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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Brian, I thought that your name sounded...

Brian,

I thought that your name sounded familiar. I must have seen it in the order queue awhile back.

Glad you found the answer on the B and C website.

Have fun with the build. Getting ready...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Brian and all, From what we have seen from our...

Brian and all,

From what we have seen from our customers the B and C upright oil filter adapter is a fairly straightforward process on the 14A. There are, however, two considerations. First off,...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,150
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
John and all, The Beringer kit has proven to be...

John and all,

The Beringer kit has proven to be a popular upgrade option.

We have a special package set up with Beringer where we are able to sell the complete Beringer kit but remove the "Do it...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-23-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,746
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
The RVs are wonderful handling and performing...

The RVs are wonderful handling and performing airplanes, and I'm sure that whatever Vans builds next will continue on that trend. I went for an S21 demo with the mindset that I was not willing to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Bob, You're absolutely right that a lot of...

Bob,

You're absolutely right that a lot of certified aircraft utilize 303 hose. A lot are starting to migrate to Teflon as the standard on many new installations now also. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
This thread is a perfect example of how easy it...

This thread is a perfect example of how easy it is to get confused about all the different options out there. Hoses may look very similar on the outside, but there can be huge differences on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Ron, If you're using the Speed Seal system with...

Ron,

If you're using the Speed Seal system with Speedflex Conductive Telfon hose and Stainless hose ends, it is a very solid system. That is the one we recommend to customers who want to do it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Bob, That's a great recommendation. The most...

Bob,

That's a great recommendation. The most common question we get is the difference between Teflon and Conductive Teflon. You can tell the difference based on the internal color of the hose. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Ron, This isn't a never ending debate like...

Ron,

This isn't a never ending debate like "Primer Wars." I think everyone can agree that the truth is that an aircraft should utilize high quality hoses. High quality hoses can be built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Absolutely. We do that all the time too. Our...

Absolutely. We do that all the time too. Our lead times are fairly quick anyways, but we try to prioritize AOG aircraft. If we know hoses are coming to us from an aircraft mid conditional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Dan, We hear these kinds of stories often. Here...

Dan,

We hear these kinds of stories often. Here is a video of a rubber lined hose failure. This hose had been in service for many years and developed a leak in the rubber liner. The owner was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Ed, We DO NOT use swivel ends for that exact...

Ed,

We DO NOT use swivel ends for that exact reason. We warranty the hose assemblies for 10 years, and a swivel end will eventually likely start to leak.

What we do for these clocking or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Post #23 above was updated to also include a...

Post #23 above was updated to also include a price comparison of the Vans Aeroquip self fabricated assemblies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Erich, For those builders that are interested in...

Erich,

For those builders that are interested in building hoses themselves, Earl's Speedflex is a high quality solution for a conductive Teflon assembly with stainless ends. It won't result in much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Ed, Great question. Teflon material allows you...

Ed,

Great question. Teflon material allows you to have a hose that won't degrade over time like rubber lined hoses. This is why it is "on condition" replacement, versus rubber hoses that need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,695
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
JonJay- Tom and I buy and manufacture our own...

JonJay- Tom and I buy and manufacture our own components in very high volumes. This allows us to keep control over the quality as well as help keep pricing in line. In addition, we have built a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Tom and I are always willing to work with any OEM...

Tom and I are always willing to work with any OEM that wants to offer an improved product to their customers. We would be happy to work with Vans in order to offer SLSA customers the same hoses we...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Larry, I think that the reason that Tom is...

Larry,

I think that the reason that Tom is surprised is that we now are an OEM supplier to Beringer for RV14/14A brake hoses. I was personally involved in the design for all the RV14/14A cabin...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
For those that want to utilize the remote mounted...

For those that want to utilize the remote mounted Airwolf filter, we have updated the website to include the hose kit for this filter. (http://aircraftspecialty.com/rv-14.html) In addition, we have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,704
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
It is definitely difficult to pinpoint exactly...

It is definitely difficult to pinpoint exactly what the major change in this situation is as there seems to be a lot of them.

1. Fire 2. New Tire 3. New Tube 4. New Pads 5. New Brake line 6. New O...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,704
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Being the largest fabricator of BOTH Flex lines...

Being the largest fabricator of BOTH Flex lines and Custom CNC bent rigid tubes for RV aircraft worldwide, I read this entire thread and the comments in it with great interest.

