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Forum: RV-10 Today, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you plan to use the airplane for travel,...

If you plan to use the airplane for travel, eventually you're likely to go somewhere (or travel at a time of year) where cabin heat will come in handy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Trim it to clear and move on.

Trim it to clear and move on.
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If all of the aileron work doesn't help, I'd get...

If all of the aileron work doesn't help, I'd get a digital level and verify that a wing wasn't twisted during the groundloop and I'd make a similar check to make sure the fuselage didn't suffer a...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-14-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. For the cowl halves to fit, you've gotta...

Yep. For the cowl halves to fit, you've gotta trim that bottom cowl down to approximately the widest point on the outside edge of the inlet so it'll join with the upper cowl cleanly. For you, that...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is called camber and is normal for any of the...

It is called camber and is normal for any of the RV's at light weight. In your case, I suspect you don't have the engine or wings on, which would remove some of the extra camber.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The Hartzell instructions are below. The outtie...

The Hartzell instructions are below. The outtie portion of the screen faces the governor.

http://hartzellprop.com/wp-content/uploads/HC-SL-61-277-R05-W.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Related question: The screen on my governor...

Related question: The screen on my governor gasket has an "innie" and an "outie" side. Does it matter which side goes towards the engine?
Forum: Fiberglass 08-04-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Me? Cloth over wet flox. You'll get a better...

Me? Cloth over wet flox. You'll get a better bond.

Fill and sand later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,726
Posted By Kyle Boatright
How are the Shrimp & Grits in Austin? ;-)

How are the Shrimp & Grits in Austin? ;-)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The tank is off. To Mel's point, we did score...

The tank is off. To Mel's point, we did score all of the paint around the tank...early in the day. Hours later (about 5 minutes after my original post and after hours of tugging, prying, etc.), the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Removing Tank

I was helping friends remove a fuel tank from a painted RV-10 today and we simply couldnt get enough force on the outboard end of the tank to break it free. All of the screws are out, the 21 bolts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I had a flap take a beating on my old Tomahawk...

I had a flap take a beating on my old Tomahawk when a girlfriend lost her footing getting out of the airplane and clobbered the flap with "inappropriate for aviation" heels.

What was a bachelor to...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,649
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If they did a great job, a 30 second google...

If they did a great job, a 30 second google search would turn up the schedule or you'd have an easy time of finding the information on EAA's site.

None of the obvious search terms pull up a schedule...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,649
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If I haven't said it already, the EAA needs to do...

If I haven't said it already, the EAA needs to do a much better job of communicating mass arrival times. I can't find 'em on EAA's website. I can't find them on the NOTAM, and a Google search...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. That's Scott.

Yep. That's Scott.
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If your desire is to build another panel, I can...

If your desire is to build another panel, I can save you a lot of money. Just come down to Atlanta where I have boxes and boxes of "instrument panel" and will turn you loose with it. ;-)

Oh, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Are there any online pictures of Richard Hansen's...

Are there any online pictures of Richard Hansen's RV-10? I've searched by N-number and haven't found any RV-10 pic's.
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,435
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Because the station where fuel is located is in...

Because the station where fuel is located is in the forward part of the CG envelope. (Fuel is barely aft of the forward CG limit). Remove weight there, the CG generally moves aft.

Here's a link to...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,649
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Not at the separation distances reported in the...

Not at the separation distances reported in the holds this weekend. And not unless everyone had ADS-B.

IMO, ADS-B isn't a solution to the Oshkosh capacity issue.

The solution lies in simplicity,...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,435
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Especially in the side by side airplanes, you can...

Especially in the side by side airplanes, you can move luggage to right in front of the main spar in the footwell or ask your passenger to hold a bag in his/her lap (assuming the stick is out) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,530
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Scott's math is substantially right. With a 90...

