man----Tim was a great man---known him for years. Very sad.
Condolences to the family and the Spruce family.
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,812
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jeff----no palm trees---that aint Dillingham!...

Jeff----no palm trees---that aint Dillingham!
How do you like the Barrett power??
makes me jealous!
Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jurgen---you could make a bushing to fill the...

Jurgen---you could make a bushing to fill the hole.

Tom
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,396
Posted By TS Flightlines
I want to thank all of you for your kind thoughts...

I want to thank all of you for your kind thoughts and support. I means so much to me. Those of you that met Suzanne, treated her like one of your family---and that means the world to me. She loved...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,396
Posted By TS Flightlines
Suzanne Swearengen

All of you are family, so I wanted to let you know that my wife Suzanne passed this morning. It was a fight to the end, but her passing was peaceful.
She loved aviation, experimentals, and loved...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By TS Flightlines
Another never ending debate---Vans uses aluminum...

Another never ending debate---Vans uses aluminum in some cases, and steel in others. We like stainless, but its a bunch costlier (?).
Personally I thinkn that if you had a fire hot enough to melt...
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