Originally Posted by MED
Well, I am confident with the help of Airflow Performance and Aircraft Specialty the issues will eventually be worked through. Nevertheless, with over 50 RV-14s flying, using the throttle body recommended by Lycoming and Van's, plus spending North of $38K for the engine throttle body combination, I am surprised everything is not already sorted. Oh, and it is costing me >$500 extra and a few weeks delay.
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 required has a 45 and 90 degree fitting with a specific orientation. We offer that hose at $124.95 including shipping.
The second is that the hose being supplied with the Thunderbolt engines from the flow divider to the FM150 is too long. We have the correct dimensions for that hose also. It can be purchased for $89.95.
The combination of the hoses is $204.95 for the two hoses including shipping.
We have been in contact with Thunderbolt and they confirmed that they just recently discovered that the hose length that they are supplying for the FM150 is too long. For now, they are planning on referring customers to us since we have all the lengths worked out. I sent them an email on Friday regarding the possibility of supplying them directly with the correct length hose so that customers can receive their engine all set to go. This is still very preliminary, so I am not sure how that will all pan out.
For those that choose to utilize our Firewall Forward hose packages in lieu of the stock hoses.......They are custom built with a lead time of 3-4 days to shipment. This allows us to build each hose package to the correct custom lengths to fit whichever combination of components builders choose to utilize on their aircraft.
We currently support the following on the RV-14/14A
1. The stock factory configuration
2. The Silverhawk (stock) and FM150 Fuel servos
3. Standard, Single, and Dual PMAG setups
4. Both Garmin and Dynon avionics packages as it relates to the manifold pressure hose sensor.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact us.
As always, thank you to all the builders who helped us with fit verifications to make sure we can support all these different component combinations.
Have a great weekend and Happy Building