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Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
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 01-01-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,239
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,434
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
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, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
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...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-22-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By TS Flightlines
If you are comparing the OD of the hoses, 303 or...

If you are comparing the OD of the hoses, 303 or any other rubber lined hose, vs a teflon assembly, THEN YES there is a substancial difference. The ID of the hoses are equal, but the construction of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,707
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tim----I dont know what clearance you have...

Tim----I dont know what clearance you have between the cable and the hose-----which is a 303 rubber lined hose---but I would not clamp the 2 together even with adels. NOT SAYING that you will get...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,707
Posted By TS Flightlines
The bend radius is based on the hose at the...

The bend radius is based on the hose at the prescribed working pressure, with is 3000 psi in this case. Since you are using a carbed install, at 5+- psi, yes you can bend it tighter. But remember,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-17-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE like stainless adapters for all the reasons...

WE like stainless adapters for all the reasons given here-----except the high prices which we dont like either. But for overall reliability with a variety of fluids ( some of which we dont the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,707
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just as a point of reference to all----Our angled...

Just as a point of reference to all----Our angled hose ends from -3 through -8 are 304 stainless and mandrel bent. The stem ID AFTER crimping is a larger ID that the average of the 3 TOP Aerospace...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-15-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By TS Flightlines
Fairly easy to figure out------what size fittings...

Fairly easy to figure out------what size fittings were originally installed in the servo? -6 inlet, and -4 outlet MOST PROBABLY..
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,707
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tim---there are literally 100's of ways to do...

Tim---there are literally 100's of ways to do this and everyone is right, and a few wrong. EI, nor anyone else will give you and absolute fool proof location. We've done ALOT of plumbing for these,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thanks Mark!! Tom

Thanks Mark!!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Gash----Thank you so much, but its a team...

Hey Gash----Thank you so much, but its a team effort. Steve and I have worked really hard to produce a great product. Even have some metric fittings designed to upgrade all those rubber hoses to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bill, not sure, just doing some thinking. Tom

Bill, not sure, just doing some thinking.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By TS Flightlines
Gauging interest

Everyone. I have a decision to make, so I thought I'd gauge som interest.
My 7/7A fuselage is about at quick build stage. Started life as a 7TD, but I proposed to change to a A model. Mounts not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tim---the chair is COOL!! Tom

Tim---the chair is COOL!!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By TS Flightlines
Eric---Take an engine core, pretty it up, put it...

Eric---Take an engine core, pretty it up, put it on a rolling dolly like a furniture mover, make some clear panels so you can see it.
Thats a coffee table. I did that YEARS ago with a old Chevy 327....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By TS Flightlines
Sounds like the old Chevy starter problems. Bolts...

Sounds like the old Chevy starter problems. Bolts get loose, or no/wrong shims, and the housings would break every time.
Tom
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve designed this PB valve cable bracket thats...

Steve designed this PB valve cable bracket thats used with our Beringer valve install, and the Beringer mounting bracket on the left pedal bar mount. Works well. This particular pic is from a 14TD....
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By TS Flightlines
We've use both the Matco and the Beringer valves....

We've use both the Matco and the Beringer valves. Most of our newer kits are set up for the Beringer.
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-27-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Chip-----you arent going to remember...

Hey Chip-----you arent going to remember me----previous life---.
Several 8's in and around Savannah/Ridgeland. Multitime 8 builder and master fabricator at 3J1. Also some hoser guy live there.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By TS Flightlines
we call it wind and rain on Monday in...

we call it wind and rain on Monday in SC
Tom

looks cool though
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By TS Flightlines
Move forward. Since there is no nose gear to...

Move forward. Since there is no nose gear to worry about, and the discharge hose is straight/straight, certainly it can move around alittle. But if you want to put a protractor on it-:eek:

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi David----the hose needs to bend in a shallow...

Hi David----the hose needs to bend in a shallow 90* and them left/right, and teflon really doesnt like it. Rubber will collapse, 701 hose cant bend tight enough to make the 2 shallow bends. Thats why...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thanks Dwight---its all good. Aircraft Specialty,...

Thanks Dwight---its all good. Aircraft Specialty, TS Flightlines, AS Flightlines, Aircraft Specialty Flighlines, All the same people, products, and services. Still maintaining some of the old...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,827
Posted By TS Flightlines
For our RV10 duplex installs (for SDS and EFii...

For our RV10 duplex installs (for SDS and EFii injections), we use 4 EF20 elbows on the wing side and 2 MF20 straights on the pump side.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Its cool, as there are rubber lined stainless...

Its cool, as there are rubber lined stainless braided hoses. They also dont require a mandrel. Some are cutter style stems, some are expansion style stems.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Dennis----NO ONE uses a mandrel to make teflon...

Hi Dennis----NO ONE uses a mandrel to make teflon hoses. NOR a 701 style braided rubber hose. You are referring to a H8794, or 303 style hose that is rubber under the nylon braid, under a steel (not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By TS Flightlines
Kenneth, Steve and I have the data you need. You...

Kenneth, Steve and I have the data you need. You can email or call either one of us.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,541
Posted By TS Flightlines
I agree Bob. Tom

I agree Bob.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,541
Posted By TS Flightlines
I did get an AN832-6D one time that wasnt...

I did get an AN832-6D one time that wasnt threaded on either end. Yep, stamped AN and D for aluminum, correct blue anodizing. And---it passed whomevers inspections.
Wish I had kept it----I think I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,541
Posted By TS Flightlines
From Earls, "This is the most comprehensive...

