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Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Spray foam has a bad history in filling wingtips....

Spray foam has a bad history in filling wingtips. It does weird expansion/contraction things. Use the search function and you'll find some examples.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Testing thoughts: I built a test rig from a...

Testing thoughts:

I built a test rig from a rotary actuated hydraulic cylinder. I turned a wheel and a piston moved, creating pressure. It was an industrial component we were throwing out at work....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Doesn't the roll bar land right in an area where...

Doesn't the roll bar land right in an area where the longeron has a bend? I know it did on the -6 and the plans instructed you to shim it to plumb.

That's what I'd do in your case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I made all the lines for my -6 using Earl's...

I made all the lines for my -6 using Earl's fittings and teflon lined stainless lines.

On the -10, I didn't feel like fooling with it and had Tom make the lines.

It all comes down to time vs money....
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,432
Posted By Kyle Boatright
NO. The metal prop for an O-320 is redlined at...

NO. The metal prop for an O-320 is redlined at 2600 RPM rpm. Do not overspeed it.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Kyle Boatright
All of the cylinders are probably hooked to the...

All of the cylinders are probably hooked to the rotary switch. You just turn the dial to "1" and the gauge shows what that cylinder is doing. Then rotate it to "2" and the gauge will read what's...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What ignition system are you running? The ADV...

What ignition system are you running? The ADV switch reminds me of the original Electroair systems where you could run fixed or variable timing at the flip of a switch. The 1-2-3-4 rotary switch...
Forum: Rocket 11-10-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The plans that came with my RV-6 showed small...

The plans that came with my RV-6 showed small springs holding up the gear leg fairings. The intersection fairings kept the gear leg fairings aligned.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-06-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The newer kits had pre punched firewalls and pre...

The newer kits had pre punched firewalls and pre punched wing, aileron, and flap skins. I think the tail skins might have been pre punched too.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,534
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've used a heating pad (human variety) as a...

I've used a heating pad (human variety) as a battery warmer over the years. I don't see why a dog heating pad wouldn't work just fine. Do you plan to throw a packing blanket (or equivalent) over...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I recommend painting the interior, installing the...

I recommend painting the interior, installing the cabin top, and finishing the doors and windows (all the way through cosmetic fiberglass work) before putting the airplane on its gear. That means...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kyle Boatright
$28K is a lot. I think you will find most...

$28K is a lot.

I think you will find most "green" RV-10's come in the low/mid teens. After that, there's the expense of stripping the old paint scheme, which is a rotten job and might add a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I chased mine for a couple of weeks before I...

I chased mine for a couple of weeks before I spent the money and time on a fuel pump. I pretty much ruled everything else out first, but only considered the pump to be the "likely" problem when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you have a fuel pressure gauge? If you're...

Do you have a fuel pressure gauge? If you're losing pressure, it'll tell you.

When my fuel pump went bad a few years ago, it was only obvious in climb, presumably because the airplane's attitude...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,142
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Nobody can afford to build an RV-10 while keeping...

Nobody can afford to build an RV-10 while keeping his cuss jar current.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I found mine (new in box, excess inventory) on...

I found mine (new in box, excess inventory) on Ebay. I think I paid $100 for the set. I discovered them by searching for the part number through a generic Google search (not through an Ebay search).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's kinda frightening with a >$100k...

That's kinda frightening with a >$100k investment, especially when you're uninsured during the flyoff phase - probably your highest risk period from a hull loss perspective. Is that common knowledge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Defer, defer, defer... You will spend the better...

Defer, defer, defer...

You will spend the better part of a year on your cabin top, windows, and doors, assuming you do all of your own work, including interior paint, exterior paint prep, etc. IMO,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,164
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Honestly, the time when you need a helper to...

Honestly, the time when you need a helper to rivet is pretty limited. I’d guess 20 hours or so on each of my projects.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,164
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Especially if you try to perfect the fiberglass...

Especially if you try to perfect the fiberglass on a -10. Just amazing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I added a 696 to my panel a decade or so ago. To...

I added a 696 to my panel a decade or so ago.

To catch the chips, I laid towels and sheets all over the floorboards and interior of the aircraft. Canopy too.

On the panel itself, I made a diaper...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It was Positech. I had one originally (probably...

It was Positech. I had one originally (probably purchased in 1999 or 2000). I think they offered their re-core program in 2001 or 2002. In the interim (after suffering oil cooling problems) I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,384
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can't tell you if it is typical. I can tell you...

I can't tell you if it is typical. I can tell you that it is awful.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You need helpers and padded sawhorses. Not...

You need helpers and padded sawhorses. Not dollies.

You carry the wings to the approximate location and set 'em on padded sawhorses. Then you remove the sawhorses and insert the wings, holding them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sawhorses with padding. Ratchet and...

Sawhorses with padding.

Ratchet and sockets

Wrenches

Drifts to drive out the spar bolts.

Small hammer to help drive out the bolts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you have any air dams in front of #1 and #2? ...

Do you have any air dams in front of #1 and #2? You might try some aluminum tape to see if that redirects air to #3. An air dam in front of #1 helped my #3 cylinder.
Forum: Primers 10-05-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are less expensive options...

There are less expensive options here:

https://www.summitracing.com/search?SortBy=BestKeywordMatch&SortOrder=Ascending&keyword=paint%20respirator
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used brake fluid from the local auto parts...

I used brake fluid from the local auto parts store in mine. The pint (?) cost $5 or so.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-02-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If squeezing the last fraction of a knot out is...

If squeezing the last fraction of a knot out is your ultimate goal, a small gap is your friend. But the price is a challenge getting the cowl on and off. I would go with 1/4” minimum. It is no fun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I remove the wheel, deflate the tire, then place...

