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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-27-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,379
Posted By TS Flightlines
Doug and Susie------I too know what you are going...

Doug and Susie------I too know what you are going through. 1 year after Suzanne's passing her dog had a massive stroke, and I had to put him down. He was a fabulous companion to her, and to me after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By TS Flightlines
From the staff at TS/AS Flightlines, we too offer...

From the staff at TS/AS Flightlines, we too offer our congratulations to Brian and Scott. Both me contributed greatly to Vans Aircraft, and they will be tough to replace.
Enjoy retirement guys!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By TS Flightlines
Generally the restricted fitting goes in the...

Generally the restricted fitting goes in the cylinder MAP port.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By TS Flightlines
Stratoflex 124F is a teflon, stainless braid hose...

Stratoflex 124F is a teflon, stainless braid hose with firesleeve.
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By TS Flightlines
The 303 and 601/701 hose are Mil SPec---so the...

The 303 and 601/701 hose are Mil SPec---so the Aeroquip and Stratoflex fittings can be used for both. The other hose is an SAE 100R5 hose (it appears) and although is the same dimensions as 303, its...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By TS Flightlines
Carls location is a good alternative to our flow...

Carls location is a good alternative to our flow divider mount. Also--Dan Hortons version of mounting it above the servo near the simp parting line.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,588
Posted By TS Flightlines
When I had my 'crazy' thoughts about building my...

When I had my 'crazy' thoughts about building my 7A to try this, I came up with like 150 gallons. Mike Stewart gave me the idea of the twin leading edge tanks that gives you 84 gallons on 7A. So a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By TS Flightlines
UH---701 hose and fittings do not require any...

UH---701 hose and fittings do not require any special tools like mandrels, etc. A vise is handy, and well gee a cresent wrench can be used too. The fittings are of 2 varieties, a long stem and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By TS Flightlines
If the pump, assuming the AFP pump is installed...

If the pump, assuming the AFP pump is installed properly, everything is out of the way and unless you have long legs and purposely put your foot over there, you wont have any issues.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,588
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi All, I have a couple of questions for Stan....

Hi All, I have a couple of questions for Stan. First, I admire the inititive to try a long over water flight. Greg Niehues built his plane to do just that.
So My first question is where in a RV4 are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By TS Flightlines
'Aviation Technician Integrated Training Program...

'Aviation Technician Integrated Training Program EA-ITP-GB","General section textbook. I got it from a fomer Marine Helicopter mechanic after he retired.

The old manual is here----start on page 192...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By TS Flightlines
Brad---you might use some, but its really not...

Brad---you might use some, but its really not that much. You are just flaring a couple of inches so its not alot. Once you fine the sweet spot on a particular size of tube, make a little guage and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By TS Flightlines
All it takes is practice, with what ever flare...

All it takes is practice, with what ever flare tool you use. RFT37, RoloFlair, etc. All are slightly different. Advice----cut some sections of straight tube, square the ends with a file and through...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By TS Flightlines
Chip====Spruce used to have them. Or they are...

Chip====Spruce used to have them. Or they are easy to make. Trick is the amount of weight on the end so the hose will move.

NOTE----Teflon doesnt work well, I'm sorry to say. Its stiffer a compared...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-26-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,096
Posted By TS Flightlines
George----I dont know that for sure. The plane...

George----I dont know that for sure. The plane was in Ga. when I heard about it. Bothered me alot, since I had considerable back seat time in Lee Logans F1.
But it would not have surprised me,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By TS Flightlines
Typically, the flare should be about 1/2 the...

Typically, the flare should be about 1/2 the width of the flared part of the sleeve. Yep, takes some practice. Extend the tube out from the flare die about .060 and try again. Should be about...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-26-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,096
Posted By TS Flightlines
I was told that the previous owner fluttered the...

I was told that the previous owner fluttered the tail in a high speed dive. Was also told that he as an A&P did the prebuy inspection for the new owners. He is no longer with us, but I feel it might...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By TS Flightlines
We build the hoses for the Airwolf filter based...

We build the hoses for the Airwolf filter based on 2 beta testers installs. Hose are about 16.5 long. We do state in the install manual to mockup the hoses on the engine, then that will determine the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Chip---you planning on sustained inverted...

Hey Chip---you planning on sustained inverted flight I guess?
This is one area that you really dont want to mess with. I know of a pretty new engine that got destroyed by a malfunctioning ball valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By TS Flightlines
Our congratulations to Rocky too----long time...

Our congratulations to Rocky too----long time client.
So proud of you my friend!
Tom and Steve
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,636
Posted By TS Flightlines
Walts carb cleaner trick is what we used back in...

