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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-05-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bill Boyd
Maybe so, Glenn, but

....I don't see any weeds in the foreground of Denny's pic. :eek::D

(Sorry to put too many N's in yer name, mate.)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-05-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've used 2 different cages over the years and...

I've used 2 different cages over the years and learned with both that the depth of cut is dependent on applied pressure to such a degree that I always "sneak up" on the desired CSK depth by means of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,724
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've always felt a second alternator/dynamo is of...

I've always felt a second alternator/dynamo is of more value than a second battery for the exact line of reasoning above. How long do you need backup electrics to last in what has become a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,839
Posted By Bill Boyd
Amen on a video library

The vid on doing the windscreen to forward deck fairing being a good example of daunting tasks made less so by good hand-holding :)

I know this takes time, but if Stein can do it for avionics...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Bill Boyd
Can anyone comment if this will work on the -10? ...

Can anyone comment if this will work on the -10? Thinking I might need a box with an external control arm for best fit. I'm going with a single SS box on my firewall when the time...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By Bill Boyd
Bottom line (at least on my 6A 20 years ago) was...

Bottom line (at least on my 6A 20 years ago) was that the pre-primer scuff/sand and a little filler makes the mandrel holes and any raised flash around them disappear forever under the urethane.
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By Bill Boyd
By the geometry, there shouldn't BE a gap. I...

By the geometry, there shouldn't BE a gap.

I suspect what happens is the center of the 120 degree rivet gets pulled into the 100 degree dimple/countersink after the perimeter makes first contact,...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By Bill Boyd
Vern, we can at least go off to a corner and...

Vern, we can at least go off to a corner and hallucinate together :(

So if we're right, why does the paint not want to lay right on these pulled rivets in 100 degree dimples? Or is that not a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By Bill Boyd
Ditto

When it comes to screws in nutplates, Iv'e learned the hard way over 20 years of RV maintenance:

Never install #6 hardware if #8 will serve instead. #6 is notoriously tight/binds easily.

Stainless...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Bill Boyd
Nice! ...extra words...

Nice!

...extra words...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,648
Posted By Bill Boyd
That's an interesting visual, Dan :eek: The word...

That's an interesting visual, Dan :eek:

The word you're looking for is tales.

Unless maybe it isn't ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 28,399
Posted By Bill Boyd
"Automotive alternators are meant to top off a...

"Automotive alternators are meant to top off a slightly discharged battery and maintain a fully charged battery. Most standard alternators/stators are not meant to be deep discharge recovery chargers...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By Bill Boyd
Given how the rivet head angle is measured

...I would think the fit of a 120 degree rivet in a 100 degree dimple or CSK would be just the opposite of what Scott describes. As in, the outer edge of the rivet touches the shoulder of the...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,451
Posted By Bill Boyd
Vic - EarthX 1200 on the firewall or in the plans...

Vic - EarthX 1200 on the firewall or in the plans location?

Is there room on the firewall for an Odyssey 680 if I use the f/w mounted oil cooler and a spin-on filter, either remote or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Boyd
Aw, shoot!

...I could've waited to post the order I just sent in, and held on to my money for 3 more days.:eek:

Looking forward to soldering up my RV-10 nav/strobe system, Paul. I know it's going to be...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-22-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,648
Posted By Bill Boyd
Someone's going to ask

... might as well be me.

Allan, are these louvers able to be operated with RC servos/linear actuators, or would it require too much torque to overcome whatever operating friction there is in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,192
Posted By Bill Boyd
I didn't know a Comanche could hover. Weird...

I didn't know a Comanche could hover. Weird thing to do on final even if it's possible.
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By Bill Boyd
As a reminder

If you haven't gotten this far in your build yet,
I see no reason why this wouldn't work for Com 1. My Com 2 will be a belly-mount actually on a an inboard wing inspection plate. Obviously not yet...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll just order what I need from Dynon. The cost...

I'll just order what I need from Dynon. The cost difference between their bracket and Van's maybe-possibly-bracket for the SV-42T is 0.06 AMU.

Not worth waiting for an answer from the field that...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Bill Boyd
Myron the question is whether the linear...

Myron the question is whether the linear actuator-style pitch servo will fit /can be readily made to fit the Van's bracket mentioned above. And secondarily whether the linear actuator model is that...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,286
Posted By Bill Boyd
Exactly. This level of control of an IR...

