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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By TS Flightlines
If you have fluid coming from the aft end of the...

If you have fluid coming from the aft end of the nut, the sealing surface is compromised. Either a bad flare, cracked flare, or like the pic, a really damaged steel adapter fitting. YES, believe it...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,264
Posted By TS Flightlines
Any interested RV14 SDS builders, we wil have our...

Any interested RV14 SDS builders, we wil have our 14A cabin mockup with the SDS package and wing root filter package on display. Just so happens to have the Control Approach pedals with Beringer...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,264
Posted By TS Flightlines
Aircraft Specialty Flightlines and supply...

Aircraft Specialty Flightlines and supply plumbing for all the accessory vendors you mentioned.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,456
Posted By TS Flightlines
yep, apparently the case halves arent square. I...

yep, apparently the case halves arent square.
I defer to the engine assembly specialists on VAF.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-30-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By TS Flightlines
Like Bill says, Loctite 567 is what I use. Tom

Like Bill says, Loctite 567 is what I use.
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By TS Flightlines
HI Bob--- recovered enough to see you at...

HI Bob--- recovered enough to see you at OSH!!!
Mark on the valve where the 90*s need to point, remove them, reseal them, and then reinstall---snug then about 2 full turns + the amount to orient...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bob----Brass imperial valve, or Andair with NPT...

Bob----Brass imperial valve, or Andair with NPT bosses?
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,010
Posted By TS Flightlines
Tom---- since you are the 3rd owner of a 1200+...

Tom----
since you are the 3rd owner of a 1200+ hour engine----I wonder if the sump screen has been checked? I'd ask your A&P that did the conditional if he pulled the screen.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By TS Flightlines
FT60 red cube, or Flo Scan? Tom

FT60 red cube, or Flo Scan?

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By TS Flightlines
Its not rocket science----or maybe it is. IF it...

Its not rocket science----or maybe it is. IF it doesnt look like a correctly bent tube, no twists, kinks, gouges, crushed areas, mangled flares, then it probably needs to be replaced. IF you are a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dennis--1-2 flats is for AN nuts---the op was...

Dennis--1-2 flats is for AN nuts---the op was referring to NPT threaded fittings, so 1.5-2 Rotations after lightly snug.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By TS Flightlines
Dont need to reference any FAA guidelines. Common...

Dont need to reference any FAA guidelines. Common sense says replace it. It will eventually fail.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By TS Flightlines
Refer to the builders construction manual....

Refer to the builders construction manual. Because some of the fittings have a specific 'clocking', an actual torque isnt achieveble. So, generally, snug then 1.5 to 2 turns more WITH THREAD SEALANT,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By TS Flightlines
Early on, we knew nothing about VAF. Through...

Early on, we knew nothing about VAF. Through advise from friends, I started looking at VAF, and quite frankly it was the springboard to launching TS Flightlines. Now, with the joint venture AS...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
"I completed the final inspection on my RV-10...

"I completed the final inspection on my RV-10 last week. (Woohoo). I had a Aerolabs gascolator in the tunnel so no issues there but did have a conversation with the inspector about what would be a...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,696
Posted By TS Flightlines
Michael and others, Just thinking out loud here....

Michael and others, Just thinking out loud here.
Our wing root filter packages for the RV10 and 14 ( and others) use the tank drains as the low point of the system. In the wing roots, the filters...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By TS Flightlines
Yep, florosilicone is oil resistant, but...

Yep, florosilicone is oil resistant, but expensive.

You can always byt several of the heater hose versions and change them at conditional time.

Tom
Forum: Tools 06-13-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By TS Flightlines
Wilton 6" is my choice. Yep alittle pricey, but I...

Wilton 6" is my choice. Yep alittle pricey, but I think worth it.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Paul----I thought you would!!! Bill----any...

Hi Paul----I thought you would!!!

Bill----any pre molded hose from Napa or others would be heater hose and NOT oil or oil spray compatible. It will become soft like a sponge.
Now, industrial and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By TS Flightlines
Try premolded silicone 90* hose. Or, we did this...

Try premolded silicone 90* hose. Or, we did this for a client. Convoluted teflon, impervious to oil, and has pretty good flexibility. He wanted just enough to connect to his aluminum tube. 3/4 ID, so...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-10-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By TS Flightlines
Although I stopped construction on my 7A ( life...

Although I stopped construction on my 7A ( life circumstances) I had planned on making the seat fit my back comfortably, then add some pedal extensions to fit my vertically deficient (5'4", 27"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Cal---yes sir doing much better and getting...