Walts carb cleaner trick is what we used back in the automotive days. Works well.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By TS Flightlines
FWF Hose protection

We get asked all the time why we "insist" on firesleeving our FWF hoses. Aside from the obvious reason of 'fire/heat' protection, and the extra instulation properties, and occurencelast week drove...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-16-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,368
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jeff, we've done quite a few root filter kits for...

Jeff, we've done quite a few root filter kits for the RV14, RV10 and now working on a modified version for the RV7/8s, both with and without inverted fuel pickups in the nose of the tanks . Several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ray, thats true. In most of the applications we...

Ray, thats true. In most of the applications we would use it for, its probably fine. There is (fortunately and unfortunately) alot of leeway for the experimental industry, especially in the US. Alot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By TS Flightlines
Brandon, the nut on the right is a true AN...

Brandon, the nut on the right is a true AN certified aluminum nut. The one on the left, as viewed in the pic is not. Even the machining is different.

Now there are some imposter nuts out there ,...
Forum: Safety 10-04-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By TS Flightlines
Greg contact Walt Aronow, or Randy Richmond at...

Greg contact Walt Aronow, or Randy Richmond at 52F, Certainly they can help.

Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,954
Posted By TS Flightlines
You can use aluminum fittings here----no...

You can use aluminum fittings here----no issue

Tom
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-02-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 44,764
Posted By TS Flightlines
Paul-----looks really good. Stay with it! Tom

Paul-----looks really good. Stay with it!
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,954
Posted By TS Flightlines
Clay, you 'can' use a rigid tube as a cross over....

Clay, you 'can' use a rigid tube as a cross over. Advise: Eat lunch first because its not easy. The 90* AN fitting on the gear leg points toward the tip of the gear, not straight because the nose of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,515
Posted By TS Flightlines
Chris---they will build the engine mount---or a...

Chris---they will build the engine mount---or a supplemental mount to install it in the 8. I guess. You can take most everything FWF and scrap it----a new dry sump oil tank will be needed, similar to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,125
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ive posted pics of my hand bender several times,...

Ive posted pics of my hand bender several times, but for some new members, I'll post them again. I made this probably 10 years ago to solve the issue of getting the bend close to the flare. ( For our...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,510
Posted By TS Flightlines
resurection of this thread---

FYI----on Don Eisele's RV14, they were having erratic flow readings. After some extensive troubleshooting with some of his friends, they determined that there was a wire interruption at the body of...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-21-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dave send me an email @...

Dave send me an email @ tsflightlines@gmail.com

Tom
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,841
Posted By TS Flightlines
Re-visiting this. I grabbed a Andair FS20x7T and...

Re-visiting this. I grabbed a Andair FS20x7T and a Newton V1-3 valve ans dis some minor comparisons. From the mounting flange to the port centerlines, the Newton valve ports are 1 inch lower than the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-19-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 44,764
Posted By TS Flightlines
Paul, since you have hanging pedals, you can use...

Paul, since you have hanging pedals, you can use the RV7A routings for the brakes, and a modified version for the fuel. Since those are known dimensions, it would be easier. Since you are using the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve- if you look at Heinrich's and the OE...

Steve- if you look at Heinrich's and the OE tubes, as they get close to the rubber connections, they are flat and go directly into the rubber, not angled downward. Thats what we based our hoses on,...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,181
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dennis---you sold your RV10? Tom

Dennis---you sold your RV10?
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ray---good find on the spec! On the firewall, I...

Ray---good find on the spec! On the firewall, I use 2 stainless washers, then tight and some more. Yes, I like stainless bulkhead fittings in the firewall, and yes, I like the nuts tight.

I've heard...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,841
Posted By TS Flightlines
Trent----to my knowledge the Newton vave hasnt...

Trent----to my knowledge the Newton vave hasnt been installed in a 14. I know for us, it would involve a redesign of our fuselage rigid tubes. Not that we cant do it, (we did a mod to put a 7T valve...
Forum: Reviews 09-13-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thanks guys. I DO want to clarify something for...

Thanks guys. I DO want to clarify something for Dwight and others. Steve and I are NOT in the same location. I'm in South Carolina, and he is in Wisconsin. Yep , sounds strange how 2 guys can run a...
Forum: Reviews 09-12-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thanks David----Hum---Looks like I got the drop...

Thanks David----Hum---Looks like I got the drop about .060 too long. And ran out of stainless sleeves. But looks good.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By TS Flightlines
I assume an RV12? You have to verify the fuel...

