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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Those rings serve as spring locks to keep the...

Those rings serve as spring locks to keep the sets from falling out of the yoke.

You want to keep them if at all possible.
Forum: RV-14 Today, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Just checking - how much torque were you...

Just checking - how much torque were you applying? These fittings should be tightened, not bottomed out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's fairly typical. Use the high climb rate...

That's fairly typical. Use the high climb rate to clear obstacles, but otherwise, cruise climb at 120 knots or more to keep temps down.

However, there is every chance that your airplane isn't...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,064
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is no prohibition in the US against a VFR...

There is no prohibition in the US against a VFR pilot flying over a solid overcast, and (other than routine airspace considerations) there are no communication requirements. VFR requirements are...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,064
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Several (many?) other countries have that...

Several (many?) other countries have that limitation, but that is not a limitation in the US.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,064
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm a 1400 hour VFR pilot. A lot of that is cross...

I'm a 1400 hour VFR pilot. A lot of that is cross country time. I rarely cancel trips and have only been "stuck" a couple of times over the years.

Flexibility is the key. Identify when the weather...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One comment - light interior colors create bright...

One comment - light interior colors create bright reflections on the inside of the canopy. My interior paint is beige and the reflections are annoying sometimes.

The point is, I wouldn't use white...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They make satin clear coat if that's the desired...

They make satin clear coat if that's the desired look.
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I did not add any wiring or ducting under there. ...

I did not add any wiring or ducting under there. I considered running wires for overhead lights, but decided that if I need those, it'll be an easy retrofit.
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm not sure there is a perfect answer, but what...

I'm not sure there is a perfect answer, but what I did was knock off the high spots on the cabin top, fit and attach the console, then micro the transitions to the console and any irregularities in...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-12-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm here already. I brought shade and a little...

I'm here already. I brought shade and a little beer this time!

For those who haven't attended previously, it is a very well run event.
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Use a dremel to enlarge the hole in the skin....

Use a dremel to enlarge the hole in the skin. You'll get a structurally better connection that way and won't deform the skin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Leaving out the IFR navigator (a Garmin 625) only...

Leaving out the IFR navigator (a Garmin 625) only saves about $4500, maybe $5k considering you're going to need a WAAS GPS to run your ADS-B.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm going to come in at $150k, painted. The only...

I'm going to come in at $150k, painted.

The only way I saw to end up at $120k was to find a good 540 core and rebuild it myself to save $20k or more. Additionally, I'd have had to leave the airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I doubt the dye has anything to do with it. It...

I doubt the dye has anything to do with it. It is just the residue left behind when the leaked fuel evaporates.

I have seen proseal fail. In the cases I've seen, I don't believe the proseal was...
Forum: RV-4 10-08-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Suspended in the air (no load on the gear), the...

Suspended in the air (no load on the gear), the pants should be aligned with the direction of flight. The ground toe-in or toe-out is irrelevant. You're trying to minimize in-flight drag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The best recommendation is to wait until the very...

The best recommendation is to wait until the very last moment to even think about avionics. The market is very dynamic and this year's hot product may be obsolete, outdated, and out of production in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Brian, Where is the leak? Could you get to it...

Brian,

Where is the leak?

Could you get to it by cutting access holes in the aft baffle rather than removing the baffle? That just seems easier.

There is a chemical that dissolves...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-07-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The good news is that the wing, flaps, one...

The good news is that the wing, flaps, one aileron, and one wingtip are safely at the airport.

Obviously, I have the damaged wingtip to repair, and I noticed a minor blemish on one aileron, so...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-07-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Kyle Boatright
True, I've already ground away the damaged part...

True, I've already ground away the damaged part of the corner and applied a flox repair. While I was at it, I mixed some micro and swiped it into the road rash. It'll be fine in a few days. Wasting...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-07-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Just &$%!!$%

Today, the wings, flaps, ailerons, and tips are headed from the basement to the airport and co-located paint shop. Everything is cleaned up and finished to the level of "Paint shop shoots its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This approach...

This approach works:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=75756&highlight=eraser+wheel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That should work.

That should work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You need the one on the right to hook to the...

You need the one on the right to hook to the rudder cable. The left one could probably go away.
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do a search in the -10 subforum for engine mount...

Do a search in the -10 subforum for engine mount clearance or words to that effect. This problem has been solved before.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,716
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can slightly warm the West epoxy. A few...

You can slightly warm the West epoxy. A few degrees will help. Use slow hardener...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-01-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Kyle Boatright
With just a little extra work, you can use the...

With just a little extra work, you can use the mask...


Temporarily assemble in the driveway.
Apply mask.
Trim mask at panel lines.
Disassemble.
Paint in pieces.
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,620
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The general description of the product is RTV....

The general description of the product is RTV. What makes this RTV different than the black high temp RTV from the parts aisle at Wal-Mart?

For what it is worth, I've been using the high temp...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-30-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,396
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Vans doesn't recommend more than 160 HP for the...

Vans doesn't recommend more than 160 HP for the RV-9. They have valid engineering reasons for that.

A ton of builders have installed 180 HP O-360's, so there's empirical data showing it might be OK...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By Kyle Boatright
And which recycling company gets your metal waste?

And which recycling company gets your metal waste?
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,620
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Generally, you are sealing the baffles to the...

Generally, you are sealing the baffles to the case, but the objective is to close any airpaths that don't push air through cylinder fins, the oil cooler, blast tubes, or SCAT going to heaters, carb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What symptoms is he seeing? Torque will cause...

