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Forum: RV-10 12-06-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,477
Posted By Bill Boyd
Which I just did - and I'll let you know next...

Which I just did - and I'll let you know next year how it works! Decided to get out ahead of the reported vibration issues and move the lugs while building. Wasn't easy using C-clamp but got it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll be astonished but pleased for you if you're...

I'll be astonished but pleased for you if you're ready for avionics by 2021.

I built a 6A from bauxite 25 years ago and bought my 10 kit at the equivalent of the QB stage 4 years ago. I'll be ready...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill Boyd
How many of you ran a dedicated ground from rear...

How many of you ran a dedicated ground from rear battery location to the firewall/panel area vs just a local airframe ground next to the battery tray?

I'm planning a firewall ground of the engine...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By Bill Boyd
It'll be interesting to hear what kind of EarthX...

It'll be interesting to hear what kind of EarthX fault spoiled your dispatch reliability.

And after the dust settles, whether you think a dual battery architecture would be worth it. Right now I'm...
Forum: Northeast 11-18-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Bill Boyd
6A

I'll have one on the market soon, just sayin.'
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Bill Boyd
Agree -

#6 screws are a stripped Phillips head waiting to happen - and I swore I'd eliminate all I could on the 10 after dealing for decades on the 6. Yet there they are, #6 screws all over my latest build,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,543
Posted By Bill Boyd
A pertinent Bill Shook quote:

"You can build an airplane or you can build a shrine to your airplane building ability. One of those flies, the other burns you out."

/ mic drop / :eek:
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Bill Boyd
Any reason it shouldn't run smoothly on just one...

Any reason it shouldn't run smoothly on just one EI?

My experience is limited to O-320 on one v. two P-Mags, but it's not rough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Bill Boyd
Joke ---------------> . . ...

Joke --------------->

. . :confused::confused: <--Y'all


:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By Bill Boyd
KTGI

Just so you feel better, you're not the only RVator to visit quaint little Tangier the day after all the restaurants and all but one of the B&B's closed for the season.

Made the choice of where to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-31-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,233
Posted By Bill Boyd
At least it's not being held up waiting on a...

At least it's not being held up waiting on a 6-cyl P-mag :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By Bill Boyd
Since I started the -10 project, the -6A just...

Since I started the -10 project, the -6A just sits most weeks. Wife and I hardly go anywhere by air anymore. I log about 5-6 hours a year; used to be 50+.

Hopefully all about to change next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By Bill Boyd
Can the socket and C-clamp technique be used on a...

Can the socket and C-clamp technique be used on a narrow deck 540? I tried an oversize shallow socket quickly last evening and couldn't find a spot where the tooling would fit due to the case nose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,477
Posted By Bill Boyd
We'll have to wait for the video.

But I don't personally think aluminum dust from a carbide burr would be anything my fuel filter element (or sump drain) couldn't safely handle in the expected amounts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,076
Posted By Bill Boyd
My guidance:

Replace that mess with SDS Aero O-ring seal intake flanges. Ross will hook you up!
http://sdsefi.com/sdsaero.htm
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By Bill Boyd
Curious about the twisting by hand part

I have a low-time Hartzell C/S prop sourced by Van's and removed from another -10, with 150 hours or so on it. Bolted to my newly O/H'd engine that has not run yet. No way could I twist those...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,776
Posted By Bill Boyd
Understand, Paddy, but the mains are also the...

Understand, Paddy, but the mains are also the fulcrum the tail plane is using to hold the nose wheel off for T/O and landing. Evidently that's 250# (or less) of down-force, depending on loading and...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,776
Posted By Bill Boyd
There must be something I'm not following here -...

There must be something I'm not following here - how is the pull-down force on the tail to lift the nose any greater than the air load on the horizontal stab/elevator that's required to take off or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,867
Posted By Bill Boyd
I can't see shoehorning that landing with a 40 kt...

I can't see shoehorning that landing with a 40 kt headwind. That video footage of the site makes it look aerodynamically impossible to pull that off unless he had a long approach path into that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,299
Posted By Bill Boyd
Per plans aluminum lines from the outset; always...

Per plans aluminum lines from the outset; always had the noise on right side only. It's not at all unique to flexible lines.
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Bill Boyd
Pictures up!

Clecoed good and tight to the outside of the cabin

http://i.imgur.com/LKe15Erh.jpg (https://imgur.com/LKe15Er)
http://i.imgur.com/ziGJE89h.jpg (https://imgur.com/ziGJE89)

After trimming the...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Bill Boyd
Trim generously. When ready, cleco the door...