Exactly. This level of control of an IR alternator is required no matter the type or brand of battery, to prevent a very bad day in the air for you and your avionics and battery.
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Bill Boyd
DYNON yaw damper and pitch servo hardware questions

It is apparent that Dynon has changed their recommended servo configuration for elevator control at some point from a SV-42 "legacy" servo to a SV-42T torque-enhancing linear actuator servo, and in...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,286
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good summary, but...

Keep in mind there's been some speculation that a regulator _could_ fail in some way that changes this behavior - a unit that formerly powered down with removal of external field current when tested...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 52,617
Posted By Bill Boyd
Steve, that aileron hinge in the foreground is...

Steve, that aileron hinge in the foreground is just begging for the same treatment. I hope that's in development, and forgive me if I missed the memo somewhere in the thread - I just check this one...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,852
Posted By Bill Boyd
Very nice!

Compared to what I've always hoped my plane was worth, this is a bargain waiting for somebody.:)

Even at TBO, and assuming the workmanship is as good as she looks in pics.

I'm going to lower my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,013
Posted By Bill Boyd
Removes a little TOO much

Tried the Goof Off first. As I feared it might, it cut right through every layer at once. I gained some practice in spot repairs... practice I'd need later in the evening's work session...

...when...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,970
Posted By Bill Boyd
Ease of fabrication? 30 minutes vs a month...? ...

Ease of fabrication? 30 minutes vs a month...? (Spitballin' here but it's just duct tape and an oven bag)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,013
Posted By Bill Boyd
Still working in the top while it's off and accessible

https://s8.postimg.org/vr9w3ndph/53223442318_CB574457-_EE86-4_A08-808_C-_CA71_AB9_EC6_E0.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/lh7h4entt/)

https://s8.postimg.org/dbpf69mqd/IMG_4853.jpg...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,970
Posted By Bill Boyd
Very true. A slick inside cowl surface would...

Very true. A slick inside cowl surface would help, but keeping it clean in that environment would be a trick. Maybe some periodic application of a silicone lubricant between the two surfaces?

I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,970
Posted By Bill Boyd
That's a very interesting idea!

There are plenty of materials available that would offer a flexible sealing membrane that could billow against the inside of the cowl but bring seal leakage to near zero. I'm imagining cutting up a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,234
Posted By Bill Boyd
So am I, Tom. I joined a long time ago, got busy...

So am I, Tom. I joined a long time ago, got busy flying, lost my password and just never bothered to wander back in here for the longest time, contenting myself with Matronics... Later, for reasons...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,841
Posted By Bill Boyd
May not have been the case with Bugsy's incident,...

May not have been the case with Bugsy's incident, but I've encountered in and out of wispy broken layer at my altitude, when I was in the process of getting my li'l pink butt trapped between a layer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,841
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good question. It was a case of I'll take a look...

Good question. It was a case of I'll take a look and see. If it's too bad I'll turn around. The 20 knot tail wind compressed the time I had to turn around. That to is a learning point for me. Don't...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Bill Boyd
Indeed

...and fairy neutral from a CG perspective, if you're obsessing about that sort of thing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,144
Posted By Bill Boyd
Um, take a look at Snowflake's avatar. :D Only...

Um, take a look at Snowflake's avatar. :D

Only way he could be _any_ cooler is to sport an eye patch aboard the Space Angel, like me.
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,840
Posted By Bill Boyd
IMO

There is no failsafe way to fuse a fat wire like a battery lead that will reliably withstand starter current but still open when a wire rubs through and starts to intermittently spark to ground. The...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bill Boyd
I was going to reply earlier but there was an...

I was going to reply earlier but there was an outage aboardships.


https://s19.postimg.org/ezv35bflf/taurus.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bill Boyd
Just curious

if thin brass shim stock or a dab of JB Weld on the outside of the bushing/inside of the weldment would be a kosher solution to the slop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,013
Posted By Bill Boyd
Doc, it's the cost of the equipment (pressure pot...

Doc, it's the cost of the equipment (pressure pot rig) and the skill required to do it right with the "real stuff."

