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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dont use a paper or sintered metal filter....

Dont use a paper or sintered metal filter. Stainless filters are the way to go. Easily serviced, rugged and reliable, and most cleaning solvents wont hurt them.

Larry ===varnish was the word I was...
Forum: Reviews 05-08-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By TS Flightlines
Garet and others, we spent a considerable amount...

Garet and others, we spent a considerable amount of time thinking about this ans doing various mockup ideas, given the restrictions of space, the selector valve, the cover plates and dog house for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By TS Flightlines
Back in the automotive days, I used to use alot...

Back in the automotive days, I used to use alot of carb/injection cleaner. WE found that auto fuels, would leave some gummy residue, and color like Kahuna mentioned. Even soaking a carb in the those...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By TS Flightlines
A typical restrictor fitting in cylinder 3, or 4,...

A typical restrictor fitting in cylinder 3, or 4, or 5 or 6 (for 6 cylinder Lycomings) can be used with a standard -4 hose. Restrictor orifice usually +- .040 generally works well. In some cases, we...
Forum: Reviews 05-01-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By TS Flightlines
I wasnt dismissing the install instructions at...

I wasnt dismissing the install instructions at all. What I meant was the plumbing side 'could' be alittle tough in some cases. Definitely work out the plumbing BEFORE you cut the hole in the...
Forum: Reviews 04-30-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By TS Flightlines
The Aerolabs gascolator is a nice unit, but does...

The Aerolabs gascolator is a nice unit, but does have its install issues. Nothing set for its install. You're pretty much on your own.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,555
Posted By TS Flightlines
From a business standpoint, I can say this. WE...

From a business standpoint, I can say this. WE are all held captive at one point or the other by other vendors or suppliers. Sometimes these are several levels deep. Since none of use do our own...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-24-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By TS Flightlines
Larry, I'm NOT an ignition guy by any stretch....

Larry, I'm NOT an ignition guy by any stretch. But, back in the racing days, we used to use dielectric grease at the plug connectors. Before that, we'd see some rust on the connectors, ans figured...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-23-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By TS Flightlines
This was the Precision Eagle EMS system that was...

This was the Precision Eagle EMS system that was experimental in 2012. I dont think its available now. SDS and EFii have taken over that version, along with PMag and SureFly and a couple of others...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-23-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By TS Flightlines
I know exactly who it is. WE did this for a...

I know exactly who it is. WE did this for a client in Houston in 2012.
Very custom hoses, but turned out well. Kinda wish we had our new integral hose back then.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By TS Flightlines
Michael---you and use a AN816-3 or 4...

Michael---you and use a AN816-3 or 4 fitting---depending on the size of hose you are planning on using for the tee to the PMag and the MAP sensor. WE generally use -3 . AND the location of the MAP...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By TS Flightlines
Here is one for a RV14 for a Canadian client....

Here is one for a RV14 for a Canadian client. With a shutoff valve.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,017
Posted By TS Flightlines
Michael---steel is alittle harder to seal than...

Michael---steel is alittle harder to seal than aluminum, especially with stainless hose ends. Torque specs on the higher range for steel fittings usually solves the problems. I use the flats method...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,017
Posted By TS Flightlines
Michael and others, we typically pressure test...

Michael and others, we typically pressure test our (AS Flightlines, Aircraft Specialty and TS Flightlines) assemblies to 2000 psi. WAYYYY beyond what you'll see, but the hoses are rated at 3000 psi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Dan--- so since this isnt the 'LA Speed...

Hey Dan--- so since this isnt the 'LA Speed check" story, is it the Lake City Speed story?:D

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By TS Flightlines
Joe---post a pic, or email me one. The original...

Joe---post a pic, or email me one. The original RV12/Rotax fuel hoses were rubber with firesleeve. At some point around 2012-13, Rotax started delivering engines with teflon (Stratoflex 101) carb...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-24-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By TS Flightlines
The flare head specs are the same for both JIC...

The flare head specs are the same for both JIC and AN. Major difference is the class 3 thread vs the class 2 for JIC. Tighter tollerances for the AN, but functionality is the same. Materials can vary...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,358
Posted By TS Flightlines
I have to say this thread got my attention. Not...

I have to say this thread got my attention. Not real sure why the oil cooler location would be close enough to the fuel pump so the OP would have to create a pretty custom pump discharge fitting. The...
Forum: Reviews 03-20-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,924
Posted By TS Flightlines
David---that is excellent service. I think most...

David---that is excellent service. I think most of us are talking about completed valves, not just parts.
BUT hopefully things are begining to return to some normalcy at Andair.