Trim generously. When ready, cleco the door halves in a few corner spots, center in door opening (look at it from the inside) attach door to outside of cabin with clecos. This is how you can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,299
Posted By Bill Boyd
If it's any consolation, my 6A right brake has...

If it's any consolation, my 6A right brake has made that noise from day one, and it's persisted through brake pad replacement and brake bleeding. 21 years and 970 hours later, still there. Mine is...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thank you, Charlie.

I'm sure they sent that document with mine. I should've dug it out and read it. I wonder about me, sometimes.

I gather that the six screws stay in their same holes and the arm position is...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Here's my present PCU5000X...

Here's my present PCU5000X setup:http://i.imgur.com/7iq1x97l.jpg (https://imgur.com/7iq1x97)

You're saying if I remove these screws and reposition the outer portion 30 degrees clockwise, that the...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Looking last night at the PCU5000X control arm,...

Looking last night at the PCU5000X control arm, there's no way to re-clock it on the shaft without disturbing the factory set high and low RPM/pitch limits, which I am not going to do. Wouldn't gain...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Apparently wasn't holding my mouth right before...

I no sooner completed this mod than I discovered a sequence of twists and shoves that fairly easily installs and removes the #2 front baffle piece with the brace installed and without further...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Kyle / anyone

I notice in your left front baffle picture that you have the threads on the prop control cable backed as far out of the bracket as they can go and still get the nut on.

In test-fitting my Van's prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 275,867
Posted By Bill Boyd
You're on the right track

Now do the -540 (3 holes):D
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Ran into this:

#2 baffle just wasn't going into position with the brace (CB-1002D) attached. Decided it would either be plate nuts and screws, or rivet it on per plans and see even more paint scraped off my case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 275,867
Posted By Bill Boyd
Steve, have you thought about doing an intake...

Steve, have you thought about doing an intake bell mouth for the SCAT connections on the rear baffles, for heat and oil cooler air? Those square shoulders on the VA-187 can't be good for maximizing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bill Boyd
The OCD in me

cannot un-see those screws pillowing the sides of the wheel pant inward under tension.

This is why I am always building but never making measurable progress :mad:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've been using duct tape when de-cowling

to peel any loose paint from the leading edge of my nose gear fairing :rolleyes:

but I'm'a have to go with "must have," here. That thing is bomb, as they say.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,638
Posted By Bill Boyd
I use the same rule-of-thumb for fixed pitch power

but always wondered if it held true as the RPM drops precipitously LOP. After you add in more throttle to bring the sum of MP and RPM back to 48, are you really at 75% power again?
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks, Kyle.

I'm facing the same issues and these photos will help a lot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,489
Posted By Bill Boyd
No mold necessary. Piece was cut from the front...

No mold necessary. Piece was cut from the front snorkel, flange was molded into the cutout opening, cutoff wheel kerf was filled with micro to make a tighter fit. PVC was fitted into the air scoop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,489
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm striving for no leaks and easy-off lower cowl

http://i.imgur.com/ty3aqtsl.jpg (https://imgur.com/ty3aqts)
http://i.imgur.com/zuXTt8Dl.jpg (https://imgur.com/zuXTt8D)
http://i.imgur.com/fCsUi89l.jpg (https://imgur.com/fCsUi89)

Work in progress. ...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Curious also if there is much perceived benefit...

Curious also if there is much perceived benefit in going with a better grade of baffle fabric than the black stuff Vans provides with the kit. I've used the black fabric for 20+ years in the 6A, but...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
That explains it.

I forewent (is that a word?) the FWF kit altogether as I'm doing hoses from Tom, etc.

I too plan to do no-fin-depth bypasses around cylinders 2 and 5. I'd appreciate seeing closeups of what...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Boyd
Baffle kit questions

Is the VA-187 4" oil cooler duct flange suppose to be in this kit? I cannot locate it among the pieces they shipped, nor on the packing list (possible I overlooked it on the list but not in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By Bill Boyd
mine does this on rare occasions

My engine drips a bit of oil from here and there - kind of expected at 900+ hours. One time, that oil made its way onto an exhaust pipe, and into the heat muff. You can imagine the effect on...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Bill Boyd
Whenever someone opens a new RV-10 window install thread

... I always feel I should make sure they are aware of the Sil-Pruf or Glasair Sportsman 2+2 method detailed on YouTube.

