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Forum: RV-12 Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
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, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
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, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
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 08-18-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,711
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
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, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,711
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
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, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,419
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,824
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,824
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
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, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
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, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,292
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
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, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,292
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, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,048
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,292
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, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,713
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,711
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, 11:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
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, 02:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
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, 08:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
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, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
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, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,419
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, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,466
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,419
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, 10:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
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, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,336
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...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Jim, Good morning. There are three primary...

Jim,

Good morning.

There are three primary differences in the fuel systems. One is Banjo versus flare fittings. The second is a different fuel distribution block. The third is a different...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Alex, At this point in time, all we can say is...

Alex,

At this point in time, all we can say is that an analysis of the stock Vans/Rotax fuel system has revealed several differences in both fuel and return line fuel distribution from the Aircraft...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Some more information after several months of testing

Over the past 2-3 months, Tom and I worked with three RV-12 owners who had been experiencing intermittently low fuel pressures. We replaced those fuel systems with our Conductive Teflon retrofit...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Ric, Glad you are happy with your fuel hose...

Ric,

Glad you are happy with your fuel hose package.

I took a picture of the debris that you sent to us from inside the fuel system. It is enroute to Tom at the moment. He is going to take a good...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,976
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Scott, At the time you suggested this, plans...

Scott,

At the time you suggested this, plans were already in the works to seek out volunteers to do a fuel system comparison.

We are going to be sending an email over to Rian this afternoon...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,336
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We updated our website to show more information...

We updated our website to show more information about the PMAG setup for the RV-14 and RV-14A both in the single and dual configuration.

The info is located on the RV-14 Products page. ...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,336
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Bill and all. We utilize -3 diameter hose for...

Bill and all. We utilize -3 diameter hose for our PMAG MFP lines. The lines have a clear plastic extruded coating for abrasion protection. The stem diameter of a -3 fitting is very small and helps...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,336
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
We currently have the dimensions for a complete...

We currently have the dimensions for a complete firewall forward fuel, oil, and PMAG hose setup with a dual PMAG installation for the RV-14. We are compiling a bit more data and pictures and will be...
Forum: RV-12 12-22-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,552
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Disregard....pm sent

Disregard....pm sent
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,441
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Ric and All, The RV-12 Conductive Teflon fuel...

Ric and All,

The RV-12 Conductive Teflon fuel line retrofit kit is currently on between 60-70 RV-12 aircraft as well as a variety of other 912 powered aircraft.

It was originally designed as a...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Scott, That's a very interesting data point and...

Scott,

That's a very interesting data point and very different than the data we have seen from approximately 50-60 Thermostasis installations.

It probably doesn't make much sense to install a...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Scott, Thatís awesome news to hear. It appears...

Scott,

Thatís awesome news to hear. It appears that Vans has come to the conclusion that a thermostat is a very worthwhile addition to the rotax engines in cold weather climates.

We have been...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,134
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
The Thermostasis kit has proven to be very...

The Thermostasis kit has proven to be very popular. John was one of the early installers, and worked with us to develop the kit.

One advantage is that it is a year round package that doesn't need...
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,398
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Sounds good. We have an installation manual...

Sounds good. We have an installation manual already drawn up so they wouldnít even need to make a new one. Itís a very straightforward and simple install.

Have a great weekend
Steve
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,398
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
If enough people call vans and ask them to...

If enough people call vans and ask them to approve the sender relocation, maybe they will come up with a relocation kit. On firewall forward packages for all of our rotax kits, we always relocate...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-13-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,770
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Tom asked me to post the second picture...

Tom asked me to post the second picture here.

This is the way that Tom and I do Dual PMAG setups.

http://aircraftspecialty.com/Pictures%20For%20Linking/Dual%20PMAG.jpg


We are currently working...
Forum: RV-12 10-31-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,398
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
The kit has not been evaluated by Vans for...

The kit has not been evaluated by Vans for approval on SLSA Aircraft.

It is flying on a lot of ELSA rv-12 aircraft as well as a myriad of other Rotax installations.

In addition we have been able to...
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