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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott----how much room do you have to play...

Scott----how much room do you have to play with?
Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By TS Flightlines
For the coolant hoses, automotive pre-molded...

For the coolant hoses, automotive pre-molded heater hose is fine. Better would be a high temp silicone pre molded hose, like some of the aftermarket race car suppliers use.
Please dont use heater...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bill---this mounting bracket was not tested, as...

Bill---this mounting bracket was not tested, as it wasnt even conceived then.
The fitting concept was tested, with excellent results.

Tom
Forum: Florida (South) 09-02-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By TS Flightlines
All----I havent seen the udated track this...

All----I havent seen the udated track this morning----been occupied with other things like picking up Mom from Beaufort and bring her here. I think we'll be fine, far enough inland that effects will...
Forum: Rocket 08-25-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By TS Flightlines
NIce job, Michael---want to hear more. Tom

NIce job, Michael---want to hear more.

Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By TS Flightlines
My Partner Steve at Aircraft Specialty does them....

My Partner Steve at Aircraft Specialty does them. He has one of those laser cutters that is really cool----you can check his website at aircraftspecialty.com to see video of do them. Dont remember if...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By TS Flightlines
Larry and others, you cant use the Vans Brass...

Larry and others, you cant use the Vans Brass adapters in the gear mount with AN style hose ends. The Thread on the brass fitting where the AN nut would screw on is different, AND no male flare. You...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By TS Flightlines
Larry---the ports on the Matco/Grove/Cleveland...

Larry---the ports on the Matco/Grove/Cleveland master cylinders are 1/8 NPT tapered thread. Beringer uses M10x1.0 Metric parallel thread with a crush washer. THESE ARE NOT INTERCHANGEBLE. The Vans...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dan---we CERTAINLY would be interested in those...

Dan---we CERTAINLY would be interested in those temps!!!

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By TS Flightlines
For what its worth--

The flow divider install location of the FT60 was my idea. Several years ago, we had clients that wanted to install the transducer between the servo and the flow divider. EVERY one of them was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,487
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just a thought, along the lines of Dan's post,...

Just a thought, along the lines of Dan's post, has anyone by passed the mechanical pump and tested with just the boost pump? Most being rotary vane pumps--Otis correct me--seems more constant flow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By TS Flightlines
Lycoming 78714 bracket

Anyone have a Lycoming 78714 flow divider bracket laying around? Working on a 'project' and this bracket seems to fit the need. For mockup purposes only.

If so, you can contact me at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,083
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dont know how, but our A&P Dennis is doing a 7A...

Dont know how, but our A&P Dennis is doing a 7A and has the new mount INSTALLED already. Nice package----and a new toy for us to play with.

Tom

No ----its not mine.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-10-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dont know if Jay Pratt has a 14 in his shop, but...

Dont know if Jay Pratt has a 14 in his shop, but a walth of knowledge at Hicks. Walt Aronow and a BUNCH of great folks at 52F too.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,122
Posted By TS Flightlines
I cant take credit for this one. I got mine...

I cant take credit for this one. I got mine surplus from the Marines after they came back from a deployment to Iraq. Still in the box, along with a GREAT sleeping bag. Tent is from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By TS Flightlines
Guys----firesleeve is rated at 450*-500*. If you...

Guys----firesleeve is rated at 450*-500*. If you lay it on hot exhaust and it is allow to cook----it will fail. Whether its a hose, or a throttle cable, its still a bad deal.
If things are that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By TS Flightlines
The Duplex valve that Spruce sells uses straight...

The Duplex valve that Spruce sells uses straight AN fittings---and generally its a pain to rework everything to make those work. WE wanted Spruce to stock the 2020 valves with the EF20 elbows already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By TS Flightlines
Well shoot-----WE talked to Jim about this...

Well shoot-----WE talked to Jim about this several years ago, and I'll bet that its one of those part numbers that few know about, but when you want/need them is 6 weeks from UK.
Advise----get up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just to add----I took a look at the mount on...

Just to add----I took a look at the mount on Sunday and again on Monday---because I too will need to do something when I get back to working on my 7--changing to 7A. (yeah I know). For right now my...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By TS Flightlines
Back in my industrial days, we'd double flare...