OH---I missed the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,557
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mini Dishwasher! Cool! ...

Mini Dishwasher! Cool! kidding.

Tom
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-19-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By TS Flightlines
Talking YEP---its really that busy!!!:D Tom

YEP---its really that busy!!!:D

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By TS Flightlines
Charlie---not to raise the flame war alarm, but...

Charlie---not to raise the flame war alarm, but the other possibility is the rubber hose liners are deteriorating and the black debris is parts of the fuel hoses. Being built in 2013, it most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By TS Flightlines
Have you tried Aircraft Specialty? Yeah he's my...

Have you tried Aircraft Specialty? Yeah he's my business partner, but does stock some----I got 100 for working on a---project--

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By TS Flightlines
looks like friction heat from flying too...

looks like friction heat from flying too fast!:eek:

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By TS Flightlines
I hate to be a stick in the mud---but is this a...

I hate to be a stick in the mud---but is this a new/recent build, or an older 12 recently purchased?
Just asking--

Tom
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-12-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 248,956
Posted By TS Flightlines
Very well done my friend! Enjoy the next...

Very well done my friend! Enjoy the next hours--maybe see it at Osh?
Tom
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bob---check to hose to see if its 303 or 666. It...

Bob---check to hose to see if its 303 or 666. It might be teflon and be non life limited----but check it anyway. The numbers on the tag will be the part number, the pressure test data, the data of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,553
Posted By TS Flightlines
Krea is partial to blue isnt he! Tom

Krea is partial to blue isnt he!

Tom
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By TS Flightlines
I assume that you are putting the EXP in the...

I assume that you are putting the EXP in the RV14. Vans has it under the #4 cylinder, and that does work. WE tend to mount the transducer at the flow divider----some like it, some dont, but for the...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott---we've plumbed quite a few of the FT60s in...

Scott---we've plumbed quite a few of the FT60s in all kinds of experimentals, (probably close to 200 now). That doesnt make us experts, but Steve and I think we have a preety good grapse on the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-05-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By TS Flightlines
Pat has been a long time client---and proud to...

Pat has been a long time client---and proud to call him a friend. He has spent alot of his time helping a bunch of us.
Here's to you buddy!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By TS Flightlines
We've seen a substancial slow down in UPS and Fed...

We've seen a substancial slow down in UPS and Fed Ex travel times. They blame iit on the weather situation in the south ---over 2 weeks ago. Have a package that got held up in Compton, Ca for 15...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,358
Posted By TS Flightlines
The industrial flare angle is 37* like the AN....

The industrial flare angle is 37* like the AN.
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,358
Posted By TS Flightlines
This is our fitting---same idea as the 2 piece...

This is our fitting---same idea as the 2 piece Vans/Spruce version, except ours is 1 piece. -4 side can be restricted for those with sensitive fuel pressure sensors.

Tom
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 248,956
Posted By TS Flightlines
Congrats Jereme! SO very proud of you my friend....

Congrats Jereme! SO very proud of you my friend. All of your excellent questions and VAF posts will certainly help to be a guide for those that follow you. Enjoy the next adventures!
Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,557
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve---they will deteriorate from the inside...

Steve---they will deteriorate from the inside out. Hard to see without taking them off. Gates part number 27005 is 7/16 fuel rated.
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By TS Flightlines
Here is the Clear Matco Reservoir used by alot of...

Here is the Clear Matco Reservoir used by alot of Synergy builders. Takes a custom mount to the top of the reservoir to mount on the firewall nutplates. Thats pretty easy. What we found was the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By TS Flightlines
Merhad---with the AN826-3D tee we use our -3 hose...

Merhad---with the AN826-3D tee we use our -3 hose end fitting stem and nut with out the crimp collar. With the AN826-4D tee, we wuse our -4 nut, -3 ste and body jump size hose end stem with out the...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By TS Flightlines
We tend to use the high side of the torgue range,...

We tend to use the high side of the torgue range, when ni use the flats method.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By TS Flightlines
David---after sleeping on this, I assume you are...

David---after sleeping on this, I assume you are speaking of the tranducer manifold on the firewall. So yes you can use a AN825 or AN826, probably the 826 to plumb this.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By TS Flightlines
David----to run dual pmags and the map sensor,...

David----to run dual pmags and the map sensor, you need 4 ports. Spruce has a really nice aluminum manifold with 3 ports, or 5 ports like the pic. You still need the AN fittings to complete the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mickey and others, using the brass tee is fine if...

