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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,245
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ron and others. It wasnt necessarily a plumbing...

Ron and others. It wasnt necessarily a plumbing failure. Rapid restriction of the right lung. So -6 convoluted hose draining into a box. Now the big tube is out, and a smaller drain into container....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,245
Posted By TS Flightlines
Morning all. Just wanted to take a second and...

Morning all. Just wanted to take a second and express my sincere appreciation for the best wishes. As some of you are aware, the past couple of months i ve had a nagging little sinus drainage that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hate to start a flame war but consider this: If...

Hate to start a flame war but consider this: If block style fittings are so bad, then why is there a specified MilSpec for them, in this case a AN833-6J? Secondly, If block style is so bad then whey...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-29-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'd like to go on record and give a shout out to...

I'd like to go on record and give a shout out to Dave and the staff at EI. We probably have plumbed more flow tranducers in a variety of aircraft than maybe any other company out there. As such,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,621
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Tim, you 'can' but you increase the potential...

Hi Tim, you 'can' but you increase the potential leak points, and 2 adapters are a bandaid. Is there a possibility of indexing the cooler fitting at allow a better radius? Post a pic----without it,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By TS Flightlines
Terry, thats because its actually a quick connect...

Terry, thats because its actually a quick connect from an airbrake assembly, thats pretty commonly used for pitot and static.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By TS Flightlines
The pin in the aft side of the nut is for the...

The pin in the aft side of the nut is for the retaining wire for the nut to the stem. 99% of the time, if you get a leak through the wire the nut is loose, or the flares are not making good contact....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By TS Flightlines
Kristopher----the hose you asked about is...

Kristopher----the hose you asked about is essentially a rubber hose under a stainless braid, similar to Aeroquip 701 or Stratoflex 156 and others. While it is approved for most fuels, its still a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,896
Posted By TS Flightlines
This wont be an infomercial, well sort of. Teflon...

This wont be an infomercial, well sort of. Teflon hoses are impervious to ethanol fuels as well as most all other chemicals in use today. Thats one of the great things about teflon. The Original...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thats for those that use the plastic hoses. Tom

Thats for those that use the plastic hoses.

Tom
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-14-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By TS Flightlines
Be prepared to do ALOT of walking!! Tom

Be prepared to do ALOT of walking!!
Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bruce---The issue with hand benders is that the...

Bruce---The issue with hand benders is that the flare is extended out from the bend farther than the drawing or the template. So I took a hand bender---an Imperial 364, and modified it to get the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By TS Flightlines
Clay, just cap them off and move on! Tom

Clay, just cap them off and move on!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,168
Posted By TS Flightlines
I was going to drive down last nite---but we had...

I was going to drive down last nite---but we had tornados in our area, so I decided to stay here. May go this weekend.
For Steve and I we have a fairly large investment---for us anyway---for OSH +...
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 780,910
Posted By TS Flightlines
Krea----CONGRATS my friend!! Job well done. Tom

Krea----CONGRATS my friend!! Job well done.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By TS Flightlines
The washer/o'ring fitting, or o'ring boss...

The washer/o'ring fitting, or o'ring boss fitting, is actually an industrial hydraulic fitting that Lycoming, Tempest and others use for this application. The washer applies even pressure to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By TS Flightlines
I was just at a RV10 client's place today in...

I was just at a RV10 client's place today in Savannah. He is doing his CI and has about 200 hours on the plane. Our root filter packages- Takes about 10 minutes, realistically to service the filters....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mike---LOL---it was what Rick wanted to solve an...

Mike---LOL---it was what Rick wanted to solve an issue he had with the return tubes on a project. Yes---probably overkill, not really that costly, but definitely solved the problem.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By TS Flightlines
Power steering return is the same as 100R6. Used...

Power steering return is the same as 100R6. Used ALOT of it in a previous life.

We did these for Rick Gray on a RV14 several years ago. More expensive obviously, but solved a particular problem he...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just get some 306-6 hose or, SAE100R6 hose from...

Just get some 306-6 hose or, SAE100R6 hose from your local Hydraulics shop.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By TS Flightlines
Vans writes the plans to assemble in order to...

Vans writes the plans to assemble in order to produce the best result. But----certainly there are instances where if the side skins were off, life would be a bunch easier.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By TS Flightlines
TRUE---we use 5052O tubing versus 3003O that is...

TRUE---we use 5052O tubing versus 3003O that is Vans supplied. BUT, the assemblies are made to fit the locations. NO, they are not builder made so that is a gray area. BUT---if they are installed on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By TS Flightlines
What rigid tubes are you having issues with, or...

