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Forum: RV-10 Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think the nicest looking part about the...

I think the nicest looking part about the Showplanes kit is the radiused fairing at the bottom of the vertical stabilizer. And that's easy enough to modify from the standard part...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have most of a house payment invested in the...

I have most of a house payment invested in the vents for the RV-10. It is insane.
Forum: Midwest Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The picture of the lake house is oriented...

The picture of the lake house is oriented correctly for me (on Chrome). All of the others are sideways.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have to give credit where credit is...

I have to give credit where credit is due.

Someone else came up with it (not sure who), but Stein was the one who 'splained it to me.

And now it is documented for the next guy/gal...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Kyle Boatright
So, here's what you do (or a version...

So, here's what you do (or a version thereof):

Make a plate (with ears or flanges) to mount to the back of your 695/6 using the 4 screw holes already tapped in the back of the unit. Make the plate...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is a very easy bracket you can make to...

There is a very easy bracket you can make to flush mount the 695/6. It requires an 0.063 plate, 8 screws, 4 nutplates, and 4 standoffs. The biggest challenge is cutting the hole for the unit in your...
Forum: Painting your RV Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's dependent on your prep work. If you show...

That's dependent on your prep work. If you show up with ready to paint items, the price goes down substantially.

I have an agreement with a local aviation paint shop for $3k in shop time plus...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are a few other costs in the build...

There are a few other costs in the build (interior and tools, for example). But, let's be realistic, for the "finished airplane" premium of <$30k you can be flying tomorrow and spend your evenings...
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,433
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I looked really hard at using that. I think 10...

I looked really hard at using that. I think 10 minutes is doable, particularly if you have a good helper, who could probably provide enough assistance to shave a few minutes off of the install...
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,433
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Many people mask and paint the plexi on the...

Many people mask and paint the plexi on the outside surface to match the radius of the inner edge of the fiberglass recess. That way, you don't see the adhesive, regardless of color.
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My guess is that most of the players have entered...

My guess is that most of the players have entered the field. The real window for volume sales of ADS-B products was 2018 - early 2020. So, "everyone" who wanted to play in the market has already...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Steve, Before you go overboard, check the...

Steve,

Before you go overboard, check the vertical position of your doors. There is a comment in the plans which (after you drill the hinges) says something like "If the door position is too low,...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is called out as " cowl-10-01B" on page 47-10...

It is called out as " cowl-10-01B" on page 47-10 of the RV-10 plans.
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. It is extremely stiff when built to plans. I...

Yep. It is extremely stiff when built to plans. I can't imagine it bowing in flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Find yourself a local builder with an active...

Find yourself a local builder with an active project. Go over and lend a hand whenever possible. Hands on experience is the best, IMO.

Of the resources you listed, I own the RVator book, 43.13,...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The left main longeron on my QB was underformed. ...

The left main longeron on my QB was underformed. The curve on the fuselage side was too shallow. That created lots of fit issues in the neighborhood of the baggage door. With some factory...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine is on gear, engine mounted, and in the...

Mine is on gear, engine mounted, and in the garage.

Based on eyeballing it, I would say that behind the rear spar and in front of the main spar are the two obvious locations. The rear spar *looks*...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've been flying that way for 18 years. The...

I've been flying that way for 18 years. The transponder gets changed once a flight (generally on the ground), the radio a little more frequently, and the switches are oriented so there's no need to...
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have a similar problem with my right door. I'm...

I have a similar problem with my right door. I'm not sure if it is mechanical interference or if I botched the process of drilling for the latch pin.

If I was going to relocate the latch pin hole,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,287
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If HP is your primary interest, here's the...

If HP is your primary interest, here's the Lycoming for you:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_XR-7755
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On the other hand, build what you want but leave...

On the other hand, build what you want but leave the door open to convert to the standard center engine controls if that's ever necessary. $250 of parts from Van's and a day's worth of installing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is a specific reason - Van's designed the...

There is a specific reason - Van's designed the airplane that way so both front occupants could use the throttle.

