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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
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, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,721
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
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, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By TS Flightlines
naaa---tooo many numbers for me to look at. Tom

naaa---tooo many numbers for me to look at.
Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By TS Flightlines
That hose is about 43.250 long. Routing should be...

That hose is about 43.250 long. Routing should be clear of everything, as shown in the install guide. Perhaps routing it slightly different in you plane can help the clearance. IF not, let us know...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By TS Flightlines
For those wanting to stay with the rubber...

For those wanting to stay with the rubber connections, try these instead of worm clamps. Spreads the sealing over a wider area than a spring clamp.
Might have to make a "custom" set of pliers to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thank you visitors!

The Staff at Aircraft Specialty Flightlines would like to thank all that visited with us at AirVenture 2022. You made our second year of exhibiting a success! Its always great to put faces to names...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-03-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,883
Posted By TS Flightlines
Scott, as much as I was disappointed when you...

Scott, as much as I was disappointed when you called about this, I'm REALLY glad that you caught it. I certainly didnt want to read about a good friend of mine that landed in a field without a prop...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-03-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By TS Flightlines
we do it alittle differently-- Tom

we do it alittle differently--

Tom
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,256
Posted By TS Flightlines
Beats my true ground speed, and fuel burn....

Beats my true ground speed, and fuel burn.
Oh---pulling the camper back home, 2 days and 9 fuel stops, 300 mile legs. Gotta get something better----cant afford a C130 to carry the exhibit stuff....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hi All---we havent updated the website to include...

Hi All---we havent updated the website to include these drain hoses YET----Steve has been alittle overwhelmed the past several weeks getting ready for Osh.
Those that may be interested, email me and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By TS Flightlines
Typically, one or the other has some glaze on the...

Typically, one or the other has some glaze on the surface. Pull the pads, scuff the surface, same for the rotors, then bed the pads during a taxi-braking procedure. "usually" fixes it.
Tom
Forum: Midwest 07-21-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,911
Posted By TS Flightlines
Hey Rocky----come on down----a BUNCH of your...

Hey Rocky----come on down----a BUNCH of your friends on VAF will be at OSH---put names and faces together.

Tom
Forum: Midwest 07-21-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,911
Posted By TS Flightlines
Well Tom and Steve are/will be camped at booth...

Well Tom and Steve are/will be camped at booth 948/949 in the ultralite area. I delivered my camper this morning, and went back to the Oconomowoc area to pick up a utility trailer with more stuff for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-20-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,236
Posted By TS Flightlines
Having seen this project from very early on, I...

Having seen this project from very early on, I too was intrigued. Yep, lots of development problems, but from our converstations with Dave, I think they have most worked out. We may be doing the FWF...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By TS Flightlines
Duck, what kind of purpose built valve? Sounds...

Duck, what kind of purpose built valve? Sounds like its a piston valve and one is stuck.

Tom
Forum: Reviews 07-11-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By TS Flightlines
THE mechanical injection guru's! Tom

THE mechanical injection guru's!
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By TS Flightlines
YES---south end near the vintage parking and...

YES---south end near the vintage parking and ultralite area. Big Blue canopy tent. Booth 948.

David---no even with our stainless hose ends, you can use your aluminum AN adapters. No Issues...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By TS Flightlines
I have stayed--

away from this discussion, because of our transducer mounting kit. BUt in this case, I'll bring up something that may have been overlooked. I know I did, until last year. Vans engineering when...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By TS Flightlines
JIm---see how much room you have between the...

JIm---see how much room you have between the selector valve and the boost pump, then find a filter with the micron rating recommended by the 'experts'.
Holley makes several--the -562s that we use...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By TS Flightlines
Thats the old Earls Auto-Flex hose, their version...

Thats the old Earls Auto-Flex hose, their version of the Aeroquip 601/701 hose.
Hose end is not the 'good' cutter style version, but an economy version.
Yes you can reuse them, just get the hose...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,679
Posted By TS Flightlines
Alex this is Tom. The Holley filters ARE...

Alex this is Tom. The Holley filters ARE serviceable, just unscrew the end, and the filter comes out.
Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By TS Flightlines
What happens if you fly inverted? And the RV10...

What happens if you fly inverted? And the RV10 stock had the transducer in the tunnel. Kinda goes against the "guidelines"
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By TS Flightlines
Infortunately no, unless its in the electrical...

Infortunately no, unless its in the electrical connections to the airframe harness.
Credit Dan Horton for showing us this several years ago---all the internal electronics are potted.

Tom
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By TS Flightlines
Mel, you are correct!! Nothing wrong with being...

Mel, you are correct!! Nothing wrong with being short. They make step stools and ladders that fit me pretty good. Like you, I'm 5'4" on a good day

Tom
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By TS Flightlines
LOL---I'm sorry, being vertically deficient...

LOL---I'm sorry, being vertically deficient myself, I just couldnt resist :eek:

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By TS Flightlines
Del seals work well, but are not a substitute for...

Del seals work well, but are not a substitute for good workmanship, or poor tools.

Tom
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
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: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,646
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: 1,256
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: 1,256
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: 1,256
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: 39
Views: 5,799
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: 969
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: 29
Views: 3,216
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: 858
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: 29
Views: 3,216
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: 858
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: 1,354
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: 5,244
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: 5,244
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: 16
Views: 1,629
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: 2,045
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: 16
Views: 1,629
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: 16
Views: 1,629
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: 704
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: 981
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: 981
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: 36
Views: 8,883
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: 518
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: 1,029
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: 1,029
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: 373
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: 373
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: 2,956
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: 7,641
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: 7,641
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: 1,051
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: 7,641
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: 7,641
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: 3,263
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: 1,746
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: 6,750
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: 1,346
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
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