What rigid tubes are you having issues with, or wanting to change? These?
Understand that -6 teflon hose doesnt like to bend as tight as a tube, although tighter than you think. And, due tothe...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By TS Flightlines
Drum----you can get the red adel clamos from...

Drum----you can get the red adel clamos from McMaster. Mil Spec, Hi Temp versions. And the red looks pretty cool on the white engine mount. Try 3225T66 McMaster.
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By TS Flightlines
Custom mount for a EFII fuel pump. Tom

Custom mount for a EFII fuel pump.
Tom
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-27-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By TS Flightlines
Fabio-------MANY threads on VAF on this...

Fabio-------MANY threads on VAF on this subject----and lots of opinions.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,680
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ron--I got these from a Marine helicopter...

Ron--I got these from a Marine helicopter technicaian. One was from Aviation Maintenance Publishers, # EA-AH-1. The other is from IAP ( might be the same publishers), # EA-ITP-GB. That one is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,680
Posted By TS Flightlines
Robert----planning ahead will solve that problem...

Robert----planning ahead will solve that problem for you. Flare one side, then pull the line out so you can get to the other end. OR----wait to rivet the floor panel until all that plunbing was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,680
Posted By TS Flightlines
oops forgot the pic--

oops forgot the pic--
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,680
Posted By TS Flightlines
I had the occasion the other day to make some...

I had the occasion the other day to make some custom tubes, and thought I'd share this. I took a pic of this out of a NAVAIR textbook---no offense to our Air Force brothers, but its the book I have....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By TS Flightlines
We designed our root filters with something else...

We designed our root filters with something else in mind. We had heard several builders say that on inspection after previous maintenance, they found loose nuts on the lines. My thought was that some...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve has been working alot on accessory items,...

Steve has been working alot on accessory items, like the glareshield, for our 'catalog', in addition to a MAJOR website overhaul and integration of my old TS Flightlines.com website stuff into the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By TS Flightlines
Wow Dave----why didnt I think of that----looks...

Wow Dave----why didnt I think of that----looks like the Wonder Woman plane!!

Tom
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By TS Flightlines
Restrictor fittings genereally have a .040...

Restrictor fittings genereally have a .040 orifice. Most -3 stem IDs have +- .079-.080. So for dampening the pressure pulses, there isnt much difference, so alot of guys dont use the restrictor if...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-13-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By TS Flightlines
Here is our Garmin/Dual Pmag tee/hose for RV7, 8,...

Here is our Garmin/Dual Pmag tee/hose for RV7, 8, 9, and 10. Same tee set up, different hose lengths for the different planes.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,680
Posted By TS Flightlines
You can use an abrasive wheel to cut the tube...

You can use an abrasive wheel to cut the tube with no issues. You can still use a file file to finish the ends. In the 'old days', we had a flaring bar and would insert the tube so it was on the flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By TS Flightlines
If its hardare---like AN bolts, washers, nute...

If its hardare---like AN bolts, washers, nute etc, why not just get those numbers and out source them, instead of waiting 6 months for a bag of parts?

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,680
Posted By TS Flightlines
TJ---there is debris on the flaring cone and...

TJ---there is debris on the flaring cone and inside the tube. If the cone is removable from the tool, clean it to get the embedded aluminum off the cone, You can use some very fine sand paper, crocus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ok Bob------I'll think about it. Tom

Ok Bob------I'll think about it.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
UPDATE: I received this from SafeAir----hope I...

UPDATE: I received this from SafeAir----hope I can call their name---
This is their AN10-INV adapter and quickdrain valve, we will use in conjunction with a AN826-10D branch tee. This is work until...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,512
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott----PROUD OF YOU---not only for the work,...

Scott----PROUD OF YOU---not only for the work, but the persistence to see this through. WE wer pleased to have been a part of this project!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
From my friend Krea Ellis----looks like SafeAir...

From my friend Krea Ellis----looks like SafeAir makes a AN to INV adapter for a different number valve. OK----

Still think it looks alittle long and out of place---but if it works---

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By TS Flightlines
Its an M8x1.0 thread. In the older versions, we...

Its an M8x1.0 thread. In the older versions, we had a metric to AN adapter fitting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Richard----could possibly use a AN823-10D 45*...

Hi Richard----could possibly use a AN823-10D 45* turned away from the noce gear, or AN822-10D turned 90* either way to clear the nose gear.