A secondary reason is that the installation is dead simple - order the parts from...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-06-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,287
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You will get more speed change (in absolute mph)...

You will get more speed change (in absolute mph) on a more slippery airframe than a draggy one for the same change in HP.

Imagine a 220 HP Stearman. It is a 90 knot airplane. Now, put a 450 on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You might call uAvionix and see if they are...

You might call uAvionix and see if they are shipping product to retailers. The question is who's the hold-up? Dallas Avionics or uAvionix.

Also, you could go ahead and cancel the order and place it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-05-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,762
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's a great 2.5 - 3 hour trip in a -6.

That's a great 2.5 - 3 hour trip in a -6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,532
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Tire wear on the left main tire is often from...

Tire wear on the left main tire is often from people scrubbing that tire on takeoff. Roll in some right aileron to counteract the torque on the takeoff roll and that wear greatly diminishes.

The...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The skins around the firewall (and hinges, shims,...

The skins around the firewall (and hinges, shims, and camlock strips) become a bigger challenge once the engine mount is installed. Basically, it becomes impossible (nothing is impossible, but...) to...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes. Without those shims, the cowl will not be a...

Yes. Without those shims, the cowl will not be a flush match with the sheet metal at the firewall.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Kyle Boatright
In my experience, yes.

In my experience, yes.
Forum: Safety 11-24-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They plan to have an array of fields beginning...

They plan to have an array of fields beginning 150 miles out broadcasting current Oshkosh information on ATIS and a text message alert system. A very simple dedicated web page would be a good idea...
Forum: Safety 11-23-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I specifically asked: "Why waste the time to get...

I specifically asked: "Why waste the time to get aircraft loaded and launched from FDL if the field is ready to accept aircraft?" The answer was that they would land the folks in the diamond to fill...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have several regular adel clamps attached to...

I have several regular adel clamps attached to the RV6's sump. No problems in 18 years. I'd use what Van's supplied and move on.
Forum: Safety 11-23-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
EAA is accepting (soliciting?) feedback on the...

EAA is accepting (soliciting?) feedback on the proposed changes through 11/27. They are actively engaged in working through some of last year's issues. Based on feedback I had provided on the EAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I don't think anyone here has expressed...

I don't think anyone here has expressed discomfort with the 90 knot approach. What I have seen in the thread and do understand is that when things get slow, people get concerned. That doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The 90 knots is a good compromise that fits...

The 90 knots is a good compromise that fits everything from an Ercoupe or C-150 to a Comanche.

EAA is actively working on a solution ( a grass strip on the SW side of the field) for the truly low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If there is more than about 15 minutes between...

If there is more than about 15 minutes between spray sessions, I pour the material back into a mix cup and shoot a couple of ounces of thinner or reducer through the gun.

It is a cost of doing...
Forum: Safety 11-19-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
And then go try it at 85, 80, 75, 70, 65......

And then go try it at 85, 80, 75, 70, 65... knots. Pick your personal minimum safe speed based on your flight tests and stick to that number. If you pick 70 knots, don't accept 68 knots. You chose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,608
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Choose your own minimums. Don't let others...

Choose your own minimums. Don't let others influence you.

If the ceiling is too low for you, don't go.

If you don't like the circling holds, leave and go land or create your own hold 10 miles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My suggestion: Use rattle can zinc chromate on...

My suggestion:

Use rattle can zinc chromate on the faying surfaces of your project then come back later and shoot Akzo on the rest when you can do it outside in the spring.

If you're gonna close a...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Vic, What are the first weekend arrival...

Vic,

What are the first weekend arrival statistics for the last 25 years? Aircraft landed on Saturday, Aircraft landed on Sunday, by year? My sense (having attended most of those years) is that...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The elephant in the room is that there is all of...

The elephant in the room is that there is all of that his activity about arrival gates, ADSB, bail out locations, etc., instead of dealing with the runway utilization issue. Fix that and the rest...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It took 3 months to get to this proposal. Maybe...

