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Forum: RV-14 10-16-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By TS Flightlines
-4 about 15.25 flare to flare with straight hose...

-4 about 15.25 flare to flare with straight hose ends on both sides.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By TS Flightlines
Go ahead---if you can find one. Eat lunch first,...

Go ahead---if you can find one. Eat lunch first, 'cause you be doing ALL of your own engineering, and fabricating everything.
So unless you are an excellent welder, fiberglass/carbon fiber guy,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Martin---this WAS a true AN822-4D...

Hey Martin---this WAS a true AN822-4D correct----and not (what I call ) an imposter fitting? Even though NPT threads are supposed to be standardized all over the world, we have seen minor variances...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-13-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,512
Posted By TS Flightlines
To F1R: PLENTY---from our flow tests at 30 psi,...

To F1R:
PLENTY---from our flow tests at 30 psi, we got 149.6 liter/hr through MULTIPLE 90*s and the filter on the suction side of the pump. Somewhere around .66 gal/minute +- alittle. Might not be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By TS Flightlines
Charles---get a AN826-3D branch tee to screw into...

Charles---get a AN826-3D branch tee to screw into the swivel adapter. Then you can use some -3 hose end stems to connect the 1/8 PMag hose.

Many ways to do this.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,512
Posted By TS Flightlines
I dont have any real good pics. But generally the...

I dont have any real good pics. But generally the idea is the same This one was from Kriegler LeRoux on his RV14, but same general Idea.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,512
Posted By TS Flightlines
7 and 9s have the tank port generally across from...

7 and 9s have the tank port generally across from the side skin exit, unless you are using inverted pickups in the tank nose. So lots of ways to do this---as long as the inlet and discharge end up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By TS Flightlines
All hoses, even braide teflon will expand an X...

All hoses, even braide teflon will expand an X amount under pressure. -3 has less expansion than -4 under the same pressure. Less expansion, firmer pedal.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By TS Flightlines
Inverted oil hoses

Just wanted to remind all the members using inverted oil systems, that AS Flightlines, the joint venture between Aircraft Specialty and TS Flightlines, has stainless braided, firesleeved, convoluted...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-04-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By TS Flightlines
What about the engine attached pump needing 45...

What about the engine attached pump needing 45 psi? So I'm guessing that its not a mechanical, but a secondary electric pump mounted on the engine. You could get a Romec mechanical pump and probably...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By TS Flightlines
I saw the new mounts on these planes at Synergy...

I saw the new mounts on these planes at Synergy South on Wednesday while doing some interesting stuff on Krea's RV10. (Public thanks to Krea for the round trip flight in his beautiful 7A! MUCH better...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,082
Posted By TS Flightlines
just an observation---

from the peanut gallery----looks like to me the wheel pants are involved here. The fact that the camber or under inflation of the tire wasnt caught LONG before it ever got to the point of showing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
Does solve the spacing issue between the...

Does solve the spacing issue between the fittings.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By TS Flightlines
Can use a 45* or 90* hose end to clear the PMag...

Can use a 45* or 90* hose end to clear the PMag connector.
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mo----maybe its the picture angle, but it appears...

Mo----maybe its the picture angle, but it appears to me that there is still alot of exposed thread on the NPT side, as compared to what I normally do. How tight is the fitting?
An can you post a pic...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By TS Flightlines
My Partner Steve also does panel design and...

My Partner Steve also does panel design and cutting--WE have 2 of these CNC routers, 1 in his shop, and one in the production shop.

I am looking at 'another use' for the routers!!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By TS Flightlines
We know of another builder in Thailand waiting on...

We know of another builder in Thailand waiting on his RV8 kit.
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE dont worry about the brass stuff----we dont...

WE dont worry about the brass stuff----we dont use it.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By TS Flightlines
Try Spruce Canada, or a Parker Hydraulic...

Try Spruce Canada, or a Parker Hydraulic Store.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just buy a nice hand bender. Cheap tools will...

Just buy a nice hand bender. Cheap tools will give you cheap results. The good Imperial lever benders are around $120. BUT they produce very good results.
The triple benders, like the Imperial 470...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
Here it is and just so happens to have the my...

Here it is and just so happens to have the my original prototype of the Andair "J" tube for the Andair pump.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By TS Flightlines
Do you know that the suction losses are using AN...

