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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Bill Boyd
True, the lift v. AoA graph is a curve and...

True, the lift v. AoA graph is a curve and doesn't show an abrupt angular break - but in flight, the moment the generated lift falls below 1G as AoA increases, the airplane begins to sink, which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Bill Boyd
I just finished a couple of months of doing the...

I just finished a couple of months of doing the same thing. Believe me, if you plan to cover the foam in glass, you're letting yourself in for a LOT of sanding and blending where the cloth wraps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Bill Boyd
So now the instructor has to fly wing alongside...

So now the instructor has to fly wing alongside your RV-3:D:p
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By Bill Boyd
Alternative oil cooler

Any reason not to get this from Chief?

http://www.chiefaircraft.com/aec-8000215.html

Looks to be same size as stock, claimed 2 oz lighter and leaves wallet $70 heavier than the Van's part.

Just...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Bill Boyd
Then where's it going out? And do we need to...

Then where's it going out?

And do we need to help it do so, so that it will come in from the heat ducts or fresh air vents, and not some unwanted place?

Guess not, if no one has added exhaust...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Bill Boyd
Exit air??

Talk of closing off the corrugations in the baggage bulkhead make me wonder- we can't have ventilation without an exit for the air - if we close off the obvious connection to the tail cone, where...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By Bill Boyd
Ah, yes - the lovely RV-10: an all metal aircraft...

Ah, yes - the lovely RV-10: an all metal aircraft that's 90% aluminum and 80% composite.

;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,791
Posted By Bill Boyd
Deleted due to others' rules violations. Contact...

Deleted due to others' rules violations. Contact DR.
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bill Boyd
So... 5 gallons of water in a collapsible jug...

So... 5 gallons of water in a collapsible jug from the camping store. Easy to add/subtract at any FBO.
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bill Boyd
Mark- that's good to hear. I had come across...

Mark-

that's good to hear. I had come across posts years ago suggesting this might not always be the case.

2 questions for you, if I may:

what equipment do you have installed in your 10?

do...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bill Boyd
Didn't mention acro - just using the full GW...

Didn't mention acro - just using the full GW capacity of the airframe with typical max loading arrangement (4 souls on board, full baggage, and low tanks near completion of flight) without exceeding...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bill Boyd
Mark,

makes you want to consider a single alternator, dual lead-acid AGM battery in the back electrical system, doesn't it. ;)

That said, I still think there's more overall utility to letting the -10 be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 113,240
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not sure about Mississippi mud daubers, but I've...

Not sure about Mississippi mud daubers, but I've found their Virginia cousins are completely stymied by a piece of safety wire bent in the shape of a large bobby pin (for friction retention) and...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Bill Boyd
steps

Bill is right, and a section of the edge trim works well as a reusable mold to build up the trimmed edge by packing it with flox. I did my doorways in about a week each, moving the short piece and...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bill Boyd
Well, I learned something today

Researching the whole "moment of inertia" thing. I thought it odd that people smarter than me claimed there was a difference, rotational inertia wise, in a small weight in the tail and a larger...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Bill Boyd
Copper hinge pins?

No weight advantage. Certainly a greater than zero dissimilar metal voltage potential (too lazy to look it up.)

I get that steel pins would risk magnetic interference, but wouldn't stock aluminum...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Bill Boyd
I did the same. Haven't tried it out /fitted the...

I did the same.

Haven't tried it out /fitted the ADHRS yet but Justin's plans are perfect.
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,901
Posted By Bill Boyd
Naw, man

Yaw dampers aren't for rudder trim - they're for making the wife comfortable on cross-countries, even when most pilots feel they aren't really necessary. ;)

Enough RV-10 drivers have weighed in here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,211
Posted By Bill Boyd
My li'l buddy and I go starling hunting at the...

My li'l buddy and I go starling hunting at the hangar door all the time. 2 x 12gauge shotguns. Some really fast wing shooting.

Rascals nest in the hangar every spring, drop pillaged robin eggs and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'd suggest using a strap around the engine mount...

I'd suggest using a strap around the engine mount for lifting.

Tearing a hunk of metal out of the top of the engine case would not be a good day.

Actually, I'd jack each wheel one at a time,...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks!

Appreciate the replies, fellows.