What symptoms is he seeing? Torque will cause you to scrub tread off of the left main unless you counteract the torque with aileron on takeoff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My -6's finish kit was probably delivered in...

My -6's finish kit was probably delivered in 1999. The gear legs were pre-drilled in that kit.
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Kyle Boatright
OK, these measurements are from my airplane, but...

OK, these measurements are from my airplane, but I assume that due to the matched hole construction, the variation shouldn't be much from plane to plane.

The step bolt access holes in the belly are...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A single car garage is sufficient to build any...

A single car garage is sufficient to build any major component on an RV-10. Depending on the maximum dimension, you may or may not able to complete the engine/cowl/prop in that space.

For most...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Start building. QB is the way to go if you have...

Start building. QB is the way to go if you have more money than time.

Even with a QB, you're probably 2-3 years from needing an engine. In that timeframe, let someone else (or several someone...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I actually like heavier, physically larger steel...

I actually like heavier, physically larger steel bucking bars. The Unriens have long term loaned me their tungsten bar, but my favorites are some steel bars I made myself. If there is space, I find...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,025
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I started with low pressure (25 psi) on my -6 and...

I started with low pressure (25 psi) on my -6 and had a fair amount of shimmy. Since I upped it to 38 or so, the problem has all but disappeared.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A huge amount of shipping at relatively low rates...

A huge amount of shipping at relatively low rates leaves Savannah for Asia. They have to get the containers back somehow and the inviting rates help. Whether going to Australia has the same kind of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I would bet a 20' container out of Savannah would...

I would bet a 20' container out of Savannah would be the lowest cost option.
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Not that I'm a big rule breaker, but that one...

Not that I'm a big rule breaker, but that one wouldn't exactly jump out at most inspectors.

Where are you in England, out of curiosity? I'm posting from London right now.
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I intentionally cut 3/4" or thereabouts holes in...

I intentionally cut 3/4" or thereabouts holes in the floorboards and belly of the airplane in anticipation of this issue. Snap plugs close the holes and my trusted factory resource saw no challenge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can't believe those guys stole my idea! ;-)

I can't believe those guys stole my idea! ;-)
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I trimmed the console for a tight fit against the...

I trimmed the console for a tight fit against the bulkhead. Then I used electrical tape to seal the joint (through the ventilation holes in the baggage bulkhead) from inside the console. Basically,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used CPVC cement to splice my filler tube. To...

I used CPVC cement to splice my filler tube. To avoid getting it inside the tube, you apply the cement on the outside of the tube at the cut, and push the joining sleeve over the tube. Do the same...
Forum: Tools 09-20-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is correct. I think with the newer kits...

This is correct. I think with the newer kits you'd be fine with a jigsaw and a metal cutting blade. Not that a decicated bandsaw isn't useful, but if money or shop space is an issue, you could do...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mike, mine measures right at 95" from the outside...

Mike, mine measures right at 95" from the outside of one tire to the outside of the other. Because of camber issues, the max dimension (again 95") is near the top.
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes, the top is attached.

Yes, the top is attached.
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My fuselage (engine mounted, air in the tires)...

My fuselage (engine mounted, air in the tires) sits about 78" high. I would think letting a little air out of the tires and the appropriate amount of cussing would get it through a 77" high opening. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The Chinese are very interested in general...

The Chinese are very interested in general aviation. They own Mooney, Continental Motors, Cirrus, and others. Their problem domestically is they want GA but can't figure out make GA and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,315
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Health issues and aviation create a fine line to...

Health issues and aviation create a fine line to walk. Try not to lose your medical. But absolutely do everything you can to maintain your health. You can't fly from 6' underground in a pine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The big 'ol thick Aircraft Spruce Catalog has...

The big 'ol thick Aircraft Spruce Catalog has that information for some of the hardware they sell. I can find several online resources which list the tensile (125,000 PSI) and shear strength (76,000...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Check the material strength before you swap any...

Check the material strength before you swap any critical hardware. The seatbelt and harness attach points standard AN bolts for a reason. Stainless hardware tends to be weaker than normal AN cad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,325
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The most I've ever accepted is/was a soft drink...

The most I've ever accepted is/was a soft drink and the promise of a beer at Oshkosh when the plane is finished.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I should have worded my response better. A snug...

I should have worded my response better. A snug (contact) fit is what you want. Wear at the contact point has never been an issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Most people go for a snug gap. Among other...

Most people go for a snug gap. Among other things, that helps the gear leg fairings remain aligned.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,411
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Necrothread, but I found that goop (from the glue...

Necrothread, but I found that goop (from the glue aisle at Home Depot) worked well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd call Van's and ask for a packing list for...

I'd call Van's and ask for a packing list for what should have been included in the QB wing kit and the fuse kit. Then, I'd inventory what the seller has against that list to verify...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can't see it working at all with the pink doors.

I can't see it working at all with the pink doors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,573
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That link is from an 8 year old post.

That link is from an 8 year old post.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Kyle Boatright
At least for now, LED flashlights are my planned...

At least for now, LED flashlights are my planned go-to. If I find the lack of overhead lights to be an issue, running wires and adding lights isn't a big deal.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. I've used a #30 and a #19 drill for the...

Yep. I've used a #30 and a #19 drill for the holes for this type of thing.

Hint: The local pharmacy will give you a free syringe for administering children's liquid (oral) vitamins and the like.
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