Scott's math is substantially right. With a 90 knot arrival, and 1/2 mile spacing, that puts 3 planes a minute over Fisk - 180 aircraft an hour. That nets 1 plane/minute/runway if there are three...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,649
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Quite true. Which is why EAA needs to focus on...

Quite true. Which is why EAA needs to focus on keeping the flow up on major arrival days. Runway time on the peak days is a valuable resource and can't be frittered away. I'd love to know the full...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I use a couple of spring clamps to hold a cloth...

I use a couple of spring clamps to hold a cloth of some type between the spinner and cowl. I clamp it to the bottom cowl. My current cloth is a very shopworn microfiber towel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thanks for the reminder on Jeff's Breezy. It was...

Thanks for the reminder on Jeff's Breezy. It was sitting out right by 18/36 and was beautiful. I didn't run into him after I saw it or I'd have congratulated him in person on what a nice job he did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,212
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The Vans crew worked late into the night several...

The Vans crew worked late into the night several days to meet the schedule. All those guys in the dark blue shirts deserve special recognition.
Forum: Safety 07-28-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,649
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Realistically, the open times on Saturday and...

Realistically, the open times on Saturday and Sunday were gonna be busy anyway due to the weather, but the runways were operating at a fraction of capacity which was the real problem. That meant a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Put on a work glove and hold onto the...

Put on a work glove and hold onto the flywheel/starter ring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,530
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I was in and around the mess heading to Fisk on...

I was in and around the mess heading to Fisk on Saturday. Fortunately, I hit a good time and went straight in.

However, I have several observations and comments regarding this year's arrival mess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,981
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Safely home. About 4.5 hours including a stop...

Safely home. About 4.5 hours including a stop and a weather diversion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By Kyle Boatright
We were patient on our vfr flight from Atlanta. ...

We were patient on our vfr flight from Atlanta. Stopped and started when appropriate, here now at a he SOS tent. Strategically, farther west was better, shortcuts were penalized.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,225
Posted By Kyle Boatright
We fought weather for the last 300 miles, but are...

We fought weather for the last 300 miles, but are sitting at SOS drinking a beer right now.

I'm calling it a win.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Use enough epoxy to get squeeze out all around...

Use enough epoxy to get squeeze out all around the perimeter and windows(and wipe off the squeeze out). I didn't and had to drill a couple of holes in the doors and inject more epoxy/flox.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By Kyle Boatright
All I can tell you is that the forecast for...

All I can tell you is that the forecast for Saturday is looking better, at least on Wunderground.com.

So, I'm on the VFR bob and weave plan.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. The only load on those threads should be the...

Yep. The only load on those threads should be the tension when you retract the pins. Any compression loads should be transmitted through the adjoining faces of the pin and tube.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Kyle Boatright
All I can tell you is whatever stud they provided...

All I can tell you is whatever stud they provided (I didn't measure) required me to tap the Van's supplied aluminum tube. Once I did, everything was hunkey dorey. ;-)
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The pins are threaded for studs. You screw a stud...

The pins are threaded for studs. You screw a stud into the pin, then shorten the factory rods and tap them to match the stud. You attach the pins by screwing them into the rods.

Make sense?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm gonna head West a hundred miles, then hook a...

I'm gonna head West a hundred miles, then hook a right.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-15-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,854
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Most people temporarily fit the wings at home,...

Most people temporarily fit the wings at home, plumb everything, disassemble and reassemble at the airport. If you do everything possible at home, you might get the airport work side of the equation...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've always been treated well at Ellington.

I've always been treated well at Ellington.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,391
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Webcasts (or youtube videos) would be awesome. ...

Webcasts (or youtube videos) would be awesome. While Garmin offering these classes at Oshkosh is great, I'd rather spend my time at Oshkosh walking, talking, and looking at stuff, then spend...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-10-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What part for the RV-10 doesn't carry an...

What part for the RV-10 doesn't carry an eye-watering price? ;-)
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There was a post here within the last month that...

