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Forum: RV-12 Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
I can second that about Synergy. They are great...

I can second that about Synergy. They are great people and I think it would definitely be worth talking to them to see if they can help you out.

I'm guessing that they have more experience with...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
As both an RV builder and owner, I can say that I...

As both an RV builder and owner, I can say that I love the RV. I have a -10 and my dad has a -12. I have become spoiled in how nice and smooth and balanced the RV series of aircraft are to fly.

2...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-13-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Wow! That's impressive. It would definitely...

Wow! That's impressive. It would definitely greatly increase our profit margins!!!!

But seriously... any chance you can please send me an email with what you were trying to order so I can look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Kurt, Here is a link to the video of what Tom is...

Kurt,

Here is a link to the video of what Tom is talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPJnjjaBMVs&feature=youtu.be

These rigid tubes begin at the 15:35 mark of the video. We take a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
As Tom mentioned, it is probably the WORST kept...

As Tom mentioned, it is probably the WORST kept secret on VAF that we are working together to jointly design and build products for the experimental aircraft community.

While both TS Flightlines and...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Thanks for the quick responses. The Van's...

Thanks for the quick responses. The Van's community of builders is awesome. We now have at least 1 and possibly 2 volunteers to help us out, so we are good to go.
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Looking for help from someone who has an RV14 TW with Beringer Wheels

Aircraft Specialty is looking for help from someone who has an RV14 Tail Wheel on Beringer Wheels. We are looking to verify some dimensions on gear leg hoses through a trial fit. So, we need...
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Due to the popularity of this retrofit kit, we...

Due to the popularity of this retrofit kit, we have been working hard to keep up with demand. Lead time has currently been reduced to about 3-4 business days to shipment, and we are trying to keep...
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
For those of you that know us at Aircraft...

For those of you that know us at Aircraft Specialty/TSFlightlines, "That's the way it is" is NOT our mantra. We love working with other builders/owners to try to build a better mousetrap. On my...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jim, That's correct! It's quite an interesting...

Jim,

That's correct! It's quite an interesting setup. But it was fun to prototype and CNC bend all those little tubes.

We will wait and see if people start to order the "new" rv-12 with the ULS...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,885
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We have now updated the website to include a few...

We have now updated the website to include a few more Rigid tube options for the RV-14. These include the wing vent lines which are set up for either the stock installation, or the JDAir Vents. We...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Van's has finally begun shipping Engine kits and...

Van's has finally begun shipping Engine kits and we have now been able to do fit verification tests on our CNC bent Rigid Tube kit for the RV-12iS.


AS Flightlines has decided to offer the...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Van's has finally begun shipping Engine kits and...

Van's has finally begun shipping Engine kits and we have now been able to do fit verification tests on our CNC bent Rigid Tube kit for the RV-12iS.


AS Flightlines has decided to offer the...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Disregard...PM sent to OP

Disregard...PM sent to OP
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Doug.... Good afternoon. You need an air drill...

Doug....

Good afternoon. You need an air drill to drill it out as the drill bit is really tiny.

I drilled one out for you today and if you send me an email I will send you the new restrictor with...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
This is something that Tom and I have been...

This is something that Tom and I have been discussing. Yes, there are ideas in the works BUT we have no definitive idea of a potential release date as not much progress has been made. We are so...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Due to the many inquiries we have received in the...

Due to the many inquiries we have received in the last 24 hours, we made up a photo guide showing the various hose iterations that exist on the RV-12 as well as the different replacement options for...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Exclamation I am pretty sure that the current iteration of...

I am pretty sure that the current iteration of oil hoses that vans is selling is Conductive Teflon. They charge $950+ for the three oil lines. We will be releasing a kit to replace the rv-12 oil...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jim is absolutely correct. Rotax cancelled the 5...

Jim is absolutely correct. Rotax cancelled the 5 year hose replacement on THEIR FUEL HOSES when they swapped over their OE carb lines to a CONDUCTIVE TEFLON hose assembly.

All our Fuel and Oil hose...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Bob, Great questions. As of now, this kit is...

Bob,

Great questions. As of now, this kit is designed as a retrofit for the many existing RV-12 ELSA aircraft that still have all rubber hoses, or all rubber hoses with Teflon carb lines.

Vans...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Tom and I would like to extend a very sincere...

