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 nut would pass through so the line could be a drop in piece. Similar issues with A and D, AND with D being a 80+ inch tube with multiple bends and long legs, shipping a 1 piece tube of that length would be kinda expensive.
At the time we developed the other tubes, we decided that those 4 could be done by the builder. After further review and some requests by builders, we are looking at doing them and coming up with a solution to the snap bushing issue, as well as the long length of the D tube. WE dont want to change the original configuration that Vans made, so we are looking at this. May be that we can make "most' of the tube and have the builder finish it. Not crazy about that either since we cant anticipate what the builder will do.
Would LOVE to work with Vans on this.
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
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