I assume an RV12?
You have to verify the fuel pressure readings. Is it real, or a sendor anomaly?
Plumb in a KNOWN good mechanical guage and check the readings. Probably going to be the same, since...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,841
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'd like to comment on the Newton valve...

I'd like to comment on the Newton valve possiblity for the RV14. Dont know if we are talking about a duplex install or not, but I'll address that. YES, you can install it. Several differences between...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-02-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,908
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ray---thats true, but mainly for servo to flow...

Ray---thats true, but mainly for servo to flow divider installs. The biggest clue would have been the carburetor is the end of the fuel system in this example. In a mechanical injection system, like...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-02-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,908
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve----that was sort of my point in showing the...

Steve----that was sort of my point in showing the AE466 hose and the others on the pic. DEFINITATELY a different style hose, although still teflon. Couldnt see enough of it to see the routing, but I...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,908
Posted By TS Flightlines
The cube has an orifice of about .145. Tom

The cube has an orifice of about .145.

Tom
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,908
Posted By TS Flightlines
Jared--in most cases yes. Tom

Jared--in most cases yes.
Tom
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,908
Posted By TS Flightlines
Restrictor fitting 'generally' have that reduced...

Restrictor fitting 'generally' have that reduced orifice in the NPT side, like the first pic here of one we mass produce (like several other companies, with a minor difference). The second pic is of...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,908
Posted By TS Flightlines
Not that my $.02 counts here, but Steve and I...

Not that my $.02 counts here, but Steve and I have worked with many builders, owners, mechanics, and me personally 2 occasions the NTSB to answer specific RV related questions. Same for quite a few...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-29-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thanks to Phillip for posting his creative...

Thanks to Phillip for posting his creative solution! My stubby wrench was pretty short, And my hands are kinda small-----those of you that know me know that, so I personally didnt have alot of issues...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By TS Flightlines
HI Phillip---sending you an email. Tom

HI Phillip---sending you an email.
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By TS Flightlines
Brian---the FS2020 is the valve, but you have to...

Brian---the FS2020 is the valve, but you have to decide on the screw on Andait fittings. They come in different configurations---NPT, AN, Banjo----so having a plan is really going to help when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By TS Flightlines
Brian----you have to get the valve from Andair...

Brian----you have to get the valve from Andair first, and have it configured for the way you plan to route things. Mickey has the 1/4 NPT fittings with AN822-6D adapters.
But several ways to do...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-17-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ross----we do some hoses for them a couple times...

Ross----we do some hoses for them a couple times a year. As far as I know they are still using it for R&D.
Tom
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-13-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dan the way we route it is 21.25 inches flare to...

Dan the way we route it is 21.25 inches flare to flare. Check it. Pretty easy. Did the engine not come with the flow divider hose?
Tom
Forum: Tools 08-12-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,711
Posted By TS Flightlines
I have one of the originals, built by the first...

I have one of the originals, built by the first Numatx company. Love it. I cant speak for the newer versions, but mine is just fine. I dont use it as much any more--but its still a great tool.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mickey---the plans dont specifiy a return...

Mickey---the plans dont specifiy a return location, I think because Vans didnt support the electronic injections with returns. BUT, the tank end rib T-1003B L/R do have a provision for using the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By TS Flightlines
Greg---we are here to help===even if you dont...

Greg---we are here to help===even if you dont purchase anything from us!
Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,026
Posted By TS Flightlines
Paul--is the oil pressure sender remotely...

Paul--is the oil pressure sender remotely mounted? Certainly sound like a grounding issue, but I defer to the electrial guys.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By TS Flightlines
When 306 hose and reusable hose ends were...

When 306 hose and reusable hose ends were commonly use for fuel pressure and oil pressure lines, over time they have a tendency to develop cracks and leaks, especially under vibration and engine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By TS Flightlines
Joe---they kinda are. Check the OE aluminum...

Joe---they kinda are. Check the OE aluminum tubes, they are flat as they connect to the rubber hoses.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,813
Posted By TS Flightlines
Like Paul mentioned, it might be hard to have the...

Like Paul mentioned, it might be hard to have the parts necessary for repair.
For us, the logistics of making another portable hose shop isnt in the cards. I had one, wasnt feasible, besides the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bruce, Steve and ALOT of others, its great to...

Bruce, Steve and ALOT of others, its great to meet, talk and learn what you products you'd like. Steve and I like the personal connection we get by exhibiting at OSH. Alot of what we do has come from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By TS Flightlines
naaa---tooo many numbers for me to look at. Tom

naaa---tooo many numbers for me to look at.
Tom
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