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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,453
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Nice. Mine was closer to 6 months.

Nice. Mine was closer to 6 months.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The handy version of the digital level is a...

The handy version of the digital level is a smartphone app. Is it as accurate? Doubtful, but I suspect it is well within normal build tolerances.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,951
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is very much a personal preference. On my...

It is very much a personal preference.

On my RV-6 I have vertical hinges along the firewall and the horizontal hinges between the cowl halves. I have #6 screws along the bottom and top of the...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Keith and David Estapa. I can share contact info...

Keith and David Estapa. I can share contact info through PM if you can't track them down through the forum.

David's user name in the forum is davestapa.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's one in Calhoun, GA, and a couple in...

There's one in Calhoun, GA, and a couple in Marietta.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One of the more experienced guys from Vans just...

One of the more experienced guys from Vans just posted...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-15-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Go by your local auto refinisher (AKA body shop)...

Go by your local auto refinisher (AKA body shop) or auto paint store and explain what you're doing and the problem you're having. I've reshot a fair amount of imron over the years and never had that...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-15-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Say it ain't so...

Say it ain't so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm surprised Vans won't point customers to the...

I'm surprised Vans won't point customers to the vendor which made these... Heck, I bet they could sell 25 sets to people like me who have 15-20 year old lenses that are beginning to look shopworn.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Paul is right. That's Van's product with a...

Paul is right. That's Van's product with a fiberglass insert you had to cut into the tip. Those are on my airplane.
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,745
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Coincidentally, I have one of those, and it is...

Coincidentally, I have one of those, and it is very nice. But I don't have the dimensions to effectively use it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I bought a core engine and rebuilt it back in the...

I bought a core engine and rebuilt it back in the day for my RV-6. The reality is that I saved a few dollars, but not many. The professional shops get better pricing on machine work and parts than I...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,745
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Following up on an old, old post for...

Following up on an old, old post for clarification.

What cowl/spinner gap does this method produce?

(I've been chasing a complete summary of prop/spinner clearance for two days and cannot find...
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It works for me now. Didn't before.

It works for me now. Didn't before.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-13-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thanks for all of the offers, everyone. I...

Thanks for all of the offers, everyone. I borrowed a larger squeezer locally and squished the rivets yesterday evening.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-13-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Another builder claimed it and picked it up a...

Another builder claimed it and picked it up a couple of weekends ago.

Thanks,
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thanks, Jesse. I'm hoping somebody living <10...

Thanks, Jesse. I'm hoping somebody living <10 miles from here will jump in. Truthfully, a squeezer with a 3" yoke is something I should just buy, but I'm in "austerity" mode to fund the remaining...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Want to Borrow Hand Squeezer - Marietta, GA

I'm in need of a hand squeezer with a 2+" or larger yoke. I need to borrow it overnight. Does anyone in the Marietta/East Cobb area have one to loan?
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That technique came in handy for me too. I'd have...

That technique came in handy for me too. I'd have sworn it was seated, but no.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-10-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What make/model of starter do you have? Some...

What make/model of starter do you have? Some starters are better than others.

Is there a dedicated ground strap (a fat wire or a braided ground strap) between your engine and the firewall? You'll...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine was that or less. It was razor thin at the...

Mine was that or less. It was razor thin at the very edge. Thicker farther inboard.

Kinda spooky, huh? ;-)
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I had the same concern in the door area (that's...

I had the same concern in the door area (that's what you're talking about, right?) but there was plenty of material left at the end.

The countersinks turned out fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,428
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is the Catch-22 if you're a buyer or a...

This is the Catch-22 if you're a buyer or a seller. Why should one party take the risk (by sending the check or shipping the item) before the other party makes his move?

I'd suggest paypal unless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used a buddy's commercial location/rate to ship...

I used a buddy's commercial location/rate to ship an engine to Atlanta from Central Florida. $100 or thereabouts. You might ask around in your circle of friends to see if you can find a similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The second one is much easier. You've already...

The second one is much easier. You've already done your rationalizations about wiring concepts, primer, and the like, so you don't waste a bunch of time going through that again. Also, your skills...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On a related note, I have one of the aluminum...

On a related note, I have one of the aluminum washers installed under the WD-1015 (that's the cap on top of the shock strut), and am struggling to compress the donuts far enough to install the bolt...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sorry for the necropost, but this is the only...

Sorry for the necropost, but this is the only thread that mentions the appropriate part number. What are the U-1002's made from? I have a total of 4 aluminum washers that would seem to be the...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is in the section where you're aligning the...

It is in the section where you're aligning the wheel pants and fairings. Might be part of the CG calculations too.
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Why not something like...

Why not something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=knock+out+plug+steel&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aknock+out+plug+steel

Pick the size that makes you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,972
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My rule for the canopy (slider) is that it is...

My rule for the canopy (slider) is that it is either wide open or it is closed and latched. It is never shut but unlatched.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,112
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I did not dissect mine, but when it failed, it...

I did not dissect mine, but when it failed, it was an intermittent failure. The only time I had a low FP warning was in a nose up attitude at altitude. Pitch down by increasing speed and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Personal preference, but attaching the brakes to...

Personal preference, but attaching the brakes to the gear legs "on the bench" is much easier than doing it at ground level once the fuse is on the gear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,899
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Don't forget the HS rib inspection and peering...