Fast running out of things to do closing out the control surface end ribs with foam/glass/micro - and I'll need to order windows soon in order to keep on with the...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,901
Posted By Bill Boyd
If I may re-pose a question

not replied to in December when I first asked:

Has anyone reverse-engineered or home-brewed a tiller arm/bow for the Dynon yaw servo? Seems very pricey for what it is, and easy to fab from a bit of...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good to know

I was going by this VAF post from Cee Bailey/Desser:

All windows/windshields are manufactured in our FAA/PMA approved facility, using the exact same methods, procedures and processes used in...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Bill Boyd
A question:

The Cee Bailey site lists the RV-10 windows as being .250" thick. I wondered about this and went into the shop to take a few measurements on the canopy top.

The material thickness around the rear...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,316
Posted By Bill Boyd
I just have a feeling

... this is not going to be drop-in compatible with the custom overhead console I put in :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
prelim report:

The Perihelion module works fine to wig-wag a pair of landing lights - each made from a trio of "3 x Cree XM-L2 U3 Neutral White 4500K 3800 Lumens 8.4V 1-Mode LED Drop in for TrustFire 3T6 Flashlight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good to hear, Paul. I anticipate the Perihelion...

Good to hear, Paul. I anticipate the Perihelion envelope in my mailbox this evening.

Forecast is for rain all weekend here, so - a good time for some breadboarding and experimentation:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not my circus, but...

I'm going to bet the OP is a little frustrated with the attempts to address his dilemma so far. The first pic he posted seems to show a clear discrepancy in the profile of the upper wing skin (not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Got my lights, almost fried 'em

My remaining 4 LED flashlight heads came in from China yesterday. I promptly tore into them like a kid at Christmas and in my haste almost fried them (I think). I hooked my DC-DC module up...
Forum: Safety 05-02-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,633
Posted By Bill Boyd
Going to agree with the Ramblin' Wreck, here -...

Going to agree with the Ramblin' Wreck, here - aircraft type tells me more about the expected speed and performance capabilities of the traffic I'm mingling with than does "Experimental 130YD." And...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,487
Posted By Bill Boyd
Definitely keeping this option open for later

The performance numbers Jesse is throwing out are the kind that seriously tempt me to make another set, after swearing off such behavior 20 years ago. After all, I must know so much more about...
Forum: Autopilots 05-01-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,791
Posted By Bill Boyd
Moved and seconded...

As someone who just installed an SV-42 roll servo in second-hand, never-flown condition from the Classifieds, I'd be all ears as to how you can screw up the installation and lock the controls :eek:
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,487
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm all about me some Jesse Saint

and so glad we have peerless resources like him in the RV-10 world.

His intersection fairings are not without controversy from what I've read here on VAF (as far as drag reduction, not aesthetics). ...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,487
Posted By Bill Boyd
Drag reduction

I went ahead with this effort because a long time ago I got a recommendation from Rick Gray to do so on my 6A for some added speed (never got around to doing it, though. Rick did his, and believed...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,487
Posted By Bill Boyd
Well,

<expletive> :mad:

Didn't read ahead to that detail, so I'll be hogging out some beautifully applied fiberglass closures to gain this clearance, no doubt.

What I get for assuming a kit with holes...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,487
Posted By Bill Boyd
Resurrecting old thread

As someone who just spent hours closing up the ends of his flaps (and ailerons, rudder and elevators) with foam and glass, this phrase sends chills down my spine. Not sure I like the sound of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Someone has to test the waters here

Guess I'll do it.

My intention is to purchase the Perihelion potted wigwag/switch product and test same with a load of three Kaidomain flashlight heads per side. The input to the wigwag module will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By Bill Boyd
Barkeeper's Friend if you can't find Bon Ami,...

Barkeeper's Friend if you can't find Bon Ami, which for some reason is ridiculously scarce around here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,169
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've wondered if I should...

Air horn. Now there's a thought I've had a hundred times. Mostly for trying to clear a beach if I have to dead stick there. Or get deer off my runway when they ignore a low pass.

But it might also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,161
Posted By Bill Boyd
A caution from experience

Don't be surprised if fresh or stronger struts increase the forward force on the closed canopy to the point the sheet metal forward edge catches on the forward fuselage top skin when you try to open...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 357,630
Posted By Bill Boyd
You know how ;) Making cool new stuff there's no...