Tom and I would like to extend a very sincere "Thank You" to Jim for his tremendous help in verifying the fit and performance of this new RV-12 Fuel hose package.

We also truly appreciate the time...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jeff, Andrew, and all Thanks for that! We...

Jeff, Andrew, and all

Thanks for that! We really do love hearing that our products make assembly easier for our fellow RV builders.

Tom and I decided long ago that only the BEST quality components...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Tom and I want to thank Mark for his help in the...

Tom and I want to thank Mark for his help in the design and creation of this package. As always we could not build these packages without the help of our incredible group of beta testers throughout...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,885
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
I am glad that you liked the installation. We...

I am glad that you liked the installation. We have really enjoyed working on rigid tube development for several of the RV models.

I see that this is your first post on VAF. Welcome!!! And thank...
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Dick... I feel your pain..... Perhaps that is...

Dick...

I feel your pain..... Perhaps that is why Sensenich wanted to get the information out there as soon as possible and asked us to post it. This way, as many people as possible on the RV-12...
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Dick and all, This is not a Vans Service...

Dick and all,

This is not a Vans Service bulletin ,but a service bulletin directly from Sensenich. They asked us to publish it for them as they were unable to get their website updated and their...
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Official Sensenich Propeller FAQ/Service Bulletin Revision B

Sensenich requested us to update this post as they now have updated their website and all SB information is on there.

As a result, we have removed the SB links.

Thx much
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Vernon and All, Tom and I have been supplying...

Vernon and All,


Tom and I have been supplying conductive Teflon hoses for a long time and they are a viable and easy to install option for many builders.

However, we also recognize that there...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,885
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
I just wanted to give an update to all our RV-14...

I just wanted to give an update to all our RV-14 Customers. We are currently on Revision 7 of the installation manual for our cabin fuel and brake line package. We have a lot of these being...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jeroen, Unfortunately I do not know the answer...

Jeroen,

Unfortunately I do not know the answer to the question about the space and why Vans designed a tube with the bend that close to the flare. I don't know if there is any interference in that...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Mark, That's a very good question. You are...

Mark,

That's a very good question. You are correct in that they would have to be unrolled EXACTLY perfectly for them to fit correct.

The issue is not the ability to bend the long lines. The...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
It is not possible to do this exactly as per the...

It is not possible to do this exactly as per the directions while utilizing a standard bender and flaring tool.

For those of you who are fabricating this tube yourself....here is a trick that we...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We are looking for 2 more beta testers who have...

We are looking for 2 more beta testers who have ordered the RV12iS Powerplant kit and will be ready to install the F12127 E, F, G, H and J lines once they have received it.

We have the data for the...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,894
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Dave, Thank you. Just took it up this morning. ...

Dave,

Thank you. Just took it up this morning. It's a great plane. Like I said, we never intended on selling our kit, but when this opportunity came up, we had to take it.


I put some pictures...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,894
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
A new home for N427TD and time to sell our RV-12 Kit

First off, I want to thank our customer and friend Tom D for building a beautiful RV-12. My dad and I have been working on our RV-12 kit for several years now and when Tom decided to sell his, it...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Tom brings up a great point.... He is our first...

Tom brings up a great point....

He is our first customer that is doing a back up pad mounted alternator on the RV-14. Even though our FWF hose package did fit with the backup pad mounted...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
As has been mentioned, I would definitely check...

As has been mentioned, I would definitely check for debris.

I am not sure if you have the original rubber lines, or Teflon lines.

But this debris was documented and found inside a stock RV-12 Fuel...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Steve, You're right...it's not a 37 degree...

Steve,

You're right...it's not a 37 degree flare. However, an SAE/Milspec tube bead might be an alternative. Another option would be a DIN bubble flare.

There are other areas in the Vans...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
What material and diameter/wall thickness is that...

What material and diameter/wall thickness is that tube?

Thx much
Steve
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,080
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We support both the stock servo and the...

We support both the stock servo and the Thunderbolt/FM150 combination with our RV14 firewall forward hose kits.

It has been my experience that if you have any questions at all regarding the FM150,...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Thank you all for the responses. We have a few...

Thank you all for the responses. We have a few builders lined up for fit tests.

As always, thanks to everyone for your willingness to help!!!

Steve
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Mehrdad, If one line fits, the other line will...

Mehrdad,

If one line fits, the other line will also fit, as they are exact mirror images of each other. So, in other words, one wing installed will be great for testing purposes.

