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Old 04-06-2020, 06:42 PM
Aircraft Specialty Aircraft Specialty is offline
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI
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There have been many changes over the past 2 years, but one thing remains steadfastly in focus...our commitment to our customers and fellow builders. Tom and I often receive the question... "What is the difference between TS Flightlines and Aircraft Specialty?"

We wanted to address this as well as provide a comprehensive update of what we have been working on, the status of our companies, and what our plans are moving forward. The link below is a PDF detailing a lot of this information. 4-7-20.pdf

We greatly appreciate ALL of you and the rest of the experimental aircraft community and truly look forward to a very exciting future.

We are JUST GETTING STARTED. The energy that you all provide us with is incredible and we look forward to working with all of you as you transform your metal pieces into an incredibly awesome machine.

With sincere gratitude and thanks,

Steven Tschurwald
Aircraft Specialty

Tom Swearengen
TS Flightlines

Tom and Steve - Aircraft Specialty Flightlines
Steve Tschurwald- Aircraft Specialty LLC (Your source for Custom Parts for Experimental Aircraft), AS FLIGHTLINES (Joint Venture with TS Flightlines)
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:54 PM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Sounds like you two are on the fast track to bigger and better things.

The hose set that Tom made up for my new project is a work of art.
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:04 PM
Dave12 Dave12 is offline
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Location: Elkton, Md.
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All I can say is WOW! You guys are n the move.
Wag Aero Sport Trainer built,sold and wrecked
N588DF RV12 #336 built, sold and alive and well in New York
N73DF RV12 #244 built, sold and alive and well in Florida
N91 RV RV9 I wish I could say I built this one! Mark Santoleri hit the ball out of the park on this gem.
Currently restoring a 1978 Citabria GCBC
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:07 PM
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Location: Gold Hill Airpark (NC25), NC
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Default Just WOW!

Tom, I remember when you were making hoses in a trailer. You have come a long way and it's always great to hear the compliments from all your satisfied customers. When I rebuilt my engine you provided new hoses for oil and fuel using the new integrated fire sleeve. Well worth the slight additional cost and they sure make installation easier with the improved bend radius.

My compliments on your success and wishes for a bright future.
Ron Schreck
IAC Director and National Judge
RV-8, "Miss Izzy", 2250 Hours - Sold
Gold Hill Airpark (NC25)
VAF 2020 Donor
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:42 PM
Bgill Bgill is offline
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Location: Douglas, GA
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Default Thanks to you!

Thanks to you guys for what you do. I have your hoses on my older RV-10 and the -14 in build. Everything has fit great no problems at all. Iím a happy camper.
RV-10 40253 N253RV Flying
RV-14 140466 In build - Finishing kit
Douglas, GA. 2019 Dues paid
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:45 AM
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BrianDC BrianDC is offline
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Location: Northern VA
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Wow, you guys do have a lot going on. Congrats and thank you for all that you are doing.
Brian Lester
RV10 - #41778
Empennage - Done (for now)
Wings - Done (for now)
Fuselage - in progress
Finish Kit - arrived
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Old 04-07-2020, 05:25 AM
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Larry DeCamp Larry DeCamp is offline
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Location: Clinton, Indiana
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Default Time for new hoses ?

I will bet there are a lot RVís flying with the rubber core hoses they were built with. I know mine is. I just got the hoses for my new -4 project and they are ARTWORK that will not get stiff or need replacement. Tom is a true pleasure to work with and he is prompt.
Wiggle those old hoses and then give Tom a call 😊
Larry DeCamp
RV-3B flying w/7:1 0320 / carb / Pmags / Catto 3b / digital steam
RV-4 fastback w/ Superior roller 360/AFP/G3X/CPI/Catto3b
Clinton, IN
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:44 AM
Ron B. Ron B. is offline
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Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
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On a side note I think these guys are trying to brain wash us. On the PDF they linked us to , go down to the (1) Introduction paragraph and as you are reading keep your peripheral vision on the red hoses that are arched in the photo. I thought there was something wrong (again) with me as the hoses were dancing as I was reading. I got my wife to give it a try without saying a word and she could not believe her eyes either. It actually bothered her to continue. Any one else see what we are seeing. Sorry for the thread drift but I have never seen anything like this other than on mind game things.
I have been using Aircraft Specialty on at least four projects and never had any issues, great products.
Thanks Ron
RV-14 Flying
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:43 AM
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Impressive capabilities there guys. Always happy to work with you and send customers your way. Best to you in the future.

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 439.3 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016

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Old 04-07-2020, 09:43 AM
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Location: Victoria, Canada
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You guys are great. Making all of us excited about hoses is a big accomplishment to begin with, but building a viable manufacturing business these days is even bigger.

I've been flying with your hoses for 7 years with zero issues.

V e r n. ====
RV-9A complete
Harmon Rocket complete
S-21 wings complete
Victoria, BC (Summer)
Chandler, Az (Winter)
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