Mickey and others, using the brass tee is fine if you use a 306 rubber hose from the cylinder. It doesnt work with teflon, 1 because of the OD/ID differences, and 2 because of the stiffness of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tomas----we pull MAP from cylinder 3, route the...

Tomas----we pull MAP from cylinder 3, route the hose (generally a -3 hose) to a dual tee for the PMags and the MAP sensor. -3 hose because the stem ID is .079 and 'generally" doesnt need a restrictor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,592
Posted By TS Flightlines
Im in, although solo. And YES TS Flightlines/AS...

Im in, although solo. And YES TS Flightlines/AS Flightlines would like to sponsor the gathering as we have the past several years.
Tom
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By TS Flightlines
OH---the fitting in the post above is NOT brazed,...

OH---the fitting in the post above is NOT brazed, it has a pinned(wired) on nut, and there just isnt room on a primer nut. AND expensive to do.

Tom
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By TS Flightlines
HI Lars----needs to be a 90*, and in all...

HI Lars----needs to be a 90*, and in all proablity something brazed like the pic below. Problem is capturing the nut, and its a brass 5/16-32 nut, and it would be hard to do, and defeat the purpose...
Forum: Reviews 02-20-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thank You!

I just wanted to say a quick Thank You from Steve and I for all of your support, and kind comments not only now, but throughout the lifespan of our businesses. WE really like doing what we do, and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By TS Flightlines
Well, we broke out the drawings and made a few...

Well, we broke out the drawings and made a few minor tweeks. Lookiing at feasiblilty. The injector side is the hardest, because it needs the -2 ball seat ends, like AN800. Not that big a deal other...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,043
Posted By TS Flightlines
We're plumbing more SDS systems than EFii right...

We're plumbing more SDS systems than EFii right now--have a couple in beta test. If you hadnt previously planned for a duplex system--especially in the cabin and tanks---then you need to STOP and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-17-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dudley, see your email. Tom

Dudley,
see your email.
Tom
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-16-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve--I think Earls might be the only other...

Steve--I think Earls might be the only other source for -2 hose ends, and they are reusable. $50.00 EACH for 1 straight. 45* is like $75.00, and 90* is $87.00. Each. These are block style, heavy....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-16-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By TS Flightlines
-2 teflon is hard to find, and pricey. When we...

-2 teflon is hard to find, and pricey. When we need a -2 hose, such as for primer or older oil pressure/fuel pressure installs, we convert our -3 straight hose ends to -2. Same -3 hose, same stems,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-16-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dan---we've used -3 teflon for injector lines,...

Dan---we've used -3 teflon for injector lines, mainly on SDS systems. These are on a IO390 with SDS and a baffle mounted fuel block. Similar idea for a flow divider.

Tom
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-16-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Bill---certainly, but I was more interested in...

Hi Bill---certainly, but I was more interested in the ops pics, to see if his lines were properly secured. Pretty sure his A&P is a great guy, but it wouldnt be the first time something got...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-15-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By TS Flightlines
Lycoming MSB 342G. Pics or description of your...

Lycoming MSB 342G.
Pics or description of your failure would be helpful.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,029
Posted By TS Flightlines
Rememeber when you drove your car or truck to go...

Rememeber when you drove your car or truck to go somewhere? How often were you stopping? Just because you are flying 2.5x the supposed speed limit, seat time is seat time.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thats from the cure date of the hose. I posted...

Thats from the cure date of the hose. I posted the old AC20-7N in another thread.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve Smith can probably tell you what you want...

Steve Smith can probably tell you what you want to know.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'll chime in here--

Yep Steve and I merged the fluidline divisions of our two companies several years ago. We found that working together was better for us, better for yo the owners and builders. My website, TS...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Dennis----how can we help you? Tom

Hi Dennis----how can we help you?
Tom
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,397
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'll post this again--

My friend Ray Ward, many time builder of all sorts of planes, uses this bleeder he bought from Amazon, Used with your compressor and a regulator, bleed from the caliper bottom. Certainly forces all...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,029
Posted By TS Flightlines
I think Scott is just being honest and saying...

I think Scott is just being honest and saying that the Vans planes werent engineered with ER tanks, or Vans would have developed them and made them an option. It doesnt mean it cant be done, just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By TS Flightlines
Forgot the pic.

Forgot the pic.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dudley, the AFP pump is used by more builders...

Dudley, the AFP pump is used by more builders than any of the others. That being said, Paul Dye has the single version EFii pump in the RV3 ( dont know about the RV8) and as far a I know hasnt had...
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