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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's kinda frightening with a >$100k...

That's kinda frightening with a >$100k investment, especially when you're uninsured during the flyoff phase - probably your highest risk period from a hull loss perspective. Is that common knowledge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Defer, defer, defer... You will spend the better...

Defer, defer, defer...

You will spend the better part of a year on your cabin top, windows, and doors, assuming you do all of your own work, including interior paint, exterior paint prep, etc. IMO,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,593
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Honestly, the time when you need a helper to...

Honestly, the time when you need a helper to rivet is pretty limited. I’d guess 20 hours or so on each of my projects.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,593
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Especially if you try to perfect the fiberglass...

Especially if you try to perfect the fiberglass on a -10. Just amazing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I added a 696 to my panel a decade or so ago. To...

I added a 696 to my panel a decade or so ago.

To catch the chips, I laid towels and sheets all over the floorboards and interior of the aircraft. Canopy too.

On the panel itself, I made a diaper...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It was Positech. I had one originally (probably...

It was Positech. I had one originally (probably purchased in 1999 or 2000). I think they offered their re-core program in 2001 or 2002. In the interim (after suffering oil cooling problems) I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,867
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can't tell you if it is typical. I can tell you...

I can't tell you if it is typical. I can tell you that it is awful.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You need helpers and padded sawhorses. Not...

You need helpers and padded sawhorses. Not dollies.

You carry the wings to the approximate location and set 'em on padded sawhorses. Then you remove the sawhorses and insert the wings, holding them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sawhorses with padding. Ratchet and...

Sawhorses with padding.

Ratchet and sockets

Wrenches

Drifts to drive out the spar bolts.

Small hammer to help drive out the bolts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you have any air dams in front of #1 and #2? ...

Do you have any air dams in front of #1 and #2? You might try some aluminum tape to see if that redirects air to #3. An air dam in front of #1 helped my #3 cylinder.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-06-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,113
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Here's my reality. I have bought and sold...

Here's my reality. I have bought and sold several things using the forum as a connection point. It has always worked out for me and the folks who bought from me.

But:

I won't deal with someone...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-06-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Two possibilities from...

Two possibilities from yesterday:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=175799
Forum: Primers 10-05-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are less expensive options...

There are less expensive options here:

https://www.summitracing.com/search?SortBy=BestKeywordMatch&SortOrder=Ascending&keyword=paint%20respirator
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Kyle Boatright
An RV-6 mount is for sale on the EAA forums. ...

An RV-6 mount is for sale on the EAA forums. Here's the AD information:

Selling Rv6 engine mount and gear legs. 724-757-2367
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used brake fluid from the local auto parts...

I used brake fluid from the local auto parts store in mine. The pint (?) cost $5 or so.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-02-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If squeezing the last fraction of a knot out is...

If squeezing the last fraction of a knot out is your ultimate goal, a small gap is your friend. But the price is a challenge getting the cowl on and off. I would go with 1/4” minimum. It is no fun...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,657
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Because people go out of their way to personalize...

Because people go out of their way to personalize their aircraft and would like a personalized N number. I don't see a reason a private party should be allowed to monopolize the "good" numbers for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I remove the wheel, deflate the tire, then place...

I remove the wheel, deflate the tire, then place the wheel flat on the ground on a piece of cardboard or plywood. Then I stand on the sidewalls to break the bead loose.
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Absolutely, as long as you're willing to store...

Absolutely, as long as you're willing to store completed assemblies elsewhere.

During the months while you're building the primary structure, nothing will be more than about 15' long, so you'll be...
Forum: Propellers 09-29-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd be tempted to pad it and put it in one of the...

I'd be tempted to pad it and put it in one of the large cardboard tubes that are used as concrete forms. They can be sourced at your local home improvement store.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Van's fairings are pretty good as are some of the...

Van's fairings are pretty good as are some of the third party fairings.

But making your own guarantees a good fit. Remember, every 5 minute shortcut you take on making the form or mold will cost...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Cordless drills are fine. I drilled,...

Cordless drills are fine. I drilled, countersunk, and deburred most of the holes in my RV-6 with one and have used one exclusively on the RV-10. I just don't enjoy the noise of a single stage...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Apologies. That's what we have here. I'm still...

Apologies. That's what we have here.

I'm still on my first set after almost 19 years.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Home Depot and Lowe’s both carry them here.

Home Depot and Lowe’s both carry them here.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 56,169
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think what you want is enough material to touch...

I think what you want is enough material to touch the cowl plus an inch or maybe a bit less. Seals which are too long will cause the seal edge to bend down and away from the cowl after the point of...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The top item is either the shims and doublers for...

The top item is either the shims and doublers for around the baggage door or the doublers which are used in securing the cabin top to the fuselage.

I also see the smaller pieces which help hold fuel...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-22-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Most people seem to have solved this problem by...

Most people seem to have solved this problem by splitting the tip's trailing edge, aligning it, the re-gluing it. You'd have to de-rivet the rib for that to work and you'd have to change the rivet...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-20-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Whether you knew Mark or not, this should be a...

Whether you knew Mark or not, this should be a good event. The folks up at CZL (Calhoun, GA - 50 miles NW of Atlanta) are very GA friendly.
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,567
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Electrical margin, weight margin, or cost margin?

Electrical margin, weight margin, or cost margin?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Would an external picture of the top and bottom...

Would an external picture of the top and bottom rivet spacing help? If so, I can get those tomorrow. As I remember, the bellcrank support ties to the top and bottom skin and the two adjacent ribs....
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Got a free pail from someone? Lost track of the...

Got a free pail from someone?