It took 3 months to get to this proposal. Maybe another 3 months listening to and incorporating the pilot feedback from here and elsewhere would be beneficial.

It is fine that someone is looking at...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm sure it happens frequently. The issue this...

I'm sure it happens frequently. The issue this year was that people made it to the vicinity of Oshkosh and were not allowed to land despite available runway capacity and weather conditions within ...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's horrible. What I really don't want to do...

That's horrible. What I really don't want to do is follow in trail for a 40 mile circuit behind a Champ.

Someone is creating problems where none existed before. Bring back the experienced...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Air guns only need continuous air if you're...

Air guns only need continuous air if you're spraying continuously. You make passes with the gun, letting off the air between passes and probably reducing the continuous need to 75% of the stated...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The text notification is an improvement. But that...

The text notification is an improvement. But that is completely disconnected to a longer arrival queue. Either you know the queue is closed 5 minutes before you hit the gate or you don't. Moving the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. My 1.5 hp, 20 gallon compressor from Sears...

Yep. My 1.5 hp, 20 gallon compressor from Sears is pushing 25 years old. I've used it to rivet together two airplanes, paint one, and do all of the priming on a second. Is it loud? Yes, but...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,655
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They did contact me, and I responded with my...

They did contact me, and I responded with my thoughts on a couple of their proposed changes.

I don't think a longer arrival queue is a good idea. It just means more time trying to fly in pseudo...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do they fit "out of the box" or were your wheel...

Do they fit "out of the box" or were your wheel pants installed with larger tires (tyres for our British friends) in mind?
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The challenge is that it may be easier to move...

The challenge is that it may be easier to move forward with the existing parts (depending on how much work has been done) rather than start over.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My cowl halves had VERY little excess material. ...

My cowl halves had VERY little excess material. Another 1/16" shorter on any of the horizontal seams and I'd have been in the same trouble as you.

Your best option is probably to scarf in an...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is done that way all the time on RV's and...

It is done that way all the time on RV's and legacy aircraft. Paint shops generally remove the fairings, tips, and control surfaces, do their prep work, mask, and spray. They <generally> do not...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,668
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are lots of differences, but to each his...

There are lots of differences, but to each his own. The Comanche provides a really good value in transportation. A lot of very rational people would choose the Comanche or an equivalent Bo over the...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A wax and grease remover (available through your...

A wax and grease remover (available through your local body shop) is probably a better choice. The fumes shouldn't be a problem in a well ventilated space, but you don't want to get it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used a low feed rate on a metal cutting...

I used a low feed rate on a metal cutting bandsaw. I taped over the cut lines first.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The only solvent that (generally) won't damage...

The only solvent that (generally) won't damage plexi is mineral spirits, and I wouldn't go overboard with that. Acetone and other harsher solvents can damage the plexi.

Your best bet is good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've moved a -10 kit. Here's what I would do. I'm...

I've moved a -10 kit. Here's what I would do. I'm sure others will chime in too.

Put the tools in the nose of the truck and lash them down very well.

Hang the wings along the sides of the truck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Suggestion - do NOT use Acetone to clean stray...

Suggestion - do NOT use Acetone to clean stray epoxy off of your wingtip lenses (or canopy, I expect).

Bad things happen.
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,668
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I also looked at Comanches before building the...

I also looked at Comanches before building the -10. The biggest thing I didn't like was the outward visibility. I guess I was spoiled by the bubble canopy on my -6, but flying around in the...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I believe most of the "fight" from the seals...

I believe most of the "fight" from the seals comes from points closer to the hinge line. I'd start looking there. Have you put some play-dough or a similar material in the gutter, then closed the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Now you tell me. My experience is that...

Now you tell me. My experience is that everything fits, but the frames (once riveted) are slightly bowed away from the panel along the longer spans of the frames.

Next time, cleos in the corners...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Carl, My experience is that heat softens the...

Carl,

My experience is that heat softens the adhesive on all of the self-stick seals I've ever tried. 6 years and no problems for you?

Nice.
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