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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I replaced all 4 of mine a while back. Right or...

I replaced all 4 of mine a while back.

Right or wrong, once I took the clamp to the sump loose and did the same to the attachment at the cylinder, I was able to twist the hose off of the sump fairly...
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On my airplane, I had to grind the roller...

On my airplane, I had to grind the roller brackets to allow the frame to move forward far enough. In your situation, you could do that, or adjust the locking arm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,566
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sam's Club has a selection of 4' LED's at a good...

Sam's Club has a selection of 4' LED's at a good price. Here's a...
Forum: RV-4 11-18-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's tons in the archives. Since I began...

There's tons in the archives. Since I began using better (probably rounder, better balanced) tires and keeping pressures up, shimmy hasn't been a problem without the stiffeners.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is the right answer. Some of those rivets...

This is the right answer. Some of those rivets along the firewall sides and bottom become much more difficult once the engine mount is in place.
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've had damaged parts from Van's. They (the...

I've had damaged parts from Van's. They (the shippers) poked a set of forks through the crate on my RV-6 fuselage and damaged the bottom forward skin.

I've had paint dropped off with acrylic enamel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,079
Posted By Kyle Boatright
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Post Count = Post Count + 1
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One of the challenges (IMO) of the stock door...

One of the challenges (IMO) of the stock door design is that it is tough to attach the door without boogering up the skin (and/or paint), due to how the hinge pin inserts. So, do you attach the door...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A pic or a description of this mod would be...

A pic or a description of this mod would be appreciated.
Forum: RV-4 11-09-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You're supposed to align the wheel pants with the...

You're supposed to align the wheel pants with the weight off of the gear, simulating the "in-flight" gear geometry.
Forum: RV-4 11-08-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you lap the outboard over the inboard, you're...

If you lap the outboard over the inboard, you're reducing the chance of water intrusion into your wings.

If you trim (notch) the underlying skin, it makes a better looking joint than notching the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,074
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I would say that if Van's gave the customers a 1+...

I would say that if Van's gave the customers a 1+ year window to conclude as much business as possible on the older kits, they would generate a LOT of business (and profit) over that year with legacy...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-07-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,688
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mid-field - <100 knots. Abeam the numbers (and...

Mid-field - <100 knots.

Abeam the numbers (and flap extension) 85 knots.

Base - 80 knots.

Final - 70 knots

Across the fence - 65 knots
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The vast majority of my harness (sorry, no pics)...

The vast majority of my harness (sorry, no pics) will be on the aft (pilot) side of the sun-panel. That makes for easier routing and access. The only item that will have one end terminated behind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,288
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Been there, done that. A couple of indistinct...

Been there, done that. A couple of indistinct cloud layers <apparently> converged on me. Did a 180 and RTB'd. As the OP said, I should have engaged the AP and had "George" do the 180 for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Kyle Boatright
O-290 is probably the practical minimum. An O-200...

O-290 is probably the practical minimum. An O-200 is too light and doesn't have sufficient power.

If you want to sell the airplane at anything above a giveaway price, go with an O-320 or bigger.
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I saw that, but I'm not familiar with a throttle...

I saw that, but I'm not familiar with a throttle valve.
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Did the Milspec folks list a recommended strip...

Did the Milspec folks list a recommended strip width for the strip which holds the receptacles? I don't see one in the Skybolt instructions.
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kyle Boatright
35-40 PSI is what I use on 3/32 rivets. About 60...

35-40 PSI is what I use on 3/32 rivets. About 60 PSI on 1/8" rivets. 80 is waay too much.
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,535
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Call the support line. Get a person on the...

Call the support line. Get a person on the phone. Find a solution. You're going in circles here and you're obviously not getting the answers you want or need.
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Kyle Boatright
All of those issues are minor bumps in the road....

All of those issues are minor bumps in the road. My guess is that you'd create more rework if you built the fuse yourself.

I had a few problems with my QB -10 fuse. Nothing more or less than I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Dull bits sometimes wander and create odd shaped...

Dull bits sometimes wander and create odd shaped holes like that. Try a new bit.

Van's is a sane resource on quality control. My guess is they will tell you you're OK, but you should call and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,494
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Exactly. Mike Segar teaches everything from a...

Exactly. Mike Segar teaches everything from a "raise the tail and trundle down the runway" takeoff to a "keep the stick relaxed and it'll fly off out of the 3 point attitude" takeoff. There are many...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,535
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can absolutely see how it would happen. Guy...

I can absolutely see how it would happen. Guy starts dimpling a sheet, forgets to stop when he needs to.

I've done similar things myself.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,535
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Is the problem just on the flat skin(s) or does...

Is the problem just on the flat skin(s) or does it extend around the curves and up the sides? If it is just on the flat portion, no problem at all. If it goes up the sides, it'll be a little more...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Crazy talk. ;-) But it just might work. I'm...

Crazy talk. ;-)

But it just might work. I'm gonna take a look.
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Remote Avionics Location?

I've looked high and low for a simple way to mount a remote transponder behind or under the panel. Everything I come up with has a real downside - hard to remove, hard to route wires, etc.

Any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The wings and tail are the same.

The wings and tail are the same.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I saw 'em when he initially posted them, but I...

I saw 'em when he initially posted them, but I see a notification instead of pictures now...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd try some alternate temperature monitoring...

I'd try some alternate temperature monitoring before replacing the vernatherm.

