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Forum: Southeast 04-22-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By TS Flightlines
I know a CFI that lives in the Lowcountry of...

I know a CFI that lives in the Lowcountry of SC----not too far from Savannah. Does lot of instruction in tail draggers, including RV's

Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mick we are doing a plumbing package for an...

Mick we are doing a plumbing package for an Australian client now with 2 baggage tanks from Marvin Holmsley as well as the 2 wing tanks. One of the baggage tanks will be dual purpose---smoke oil and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott's reference to the manual is excellent. As...

Scott's reference to the manual is excellent. As are the instructions themselves.
If I could add a little note here, in the case of angled adapter fittings, its a good idea to slow down and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-26-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,630
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tommy---the 200 HP version is on the drawing...

Tommy---the 200 HP version is on the drawing board/solidworks CAD---or whatever the term is now for 'cyphering' about it. We talked with Dave Limmers a few months ago, and again in an email about 6...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By TS Flightlines
Matt---PM sent-- Tom

Matt---PM sent--
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By TS Flightlines
Gosh Geoff----how about some for us really short...

Gosh Geoff----how about some for us really short people?

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By TS Flightlines
BE careful of overtighening a fitting in a Flo...

BE careful of overtighening a fitting in a Flo scan----you CAN crack the threaded boss and it will leak, with or with out sealant. Red cubes dont have that issue.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By TS Flightlines
Youre pretty close now Bill! Tom

Youre pretty close now Bill!
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tim---you might add to that list the actual...

Tim---you might add to that list the actual engine builder, and see what options they offer.

Tom
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-11-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By TS Flightlines
Paul---good luck. Hinesville's loss is DC's gain....

Paul---good luck. Hinesville's loss is DC's gain.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,042
Posted By TS Flightlines
I wanted a RV that met my needs, and frankly...

I wanted a RV that met my needs, and frankly buying a flying version wasnt in the cards, or the budget at the time. So, slow building, one kit at a time seemed the way to go.
All good intentions and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By TS Flightlines
Brian---we build these in house. Lead times might...

Brian---we build these in house. Lead times might be alittle longer--we dont stock alot of the hose due to costs and turnover like our standard teflon hose. But, depending on how fast we can get it,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By TS Flightlines
Another +1 for Jay. Tom

Another +1 for Jay.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By TS Flightlines
For those interested, we use Stratoflex 124J and...

For those interested, we use Stratoflex 124J and 101 hose for our integral firesleeved assemblies with the appropriate hose cuffs. The 'experimental' versions use our stainless hose ends, the...
Forum: Reviews 03-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By TS Flightlines
Krea, Congrats my friend on a job well done!!!!...

Krea, Congrats my friend on a job well done!!!! It was a pleasure working with you on your project.
Tom
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jim---the Vans restrictor is a .021 orifice. Its...

Jim---the Vans restrictor is a .021 orifice. Its a STOCK Rotax fitting, as compared to a OE Rotax fitting---yes the WHOLE banjo fitting that I purchased from a Rotax parts distributor in...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,503
Posted By TS Flightlines
I spent a couple of days at Steve's shop last...

I spent a couple of days at Steve's shop last week to work on a few things as well as this project. He has spent considerable time and resources to prototype these tubes. Similar to what we did on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By TS Flightlines
Nope----rated at 3000 psi working pressure. Tom

Nope----rated at 3000 psi working pressure.

Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By TS Flightlines
The VA136 is a straight/90* -6 firesleeved teflon...

The VA136 is a straight/90* -6 firesleeved teflon hose, 23 inches.
The VA139 is a straight /straight -6 firesleeved teflon hose, 16 inches. Vans has a Stratoflex shop make them.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By TS Flightlines
The brass fittings from Vans is for use with the...

The brass fittings from Vans is for use with the nylon/plastic hose they provide in their kit. Cant be used with the stainless braid teflon hose that we use with AN flare hose ends. Thats why we...
Forum: RV-12 02-17-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By TS Flightlines
Chuck---thats one of the strange things about...