I remove the wheel, deflate the tire, then place the wheel flat on the ground on a piece of cardboard or plywood. Then I stand on the sidewalls to break the bead loose.
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Absolutely, as long as you're willing to store...

Absolutely, as long as you're willing to store completed assemblies elsewhere.

During the months while you're building the primary structure, nothing will be more than about 15' long, so you'll be...
Forum: Propellers 09-29-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd be tempted to pad it and put it in one of the...

I'd be tempted to pad it and put it in one of the large cardboard tubes that are used as concrete forms. They can be sourced at your local home improvement store.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,497
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Van's fairings are pretty good as are some of the...

Van's fairings are pretty good as are some of the third party fairings.

But making your own guarantees a good fit. Remember, every 5 minute shortcut you take on making the form or mold will cost...
Forum: Tools 09-29-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Cordless drills are fine. I drilled,...

Cordless drills are fine. I drilled, countersunk, and deburred most of the holes in my RV-6 with one and have used one exclusively on the RV-10. I just don't enjoy the noise of a single stage...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Apologies. That's what we have here. I'm still...

Apologies. That's what we have here.

I'm still on my first set after almost 19 years.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Home Depot and Lowe’s both carry them here.

Home Depot and Lowe’s both carry them here.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 57,383
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think what you want is enough material to touch...

I think what you want is enough material to touch the cowl plus an inch or maybe a bit less. Seals which are too long will cause the seal edge to bend down and away from the cowl after the point of...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The top item is either the shims and doublers for...

The top item is either the shims and doublers for around the baggage door or the doublers which are used in securing the cabin top to the fuselage.

I also see the smaller pieces which help hold fuel...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-22-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Most people seem to have solved this problem by...

Most people seem to have solved this problem by splitting the tip's trailing edge, aligning it, the re-gluing it. You'd have to de-rivet the rib for that to work and you'd have to change the rivet...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-20-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Whether you knew Mark or not, this should be a...

Whether you knew Mark or not, this should be a good event. The folks up at CZL (Calhoun, GA - 50 miles NW of Atlanta) are very GA friendly.
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,810
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Electrical margin, weight margin, or cost margin?

Electrical margin, weight margin, or cost margin?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Would an external picture of the top and bottom...

Would an external picture of the top and bottom rivet spacing help? If so, I can get those tomorrow. As I remember, the bellcrank support ties to the top and bottom skin and the two adjacent ribs....
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Got a free pail from someone? Lost track of the...

Got a free pail from someone?

Lost track of the units (quantities) he was expected to need?

I wouldn't worry about how much you have. You've got far more than you need. What you need to check is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,519
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Launched into MVFR, stayed local, did a little...

Launched into MVFR, stayed local, did a little acro, then did multiple very slow passes down the runway at 6" (+2'/- 6") high in an effort to regain my landing touch. Based on my final landing, I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You probably need to specify what fuel injection...

You probably need to specify what fuel injection system/carburetor/location you have as well as which throttle setup you have. All of those things make a difference in a situation where an inch or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm a fan of having a system. Some systems...

I'm a fan of having a system. Some systems include torque seal, some don't.

My "system" is based around checking torque on one subassembly at a time, beginning at one point, and ending at the far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can't see 'em on my PC.

I can't see 'em on my PC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Your pictures don't appear for me, so it is hard...

Your pictures don't appear for me, so it is hard to pick up on what you're asking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By Kyle Boatright
How soft/tacky? Hot bubble gum, or firm plastic...

How soft/tacky? Hot bubble gum, or firm plastic with a little tack?
Forum: Southeast 09-14-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Jared, Is John Mann still active at Cedartown? ...

Jared,

Is John Mann still active at Cedartown? Might be worth checking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you know which brand/model of strobes you...

Do you know which brand/model of strobes you have?

Aircraft Spruce, Chief Aircraft, and others sell replacement parts for the most common models of strobes, but you'll need to know the make/model to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 7,739
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Got any cowl exit pictures? A profile (side)...

Got any cowl exit pictures? A profile (side) picture would be nice, as would a picture from under the airplane, looking up through the cooling air exit to see if there are any excessive flow...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That makes sense. Thanks.

That makes sense. Thanks.
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Maybe I'm missing something, but: Do side loads...

Maybe I'm missing something, but:

Do side loads really matter when you're doing W/B measurements? All a side load is going to do is make it appear that the airplane is out of balance side to side....
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is how I mounted the front left baffle and...

This is how I mounted the front left baffle and tied it to the engine case.https://i.postimg.cc/0QsL2sb1/IMG-2491.jpg (https://postimg.cc/8FZytxRZ)



Here's how I tied the front right baffle to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A canopy cover (or a sheet) keeps airborne dust...

A canopy cover (or a sheet) keeps airborne dust and grime from settling on your canopy. Without a cover, there's enough dust around that I generally have to clean the canopy before every flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By Kyle Boatright
In the hangar? A fleece sheet over the canopy....

In the hangar? A fleece sheet over the canopy. Washed frequently.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I polish my entire canopy every few years anyway,...

I polish my entire canopy every few years anyway, so micro-scratches from a canopy cover would just get polished out with any other scratches.

I'm in the "pro" camp for cabin covers when the...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Bill, I have a narrow deck engine so I had to...

Bill, I have a narrow deck engine so I had to alter how the cylinder 5 baffle mounts to the case, so everything you see isn't stock. Also, I made a cutout/bypass for the aft fins on #5 - that's not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Carl has a great point. Properly built tanks...

Carl has a great point. Properly built tanks don't leak, and proseal doesn't off-gas as it cures, so it doesn't create bubbles on its own. The leaks I've seen as a tech counselor all seemed to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You're looking for the "A" version of tank...

You're looking for the "A" version of tank sealant. That version is brushable. The number following the letter is an indicator of working time.

Here's one...
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