Don't forget the HS rib inspection and peering into the aft fuselage inspection openings.
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Depends on how much stuff you put behind the...

Depends on how much stuff you put behind the panel and how/where you decide to attach it. Lots of remote avionics? Nutplates on the back of the sub-panel? You could do that stuff laying on your...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can build the entire upper forward fuselage...

You can build the entire upper forward fuselage (UFF?) structure and NOT rivet it to the fuselage until after your cabin top is attached. If you do it that way, you can set the entire UFF on the...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Kyle Boatright
From an engineering perspective, there's nothing...

From an engineering perspective, there's nothing to stop you from doing what you propose. I would install the vertical hinges along the sides of the firewall before you hang the engine. That will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,448
Posted By Kyle Boatright
At middle to higher altitudes, cruise speed at...

At middle to higher altitudes, cruise speed at the same fuel flow will begin to favor the - 9. IMO, the real differentiatior between the two is whether you'd ever like to do modest aerobatics. If...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What is the spacing between your tires and the...

What is the spacing between your tires and the wheel pants? You should be able t fit a finger between them.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-24-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That link doesn't work for me, but I've used the...

That link doesn't work for me, but I've used the standard blue 3M automotive masking tape. It goes around corners better and seems to stick better than electrical tape. In my experience, electrical...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My calipers measured just under 0.027. ...

My calipers measured just under 0.027. Presumably, the skins are 0.025 and primer accounts for the rest...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Why do you suspect the wheels are a contributing...

Why do you suspect the wheels are a contributing factor? Are you running adequate pressure on the tires and do you have the prescribed clearance between the tires and wheel pants?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,557
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Take a look at the Aircraft Spruce website. Also,...

Take a look at the Aircraft Spruce website. Also, Chapter 5 of the build manual. There are several 3/32" countersunk pop rivets available - both with steel and aluminum heads. One or more of those...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Many thanks! Today was a long day. Had to...

Many thanks!

Today was a long day. Had to relocate the fuselage from the basement to the garage and take the wings from the garage to the basement. Lots of shuffling to get the fuse into the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Kyle Boatright
RV-10 Fuse Cart (Marietta, GA)

Free to a good home:

If anyone needs a fuselage cart for an RV-10, mine's available as of today. 2x4 frame with 4 casters. Designed for the main spar stubs to sit on the frame rails and carry most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes. Keep your receipts, particularly the ones...

Yes. Keep your receipts, particularly the ones showing you paid Georgia sales tax.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Krea, They used to hit you with <effectively>...

Krea,

They used to hit you with <effectively> the same bill when you registered the airplane. Apparently, they will collect it as a sales tax going forward.

The primary difference is the timing of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,993
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If I was doing something like that, I'd look hard...

If I was doing something like that, I'd look hard at "Slipper Tanks" like were used on the DeHaviland Mosquito and various EZ types. They keep the CG where you want and should be a low drag...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-16-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Isn't that an outlier? ;-)

Isn't that an outlier? ;-)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can trickle charge through a cigar lighter....

You can trickle charge through a cigar lighter. You can't do a jump start that way.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've never disconnected the hard line to replace...

I've never disconnected the hard line to replace pads. Do you have a service loop down near the caliper like called for in the plans? That gives you the ability to pull the caliper loose to change...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Here's the...

Here's the plug:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/piperplug.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4oX_5Y7Y2AIVh4uzCh0VMwm4EAQYBCABEgJOgfD_BwE

Here's the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I don't understand what problem the mechanic is...

I don't understand what problem the mechanic is trying to fix. What maintenance issues are the hard aluminum lines going to cause? All you have to do to disconnect the line is to loosen a nut. Same...
Forum: Southeast 01-12-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Atlanta is a big city. Where in particular are...

Atlanta is a big city. Where in particular are you going? That might help identify the best field/fbo to visit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd fly with 'em. The main benefit is your engine...

I'd fly with 'em. The main benefit is your engine will stay cooler because you'll be going faster and getting more cooling airflow. The second benefit is that your airplane will climb faster, putting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have one on my carbureted O-320, and would not...

I have one on my carbureted O-320, and would not install one if I had it to do over. I find it hard to sump, never find anything in it anyway, and think it acts as a heat exchanger to warm the fuel...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. The female end of the extension cord goes...

Yep. The female end of the extension cord goes down inside the filler door.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine is zip tied to the dipstick tube. Not an...

Mine is zip tied to the dipstick tube. Not an approach I like, but it has worked well for >10 years.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,672
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Exactly. Factory guidance has us heating the...

Exactly. Factory guidance has us heating the plexi so it is less brittle and doesn't crack during installation. This causes problems when the canopy is exposed to much cooler temperatures during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,455
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Snap in plugs from a local hardware store are a...

Snap in plugs from a local hardware store are a simple, fast, cheap option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,316
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Rather than a Wiki, I'm aware of another forum...

Rather than a Wiki, I'm aware of another forum (the Cozy sub-forum in the Canard Zone) which organizes discussion by chapter. So, if you're building the strakes for your Cozy, you go to the sub-forum...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I suspect Cee Bailey or someone like that would...

I suspect Cee Bailey or someone like that would love the opportunity to serve thousands of legacy Van's customers with replacement parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The fact that he is in sock feet is the sign of a...

The fact that he is in sock feet is the sign of a real pro. Getting rid of the shoes makes it much easier to get properly positioned under there, although shoes make the dismount less painful.
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