Here is what we have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Email me a picture of the lines as well as a...

Email me a picture of the lines as well as a picture of the data tag on the lines.

That will help identify what you have and if replacement is warranted.

Have a great week and let us know if you...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
That is correct. The servo to spider line is not...

That is correct. The servo to spider line is not included standard in our fwf kits because that hose is provided as part of the engine package. The fm150 servo to spider hose that is being provided...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,899
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Scott, No advertisement at all...just putting...

Scott,

No advertisement at all...just putting energy into machining a round peg to fit in the round hole. Tom has an impeccable customer service record. I met Tom years ago while building my -10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,899
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Scott brings up an excellent point regarding the...

Scott brings up an excellent point regarding the fit of the stock Vans hoses and other components. A hose may fit on the demonstrator aircraft, but that doesn't help a builder who is frustrated...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,552
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Chris helped us refine the rv14 firewall forward...

Chris helped us refine the rv14 firewall forward packages for the fm150 install. I can’t comment on the spacers and cables, but the 14/14a Firewall forward hose kits we developed in conjunction with...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,552
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Regarding the Spider to servo hose. The one that...

Regarding the Spider to servo hose. The one that Thunderbolt was shipping is too long and that has been a known issue. I didn't want to give incorrect information, so I just got off the phone with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,894
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
As others have mentioned, the Rolo-Flair tool is...

As others have mentioned, the Rolo-Flair tool is an excellent quality tool. It is a bit bulkier than some other options, but it definitely doable if you plan correctly.

Take for example the B and C...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,575
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Turner and Ken, We anticipate that the majority...

Turner and Ken,

We anticipate that the majority of builders will continue to utilize the stock Vans valve, for which we have supported drop in CNC bent tubes for several years.

Due to an increasing...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,575
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
First off, I want to sent a thank you to beta...

First off, I want to sent a thank you to beta Testers Mike and Patrick. Mike helped us design and test fit the Type 7 Valve cabin fuel kit that we are releasing, and Patrick has been working with us...
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
As Tom mentioned, we both greatly appreciate all...

As Tom mentioned, we both greatly appreciate all our fellow builders and customers who have allowed us the opportunity to work with you on some incredible projects.

Over the past few months, we have...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,962
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Tom was one of our beta testers for different FWF...

Tom was one of our beta testers for different FWF component hose configurations. As he mentioned, the addition of the backup B and C alternator on the 14a causes a slight oil hose length...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,962
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jim, In short....yes. Whatever customers want...

Jim,

In short....yes. Whatever customers want to install, we will be happy to work with you to create a customized setup. We are currently actively prototyping RV14 components for SDS and...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,962
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jim, Good evening. Congrats on getting to this...

Jim,

Good evening. Congrats on getting to this exciting juncture.

If you plan on the Thunderbolt engine with a backup alternator and possible electronic ignition, there are some fuel and oil hose...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,121
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Mark, Right now we are working on the valve...

Mark,

Right now we are working on the valve brackets, cover plate mods, and fuel tubes from the valve out to the fuselage exit, and then out to the wing tanks. This setup is actually a lot more...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,121
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We have been working on this project based on...

We have been working on this project based on builder requests. This is a picture of the Andair Type 7 valve with the off configuration in the aft position. We are working on the release of a drop...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,575
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
A few more updates on available RV14...

A few more updates on available RV14 configurations.

1. We have now finalized the 14/14A Beringer cabin configurations for Parking Brake Valve, Parking Brake/Anti Skid Valve, and standard...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We don't yet have all our pictures uploaded...

We don't yet have all our pictures uploaded online. However, for those who are interested in the Beringer setup for the RV14/14A, we offer a complete installation package including pre made...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Starting on page 8 of the manual linked below, is...

Starting on page 8 of the manual linked below, is the location that our hose kit has the parking brake mounted. It's definitely not the only way to do it, but it does give a visual of where our beta...
Forum: Florida (Central) 03-04-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Looking for hangar space in New Smyrna Beach area for 5 nights at the end of March

We are looking to rent some hangar space at New Smyrna Beach (or within an hour driving distance of De Bary) for an RV10 arriving on 3-23 and leaving on 3-28. If any of you happen to have extra...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Regarding the new gun drilled gear legs.... If...

Regarding the new gun drilled gear legs.... If someone happens to have a set installed on a 12iS already and is willing to do a fit test on a hose for us, we would greatly appreciate it.

