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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bill Boyd
That they do indeed have going for them. Other...

That they do indeed have going for them. Other than the risk of locking myself out, I'm not sorry to have them.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-04-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Bill Boyd
If a honey badger blocks your vent line, best...

If a honey badger blocks your vent line, best just step away.

You're grounded until he decides you're not. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks, Mickey and David - kinda glad I'm not the...

Thanks, Mickey and David - kinda glad I'm not the only one. The only part of this that sounds especially concerning is special-ordering the key blanks; the rest sounds like a minor inconvenience...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have an Andair question. My kit came with...

I have an Andair question.

My kit came with tanks built, Andair locking caps installed, and - I discovered later - no keys that the previous owner could account for. Andair has no record of key...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 459,560
Posted By Bill Boyd
John, I'm getting my seats from Eliane, too. ...

John, I'm getting my seats from Eliane, too. They weren't able to accommodate crotch strap cutouts for the Crow harnesses, but I see you sort of plowed ahead anyway as I was seriously considering...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,692
Posted By Bill Boyd
Flow restrictors

Just checking - shouldn't we place these in the sender lines as close to the engine side as possible, rather than at the far ends just before the transducers? It's not just leaky senders I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bill Boyd
If you take a bird strike you're going to miss...

If you take a bird strike you're going to miss the goggles. :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Bill Boyd
If you please:

Share your thoughts on the shoulder harness pads, the adjustment direction of the belt tighteners, and why Crow put red tabs on yours but not on Mrs. LeoK's?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Bill Boyd
One can only hope that after "this" is over,...

One can only hope that after "this" is over, these extensions/relaxations will be codified into a "new normal," as our regulatory overlords come to grips with their tacit admission that the regs were...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bill Boyd
Electrical performance may not be exactly the same

The blade antennas (at least the ones I have) contain a matching network of some sort that causes them to read a "short" across the BNC terminals, and presumably deals with static by providing DC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 335,478
Posted By Bill Boyd
Please

Don't distract the man.

You're flying a -10? We're in much more urgent need of flap and aileron hinge fairings like Steve makes for other models than a fairing for a tiny little rod antenna! :D
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,605
Posted By Bill Boyd
Walt, I see you have the Infinity Aerospace...

Walt, I see you have the Infinity Aerospace grips. Tell me. how you attached them to the sticks, please. I just fitted and wired mine and now contemplating this final step - I'm torn between drill...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-10-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By Bill Boyd
Believe you are correct. I was disappointed to...

Believe you are correct. I was disappointed to learn that my Dynon 220 box was not allowed FWF. IMO this capability should be a given.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-04-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dang, I'd go if I still had an aeroplane. :mad:

Dang, I'd go if I still had an aeroplane. :mad:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dynon D3? It will be my tie-breaker.

Dynon D3? It will be my tie-breaker.
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,177
Posted By Bill Boyd
Steve, I don't think this part is correct. ...

Steve, I don't think this part is correct. Inspection is in-place, with cowl off for your annual, or with a boroscope if you're curious and it's not time to de-cowl yet. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,074
Posted By Bill Boyd
Kyle, I was just looking at your sig line. How...

Kyle, I was just looking at your sig line. How close is that 2019 (?) RV-10 to being done now?
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,476
Posted By Bill Boyd
I sure hope that 5 miles for five hours doesn't...

I sure hope that 5 miles for five hours doesn't become a trend.

Congratulations on the sign-off and first flights! Beautiful specimen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,568
Posted By Bill Boyd
Pass throughs for a few bucks each

Steel EMT fittings,...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,177
Posted By Bill Boyd
Greg, that's certainly good news, as I will...

Greg, that's certainly good news, as I will operate my -10 from a grass strip full time.

Unrelated note (and you can reply privately if you choose to at all) - my emails to info@ and to Jasmine@...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By Bill Boyd
Pilot weight isn't the only thing creeping...

Pilot weight isn't the only thing creeping scarily upward at my house.

I just notified Gallagher that I needed to raise my builder's risk hull coverage amount again. The equity swells more...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By Bill Boyd
Threat of a thread derailment :eek: but......

Threat of a thread derailment :eek: but... calories consumed and burned is indeed the calculus for weight maintenance/loss, but table sugar is a special kind of bad independent of its caloric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,658
Posted By Bill Boyd
I was a quarter of the way into this description...

I was a quarter of the way into this description before I realized

I DON'T HAVE A DAGGONE AIRPLANE ANYMORE!!! :eek::mad:

Y'all have fun. Maybe next year.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Bill Boyd
I just sold my 6A to a fellow in KCPK last month....