There was a post here within the last month that had the info. If I recall correctly, the tubes were not of the airstop variety. Personally, the 90* fill valve is more important than the airstop...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What ever you do, get tubes with 90 degree valves...

What ever you do, get tubes with 90 degree valves for the mains.
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I did it that way. The only downside for me was...

I did it that way. The only downside for me was that it was a real bear to trim the flaps and I could not fit/drill the wing/fuse fairings on the bottom of the wings because the trolley was in the...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Kyle Boatright
For reference, I only added stainless to the...

For reference, I only added stainless to the lower center firewall. Effectively a 24x24" piece of stainless over fiberfrax that covered the area over the tunnel and the likely exit path for any...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Get some emery cloth or a strip of 600 grit...

Get some emery cloth or a strip of 600 grit sandpaper. Wrap the paper halfway around the axle and saw it back and forth to slowly sand down the OD. Reposition the paper frequently to keep the axle...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-07-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Got a link to the engine? My opinion is that any...

Got a link to the engine?

My opinion is that any alternative engine will increase the build time substantially. And I'm not talking 10%...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What I've seen/heard is they try to sequence you...

What I've seen/heard is they try to sequence you right back into a downwind for the runway you were trying to land on. For instance, if you went around on 36, they would have you turn right (East)...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,695
Posted By Kyle Boatright
As an aside, the airport manager, IA, and DPE at...

As an aside, the airport manager, IA, and DPE at a local airport used to have a pack of about 10 airport dogs under his stewardship. They had free run of the whole place. On at least one occasion, I...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I tried almost everything. Ultimately, I...

I tried almost everything. Ultimately, I preferred the controllability of a jigsaw with a fine toothed blade for the big cuts. I liked my belt sander for aggressive sanding to the scribe lines, and...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have one I've been planning to sell. Send me a...

I have one I've been planning to sell. Send me a PM if interested.
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My recipe: Scuff first. Fill pinholes and...

My recipe:

Scuff first.

Fill pinholes and imperfections.

Sand.

Prime.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Kyle Boatright
More overlap is better. Pick the front and back...

More overlap is better. Pick the front and back end points, connect 'em, and cut half of the cowl along the line. Use that half of the cowl to mark the other half, and cut that one. Use a long...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The cowling on my -10 had about a quarter inch of...

The cowling on my -10 had about a quarter inch of possible overlap at the aft edges. That very much limited my ability to select a cowl split location. I went with the best fit and am satisfied with...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,303
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Not sure of campground rules, but to get inside...

Not sure of campground rules, but to get inside "the fence" you need Monday's wristband.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The cowling is a self supporting structure....

The cowling is a self supporting structure. Between the hinges which hold it to the firewall, the hinges along the sides of the cowl, and the screws on the inside of the spinner, the cowl is...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sit in the seat. Press your feet against both...

Sit in the seat. Press your feet against both pedals. That takes out the slack.

All RV's are that way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's no way I'm wiping or spraying my airplane...

There's no way I'm wiping or spraying my airplane with a strong oxidizer. Too many cracks to seep in, paint chips, etc. Nope, not gonna do it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,384
Posted By Kyle Boatright
How about "For most pilots, the -A will be more...

How about "For most pilots, the -A will be more crosswind capable."

The reality is that a lot of us (myself included) fly well under 100 hours a year and don't get that much crosswind practice. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I designed my scheme by taking bits and pieces...

I designed my scheme by taking bits and pieces from several different aircraft featured in the "completions" section of Sport Aviation over the years.

Today, the easiest thing to do is look at...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can't fit the cowl without the engine. The...

You can't fit the cowl without the engine. The engine will determine the position of the front of the cowl. You can, however, make the strips for your skybolts. You can also do any additional...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Maybe related, maybe not, but the RV-6 plans have...

Maybe related, maybe not, but the RV-6 plans have you use shims to square the roll bar with the longerons. How is that accomplished in the -7?
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