Hi Cal---yes sir doing much better and getting back into the swing of things. OSH is right around the corner!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By TS Flightlines
Infomercial--plug

I just wanted to let everyone know that Steve has worked VERY hard on upgrading our webstite, aircraftspecialtyflightlines.com. Its a combination of my old site, tsflightlines, and his old site...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-05-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,510
Posted By TS Flightlines
Not Easy---

Having been involved with this project, and both versions of engines, I can say here that this its definitely NOT an easy conversion. We've plumbed both engines and the cabin, and there have been...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By TS Flightlines
Yes---the Andar vavle has a different pattern....

Yes---the Andar vavle has a different pattern. Easy to take another piece of aluminum and make a bracket. Most do.
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By TS Flightlines
OK----well "most" RVs and others use -8 hoses....

OK----well "most" RVs and others use -8 hoses. There are always exceptions.
Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By TS Flightlines
We've only plumbed 1 RV with -6 cooler...

We've only plumbed 1 RV with -6 cooler hoses--against our advise because thats with the client wanted. He changed to the standard -8 pretty quick after the temps started getting out of hand. (yeah is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By TS Flightlines
AN826-10D tee, SafeAir AN10INV. Solves the issue...

AN826-10D tee, SafeAir AN10INV.
Solves the issue of the quickdrain.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By TS Flightlines
Barrett IO 540 sump hose package

As some of you know, we've been supplying a sump hose package for the Barrett IO540 mainly for the RV10s. Because of the internal structure of the sump, there is an external hose that supplys the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By TS Flightlines
Daniel----you have -8 fittings in the tanks?...

Daniel----you have -8 fittings in the tanks? Normal RVs use -6 so recheck that.
Yes torque 'specs' are kinda all over the place. New vs slightly used fittings, aluminum on aluminum, stainless on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,204
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Jeff-- how you doing? Yeah the tube going it...

Hi Jeff-- how you doing?
Yeah the tube going it iwas ok---because they gave me some pain meds, coming out===I guess experiencing live birth is close:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,204
Posted By TS Flightlines
Epilogue--

Not necessarily RV related, but will be----I came home Friday afternoon. Several boxes stackedup of things to do---not sure what yet, but from clients. YES--as soon as I get alittle more strength...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By TS Flightlines
There is now a restrictor in the #3 cylinder....

There is now a restrictor in the #3 cylinder. Bobs was one of the last packages I personally helped with before my repsiratory disaster.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,204
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ron and others. It wasnt necessarily a plumbing...

Ron and others. It wasnt necessarily a plumbing failure. Rapid restriction of the right lung. So -6 convoluted hose draining into a box. Now the big tube is out, and a smaller drain into container....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,204
Posted By TS Flightlines
Morning all. Just wanted to take a second and...

Morning all. Just wanted to take a second and express my sincere appreciation for the best wishes. As some of you are aware, the past couple of months i ve had a nagging little sinus drainage that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,027
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hate to start a flame war but consider this: If...

Hate to start a flame war but consider this: If block style fittings are so bad, then why is there a specified MilSpec for them, in this case a AN833-6J? Secondly, If block style is so bad then whey...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-29-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By TS Flightlines
I'd like to go on record and give a shout out to...

I'd like to go on record and give a shout out to Dave and the staff at EI. We probably have plumbed more flow tranducers in a variety of aircraft than maybe any other company out there. As such,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,697
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi Tim, you 'can' but you increase the potential...

Hi Tim, you 'can' but you increase the potential leak points, and 2 adapters are a bandaid. Is there a possibility of indexing the cooler fitting at allow a better radius? Post a pic----without it,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By TS Flightlines
Terry, thats because its actually a quick connect...

Terry, thats because its actually a quick connect from an airbrake assembly, thats pretty commonly used for pitot and static.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By TS Flightlines
The pin in the aft side of the nut is for the...

The pin in the aft side of the nut is for the retaining wire for the nut to the stem. 99% of the time, if you get a leak through the wire the nut is loose, or the flares are not making good contact....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By TS Flightlines
Kristopher----the hose you asked about is...

Kristopher----the hose you asked about is essentially a rubber hose under a stainless braid, similar to Aeroquip 701 or Stratoflex 156 and others. While it is approved for most fuels, its still a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,075
Posted By TS Flightlines
This wont be an infomercial, well sort of. Teflon...

