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Forum: Tools 11-13-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By TS Flightlines
I got one from Mark Swinford in the early...

I got one from Mark Swinford in the early days---love it. Like Vince said, once its set, then push the pedal. Lighter than an alligator squeezer.

Tom
Forum: Northeast 11-13-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By TS Flightlines
Check with Joe Strausbaugh around the Dublin...

Check with Joe Strausbaugh around the Dublin area. Fantastic work!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By TS Flightlines
Kurt, oops sorry I missed this part. Crimping...

Kurt, oops sorry I missed this part. Crimping teflon hose to aluminum tubing.
Ever seen an aluminum hose end with a crimped teflon hose? Many manufacturers do it. We dont use 3003, but 5052O or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By TS Flightlines
Kurt, we used 5052O aluminum. Rigid tube can bend...

Kurt, we used 5052O aluminum. Rigid tube can bend alittle tighter that teflon hose, and thats what Michael wanted. There is a slot cut in the covers to be able to remove them for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By TS Flightlines
Chris---check with Steve at Aircraft...

Chris---check with Steve at Aircraft Specialty---

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By TS Flightlines
OK OK ----probably the worst kept secret on VAF...

OK OK ----probably the worst kept secret on VAF is that TS Flightines and Aircraft Specialty work together on MANY projects, kits, thoughts, ideas, etc. WE share quite a bit. Steve is an awesome...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By TS Flightlines
Michael wanted rigid tubes at the fuselage side...

Michael wanted rigid tubes at the fuselage side skins. Normally we would a bulkhead fitting and a different rigid tube. After talking about it, he wanted a rigid tube from the tank to the teflon...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-08-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By TS Flightlines
Carlos, it can be sealed with firesleeve tape, or...

Carlos, it can be sealed with firesleeve tape, or I can send you and extra piece of firesleeve to take up the space. Most of us use a tight grommet, or the firesleeve tape.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By TS Flightlines
Sam, we also are not trying to be argumentative....

Sam, we also are not trying to be argumentative. We are just relaying information based on our experience.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By TS Flightlines
Finn, my point EXACTLY! Tom

Finn, my point EXACTLY!
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By TS Flightlines
Sam, are using mogas? Tom

Sam, are using mogas?

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By TS Flightlines
Andy, yes there are general standard lengths for...

Andy, yes there are general standard lengths for the 7, O-360 as long as the the accessories are in the plans stock location. Carbed engines are easier than FI engines, because of the different...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By TS Flightlines
Sam, stainless braided hose is in 2...

Sam, stainless braided hose is in 2 forms===rubber/neoprene liner, and teflon.
Most of what we are talking about for the 8 year replacement/refirbishment was 303/111 hose--rubber/neoprene liner,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By TS Flightlines
Andy, depends on what you have for hoses. All the...

Andy, depends on what you have for hoses. All the Mil H8794 hoses, like Aeroquip 303, or Stratoflex 111 should be inspected at each conditional, and replaced at the 8 year mark MAX. Yep, they may...
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jim and others, WE dont have them yet, but have...

Jim and others, WE dont have them yet, but have designed a banjo hose end, not an adapter, that crimps onto the hose, like hose end. Benefit of increased clearance versus a standard AN 90* hose end,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve and I talked about this a while back. Dies...

Steve and I talked about this a while back. Dies for the CNC bender, and a probable mandrel to do it right are EXPENSIVE. Probably not enough to justify the expense. BUT----we'll see.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,846
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE talked to Allen Barrett at OSH about making a...

WE talked to Allen Barrett at OSH about making a hose and conversion fitting for this. Honestly, came up with an idea, just havent put things together for Allen to test it. Life and business got in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bruce, different sumps, servos, and yes even...

Bruce, different sumps, servos, and yes even exhaust contribute to the hose routing.

Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By TS Flightlines
I've seen John's plane, and its fantastic. Great...

I've seen John's plane, and its fantastic. Great plane and great people to work with.

Tom
Forum: Safety 10-24-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,839
Posted By TS Flightlines
With the increased activity around MCAS Beaufort,...

With the increased activity around MCAS Beaufort, it sure would be nice if these systems would pick up military.
Had a instance with my instructor about 2 months ago when 2 C-130s were low, in...
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'm with Ralph---check for a restricted breather...