Chuck---thats one of the strange things about this whole deal. Some Rotax 912's have it, some dont. It doesnt seem to be geographical, altitude, RPM, fuel blend, or any other obviously related items....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By TS Flightlines
If using an AN tee---its a AN826-4D 1/8 NPT in...

If using an AN tee---its a AN826-4D 1/8 NPT in the reservoir, and -4 AN on the run and branch sides.
If using a brass tee---its still 1/8 NPT for the reservoir, and 1/4 tube for the run and branch...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ron---I'm short----or vertically deficient as one...

Ron---I'm short----or vertically deficient as one of my former friends used to call me. So with a standard creeper , I'd need to raise it a foot to be comfortable. WE did this one time working on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,579
Posted By TS Flightlines
Congrats Bill!

Congrats Bill!
Forum: RV-3 01-28-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By TS Flightlines
We've been helping Brian at Radial Conversions on...

We've been helping Brian at Radial Conversions on some FWF stuff. Quite a few things in development.

Scott in Maui----gotta love it!!!

Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By TS Flightlines
Way to go Scott!!! Tom

Way to go Scott!!!
Tom
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By TS Flightlines
Rich, it IS bizarre. Tom

Rich, it IS bizarre.

Tom
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By TS Flightlines
Julian----I was told the pump was clean, with no...

Julian----I was told the pump was clean, with no traces, so I was concentrated on the discharge hose. Did find that anomaly with the liner, that isnt present anywhere else. Did section a piece out of...
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just to clarify--

"Just received word from Tom that **** found in “new Rotax Teflon fuel lines that caused low fuel pressure and wot rough running engine was in fact material from manufacturing process (nothing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By TS Flightlines
Congrats Mike! Enjoy! Tom

Congrats Mike! Enjoy!
Tom
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jim- "I understand the necessity to change-out...

Jim-
"I understand the necessity to change-out rubber hoses as they age. Replace with new rubber hoses and wait for timeout again or replace with Teflon hose and forego future maintenance...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jim and others, no infomercial intended -again-....

Jim and others,
no infomercial intended -again-. Some of the Rotax owners were having fuel pressure issues with the OE system. All of the original users including the RV12 owners were affected by...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ric-- from the pics, it looks like liner debris....

Ric--
from the pics, it looks like liner debris. I havent received the hoses from Steve yet--they are inroute-- so I'd like to withhold our findings until we can take a look. But that much debris and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By TS Flightlines
yep thats one way to do it. Tom

yep thats one way to do it.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By TS Flightlines
too bad Steve doesnt practice in California...

too bad Steve doesnt practice in California too!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By TS Flightlines
John-- the Beringer master cylinders and calipers...

John--
the Beringer master cylinders and calipers use banjo style hose fittings, that are different from the AN style fittings and adapters most of us use. The Vans plastic tubing for the cabin lines...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-11-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By TS Flightlines
Michael-

as with most off of these crazy readings, its suggested that the readings be verified with a known good mechanical gauge. Probably a sender or sender ground issue, but instead of chasing a ghost,...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By TS Flightlines
Brian--Check your private messages- Tom

Brian--Check your private messages-
Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dwight---I fly right seat in Raymo's 7A. I'm 5'3...

Dwight---I fly right seat in Raymo's 7A. I'm 5'3 on a good day, so my legs arent very long. NO vertically deficient jokes here! I use a cushion in Rays plane and lean the seat back so it moves me...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,595
Posted By TS Flightlines
If I can add something--

The after crimp stem diameter of the -3 hose end is .079. Those that have used this setup, and on the original brazed tee we used to make, did not report any pulse anomalies so we left it as is. Yes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By TS Flightlines
Back in my industrial days, we aluminum brazed...

Back in my industrial days, we aluminum brazed 3003 tubing for automotive A/C fittings for making hoses. Worked well.

