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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
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: 374
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-24-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thankful to everyone

Very thankful to everyone in the industry. 2021 has been a strange year for all of us, but extremely thankful. From getting through the loss of Suzanne, to our first AirVenture exhibit, all of you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
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: 532
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: 1,518
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: 1,518
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: 1,641
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: 1,518
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: 1,518
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: 1,518
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: 2,629
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: 2,629
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: 2,629
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: 2,629
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: 2,629
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: 608
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: 316
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: 2,629
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By TS Flightlines
Keith---the SkyDesigns gear legs are fabulous....

Keith---the SkyDesigns gear legs are fabulous. Direct inter change with the Vans gear, and the airfoil design means no addition fairings.

Tom
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 1,080
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: 1,415
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: 1,415
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: 1,415
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 1,075
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: 1,353
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: 8,578
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: 3,551
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: 1,141
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: 3,551
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: 3,551
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: 427
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: 389
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...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-04-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By TS Flightlines
What about the engine attached pump needing 45...

What about the engine attached pump needing 45 psi? So I'm guessing that its not a mechanical, but a secondary electric pump mounted on the engine. You could get a Romec mechanical pump and probably...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By TS Flightlines
I saw the new mounts on these planes at Synergy...

I saw the new mounts on these planes at Synergy South on Wednesday while doing some interesting stuff on Krea's RV10. (Public thanks to Krea for the round trip flight in his beautiful 7A! MUCH better...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
Posted By TS Flightlines
just an observation---

from the peanut gallery----looks like to me the wheel pants are involved here. The fact that the camber or under inflation of the tire wasnt caught LONG before it ever got to the point of showing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,578
Posted By TS Flightlines
Does solve the spacing issue between the...

Does solve the spacing issue between the fittings.

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By TS Flightlines
Can use a 45* or 90* hose end to clear the PMag...

Can use a 45* or 90* hose end to clear the PMag connector.
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,578
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mo----maybe its the picture angle, but it appears...

Mo----maybe its the picture angle, but it appears to me that there is still alot of exposed thread on the NPT side, as compared to what I normally do. How tight is the fitting?
An can you post a pic...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By TS Flightlines
My Partner Steve also does panel design and...

My Partner Steve also does panel design and cutting--WE have 2 of these CNC routers, 1 in his shop, and one in the production shop.

I am looking at 'another use' for the routers!!

Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By TS Flightlines
We know of another builder in Thailand waiting on...

We know of another builder in Thailand waiting on his RV8 kit.
Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,578
Posted By TS Flightlines
WE dont worry about the brass stuff----we dont...

WE dont worry about the brass stuff----we dont use it.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By TS Flightlines
Try Spruce Canada, or a Parker Hydraulic...

Try Spruce Canada, or a Parker Hydraulic Store.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By TS Flightlines
Just buy a nice hand bender. Cheap tools will...

Just buy a nice hand bender. Cheap tools will give you cheap results. The good Imperial lever benders are around $120. BUT they produce very good results.
The triple benders, like the Imperial 470...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By TS Flightlines
Here it is and just so happens to have the my...

Here it is and just so happens to have the my original prototype of the Andair "J" tube for the Andair pump.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By TS Flightlines
Do you know that the suction losses are using AN...

Do you know that the suction losses are using AN hardware?
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott, want plane are you building? Tom

Scott, want plane are you building?

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By TS Flightlines
forgot the Andair OP drawing. Tom

forgot the Andair OP drawing.
Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
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 09-19-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By TS Flightlines
Its NOT that complicated. Tom

Its NOT that complicated.

Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
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, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
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: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
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
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