I'm with Ralph---check for a restricted breather hose--sounds like too much crankcase pressure. Used to have it back in the racing days.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By TS Flightlines
Congrats Aaron! Awesome job! Tom

Congrats Aaron! Awesome job!
Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,985
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thats good information to know, Scott. Good to...

Thats good information to know, Scott.
Good to hear from you!
Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,985
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jim----those 2 short pieces of hose are part of...

Jim----those 2 short pieces of hose are part of the Rotax supplied fuel pumps. They connect the tubes to the stub ends on the fuel pumps. With out changing the design of the pumps to have an AN Male...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,985
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott----are the fuel pumps going to be made...

Scott----are the fuel pumps going to be made available before the engine kit ships? With the delay in getting the engines, if the pumps were available during the fuselage build, it would save a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By TS Flightlines
On Ed's RV8, we downsized the separator stubs...

On Ed's RV8, we downsized the separator stubs fittings to 5/8 in the crimper, and he then clamped his hose onto the separator.

Tom

It would be nice if they had AN males on them--
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By TS Flightlines
Putting a sealant on the AN threads 'can' allow...

Putting a sealant on the AN threads 'can' allow the nut to tighten before the 2 seats make sufficient contact. Leakage will occur in most cases.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By TS Flightlines
Nope the 7T valve has the 90* elbows. Tom

Nope the 7T valve has the 90* elbows.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By TS Flightlines
Depends on what Andair valve you buy-- Tom

Depends on what Andair valve you buy--

Tom
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,376
Posted By TS Flightlines
OMG. So very sorry to read this. Jon and Ken were...

OMG. So very sorry to read this. Jon and Ken were friends, and helped us move forward in our business. Jon was a great guy, and like Ken, would talk to anyone. He loved what he did, and lived life to...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By TS Flightlines
Since you have the Beringer bulk hose and...

Since you have the Beringer bulk hose and reusable fittings, put the 2 fittings on the accessories, and route the hose the way you want it. Mark with a sharpie, Cut, and assemble. Since Beringer is...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By TS Flightlines
Excellent points Ross, which I was attempting to...

Excellent points Ross, which I was attempting to to across to Larry. Plumbing, wiring, ECU's, pumps, filters, etc all have to be planned and locations thought out. Similar to changing from a RV12 to...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By TS Flightlines
We've worked with Ross on several things. Very...

We've worked with Ross on several things. Very nice products. But---as i said, there is more to it than removing the carbs and putting an injector rail in place.

Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By TS Flightlines
There is more to it than just changing carbs to...

There is more to it than just changing carbs to FI---

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By TS Flightlines
If you have a ball allen wrench, you know the...

If you have a ball allen wrench, you know the rounded ones, that works too.

Tom
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By TS Flightlines
Carlos----definitely takes some prior planning...

Carlos----definitely takes some prior planning for the systems. More involved plumbing, duplex sleector valve, AND if you are putting it a 6A it will be a task, since there are differences between...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,267
Posted By TS Flightlines
I believe Beringer changed the axle holes for the...

I believe Beringer changed the axle holes for the caliper mounting to move it 'up' so it clears the lower hole in the gear leg. Part number I have is FUS-009.2B, and their 'diagram", not a pic, shows...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By TS Flightlines
Glen --so glad you are flying and comfortable...

Glen --so glad you are flying and comfortable again!! Having seen what you were doing, its alot of work but it looks like it paid off.
Tom
Forum: Southeast 10-03-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By TS Flightlines
Vern Darley in Peachtree City may be able to...

Vern Darley in Peachtree City may be able to help.

Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,329
Posted By TS Flightlines
HI Doug. right now we dont, BUT the good part of...

HI Doug. right now we dont, BUT the good part of our fitting is that you may drill the orifice to a slightly larger size if you wish.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By TS Flightlines
Congrats Vern!! Tom

Congrats Vern!!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By TS Flightlines
Agreed----although MANY planes have aluminum...

Agreed----although MANY planes have aluminum fittings, we do prefer steel. Vans, as the original kit builder supplies aluminum fittings, and has done so for many years. I havent heard of a RV having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ed---Dennis at 3J1 shipped a RV8 to Germany for a...