Do you know that the suction losses are using AN hardware?
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott, want plane are you building? Tom

Scott, want plane are you building?

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
forgot the Andair OP drawing. Tom

forgot the Andair OP drawing.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'm not going to flame Bill's bending...

I'm not going to flame Bill's bending capabilities. With a stock type bender, you just cant get enough space between bends, and flare the tube close enough to the bend. Thus, tubes that appear long...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
Its NOT that complicated. Tom

Its NOT that complicated.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
We didnt like the long tubes with bends to the...

We didnt like the long tubes with bends to the wings either, and the possible issues with installation. So for the Andair 7T valve, make these. Rigid tubes at the valve that transition to teflon...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ian---you have chosen the Andair pump and filter...

Ian---you have chosen the Andair pump and filter with the "J" tube. Yep pretty tough to do---
See the pic---stainless tube at the discharge side of the valve. YES IT CAN BE DONE, even with out a 3...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ian---tell us what part you are having issues...

Ian---tell us what part you are having issues with.
Actually the 3003O that Vans supplies is pretty easy to bend, even by hand.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
Posted By TS Flightlines
For those that might be thinking of use a live...

For those that might be thinking of use a live swivel like the Earls 922104ERL,
understand that the ONLY sealing between the stem of the 90* body and the swivel NPT is an O'Ring. The NPT section is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'm alittle late to the party, but we've used the...

I'm alittle late to the party, but we've used the Military/Commercial aviation guidelines. Seemed logical to me that if its good enough for military, why question it.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By TS Flightlines
RV10 ride

Many thanks to Larry Wilson and his beautiful RV10 N865VR for the flight time today. Larry is a long time friend and client and this is his 2nd 10.
This plane is very comfortable, bigger interior...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-12-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By TS Flightlines
Anyone remember the old Chrylser dual pickup...

Anyone remember the old Chrylser dual pickup distributors? Crazy idea for a dual redundant pickup coil back up. Incase one of the pickup wires broke.
We used to use a single pickup to trigger a GM...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By TS Flightlines
Barry, you just might have enough room to tighten...

Barry, you just might have enough room to tighten the fitting. The compession fittings use with the plastic hose are alittle shorter on the hose side, so it just might clear the the roof and the side...
Forum: International 09-09-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By TS Flightlines
When we send UPS international, they want to see...

When we send UPS international, they want to see the invoice. My personal thought is that its none of their business what the cost of a product is---thats between us and the client.They only need to...
Forum: International 09-09-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By TS Flightlines
Have a friend in the states get them for you and...

Have a friend in the states get them for you and mail/UPS/FEDEX to Switzerland. NOt a big deal, other than the shipping costs.:eek:

Tom
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By TS Flightlines
Katie---congrats on the move!!!! I'll be calling...

Katie---congrats on the move!!!!
I'll be calling you!!
Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,517
Posted By TS Flightlines
you 'could' put quick disconnects on the hoses...

you 'could' put quick disconnects on the hoses tot he wing tanks, if you intended on removing the wings. We do something similar for the Panthers.
You 'might' check with Vans engineering on the wing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thomas---sorry I was on VAF yesterday to answer....

Thomas---sorry I was on VAF yesterday to answer.
You can do this a couple of ways, but since the oil pressure hose is ready from one of the galleys, you can
1) on your VA168 sender manifold where...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thomas---same procedure as the fuel pressure...

Thomas---same procedure as the fuel pressure stuff. Check it with a known good mechanical gauge befroe bowilg a buch of time chasing a mirage. Verify that it IS the pressures the EFIS is showing....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,911
Posted By TS Flightlines
John---again the big thing is to determine if its...

John---again the big thing is to determine if its a 'real' pressure drop due to the pump, or minor fuel leak somewhere, or if its instrumentation. From what you say, this is a constant thing no...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-03-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,824
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott----I would have thought they might have had...

Scott----I would have thought they might have had a 14, but probably one wasnt available. I do know of a few clients that were very interested in this engine.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,911
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott--as we tell everyone that has an issue like...

Scott--as we tell everyone that has an issue like you are describing, check the actual fuel pressure with a know good mechanical gauge tee'd into the FP hose. That way you can see if its a 'real'...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By TS Flightlines
These have the Matco MC4 master cylinders with...

These have the Matco MC4 master cylinders with the adjustable clevis.

Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'll add this--- I didnt see this as a -4 with...

I'll add this---
I didnt see this as a -4 with either 1/8 or 1/4 NPT. The bolt has a female Torx hex head, and you'd need a really short Torx bit with a wrench in the space allowed. Would be better...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE had a set of the RV10 and RV14 pedals from...

WE had a set of the RV10 and RV14 pedals from Paul in our booth at OSH. I now have them in my shop in SC, doing some plumbing mods. The set I have has the Matco masters, and looks just fine. Even had...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,890
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thank you Les for your steadfast commitment to...

Thank you Les for your steadfast commitment to this issue!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE use hose for the SDS injection, but we leave...

WE use hose for the SDS injection, but we leave the stainless rigid lines alone for mechanical injection.
WE posted some time ago about using hose to replace the stainless lines, but no real takers....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
The banjos are a good idea---on paper. Tom

The banjos are a good idea---on paper.
Tom
Forum: Reviews 08-27-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By TS Flightlines
I've used them for years, especially on stainless...

I've used them for years, especially on stainless tubing.
Never had an issue. Try Phone: +1.800.704.2157 they ship to me generally out of Atlanta---so maybe thats why I havent had issues.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By TS Flightlines
I have 3---the rolo flare, the Rigid RFT37 that I...

I have 3---the rolo flare, the Rigid RFT37 that I really like, and well the beast.
The rolo flare is good for 1/8 primer lines, I like the RFT 37 because the flaring bar is narrow enough to allow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,938
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dave---we all are winning! There are some...

Dave---we all are winning! There are some unbelievably smart guys on VAF, some of which unlike me can type and spell==And we all can ask them questions!!!
I'd say that makes us all winners.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,682
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi James-----I'd like to tag onto Dan's question...

Hi James-----I'd like to tag onto Dan's question om whether this shudder popped up when the new combination was installed, or has developed after several hours of flight.
To me- a shudder at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,938
Posted By TS Flightlines
Yeah---I'm watching-----you guys make my head...

Yeah---I'm watching-----you guys make my head hurt! If we put all of you in a room, we could solve 90% +- of the worlds problems before lunch!
This is fun to watch---and NO, I'm going to mix it up...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-25-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve and I along with several beta testers...

Steve and I along with several beta testers developed the Air FLow Performance pump retrofit package for the 14s. Way to many Andair pump failures were reported. The AFP pump has been used for years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By TS Flightlines
Randy---cant speak for the other rubber parts in...

Randy---cant speak for the other rubber parts in the fuel system, but if you have teflon hoses, they are not affected by octane boosters. Rubber hoses are a different story.
Tom
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-24-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By TS Flightlines
I bet Rob will help you---give him a call. Tom

I bet Rob will help you---give him a call.

Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
Brian, NPT banjos are tough to come by, but a...

Brian, NPT banjos are tough to come by, but a great idea. The tapered port in the gear leg is the issue. You'd need a custom NPT stem with a hex to secure it in the gear leg---installed height may be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,687
Posted By TS Flightlines
John, there has been quite a bit of...

John, there has been quite a bit of investigating, and quite a bit of expense to do so. In one case of a well documented instance on a VAF members plane, the FT60 cube in this case was moved to 4...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,687
Posted By TS Flightlines
John--------before you condemn the...

John--------before you condemn the sensor---------------------------------------------

Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
Well, there "is" an alternative, that hasnt been...

Well, there "is" an alternative, that hasnt been tested, nor engineered for that matter. Now I'm not saying do this, "but" on the inside of the gear tower, mark an area (if you can get to it through...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By TS Flightlines
lol===PTFE plumbers paste at 'Lowes" for...

lol===PTFE plumbers paste at 'Lowes" for inexpensive. Same Bat time, same Bat channel. Been using is for 40+ years.

Tom

am i 'that' old?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
probably not enough room to get a straight nipple...

probably not enough room to get a straight nipple AND a 90* hose end in there, whether a block style fitting or not.

The shower was the problem---you have to wake up from a dead sleep!:eek:

Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,195
Posted By TS Flightlines
Moe there isnt. And not enough room to rotate the...

Moe there isnt. And not enough room to rotate the fitting out, reseal it and reinstall. Without cutting a big hole in the floor of the gear tower, the only option I know of is to pull the gear...
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