Send us an...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jon, That is a continuous temperature range. I...

Jon,

That is a continuous temperature range. I don't have the exact specs for the AE466 in front of me. However, a Milspec AS1072 compliant firesleeve (such as the one we utilize) meets very...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jon, Good morning. Congrats on getting your...

Jon,

Good morning. Congrats on getting your project started!!!!!

These are all great questions and make for a very interesting discussion.

Let's start off with the rigid tube question. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,247
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We have had a number of inquiries on this package...

We have had a number of inquiries on this package in the last few days.

I wanted to make sure that everyone has seen the Rotax fuel/oil hose guide which helps builders/owners determine what kind of...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Turner, Here is a picture of the Beringer Cabin...

Turner,

Here is a picture of the Beringer Cabin package with both a parking brake and anti skid valve installed.

http://aircraftspecialty.com/wpimages/wp3073c05c_06.png

I know you have a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,661
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
The rv12is provided a great opportunity to fully...

The rv12is provided a great opportunity to fully utilize CNC tube bending technology to provide drop in lines for the 12iS aircraft that the OP of this message utilized in his aircraft.

Here is a...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,121
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
This is the reason that we don't have the duplex...

This is the reason that we don't have the duplex tubes available for automatic ordering on the website. We like to have a conversation with customers about everything that the duplex tubes entail. ...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,121
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Give us a call tomorrow and we will be happy to...

Give us a call tomorrow and we will be happy to discuss the duplex installation for the -14 with you.

In short, we have an option, but it is not a full drop in installation like our standard cabin...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,121
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
This post is a follow up to everyone who emailed...

This post is a follow up to everyone who emailed and asked us about the Type 7 valve in the RV14. It is a lot more complicated than the standard valve, due to the bend complexity as well as the...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,540
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Eric and all, The picture below shows the...

Eric and all,

The picture below shows the standard installation. However, we do the same for the Beringer at the top of the gear leg to avoid the fairing clearance issue you mentioned. We run a 45...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,540
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
As Tom mentioned, there were a lot of...

As Tom mentioned, there were a lot of considerations that went into this setup.

Ultimately, we decided to stay with the Beringer mounting locations. There are brackets provided with the Beringer...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,540
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We have been hard at work beta testing multiple...

We have been hard at work beta testing multiple Beringer cabin and gear hose configurations over the past several months. In addition, we now have a dealership agreement with Beringer that allows us...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Thanks... Thatís great information!!!!! Much...

Thanks... Thatís great information!!!!! Much appreciated.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Has Vans performed this specific Rotax test...

Has Vans performed this specific Rotax test procedure on the legacy RV12 with the 912 ULS engine?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Scott, Actually, the post was not intended to...

Scott,

Actually, the post was not intended to be judgemental at all. Like you, we want the safest and most efficient installations possible.

There are some legitimate questions that it would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
The truth to this is that we are not the...

The truth to this is that we are not the manufacturer of the Thermostasis. Nor do I know to what exact extent the Thermostasis unit has been tested in regards to the NEW Rotax requirements for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Thermostasis ONLY approves the thermostat that we...

Thermostasis ONLY approves the thermostat that we utilize in our RV-12 kits for the 912UL and 912ULS engines. This thread has drifted from the 912ULS to the 912iS engine.

While we have had great...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We worked with John Peck (BigJohn), Rob R, and a...

We worked with John Peck (BigJohn), Rob R, and a few others to optimize the installation of the 190 degree Thermostasis unit on the RV-12. We have also adapted this installation to a variety of...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,575
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
To add to our growing list of configurations for...

To add to our growing list of configurations for the RV14/14A, we now have the Beringer gear leg hose kits available for both the Nosewheel and Tailwheel...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,540
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
To add to the pictures, here is how we do the...

To add to the pictures, here is how we do the Beringer 14A Gear Leg Hoses.

http://aircraftspecialty.com/wpimages/wp13a318a9_06.png

Here is how we do the Beringer tailwheel gear leg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,393
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
In short.... YES. As we are doing with the RV...

In short.... YES. As we are doing with the RV series of aircraft, we are very excited about to opportunity to work with other S21 builders to prototype and develop optional aftermarket kits that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,393
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Right now that is still up in the air... no pun...

Right now that is still up in the air... no pun intended.

I want to put the S21 on floats, so that will definitely affect the decision and might cause me to go a different direction than if I was...
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