Back in my industrial days, we'd double flare just about everything below a -8 tube. Those generally were .035 wall steel. Yes--we had the inverted flare cones for rolling the ends and 37* flare...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bob---we can work that out. Tom

Bob---we can work that out.
Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just sayin"

we typically use the stock hole for supply and a 'mirrored" hole for the return after the regulator. With the SDS system, the fuel block can be mounted on the center of the engine case, so supply and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,366
Posted By TS Flightlines
Sorry I missed it!!!Having been at OSH since...

Sorry I missed it!!!Having been at OSH since Friday and LOT of walking back and forth----yeah buses are on a LIMITED schedule, I was unfortuneatly got a pretty severe case of inflamed and swollen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,487
Posted By TS Flightlines
UPDATE::: I was able to talk to EI at Oshkosh....

UPDATE:::
I was able to talk to EI at Oshkosh. Actually quite pleasant, and some useful information. Idea is for the transducer to not accumulate any air that may change the flow indications. They...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,469
Posted By TS Flightlines
Most 7/9s we plumb dont have PB valves. Most 10s...

Most 7/9s we plumb dont have PB valves. Most 10s do, 14As are about 50/50, 14TD generally not.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By TS Flightlines
We prototyped one in a RV7 mounted under the...

We prototyped one in a RV7 mounted under the Andair valve. Used with the AFP boost pump under the STOCK covers. Was a tight fit, especially near the spar for the valve to gascolator inlet tube. The...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ken---about 26 inches, straight and 90*? If so...

Ken---about 26 inches, straight and 90*?

If so yes a servo hose without the flow transducer install, depending on the servo model.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By TS Flightlines
David what selector valve do you have? The Vans...

David what selector valve do you have? The Vans Imperial valve has 1/4 NPT threads, The Andair 'could be ' 1/4 NPT or -6 An depenting on what model valve it is.

Tom
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By TS Flightlines
We typically dont include the flow divider hose...

We typically dont include the flow divider hose in our FWF packages, because they are genereally supplied by the engine builder, and with different servos, sumps, and flow divider installs, there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,152
Posted By TS Flightlines
Rode around the airport today after setting up in...

Rode around the airport today after setting up in Scholler. Already alot of planes here.

Tom
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-16-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By TS Flightlines
I have one of those jumper boxes with all kinds...

I have one of those jumper boxes with all kinds of plug in ports for cell phone charger and laptop---for evening work other than Monday nite (!)
Didn come in handy 3 years ago when our camping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,029
Posted By TS Flightlines
Vince-LOL---its was good---really!! Tom

Vince-LOL---its was good---really!!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,955
Posted By TS Flightlines
Again----thats just cool! Tom

Again----thats just cool!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,029
Posted By TS Flightlines
David---I dont know Steve or his abilities, but...

David---I dont know Steve or his abilities, but Raymo and I do know Ray, and yes he's built quite a few experimentals as well as restored several GA's and warbirds. I still think he has more than...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-10-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mike, so sorry to hear of your loss. You might...

Mike, so sorry to hear of your loss. You might check with Jesse Saint to see if he knows of anything.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,029
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve----I had the pleasure of taking a trip in a...

Steve----I had the pleasure of taking a trip in a F4 that Ray Ward built. Nice plane. I'd say for experienced builders only right now.
Suggest you go to Osh and check it out, and talk to Ray, Vince,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Walt----some of might be interested in the...

Hey Walt----some of might be interested in the cruise performance of your 370 from Texas to Osh..

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,637
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thats cool Dan-- Tom

Thats cool Dan--

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve did most of the work on the IS project, but...

Steve did most of the work on the IS project, but as I recall B and C werent bad, other than having to flare the aft side after it passed through the snap bushings. NO room to enlarge the hole so the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By TS Flightlines
Joe===mosts put it according to plans. Yes, a...

Joe===mosts put it according to plans. Yes, a couple of hose length changes from the TD version to the A model.

Tom
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,818
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ken---used to bavle to get the caps with the...

Ken---used to bavle to get the caps with the safety wire holes already drilled. Havnet used them in a long time---so I'd have to look. In early days of aviation, all the hose connections were wired....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,487
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott, the baffle reinforcement does bring up a...