Lost track of the units (quantities) he was expected to need?

I wouldn't worry about how much you have. You've got far more than you need. What you need to check is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,179
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Launched into MVFR, stayed local, did a little...

Launched into MVFR, stayed local, did a little acro, then did multiple very slow passes down the runway at 6" (+2'/- 6") high in an effort to regain my landing touch. Based on my final landing, I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You probably need to specify what fuel injection...

You probably need to specify what fuel injection system/carburetor/location you have as well as which throttle setup you have. All of those things make a difference in a situation where an inch or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,303
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm a fan of having a system. Some systems...

I'm a fan of having a system. Some systems include torque seal, some don't.

My "system" is based around checking torque on one subassembly at a time, beginning at one point, and ending at the far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can't see 'em on my PC.

I can't see 'em on my PC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Your pictures don't appear for me, so it is hard...

Your pictures don't appear for me, so it is hard to pick up on what you're asking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Kyle Boatright
How soft/tacky? Hot bubble gum, or firm plastic...

How soft/tacky? Hot bubble gum, or firm plastic with a little tack?
Forum: Southeast 09-14-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Jared, Is John Mann still active at Cedartown? ...

Jared,

Is John Mann still active at Cedartown? Might be worth checking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you know which brand/model of strobes you...

Do you know which brand/model of strobes you have?

Aircraft Spruce, Chief Aircraft, and others sell replacement parts for the most common models of strobes, but you'll need to know the make/model to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 6,803
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Got any cowl exit pictures? A profile (side)...

Got any cowl exit pictures? A profile (side) picture would be nice, as would a picture from under the airplane, looking up through the cooling air exit to see if there are any excessive flow...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That makes sense. Thanks.

That makes sense. Thanks.
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Maybe I'm missing something, but: Do side loads...

Maybe I'm missing something, but:

Do side loads really matter when you're doing W/B measurements? All a side load is going to do is make it appear that the airplane is out of balance side to side....
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is how I mounted the front left baffle and...

This is how I mounted the front left baffle and tied it to the engine case.https://i.postimg.cc/0QsL2sb1/IMG-2491.jpg (https://postimg.cc/8FZytxRZ)



Here's how I tied the front right baffle to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A canopy cover (or a sheet) keeps airborne dust...

A canopy cover (or a sheet) keeps airborne dust and grime from settling on your canopy. Without a cover, there's enough dust around that I generally have to clean the canopy before every flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By Kyle Boatright
In the hangar? A fleece sheet over the canopy....

In the hangar? A fleece sheet over the canopy. Washed frequently.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I polish my entire canopy every few years anyway,...

I polish my entire canopy every few years anyway, so micro-scratches from a canopy cover would just get polished out with any other scratches.

I'm in the "pro" camp for cabin covers when the...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Bill, I have a narrow deck engine so I had to...

Bill, I have a narrow deck engine so I had to alter how the cylinder 5 baffle mounts to the case, so everything you see isn't stock. Also, I made a cutout/bypass for the aft fins on #5 - that's not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Carl has a great point. Properly built tanks...

Carl has a great point. Properly built tanks don't leak, and proseal doesn't off-gas as it cures, so it doesn't create bubbles on its own. The leaks I've seen as a tech counselor all seemed to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You're looking for the "A" version of tank...

You're looking for the "A" version of tank sealant. That version is brushable. The number following the letter is an indicator of working time.

Here's one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Buy yourself a 1'x 1' piece of stainless from...

Buy yourself a 1'x 1' piece of stainless from Aircraft spruce and use it to make a flat overlay for your firewall with a 2" hole where you want it. Cleco and pop rivet in place with stainless pop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,345
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have one of the $30 ones from Amazon. I have...

I have one of the $30 ones from Amazon. I have no idea how accurate it is, but it shows nearly 100% sat at 1000 MSL and 91%ish at 10K, both of which I think are reasonable readings. I trust it for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is your account. It works for you. Apparently...

It is your account. It works for you. Apparently not for all of us.

Try posting using this. It is pretty foolproof and doesn't require an account:

https://postimages.org/

The biggest challenge is...
Forum: California 08-30-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,854
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sounds like he's looking to sit. ;-)

Sounds like he's looking to sit. ;-)
Forum: California 08-30-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,854
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You should also try fitting in an RV-7 if you...

You should also try fitting in an RV-7 if you can't find a -9 - the cabin is the same, and an RV-6 is very close except it has a little more room for taller (not wider) people.

We (a buddy and I who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Make sure the baseplate on your saw is smooth or...

Make sure the baseplate on your saw is smooth or you’ll scratch the panel. UHMW tape is a good solution to cover the baseplate. Duct tape would probably work too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Second on the jigsaw. Use a metal cutting...

Second on the jigsaw. Use a metal cutting blade.

Fast and easy without the setup of a fence or the risk a dremel brings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This seems to be an effective and low effort...

This seems to be an effective and low effort technique compared to laying glass over the intersection and then having to blend it back...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,442
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sounds like an aftermarket opportunity for...

Sounds like an aftermarket opportunity for someone. Seriously.
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,442
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A) Why would the Bailey windows make a...

A) Why would the Bailey windows make a difference?

B) With ~5,000 installed and flying RV-10 windows and one failed window, does the data support changing the process?
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,442
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It would still be interesting to get a piece of...

It would still be interesting to get a piece of Keith's window and compare the adhesive on it with a samples of weld-on and lord. Matching colors over a computer screen probably isn't good enough to...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,442
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I could be wrong, but this looks like the Lord...

I could be wrong, but this looks like the Lord Adhesive I used... It is slightly off-white.
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