Ed---Dennis at 3J1 shipped a RV8 to Germany for a client. 20 foot container. dont know all the details, but its flying in Germany.

Perhaps Vans shipping can give you and idea since they ship to...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,329
Posted By TS Flightlines
Rich---email me and I'll give you some ideas. Tom

Rich---email me and I'll give you some ideas.
Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,329
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Tom, On the oil hoses, if the hose ends are...

Hi Tom, On the oil hoses, if the hose ends are stainless, they are teflon. Vans always supplied them that way. Other manufacturers used push on hose ends with rubber hoses.
The fuel hoses from Vans...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,329
Posted By TS Flightlines
Keith-- The oil hoses from Vans are teflon. When...

Keith--
The oil hoses from Vans are teflon. When Steve and I were working on the fuel hoses, they were rubber with firesleeve. Since we came our with our original teflon package, Vans updated their...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thats a good idea too. The length of the hose is...

Thats a good idea too. The length of the hose is 22.5 inches, so even though its long, its a straight routing. Possibly there is somewhere Carlos can affix a bracket.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve--what I meant was not clamping it directly...

Steve--what I meant was not clamping it directly on the mount, but using 2 adels and possibly a bridge between the 2 as a support hanger. NOT tie wrapping the hose to the mount.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Carlos, support in the center of the hose is...

Hi Carlos, support in the center of the hose is best. Usually 10-12 inches of run. In your case there isnt a place to attach an adel clamp without making an elaborate bracket. The hose, cooler and...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,329
Posted By TS Flightlines
This newer version came as a request from some...

This newer version came as a request from some ariframe manufacturers, utilizing the Rotax fuel block assembly, similar to the RV12. Some, however, dont use the fuel block, but use brass tees and...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,329
Posted By TS Flightlines
Marty, that cancellation is for the Rotax OE...

Marty, that cancellation is for the Rotax OE teflon hose, mainly the carb hoses.
Most all the airframe manufacturers provide the other hoses, as all the lengths and configurations are different....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dennis, our A&P at 3J1 is doing an install on a...

Dennis, our A&P at 3J1 is doing an install on a RV8 now with the trombone exhaust. He put the injectors on the forward pipes, inboard, and below the EGT probes. We'll use 90* hose ends to plumb it...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By TS Flightlines
Back in the automotive days, we used to have to...

Back in the automotive days, we used to have to hit them every now and then. But we were on the ground and were stopped, not in the air------

Tom
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By TS Flightlines
Turner---sent you some pics Tom

Turner---sent you some pics

Tom
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Rob---how are you going to get to the ALIR...

Hey Rob---how are you going to get to the ALIR valve to adjust the brake bias? You have along longer arms than I have!
Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dale---Check to make sure the pump is...

Dale---Check to make sure the pump is electrically grounded---you say you have power to the pump--verified?
If in fact the electrical is correct, pull the pump. Look for some debris, but you'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,034
Posted By TS Flightlines
Come to think of it,

Bill has a great idea there. I remember back in the automotive days these little threaded rubber mounts for stuff. McMaster Carr has rubber bumper cushions, threaded and unthreaded, studded and...
Forum: Job Board 09-07-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jim CERTAINLY my friend---anytime! Tom

Jim CERTAINLY my friend---anytime!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,034
Posted By TS Flightlines
Yep we can make some short hoses. The trade off...

Yep we can make some short hoses. The trade off for the short length is that the hose has less flexibility because the stems of the fittings are internal in the hose, and the distance between the 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,034
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tom and Bruce, Yep, heat is a consideration....

Tom and Bruce, Yep, heat is a consideration.
We've installed these near the rear baffle; near the servo under the #1 cylinder/sump area on a Rocket, under the #4 cylinder like on the RV14s;
on top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,034
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dan, Tom and Mark---yes the installer changed the...

Dan, Tom and Mark---yes the installer changed the aluminum fitting to steel. On the fitting package we market, all are steel fittings. That customer just bought the 90* fitting, and YES was told to...
Forum: Job Board 09-06-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jim---you and Beata ok? Tom

Jim---you and Beata ok?
Tom
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