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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By TS Flightlines
forgot the Andair OP drawing. Tom

forgot the Andair OP drawing.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
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 Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By TS Flightlines
Its NOT that complicated. Tom

Its NOT that complicated.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
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: 27
Views: 907
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,653
Posted By TS Flightlines
So----the moderators dont know the location pf...

So----the moderators dont know the location pf 'prosperity'? We so many VAF members all over the place, someone is surely near him that could to a verification check of the address.

This just makes...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
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: 14
Views: 1,308
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: 2,519
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: 517
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: 1,058
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: 1,034
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: 1,855
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: 1,855
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: 1,087
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: 4
Views: 835
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: 1,213
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: 1,213
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: 2,532
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: 4,001
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: 2,532
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: 722
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: 28
Views: 2,724
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: 722
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: 8
Views: 927
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: 1,078
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: 28
Views: 2,724
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: 5
Views: 1,269
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: 799
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: 3,163
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: 1,434
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: 3,163
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: 974
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: 348
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: 510
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: 28
Views: 2,724
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: 1,362
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: 1,362
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: 28
Views: 2,724
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: 1,118
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: 28
Views: 2,724
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: 28
Views: 2,724
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...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By TS Flightlines
567 or PTFE Paste, not tape for NPT threads. In...

567 or PTFE Paste, not tape for NPT threads. In the case of some governor adapters, later hydraulic cylinders if so equipped, and Lycoming fuel pumps with o'ring boss ports, lube the o'ring, but...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By TS Flightlines
Pic request:

Hi all the RV14 builders and owners. WE have a request. I like to get a picture of the area around the left air vent, panel and the left pedal bar mount. Especially helpful would be a dimension that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-18-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By TS Flightlines
What we know of was with the FT60, not a FloScan....

What we know of was with the FT60, not a FloScan. So I cant 'say' with a FloScan. But if you look at the similarity of those that have posted here, you'll see what we have seen, and gotten some...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By TS Flightlines
Doug, you can slit the snap bushings and use...

Doug, you can slit the snap bushings and use them, or spit a short piece of clear hose and slide it over the hose assembly. I would not expect the clear PVC cover on the hose to offer support, since...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By TS Flightlines
This sound familiar------- Tom

This sound familiar-------

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ok Per Bill----test only with non flamable...

Ok Per Bill----test only with non flamable fluids----I use water in my test cabinet. Have used ISO46 hydraulic fluid, Mil 5606.
DONT use any gases.

(But didn know of a guy that tried oxygen,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,724
Posted By TS Flightlines
Walter---I did notice the 5.2-5.4 psi fuel...

Walter---I did notice the 5.2-5.4 psi fuel pressure readings. I'm assuming this is pretty standard for you since you changed to our teflon hose package?
Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,724
Posted By TS Flightlines
Wink Hi Mel! Yep---please excuse my grammar and...

Hi Mel! Yep---please excuse my grammar and writing ability---my mind and typing skills arent what they once were-

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,724
Posted By TS Flightlines
The other NON Stock things are teh 1st design AS...

The other NON Stock things are teh 1st design AS Flightlines teflon hose assemblies for the fuel sytem. These were before we made the 8m banjo fittings for th teflon hose. Nevertheless----their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By TS Flightlines
well yeah Brad---agreed, but we've seen worse. UH...

well yeah Brad---agreed, but we've seen worse. UH how about Propane? Dont ask.
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thank you Ray----and yes all of our assemblies...

Thank you Ray----and yes all of our assemblies are pressure tested. During my development testing, Ive taken them 2x's the working pressure, which in most cases for our engines either 250x for fuel,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By TS Flightlines
Check Rotax numbers 874-911, 874-347, & 874-337....

Check Rotax numbers 874-911, 874-347, & 874-337. CPS list their prices online. Might surprise you!
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By TS Flightlines
Rotax originaly had rubber hoses, and alot of...

Rotax originaly had rubber hoses, and alot of aircraft have/had them. With the various new additives in the fuel, we know that some can deteriorate the rubber line and create problems. But with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By TS Flightlines
Like others have said on this thread, we've seen...

Like others have said on this thread, we've seen most all varieties of hoses on experimentals and some certified planes with WAYYYYYYYY outdated H8794 rubber assemblies. Thats one of the reasons we...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By TS Flightlines
HI Bob-- Flare the tubing as normal. For short...

HI Bob--
Flare the tubing as normal. For short runs before the bend, I trim the sleeve so it just exits the nut. OR you can do this----do the same procedure with a standard sleeve and reverse the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By TS Flightlines
Wallace, what do you have now? Tom

Wallace, what do you have now?
Tom
Forum: Rocket 08-10-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,017
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'll 2nd, 3rd or 4th for Ken's carbon pants....

I'll 2nd, 3rd or 4th for Ken's carbon pants. Having spent the week looking at them in our booth at Osh, along with his fabulous RV8 airfoil, gundrilled and polished gear leg, I can see why builers...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tom---In the 1 case that i'm VERY familiar with,...

Tom---In the 1 case that i'm VERY familiar with, yes the cube was sent back to EI for testing. According to the owner, he reported that EI passed the cube with 'couldnt find anything wrong with it'....
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,294
Posted By TS Flightlines
Gee guys the hose WASNT the question OR the...

Gee guys the hose WASNT the question OR the problem. Jeff just showed it to show what happened. Whether it was a teflon hose, or an aluminum rigid tube isnt the issue---its to show what can happen,...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,294
Posted By TS Flightlines
If you like you brake hoses well done, without...

If you like you brake hoses well done, without some sort of steak sauce then do this.
YES--this is one of ours--installed by the previous owner/builder. Seems there was a tire tube issue on the same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By TS Flightlines
Larry, they certainly do have a great track...

Larry, they certainly do have a great track record. NO doubt about it. Just some 'strange' occurences on some replacement installs.
Tom
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE really have no dog in this hunt, other than we...

WE really have no dog in this hunt, other than we have ALOT of our clients using our hoses in varying locations of mounted FT60s. Maybe it just me, but it sure seems that the newer cubes have some...
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