You know how ;) Making cool new stuff there's no way I will fab at home - that I've got to have for my interior. :D
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 357,630
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll bite/show my ignorance

Beautiful panel, Geoff. I'd expect no less from you ;)

I'm unsure what an iPad would add to that fabulous glass suite up front, including the Dynon backup and GPS navigator. What functionality...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,732
Posted By Bill Boyd
Great time for me to ask about this!

This would not be hard to do right now since I'm glassing in the control surface FG tips. I've considered it on the -6A for 20 years but never gotten around to it. Seems like a no-brainer on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 113,240
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm assuming when you get to production one could...

I'm assuming when you get to production one could buy a set of the highest offset thickness and then file/sand to preference, right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,986
Posted By Bill Boyd
Great reply

Hadn't thought about the other ramifications of icing besides probe occlusion. (Can you tell I have never been in IFR <legally> or experienced icing conditions?) :o

I'll sit back and learn. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,986
Posted By Bill Boyd
So, JOY, your AOA port is not heated, and not...

So, JOY, your AOA port is not heated, and not something that you'd trust in icing conditions? Just curious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Shucks, mister... all I gots left is a dollar...

Shucks, mister... all I gots left is a dollar ninety-eight. That's the end of muh dreams. :(

ETA: the -10 wing is long enough that I'll have to modify the door to the hangar I built for the -6A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
from the installation documents at Crazed Pilot

Pins 6 & 8 MUST be wired direct to the LEDís, no local
grounding of the LEDís is permitted or LED will not function!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Now, Charlie...

I looked at the Crazed Pilot offering yesterday. Floating grounds required, possible mechanical hardship isolating the lights from the mounts. Less current capacity than the Perihelions, but still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
One problem, I think...

I'm looking to wig and wag, not just flash ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
I can't find those...

all searches reveal mechanical innards when I look closely enough. Can you point me in the right direction, Bob?

Thanks!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
All in.

Just ordered 4 more of these things after testing the first two I got. 11000 lumen landing lights for $ 1/10 AMU was too attractive to pass up. My _only_ regret will be the extra 8oz of weight from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
That's about right.

$18 each. The converter will power 10 of them. Since my main intention is daylight anti-collision rather than night flying (FAA says no night ops at my strip) I may opt for crazy bright. Will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Finally arrived.

The flashlight heads from Kaidomain made their way here today. 4 weeks from order to delicvery. They are sweet little units. Almost retina-melting bright. They seem to run cool at 10.3V and pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
RocketBob

...I am starting to wonder about this supplier.

Ordered from Kaidomain March 8th. Order shipped the 17th per their email. I guess the slow boat from China is... slow.

Does this match your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By Bill Boyd
"removable" tape

...can be assured by touching the tape to your thigh before installation - picks up just enough fuzz from your blue jeans to assure it won't stick too tightly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 80,623
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hole In The Rock / fine print

"Fly low enough, and you can make a second one..."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 96,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Looks like a good and economical alternative to Baja

Bob, how did you select that color temp LED over the 6500K's?

Some of the buck DC-DC converters on Amazon that pop up look more robust and more easily mounted than the ones you went with. How did...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,422
Posted By Bill Boyd
Great. Now all I need is a jig to affix it to...

Great. Now all I need is a jig to affix it to the engine mount in place of the crank and case.

I guess this dilemma is what unsalvageable cases and cranks get repurposed for.
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,422
Posted By Bill Boyd
Doesn't hurt to ask...

Anyone ever made a jig to fit the cowl without an engine mounted?

Or is this a risky and therefore dumb idea?

Be neat to be able to do this before the engine is purchased/hung if feasible - but I...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bill Boyd
Jumped first; questions later?

I just finished installing the hinges using Mike's excellent directions. I've put off figuring out how to install the ribs and secure the pins. I guess I was thinking it was necessary to rig the...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bill Boyd
go take a look

Berkley, if you want to see one under construction with canopy mounted, go visit Jack Philips at Bedford Landings, Smith Mtn Lake. I assume it's not far by road from LYH. There may be others in...
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