From Earls, "This is the most comprehensive assembly of Adapters in the industry. All items have passed our engineering inspection to make it into selection. The differences in the various brands are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,541
Posted By TS Flightlines
Yes John, correct----but we normally dont have...

Yes John, correct----but we normally dont have alot of stainless housings that we deal with. Also true on Aluminum AN grade fittings FWF. There are some component manufacturers, like AirFLow Systems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,541
Posted By TS Flightlines
But most industrial suppliers dont carry Mil Spec...

But most industrial suppliers dont carry Mil Spec fittings with class 3 threads. Although for OUR purposes, class 2 works just fine, if you are going to advertize as a Mil Spec or aviation fitting,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By TS Flightlines
Might be due to the new servo from AFP. :eek: Tom

Might be due to the new servo from AFP. :eek:

Tom
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Dan---yes you can do a retrofit. Beringer uses...

Hi Dan---yes you can do a retrofit. Beringer uses a M10x1.0 thread in its masters and calipers, generally with banjo fittings. We make the hose with stainless banjo hose ends on -3 hose.
WE have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,541
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Dan----uhhhhhh yep. Tom p/s---Steve and I are...

Hi Dan----uhhhhhh yep.
Tom
p/s---Steve and I are thinking about a FWF adapter kit with stainless for the engine fittings and our MIL aluminum fittings for the sender manifold (VA168 and equivalent)....
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By TS Flightlines
Carl----I agree to disagree, but thats ok too....

Carl----I agree to disagree, but thats ok too. With multiple installs in various locations and various different planes, the common factor between all of the different installs 'appeared' to be the...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott---we havent heard of issues with the stock...

Scott---we havent heard of issues with the stock RV14 style of install either, and chose a similar location for the RV10, since the flow divider location was somewhat prohibitive to what we wanted to...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By TS Flightlines
John---he wanted the loop, and these were...

John---he wanted the loop, and these were preliminary pics. Yes---at least 1 adel clamp would do.
On the firesleeving of the fuel pressure hose----we firesleeve ALL FWF hoses--except the MAP hose....
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By TS Flightlines
Randy---we did this for a client in the spring...

Randy---we did this for a client in the spring that wanted a mounting bracket install. WE modified that stock Vans RV14 hose installation to move the transducer forward slightly to mount on the...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ron---we use the lower of the 2 side holes. Hole...

Ron---we use the lower of the 2 side holes. Hole opened up JUST enough to allow the -3 B Nut to pass through. See Pic. We incorporated this from Tim Olsen's build, who was the first beta tester for...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By TS Flightlines
LOL--Ernst, I'm a little slow----I'm thinking now...

LOL--Ernst, I'm a little slow----I'm thinking now you mean we put brakes on the Tail wheel. No No ---on the Tail Dragger version of the RV14 on the Main gear.

At least thats what I think you...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By TS Flightlines
We started out on the RV14 with the Beringer...

We started out on the RV14 with the Beringer conversion which uses -3 hoses. Yes we could have stayed with the Vans sized -4 , BUT---there was not a readily available 10MM banjo to -4 stemed side and...
Forum: Reviews 10-23-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,757
Posted By TS Flightlines
LOL--Dan---I wasnt really advocating for or...

LOL--Dan---I wasnt really advocating for or against the Vans RV10 install. My point was it too 'violated" EI's recommendations. You and I went thorough that a long time ago.
My Comment was mainly...
Forum: Reviews 10-23-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,757
Posted By TS Flightlines
Matt---The RV10 was originally designed to have...

Matt---The RV10 was originally designed to have the transducer in the tunnel by Vans engineering. Its proven to be a reliable install, despite it being in "violation" of EI's 'recommendations' of...
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,757
Posted By TS Flightlines
LOL---Hey Mickey----another 'not to instructions'...

LOL---Hey Mickey----another 'not to instructions' install that is working just fine. Last I heard, this was experimental aviation, so playing out of the box--within reason and good testing--is pretty...
Forum: Reviews 10-21-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,757
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Dan---yes I DO remember---and I have the...

Hi Dan---yes I DO remember---and I have the install pics. My point was the wire isnt facing UP---well I guess if you make a left 90* bank it would be--
and it has a very short hose with a 90* hose...
Forum: Reviews 10-21-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,757
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thanks Mark----- 340 hours of trouble free use....

Thanks Mark-----
340 hours of trouble free use. Ok!:D

Tom
Forum: Reviews 10-20-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,757
Posted By TS Flightlines
Steve---the 90* elbow is a steel or stainless...

Steve---the 90* elbow is a steel or stainless fitting---depends on what kit is purchased. IMHO, better than aluminum AN fittings that are used alot. We dont, but other types of installs have.

Tom
Forum: Reviews 10-20-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,757
Posted By TS Flightlines
I started playing with this idea about 9 years...

I started playing with this idea about 9 years ago, after doing some installs. Originals had 2 hoses, 1 generally very short and 1 longer. The short hose was always wrong. Some of you may remember....
Forum: Reviews 10-20-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,757
Posted By TS Flightlines
Danny---if the wire is installed UP, what happens...

Danny---if the wire is installed UP, what happens if you make a 90* bank, or fly inverted? The wire wont be up anymore. And YES----the transducer still reads JUST FINE.

Tom
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,409
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
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, 08:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,190
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,328
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
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, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,328
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, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,328
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
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, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
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...
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