Tom
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ray, since Vans never intended on the EFII pump...

Ray, since Vans never intended on the EFII pump being used, they dont have ( to my knowledge) a set of plans for its installation. The ones we've done have be VARIED--to say the least! Usually in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bad publicity--

and bad customer service is a killer. Doesnt matter how much $$$ the holding company has, if products arent being sold, no profit is made, and oops, they are out of business.
( I have my own story...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By TS Flightlines
Superior cold sump. Clint would have to build you...

Superior cold sump. Clint would have to build you a custom exhaust. ( I have a ECI sump hanging on my wall that I'm NOT going to use for that reason.)
The Superior sump plays well with the Christen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By TS Flightlines
Sure is tight in there--

and the supply and discharge fittings in the plane are at different elevations, and offset. Will take some creative plumbing! Pics would be great!
We dont have a 14 here to play with, so I cant be...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-18-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bill ---what was the issue with installing the...

Bill ---what was the issue with installing the FM150 on your engine? Lots of horizontal sump engines on RV's

And YES---Don is very knowledgeable!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,087
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dang Jeff---words cant express what we all feel....

Dang Jeff---words cant express what we all feel. Keep fighting--you never know. But--if you must sell it, some one will be getting a great plane.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hate to say it--

but have to second the comments of Jon. I looked at one at OSH and wasnt thrilled with the machining or the threading of the ports. Pretty rough cuts on the threads. The valve was very stiff--as in...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-12-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE have a couple of clients that live in the...

WE have a couple of clients that live in the islands---one on Oahu, the other in Kona. Neither have their planes there.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,828
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott---great job for your perseverance on this...

Scott---great job for your perseverance on this project. It was fun helping out!
You have to fly it down to 3J1 when its back up.
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,738
Posted By TS Flightlines
Gee Ross---those are really nice! Great job! Tom

Gee Ross---those are really nice! Great job!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By TS Flightlines
Del Seals---Spruce, and others have them. Tom

Del Seals---Spruce, and others have them.

Tom
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bret---some very nice work there! Tom

Bret---some very nice work there!
Tom
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
NOTE---Since Steve at Aircraft Specialty and I...

NOTE---Since Steve at Aircraft Specialty and I worked on this project together, the hose packages are the same. So if you purchase it from Aircraft Specialty, or TS Flightlines, you are getting the...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Rich; "Put a mechanical gauge in place of psi...

Rich;
"Put a mechanical gauge in place of psi sensor".
I'm seeing that Ric put the gauge in place of the sender, and not in conjuction with it. Was showing the same 1psi result as what his Dynon was...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ric---install a temporary TEE just before the...

Ric---install a temporary TEE just before the pressure sender. That way you can read both pressures at the same time.

Why do you suspect '****' plugging the banjos? Are you seeing bits of black...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott--

"I am not clear on why a more expensive hose is justification to prevent someone from installing a hose incorrectly, when the instructions are very clear about saying "use caution, this hose can be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,946
Posted By TS Flightlines
Shameless plug

for Don's Injection 101 course. Makes troubleshooting much easier!
Tom
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
NOT wanting to open the flame war again--

but the restrictor in the double banjo was one of the reasons Steve and I came up with our teflon hose package. Yes, with 2 hoses that were fairly close in length, we found some builders were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,613
Posted By TS Flightlines
David that is a great point. My thought was that...

David that is a great point. My thought was that IF there was compatibility issue they would say so. Beringer has 2 different versions of their stuff---one for DOT4 and one for mineral oil meeting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,613
Posted By TS Flightlines
notice none of the brake manufacturers have...

notice none of the brake manufacturers have chimed in here?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,613
Posted By TS Flightlines
Check with the component manufacturer to see that...

Check with the component manufacturer to see that fluids are compatible with their seals. May be a point where its fine for a while, but then begins to affect the sealing properties of the O'Rings....
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