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Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
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, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,593
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,593
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, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,594
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
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, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
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, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
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, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,675
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,593
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,593
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,593
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, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
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, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
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, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,324
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Thanks... Thatís great information!!!!! Much...

Thanks... Thatís great information!!!!! Much appreciated.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,324
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,324
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, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,324
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,324
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,324
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,594
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,284
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,284
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...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,284
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: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,785
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
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/RV-12iS 11-02-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
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/RV-12iS 10-21-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,831
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,594
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/RV-12iS 10-21-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
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/RV-12iS 10-21-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,831
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By Aircraft Specialty
Disregard...PM sent to OP

Disregard...PM sent to OP
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
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/RV-12iS 09-24-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
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/RV-12iS 09-23-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
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/RV-12iS 09-23-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
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/RV-12iS 09-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
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/RV-12iS 09-13-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
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/RV-12iS 09-13-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
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: 1,653
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: 1,653
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: 28
Views: 20,594
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/RV-12iS 07-20-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
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/RV-12iS 07-20-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
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/RV-12iS 07-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
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/RV-12iS 07-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
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: 28
Views: 20,594
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/RV-12iS 07-14-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
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/RV-12iS 07-13-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
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/RV-12iS 07-13-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
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/RV-12iS 07-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,831
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/RV-12iS 06-08-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,064
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...
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