I just sold my 6A to a fellow in KCPK last month. Ask around for the EAA Flight Advisor. He's not a member here so I won't toss his name out without his permission.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-18-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bill Boyd
I did the same

... and with the SDS backup battery kit, have zero concerns about electrical system robustness (it is dual-alternator, just for kicks). This was an attractive option after years flying dual P-mags...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,894
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hidden oil door hinge and latch

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=128962&page=23&highlight=unforeseen+journey
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,646
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've wondered if my FlyLeds will have any issue...

I've wondered if my FlyLeds will have any issue interfacing with the Advanced Control Module switch logic. I had them wired to switches in my overhead and my landing lights to a Perihelion wig-wag...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm pretty sure I correctly recall leaving one of...

I'm pretty sure I correctly recall leaving one of my seat rail screws exactly like that. I may have drilled it out and replaced with a locknut.

I remember trying to convince myself that this area...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,932
Posted By Bill Boyd
In my conversations with Stephan, we decided it...

In my conversations with Stephan, we decided it would be best for AFS to take initial delivery of the entire thing for the purpose of cutting the switch panel holes and match-drilling the inserts. ...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,932
Posted By Bill Boyd
Help?

I'm at an awkward stage where I have the quad armrest center console but AFS has my 310 and lower panel parts for the next few months. Hoping to move forward with quadrant and console mounting but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,646
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hey - I know you just got my deposit today and...

Hey - I know you just got my deposit today and all, but if you put a RUSH on my 310 panel maybe I can get a photo in by the deadline.

Otherwise I'm calling unfair :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Bill Boyd
The master contactor is your "fuse" for that fat...

The master contactor is your "fuse" for that fat wire. If that wire shorts, which is exceedingly unlikely with proper care in construction, you open the master and complete the flight on the...
Forum: Safety 01-24-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,975
Posted By Bill Boyd
It's listed as a 360...

"While rotating the vacuum drive it was
noted that all six cylinders displayed thumb compression and suction."

Clerical error?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,842
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have one of these shutters for sale - new and...

I have one of these shutters for sale - new and uninstalled. Found out it won't work with the large oil cooler that is standard on the -10. I went with the TCW 4" SCAT butterfly instead.

$109 new;...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yes! AndAir makes them. My partially built kit...

Yes! AndAir makes them. My partially built kit came with them - installed - and as it turns out, no keys :eek:

AndAir advised drilling, tapping and pulling them out with a jig - destroying the caps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Bill Boyd
I watched it fly away with the new owner at the...

I watched it fly away with the new owner at the controls (first and only time the plane has ever been flown by anyone but me) - and went to the workshop to resume work on the new one.

Had to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By Bill Boyd
Ron and Glen are class acts, and we can only hope...

Ron and Glen are class acts, and we can only hope they are both gearing up to begin work on their RV-10 projects ;)

... or that they are beta testing the RV-15 kit prototypes.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,356
Posted By Bill Boyd
Keith - I'm trusting that Ross has worked out a...

Keith - I'm trusting that Ross has worked out a reasonable solution with his backup battery system that lets the CPi maintain a small sealed electrolyte lead acid battery that is tapped for ignition...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,356
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks, Ross!

Now remind us if you would what the coil and controller current draw is for purposes of our battery-only and alternator-only endurance discussion here :)

I know I have those figures in my install...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,356
Posted By Bill Boyd
This thread is relevant to my interests :D as I'm...

This thread is relevant to my interests :D as I'm in the same boat regarding electrical architecture and the ever-more-urgent need to commit to one electrical design to complete my build. I've also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-25-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By Bill Boyd
A buyer for my plane so I can sign the check over...

A buyer for my plane so I can sign the check over to Advanced Flight Systems and AeroSport :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,016
Posted By Bill Boyd
I wonder if Van had any idea when he rolled out...

I wonder if Van had any idea when he rolled out the -10 that his devoted cadre of builders would be comparing it with the Cirrus as much as with the 7-A's and 14-s. Given the order of magnitude...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hopefully for me it will be: engage Icy Breeze...

Hopefully for me it will be:

engage Icy Breeze fan plumbed into overhead panel.
enjoy cool air during taxi and climb.
if necessary, fan myself with wads of Benjamins saved over real air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,816
Posted By Bill Boyd
Educate me. I know my CS will go to fine pitch...

Educate me. I know my CS will go to fine pitch with loss of oil pressure. I'm not sure about the drag penalty of a fine pitch prop being worse IF the choices are:

a windmilling prop in coarse...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-11-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,049
Posted By Bill Boyd
Tom, as many have said, there are really no...

Tom, as many have said, there are really no words. Know that you are appreciated as the class act you have always been, and as one who suffers the pain of loss that we have all shared in our own...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,501
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,453
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, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,598
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Bill Boyd
6A

I'll have one on the market soon, just sayin.'
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,201
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bill Boyd
Joke ---------------> . . ...

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

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


:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,333
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,074
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,823
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,584
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, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,705
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,838
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, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,416
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...
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