Here is MY issue------I dont have a Barrett CAI on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By TS Flightlines
Gosh Bob and Bill----didnt mean to open up a can...

Gosh Bob and Bill----didnt mean to open up a can of worms here---it had just occured to my friend and I that on climb out the oil temps could get excessive and yes the alarm would go off, but if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bob---consensus was they would bore the AN822-10D...

Bob---consensus was they would bore the AN822-10D and install the finger strainer. I even thought about an inline strainer, but gee this can get out of hand in a big hurry. WE looked at maybe doing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By TS Flightlines
Certainly didnt mean to start a flame war...

Certainly didnt mean to start a flame war here----it was just something I noticed on my friends 10 and we talked about it. My/our thought was oil temp on climb out and "what if" the servo gizmo didnt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bob----we dont do it---but the builder can. I...

Bob----we dont do it---but the builder can. I didnt have reservations about doing it, BUT in using an angled fitting (either the 45* or the 90*) with NPT threads, there was the possibility that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE looked at installs other than the RV10 as well...

WE looked at installs other than the RV10 as well to come up with a concept. WE had conversations with Alan Barrett early on on what he liked and didnt like. The long loop hose was definitely out, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Bob---certainly you can put several adapters...

Hi Bob---certainly you can put several adapters together to make things work.
I personally think its should not only be functional, but not look like a several adapters connected.
Could use a NPT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By TS Flightlines
Barrett IO540 sump kit

For all of you RV10 or other users of the Barrett IO540 CAI sump that need the external hose for the oil pump---I have some news:
Our supplier for the tee fitting on the sump bottom has supposedly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By TS Flightlines
Chris-----look at the possibility of using BOTH...

Chris-----look at the possibility of using BOTH systems, with a push cable as a backup. May never have to use it----BUT---

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By TS Flightlines
RV10 heater box servos

NOT my area of knowledge, but recently I had the pleasure of looking at a good friends RV10 for another reason. He has these little servo gizmos for the heater boxes and the oil cooler shutter....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By TS Flightlines
Air Flow Performance 2090255 from either AFP or...

Air Flow Performance 2090255 from either AFP or Vans. Easy in and out.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By TS Flightlines
try this Ralph-----RV7 version, but essentially...

try this Ralph-----RV7 version, but essentially the same for all version 1 AFP boost pumps.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By TS Flightlines
Roger has rubber hose under the firesleeve. The...

Roger has rubber hose under the firesleeve. The fittings in the fuel pump and the fuel block are barbed. Hoses should have been changed at the 5 year mark per Rotax.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-29-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By TS Flightlines
MY $.02

IN reference to the 90*AN fittings or multiple fittings, we had the same knowledge as everyone else that more 90*s were bad. In doing the concept for our wing root filter packages, 90* AN fittings...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By TS Flightlines
Another reason we us AN hardware. Tom

Another reason we us AN hardware.

Tom
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By TS Flightlines
Refer to page 36A of the plans-----newer plans...

Refer to page 36A of the plans-----newer plans may be a different page---
The main gear bulkhead fitting as supplied by Vans is a AN837-4D which is a 45*. The internal cabin lines connect there---we...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,376
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bill----DEFINATELY pay attention to the fuel...

Bill----DEFINATELY pay attention to the fuel filter and rigid tube connections, with all the electrical stuff in such close quarters.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By TS Flightlines
I ordered the parts to build the RV8 pedals as a...

I ordered the parts to build the RV8 pedals as a mockup for some master cylinder interchange work in Oct. Still waiting on several pieces-----although I dont need them now. Imagine that.

Was going...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,320
Posted By TS Flightlines
Oh Boy Bi!l, I think I'd sleep with 1 eye open if...

Oh Boy Bi!l, I think I'd sleep with 1 eye open if I were you!
Kidding aside, we talked to Paul Grimstad at OSH about extensions for the Control Approach pedals, and he felt it was a good idea. Maybe...
Forum: Tools 12-26-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,965
Posted By TS Flightlines
Rigid RFT37 had a narrower flare die bar----makes...

Rigid RFT37 had a narrower flare die bar----makes a difference in some cases where you need to get a flare closer to the bend.

Tom
Forum: Job Board 12-24-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,523
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Jay----consider what type of shops you might...

Hey Jay----consider what type of shops you might be working in--you may have to bring in quite a few tools to do the job. An outfitted enclosed trailer would be perfect----I had on years agao for a...
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