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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Randy, your experience is normal. The squeegee...

Randy, your experience is normal. The squeegee coats should only leave enough behind to fill the pinholes. Personally, I prefer to use a bondo spreader or a defunct gift card as a squeegee. I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. There is an RV-6 around here somewhere as...

Yep. There is an RV-6 around here somewhere as evidence.

The thing I like about UVSP is there is little wait between squeegee coats. It does its job well, and sands easily. The wait before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is designed to fill pinholes. Stir it well,...

It is designed to fill pinholes. Stir it well, drip a little on the surface and use a credit card to squeegee in the first coat or two. After that, roll on a coat, and sand when dry. Be sure to...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-19-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'll be in London in September with my 7 YO son. ...

I'll be in London in September with my 7 YO son. Is there an easy way to get to Hendon via the tube and a little shoe leather?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,295
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A nose down attitude and the centrifugal (yeah, I...

A nose down attitude and the centrifugal (yeah, I know) force from the spin may be moving fuel away from the pickups. The lower the fuel level, the bigger impact these factors would have.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You probably won't be happy with the results. ...

You probably won't be happy with the results. Either short term, it'll over-expand and change the tip profile, or long term it'll do the same thing.

Search the forum for "expanding foam" and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By Kyle Boatright
When you're climbing, you're at a fairly high...

When you're climbing, you're at a fairly high angle of attack. The pressure gradient around the airplane in that attitude creates a high(er) pressure area on the bottom of the cowling than in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm on the calendar for Monday and Tuesday...

I'm on the calendar for Monday and Tuesday afternoons, as is my right seater and onetime building helper Wayne.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-12-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The main gear leg fairings (cut to length, and...

The main gear leg fairings (cut to length, and with hinges installed, but no pinholes filled or paint) weigh right at 13 ounces. The nose gear leg fairing (in the same condition) weighs 13 ounces...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The thread title had me worried for a moment. ;-)

The thread title had me worried for a moment. ;-)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd go with somewhere between 1/16" and 1/8". ...

I'd go with somewhere between 1/16" and 1/8". Mine are closer to 1/16, and for whatever reason, there is evidence they occasionally rub against the fuselage.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,303
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have no problem with reworked cylinders, but...

I have no problem with reworked cylinders, but I've never done or heard of a quality rebuild that didn't use new pistons.
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Why not tape some corrugated cardboard (or a...

Why not tape some corrugated cardboard (or a similar spacer, maybe 3/8" thick) to the unfinished side of that flange. Cover it in packing tape with a nice radius to the front of the inside portion...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've been within a year of flying for a couple of...

I've been within a year of flying for a couple of years now. ;-)
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm right at 3 years into finishing a second hand...

I'm right at 3 years into finishing a second hand kit I picked up at more or less quick-build status. Right now, I'm in fiberglass finishing **** (which is different than cabin top **** or door...
Forum: Southeast 06-05-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My opinion is that the guided walking tours are...

My opinion is that the guided walking tours are the most informative and entertaining things you can do in Charlestown. The Yorktown and the fort are interesting, and certainly worth your time, but...
Forum: Southeast 06-05-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Fall is the best time to go. Cooler, less...

Fall is the best time to go. Cooler, less humidity, just better walking around weather. Spring can be nice too.

As far as seasonal pricing goes, I don't know.
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Skip the rental car. You can walk most...

Skip the rental car. You can walk most anywhere.

Restaurants of choice (IMO) are Magnolias and High Cotton. There are dozens of really good restaurants in Charleston.

Two really neat B&B's are 2...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The plans call for a 5/16 hole centered on the...

The plans call for a 5/16 hole centered on the hard point. Nothing special.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By Kyle Boatright
People complain about the stuff Van's provides in...

People complain about the stuff Van's provides in the kit, but mine has worked well for 17 years and 1100+ hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Is Alex Dedominicus (sp?) still doing transition...

Is Alex Dedominicus (sp?) still doing transition training in the Dallas area? That might be a good alternative.

On the other hand, since the OP has an airplane, there are probably plenty of RV...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Kyle Boatright
RTV, I believe. I think that was recommended in...

RTV, I believe. I think that was recommended in the instructions.

Regardless, it has worked.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used this 17 years ago and it is holding up...

I used this 17 years ago and it is holding up well.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/koolmat.php?clickkey=31128

That said, success with any of these products means starting with a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The difference could also be explained by...

The difference could also be explained by differences in the sensors or the instruments they are attached to.

When I switched from analog gauges to digital in my RV-6, both my oil temperature and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-30-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have one sitting in the hangar. The probe is...

I have one sitting in the hangar. The probe is the ring type.

$50 if you're interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Check to see if it changes with how you position...

Check to see if it changes with how you position your feet on the cabin floor. That makes a real difference in my -6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,724
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Phil is the manufacturer of the Halos. My...

Phil is the manufacturer of the Halos.

My experience is that the only earbuds that work for me with the Halos are the very soft black gell tips. The foam inserts result in substantially more noise...
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Didn't the poster indicate the discoloration was...

Didn't the poster indicate the discoloration was between the crank and flywheel? (Not the prop and flywheel.)

Maybe there is a loose fit between the crank lugs and flywheel? In any case, it does...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,761
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You gonna put a price on it (not that I'm in the...

You gonna put a price on it (not that I'm in the market)?
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm not sure it is a question that can be...

I'm not sure it is a question that can be answered by calculations. I think flight testing is how its done. The guys who do that for a living have spin recovery chutes on the airplane or at least a...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kyle Boatright
For your -10, the spin issue is probably a minor...

For your -10, the spin issue is probably a minor consideration. For folks who are trying to move the CG aft for aerobatics, the moment of inertia is a real consideration because aerobatics increase...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The issue is the moment of inertia. Think of a...