The approach I used is for non-surgeons :D

I'm happy with how it turned out,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,013
Posted By Bill Boyd
And on every fiberglass boat ever built, Bob :D

And on every fiberglass boat ever built, Bob :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,013
Posted By Bill Boyd
Progress update

After months of work, I can stand back and look at the top and doors and realize that one of the scariest parts of the build is behind me. The glass parts have been trimmed and fashioned into two...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bill Boyd
Interesting discussion

Future AFS/Dynon user here... I put in ample conduit runs under the seats for future wiring needs, but still (na´vely?) lean toward keeping as much weight forward in the RV-10 to assure full...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bill Boyd
Once you get said pix

... can you post them here for the rest of us? :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,866
Posted By Bill Boyd
My recollection may be foggy

...but I believe Bob N has documented in the 'Connection book that almost all replaement alternators are rebuilt in one of a few (maybe just one) facility in Mexico and then a brand slapped on the...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-25-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks, David

I will tackle this job later in the winter. For now, she's zipped up and operational again.

I'm not afraid of fiberglass work - "You can't scare me; I've done a set of RV-10 doors!"

I don't relish...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Bill Boyd
Glass display color palette choices

Is it just me, or is there a significant difference in the brightness and shade of colors chosen by different glass manufacturers to represent earth and sky, land and water, elevation contours, etc...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,840
Posted By Bill Boyd
Reviving a discussion -

Ed - aware that you decided in the end to put a Li battery in the factory location, a few questions for you and anyone else wanting to contribute:

To protect occupants and structure in the event of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not seeing the noise issue with Baja

Maybe didn't look far enough
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=144668
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Bill Boyd
Knowledgeable people will weigh in here soon...

but classic dipole antennas, vee or otherwise, are seldom grounded except through the coax shield back at the radio chassis. This may be the answer. If gamma-match fed, ignore what I said; they...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bill Boyd
I predict a slew of "orders," Leo. Better set a...

I predict a slew of "orders," Leo. Better set a shop rate and let us know; this could take you away from actual building for awhile.

I'm going with the InfinityAerospace grips that were included in...
Forum: Safety 10-20-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,286
Posted By Bill Boyd
From my experience

The Denso 14824 is controllable thusly. I was able to turn it on and off several times under load when the regulator or associated wiring failed in flight and produced a 36v OV event. This was...
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,286
Posted By Bill Boyd
Built and tested, never flown

I built a replacement panel for my 6A that employed the Perihelion module to protect the avionics from OV via relay feed to the Av Bus but still left the battery and landing light loads connected to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By Bill Boyd
Working in the kitchen - good job! I hope that...

Working in the kitchen - good job! I hope that continues to work well for you!

Our biggest regret rebuilding after the house fire 2 years ago is not putting the shop "off-campus" out in the yard. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,165
Posted By Bill Boyd
(I believe they call that a magneto, Dan :D)

(I believe they call that a magneto, Dan :D)
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,286
Posted By Bill Boyd
Bret, if running an IR alternator, you'd best...

Bret, if running an IR alternator, you'd best crowbar open the B lead - via a contactor in series - to be sure the alternator will respond. It may not. With external regulation, crowbarring the...
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,668
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good to know

As part of my paint scheme I want to do dark grey around the windows and door columns to give that whole area a unified dark look in conjunction with tinted plexi. I wish I had saved a picture of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Bill Boyd
I feel like I've really hijacked this thread

:(

But anyway... we'd be in Maine October 26-29 if it goes as planned.

Researching a proposed route on AirNav, I came across this notation for a little airport that looked like a halfway point...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks, guys!

Just starting my research this morning on Rockland. Looks very promising.

Is it just me, or is the typical Maine cabin built without any insulation in the walls or ceiling? Knowing what I _think_...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Bill Boyd
Congratulations to Bungalow :) After watching a...

Congratulations to Bungalow :)

After watching a couple of David's YouTube vids, I know you guys could give a Virginian some recommendations on places to take the wife on our first trip to Maine. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-08-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,448
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm a 6A flyer, and I approve of this message...

I'm a 6A flyer, and I approve of this message :D

Where to get this tape & I hope it comes in white.

Off to Google/Amazon...

Here it is. Looks like garden variety stuff I just never noticed...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bill Boyd
Gordon Lightfoot sang of this. Does anyone know...

Gordon Lightfoot sang of this.

Does anyone know where the love of God goes
when the micro turns minutes to hours...
the VAFers all say he'd be flying today
if he'd quit with the filling and...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bill Boyd
What I'm doing in my cabin top

worth substantially less than Stein's $.02;)

simply what I'm going with as a first effort...

not flying yet and won't be for a good while...

similar has worked for me and others on ham VHF mobile,...
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