I'll send you...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Thank you for the response. I think we will need...

Thank you for the response. I think we will need an aircraft with wings installed. We need to test fit the vent line to the wing and how it fits going through the bottom wing fairing. We have a set...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Need an RV-14 beta tester for a simple project

We are looking for an RV-14 builder who has wings installed but has not yet fabricated their vent lines (F00039L and R)

I have a set that needs test fit verification.

Please send me an email if...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,080
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Everyone, There are two configuration issues...

Everyone,

There are two configuration issues that exist when utilizing the FM150 fuel servo from a fuel hose standpoint.

The first is that the FF00015 will not fit this configuration. The hose...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,390
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Pat, Very nice. I always enjoy seeing...

Pat,

Very nice. I always enjoy seeing aftermarket innovation to make these great airplanes even better!!!

Steve
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,808
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
These are definitely not the perfect solution for...

These are definitely not the perfect solution for everyone. But, on my personal RV-10 I wanted to design a locking handle that I could retrofit easily to my painted airplane without having to cut...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,080
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Send me an email at aircraftspecialty@gmail.com...

Send me an email at aircraftspecialty@gmail.com if you need any additional information.

There is a new bracket that is required. In addition, the standard FWF hose will not fit the transducer to...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Mark, Congrats on getting to this point in your...

Mark,

Congrats on getting to this point in your build. It seems like not that long ago that I was plumbing the cabin of our RV-10.

Tom and I have worked to put together drop in packages for the...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,795
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
First off... Thank you Scott for checking into...

First off... Thank you Scott for checking into this further. I am glad that Rotax is fixing the published documentation so that it is accurate.

The ASFlightlines kit currently has a .015 orifice...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Alvin, We keep an updated list on this...

Alvin,

We keep an updated list on this page.

http://aircraftspecialty.com/RV-14%20Firewall%20Forward%20Hoses.html

It is broken down by 14/14A.

For anyone who is wanting to utilize the stock...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Chris helped us develop the FWF package for the...

Chris helped us develop the FWF package for the Thunderbolt engine with the FM150 fuel servo as well as the single and dual PMAG setup for the RV-14.

He is correct that the stock lines will not all...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,885
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
I just wanted to give an update that due to the...

I just wanted to give an update that due to the popularity of the rigid tube packages, we have taken steps to streamline our production. We now aim to keep several sets built and in stock. In the...
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,466
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Scott, I can only assume that you didn't have...

Scott,

I can only assume that you didn't have time to read the document in its entirety as there are several items that need to be clarified.

1. First and foremost...... I am curious as to how you...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,466
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jim, In short.... yes. We know what the fuel...

Jim,

In short.... yes. We know what the fuel flow differences are. If we wanted to utilize a larger return orifice it would be very easy to swap out the restrictor for a larger diameter...
Forum: RV-12 03-03-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,466
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
In response to requests from many RV-12 owners to...

In response to requests from many RV-12 owners to publish more data regarding what we have uncovered throughout our multiple fuel system dissections, we are releasing a follow up report to our...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
I'm glad that you like your kits. Just wanted...

I'm glad that you like your kits.

Just wanted to point out for those that are looking at any of these items.... they are designed to fit around the stock RV-12. However, if you have modified your...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Thanks to everyone that has emailed us about this...

Thanks to everyone that has emailed us about this project. We have a great group of beta testers lined up.

Here is a sneak peak of the first few of the initial pre production prototype...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,576
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
That all is correct for the cabin components. I...

That all is correct for the cabin components. I don't have a set of plans in front of me at the moment, but I think that the gear leg hose components come with the finishing kit. If you are...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Rv12is Pre Fabricated Rigid Fuel Lines

The Rv-12is fuselage has a multitude of rigid fuel lines that are required to be fabricated by the builder.

Aircraft Specialty and TS Flightlines have been undergoing a joint infrastructure...
Forum: RV-12 01-17-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,466
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Ric, Tom and I are working jointly on what we...

Ric,

Tom and I are working jointly on what we found. We are also now engaging in another round of testing with another rv-12 owner who contacted us with low fuel pressure issues. After dissecting...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,497
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
This document has been updated to show the PMAG...

This document has been updated to show the PMAG configuration adel clamp securing as well as the rubber PMAG hoses. In addition, we have now included the FM-150 servo configurations.

The single...
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