It's time-intensive but slick, avoids differential expansion and crazing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 67,105
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm going to disagree.

I'm not an engineer, but I did do the nose gear bolt replacement last year at the first sign of slight play (900 hours on turf). I had a rock solid second lease on life when I finished, but just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bill Boyd
An alternative to hole-finding, in this case

No need to locate holes you don't have :D

http://i.imgur.com/MZXdMh7h.jpg (https://imgur.com/MZXdMh7)http://i.imgur.com/jNxCm8Yh.jpg (https://imgur.com/jNxCm8Y)http://i.imgur.com/5nyleF4h.jpg

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have a 795 and Trio ProPilot.

Power an A/P? I doubt it. Send steering commands to an A/P? All day long.
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm finding as I fool with the lower cowl during...

I'm finding as I fool with the lower cowl during fitment that it helps to bevel the side hinge eyelets a bit, in the same way that the rear hinge on the upper cowl is called out in the plans. Makes...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm building this part right now...

I'm currently planning to make the intake snorkel removable. Regarding elongating the slot for the nose gear, is there aerodynamic and practical merit to adding baffle fabric on each side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 99,787
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hidden hinge oil door

Time for a project update. Here's my oil door going together, using ideas shamelessly gleaned right here in VAF.
http://i.imgur.com/rqt6LXIh.jpg (https://imgur.com/rqt6LXI)

Hidden hinge made with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,221
Posted By Bill Boyd
Wading in way over my depth here

I'm assuming the momentary reversals of the red cube impeller that create pulse events counted as higher-than-true fuel flow are events that happen at a lower incidence than the constant pulses from...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-06-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,240
Posted By Bill Boyd
I feel you, Luca!

Here's an Alleghany mountain moonrise from the hangar door. "The RV-6A in repose." Impossible not to feel blessed to have such beauty close at hand.


http://i.imgur.com/XNtzS2xh.jpg...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,274
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll make a note of Dan and Paul's opinion - and...

I'll make a note of Dan and Paul's opinion - and scratch that off my 1st-flight readiness card. Brake fire is an experience I don't need.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,625
Posted By Bill Boyd
I suggest that disabling the shear pin / slip...

I suggest that disabling the shear pin / slip clutch will be more difficult.

If you have that much access to an airplane you're sabotaging, just toss an old fashioned explosive and timer in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,189
Posted By Bill Boyd
Shucks, for years I ran 24 in the nosewheel, 28...

Shucks, for years I ran 24 in the nosewheel, 28 in the mains - per the now-retired head honcho builder-assist guy at the mothership (forget his name now) until I saw advice here to go much higher to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,274
Posted By Bill Boyd
this just happened to a friend

Conditioning his kit-standard brakes prior to airworthiness inspection. Said he was doing extended 30-40mph taxi with brakes applied. Wheel pants on. At end of second run the length of the taxiway...
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Bill Boyd
Just a side-question

What good does backing-off do when a fitting (or fastener) has already been over-torqued? Is the damage already done, or is there benefit from reducing the preload by backing off the setting? I'm...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-26-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,830
Posted By Bill Boyd
Sounds like...

we need to keep in mind how voltage (pressure) works.

If an alternator/regulator in runaway is applying 17 volts of electromotive force across a pair of terminals that are in common with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Bill Boyd
Can't help so much with the overall profile...

Can't help so much with the overall profile issue, but I can assure you .20" is not likely too small of a gap. I'm fitting my 10 cowl now and the plans call out 1/8" spacers taped to the cowl front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,812
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dang, Vlad... I've seen parts of Monument Valley...

Dang, Vlad...

I've seen parts of Monument Valley that offered more survivable landing spots than what you're flying over, here. That cityscape looks downright devoid of options from that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,184
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dogfight takes two...

When's he going to outfit the Russian? That's when things will get interesting.
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,240
Posted By Bill Boyd
VIP 50804-20 mounts arrived today drop-shipped...

VIP 50804-20 mounts arrived today drop-shipped from the factory. They fit perfectly and bolted up snug.

Had a little problem with the Van's-supplied bolt lengths - needed a little relief filing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bill Boyd
Some vandal has glued Tinnerman washers around...

Some vandal has glued Tinnerman washers around the window openings!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bill Boyd
Why you never park your RV in a bad neighborhood.

Why you never park your RV in a bad neighborhood.
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