The issue is the moment of inertia. Think of a two pound stick that's a couple of feet long, but most of the weight is located towards the center. Give that stick a spin and it'll spin rapidly, but...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Be careful. That could drastically change the...

Be careful. That could drastically change the aircraft's spin and recovery characteristics.
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Nope. Put a dab of proseal or JB weld in the...

Nope. Put a dab of proseal or JB weld in the mandrel hole and it'll look like a driven rivet when you paint it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If getting to a -8 is the problem, you might...

If getting to a -8 is the problem, you might consider doing transition training in a Grumman AA-1 or a Piper Tomahawk. The pattern speeds, sight picture, sink rate, etc. are similar. Then, you get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Which airplane?

Which airplane?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Gascolators are installed in "a" (not "the") low...

Gascolators are installed in "a" (not "the") low point. They are a local low point and by virtue of holding a few ounces of fuel, allow the fuel's velocity to slow enough so gravity separates the...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Kyle Boatright
How much experience do you have in aluminum...

How much experience do you have in aluminum aircraft construction? That'll be the deciding factor. A new builder could easily spend 200 hours due to work pace, drilling out rivets, and going...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Bill, I can loan you a sensor if you're...

Bill,

I can loan you a sensor if you're interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,037
Posted By Kyle Boatright
More than a few people always wear helmets when...

More than a few people always wear helmets when they fly to protect against birds and other risks.
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Very typical. Saw it with my pink top. Spooky,...

Very typical. Saw it with my pink top.

Spooky, ain't it?
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Look in the overhaul documents to verify if it...

Look in the overhaul documents to verify if it was properly overhauled. From those, you may be able to determine how far the bits and pieces were ground down, what new parts were included,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One area where you don't want to skimp at Oshkosh...

One area where you don't want to skimp at Oshkosh is on your tent. I have probably attended Oshkosh and/or SnF 35 times over the years. Probably half of those times (more at Oshkosh than SnF) there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kyle Boatright
REI has a sale that begins 5/18. Most of their...

REI has a sale that begins 5/18. Most of their house branded stuff will be 30% off, which makes it a reasonable value.

My suggestion is at least a 3 person tent (which, IMO is fairly tight for 2...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My $0.02 - wherever possible use the measurements...

My $0.02 - wherever possible use the measurements given in the plans, not the scribe lines. I used the scribe lines and had to go back and extend certain flanges where the scribe lines left things...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The first few fits are the worst. I ended up...

The first few fits are the worst. I ended up thinning the perimeter of the door openings much farther than I expected. I eventually relieved mine so it was a snug fit, not a press fit. At that...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Clip a corner out of a freezer bag and use that...

Clip a corner out of a freezer bag and use that as a proseal applicator. A box of 20 of 'em costs <$5 at the local grocery and they are easy to fill.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm an average builder from a speed perspective....

I'm an average builder from a speed perspective. Some things go fast for me, some go slow. The 4 hours/tank was the time to seal the tank, which in my case was to rivet and proseal the 6 or 7 baffles...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I didn't think sealing the tanks was that bad. ...

I didn't think sealing the tanks was that bad. One build session (probably 4 hours) for each tank with a helper. Yeah, you get messy, but it isn't that big of a deal.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here. You could also build turning vanes...

Same here. You could also build turning vanes and an exhaust shroud into the stock installation to <maybe> get better airflow. I'll blow up that bridge if I come to it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Installing your wheel pants will make a...

Installing your wheel pants will make a noticeable improvement in your CHT's.

My experience with break in was there was no step change in CHT's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It has been a long time and I don't remember the...

It has been a long time and I don't remember the size, but I expanded those holes and used tinnerman washers to capture the screw heads.
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Drill the two inside corners and use a bandsaw,...

Drill the two inside corners and use a bandsaw, hacksaw, reciprocating saw, jigsaw, dremel, etc. to cut to those corners. Then dress with a file or belt sander.
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By Kyle Boatright
As I understand it, bonding is only to help with...

As I understand it, bonding is only to help with alignment in the assembly process.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,572
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Is that oil? Any chance you could touch it with...

Is that oil? Any chance you could touch it with your camera, remove the camera, and check for residue on the camera? That, or cobble something up to rub that area with a Q-tip?
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I don't know if the parts will actually mate, but...

I don't know if the parts will actually mate, but I think it would be an interesting RV-XX if you did. A comfy cruiser, if you will, with even better low speed handling than the -10 or the -14. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Surprising. You have a tailwheel, tailwheel...

Surprising. You have a tailwheel, tailwheel spring, tailwheel weldment, steel elevator horns, plus hardware back there.

Can I send you money for a lottery ticket? ;-)
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My cabin top was all pink and was manufactured in...

My cabin top was all pink and was manufactured in 2016. I think you have the more recent version.
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The green version is/was the original. Sounds...

The green version is/was the original.

Sounds like you have the latest. Does your top have a sticker with "inspected on xx/yy/zz" printed on it? If so, what's the date on the sticker?
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,193
Posted By Kyle Boatright
More valuable, yes. But unless you sell the...

More valuable, yes. But unless you sell the airplane relatively soon after you buy that panel, the panel is likely to be last year's edition and will no longer command a price premium commensurate...
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,193
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There should be a whole thread on this, from...

There should be a whole thread on this, from expensive and unnecessary tools to high dollar avionics in aircraft that'll mostly be day VFR. Add in professionally done this and that, and these...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The 1-2-3 sequence is what I did. I installed...

The 1-2-3 sequence is what I did. I installed the overhead console after #1, and with the cabin top upside down on the bench.

In hindsight, I'm not sure I'd do the overhead console again. Lots...
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