Scott, the baffle reinforcement does bring up a very valid point. We never really know how much is enough. So after thinking about this, I altered the inlet line and fitting arrangement to use a hose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,487
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott---Chris came up with several ideas, and...

Scott---Chris came up with several ideas, and after doing some mock ups, we built the hoses and tubes for him for his application. The baffles are going to be reinforced, 1 due to the oil cooler, 2...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,818
Posted By TS Flightlines
We plug off the guage port since its not used. It...

We plug off the guage port since its not used. It is uses on some certified applications, but generally not experimentals. Instead of capping the nipple----that should have safety wire, why not just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,487
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jon, Chris just hasnt plugged it off yet---he...

Jon, Chris just hasnt plugged it off yet---he knows about it.

Mark---AFP did have a purge valve for the FM200 servo. Don redesigned it so the purge wasnt necessary.
I cant speak for everyone, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,487
Posted By TS Flightlines
BTW---there seems to be some 'crossover' in the...

BTW---there seems to be some 'crossover' in the install instructions for the FT-60 and the FloScan. The Flo Scan was definitely susceptable to all the things that have been stated here---needing 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,487
Posted By TS Flightlines
In defense----Chris had the 'unusual' plumbing of...

In defense----Chris had the 'unusual' plumbing of routing the servo hose to the aft baffle. At the same time, with all the flame wars about where and how to mount it, not mount it, plumb it, etc he...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott---great that you can finally stretch its...

Scott---great that you can finally stretch its legs!
Lets talk!!

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,065
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mark---DEFINIATELY plumb in a remote oil pressure...

Mark---DEFINIATELY plumb in a remote oil pressure guage and check the pressure. Not sure what else has been done as far as making any changes that 'might ' have created an electrical issue. Rare to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,461
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dont know about you guys, but I'm pretty...

Dont know about you guys, but I'm pretty confident that Vans is looking at all the models, and maybe doing some upgrades to make them better/safer for all of us.

Tom
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mark---I dont show the A4J either, but with the...

Mark---I dont show the A4J either, but with the straight nipple its a 75166. So Mark Dickens' tube is shaped different at the governor.

Mark D---I'll email you a pic of the one I have--
Tom
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey guess what I found? a 75167 in my --well...

Hey guess what I found? a 75167 in my --well stash--
I'll send it to Steve and get him to scan it and make a prototype.
If it alll works out well, we'll have them for everyone.

Tom
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By TS Flightlines
Yep, most of what I've seen were 75167 for the...

Yep, most of what I've seen were 75167 for the 45* fitting. In addition to the CNC bender, we have a CMM coordinate scanner to profile rigid tubes. Pretty cool. Steve has gotten really good at it,...
Forum: Propellers 06-26-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE 'can' make stainless rigid tubes. The issue is...

WE 'can' make stainless rigid tubes. The issue is the various governor fitting styles for the original governors. Some had 45* fittings, some had straights. So that changes the length and shape of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By TS Flightlines
Some use a foam block between the floor and the...

Some use a foam block between the floor and the floor cover to capture and hold the line. Some use adel clamps with some sort of aluminum support.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By TS Flightlines
Nice panel Sean! Tom

Nice panel Sean!

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just as a follow up ---report back from Beringer...

Just as a follow up ---report back from Beringer that the master cylinders are not field repairable.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By TS Flightlines
Which o'rings are you loking for? I'd be...

Which o'rings are you loking for? I'd be careful--remember these are metric sized components from France. We have the Beringer part numbers for the calipers, but nothing on the masters.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,461
Posted By TS Flightlines
With all due respect to those looking at the cost...

With all due respect to those looking at the cost differences, whats the cost differences of a collapsed gear, a flexed firewall, a prop strike inspection and potential 'other' expenses that could...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ken---every one has different results! Vans puts...

Ken---every one has different results! Vans puts the recommendations in Section 5 based on experience, manufacturers recommendations, and I guess AC43.18. YMMV. But for most builders, novice or...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott is correct, and I think every set of plans...

Scott is correct, and I think every set of plans has this information. Always good to review, even if youve done it a thousand times.

Tom
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ron, nothing on the flare side of the fittings....

Ron, nothing on the flare side of the fittings. Flame wars are well documented on VAF for what sealant to use on the pipe thread side of the adapter fittings. PFTE sealant, like Loctite 567, or...
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