This wont be an infomercial, well sort of. Teflon hoses are impervious to ethanol fuels as well as most all other chemicals in use today. Thats one of the great things about teflon. The Original...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thats for those that use the plastic hoses. Tom

Thats for those that use the plastic hoses.

Tom
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-14-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,164
Posted By TS Flightlines
Be prepared to do ALOT of walking!! Tom

Be prepared to do ALOT of walking!!
Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By TS Flightlines
Bruce---The issue with hand benders is that the...

Bruce---The issue with hand benders is that the flare is extended out from the bend farther than the drawing or the template. So I took a hand bender---an Imperial 364, and modified it to get the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By TS Flightlines
Clay, just cap them off and move on! Tom

Clay, just cap them off and move on!
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,006
Posted By TS Flightlines
I was going to drive down last nite---but we had...

I was going to drive down last nite---but we had tornados in our area, so I decided to stay here. May go this weekend.
For Steve and I we have a fairly large investment---for us anyway---for OSH +...
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 795,207
Posted By TS Flightlines
Krea----CONGRATS my friend!! Job well done. Tom

Krea----CONGRATS my friend!! Job well done.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By TS Flightlines
The washer/o'ring fitting, or o'ring boss...

The washer/o'ring fitting, or o'ring boss fitting, is actually an industrial hydraulic fitting that Lycoming, Tempest and others use for this application. The washer applies even pressure to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,027
Posted By TS Flightlines
I was just at a RV10 client's place today in...

I was just at a RV10 client's place today in Savannah. He is doing his CI and has about 200 hours on the plane. Our root filter packages- Takes about 10 minutes, realistically to service the filters....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mike---LOL---it was what Rick wanted to solve an...

Mike---LOL---it was what Rick wanted to solve an issue he had with the return tubes on a project. Yes---probably overkill, not really that costly, but definitely solved the problem.

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By TS Flightlines
Power steering return is the same as 100R6. Used...

Power steering return is the same as 100R6. Used ALOT of it in a previous life.

We did these for Rick Gray on a RV14 several years ago. More expensive obviously, but solved a particular problem he...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just get some 306-6 hose or, SAE100R6 hose from...

Just get some 306-6 hose or, SAE100R6 hose from your local Hydraulics shop.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By TS Flightlines
Vans writes the plans to assemble in order to...

Vans writes the plans to assemble in order to produce the best result. But----certainly there are instances where if the side skins were off, life would be a bunch easier.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By TS Flightlines
TRUE---we use 5052O tubing versus 3003O that is...

TRUE---we use 5052O tubing versus 3003O that is Vans supplied. BUT, the assemblies are made to fit the locations. NO, they are not builder made so that is a gray area. BUT---if they are installed on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By TS Flightlines
What rigid tubes are you having issues with, or...

What rigid tubes are you having issues with, or wanting to change? These?
Understand that -6 teflon hose doesnt like to bend as tight as a tube, although tighter than you think. And, due tothe...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By TS Flightlines
Drum----you can get the red adel clamos from...

Drum----you can get the red adel clamos from McMaster. Mil Spec, Hi Temp versions. And the red looks pretty cool on the white engine mount. Try 3225T66 McMaster.
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,049
Posted By TS Flightlines
Custom mount for a EFII fuel pump. Tom

Custom mount for a EFII fuel pump.
Tom
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-27-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By TS Flightlines
Fabio-------MANY threads on VAF on this...

Fabio-------MANY threads on VAF on this subject----and lots of opinions.

Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,201
Posted By TS Flightlines
Ron--I got these from a Marine helicopter...

Ron--I got these from a Marine helicopter technicaian. One was from Aviation Maintenance Publishers, # EA-AH-1. The other is from IAP ( might be the same publishers), # EA-ITP-GB. That one is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,201
Posted By TS Flightlines
Robert----planning ahead will solve that problem...

Robert----planning ahead will solve that problem for you. Flare one side, then pull the line out so you can get to the other end. OR----wait to rivet the floor panel until all that plunbing was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,201
Posted By TS Flightlines
oops forgot the pic--

oops forgot the pic--
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,201
Posted By TS Flightlines
I had the occasion the other day to make some...

I had the occasion the other day to make some custom tubes, and thought I'd share this. I took a pic of this out of a NAVAIR textbook---no offense to our Air Force brothers, but its the book I have....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By TS Flightlines
We designed our root filters with something else...

We designed our root filters with something else in mind. We had heard several builders say that on inspection after previous maintenance, they found loose nuts on the lines. My thought was that some...
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