If you're interested, I may have a Rochester analog temperature gauge and sender you could bolt on temporarily to...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,260
Posted By Kyle Boatright
In hindsight, I think this is a great idea. I...

In hindsight, I think this is a great idea. I wish I'd thought of it. Fiddling around with all of that stuff inside the doors is tedious...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,579
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That stinks. Hopefully, you can get your mind...

That stinks. Hopefully, you can get your mind around fixing it and moving forward.

If you were closer, I'd grab a drill and a 6 pack and help you drill everything apart...
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Kyle Boatright
As long as you pre-fit the forward top fuselage...

As long as you pre-fit the forward top fuselage and the cabin top, you can remove the forward fuselage sub-assembly and attach the cabin top with the forward fuse off of the airframe. You can also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,243
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I love the reference, but I bet only 1/100 RV'ers...

I love the reference, but I bet only 1/100 RV'ers will get it.

And now I'm off to the airport in my chauffeur driven Rolls...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-22-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think so. That's why I purchased one a few...

I think so. That's why I purchased one a few years back. MGL's Extreme EFIS might be a contender too.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The absence of an alternator or generator means...

The absence of an alternator or generator means you don't have an electrical system, per the FAA's definition.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Grainger sells it n 2x4' sheets. If you have or...

Grainger sells it n 2x4' sheets.

If you have or know someone who has a corporate account you can get a substantial discount.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The blue dye is the residue left after the leaky...

The blue dye is the residue left after the leaky fuel evaporates. The dye isn't the problem - pigments don't act as solvents.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My Van's supplied baffle seals are 16 years...

My Van's supplied baffle seals are 16 years old/1100 hours and are in great shape.

I think the Van's supplied product is fine. I also think there are individual preferences which lead to people...
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Wasn't there another thread on bad Garmin servos...

Wasn't there another thread on bad Garmin servos recently?

Sez the slightly concerned guy who received a pair of 'em this morning...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The vertical brace oughta be removable!

The vertical brace oughta be removable!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd bet on filiform corrosion. If that's the...

I'd bet on filiform corrosion. If that's the case, you'd need to remove the paint from the area, remove the corrosion, treat the corrosion, and repaint.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I cut swimming pool noodles to go against the...

I cut swimming pool noodles to go against the skin with cut to fit plywood pieces on top. Then packing blankets on top of that for comfort.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Use the search function to find a switch that...

Use the search function to find a switch that you're sure will. I don't know anything about the one that you linked, but I have two Chinese cheapies on my shelf (from different manufacturers) that...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-07-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You'd do a lot better asking your engine builder....

You'd do a lot better asking your engine builder. There are many factors in play other than C/R.
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,445
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Several issues have been raised. Another one is...

Several issues have been raised. Another one is that a black cabin top is going to get hotter and expand through thermal expansion more than a white top. There have been many reports of cracks around...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You will be. -Yoda Seriously, making the big...

You will be.

-Yoda

Seriously, making the big expensive parts fit and work together is a huge undertaking compared to fabricating fairings for the -6. Ultimately, the work gets done, but it seems...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The cabin top and doors are where the work is. ...

The cabin top and doors are where the work is. There is a lot of trimming and sanding to fit. The rest of the kit is "Tab A - Slot B".
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If I don't run into anything unexpected, an...

If I don't run into anything unexpected, an inspection (including repacking wheel bearings) generally runs a day and a half. Say 12 hours. That 12 hours may or may not include an oil change.

But if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I had oil canning on a prior aircraft because of...

I had oil canning on a prior aircraft because of dark leading edges which, in direct sunlight, would heat up before the rest of the structure. You could roll the aircraft out of the hangar and into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,663
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Have you flown the airplane? Since I adjusted...

Have you flown the airplane? Since I adjusted the cylinder blockers properly during the first year or so of flight, CHT's have never been a problem on my -6.

Where I'm going is that I wouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've always assumed I could find a 2x4, something...

I've always assumed I could find a 2x4, something to use as a fulcrum, and a fat guy at most any airport. So, I'm good... ;-)
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've had a TT autopilot for about 10 years in a...

I've had a TT autopilot for about 10 years in a fairly basic RV-6. I've been very pleased with it and would buy a Gemini if I was in the market for a replacement.

As far as servo locations go,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,960
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On the other hand, what car owner would want his...

On the other hand, what car owner would want his car sat on, climbed on, or used as a changing table? The reality is that many people just don't think about what they are doing. If it wasn't for...
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The -10 fuselage is pretty heavy. You'll need a...

The -10 fuselage is pretty heavy. You'll need a buddy or two to move it.

The cradle I built for mine sat the spar carry through on the rails of a ladder type structure and used the steel tube that...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Next windshield question: How'd everyone deal...

Next windshield question:

How'd everyone deal with the aft corners of the windshield and where they lap over, under, or through the upper fuse skin? Right now, I've got the windshield sitting over...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They want it without the entry mentioning the...

They want it without the entry mentioning the prop strike. Then they can list it for sale without a prop strike, because there is no record of a strike in the logs. A fraudulent practice that could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,296
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd love to see the current breakdown of that...

I'd love to see the current breakdown of that statistic. I seem to remember AOPA throwing around the 70% of 100ll usage is by working airplanes that require it stat from 15+ years ago. I'd guess...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,817
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It isn't an issue on gentleman's aerobatics.

It isn't an issue on gentleman's aerobatics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are a couple of different fairings out...

There are a couple of different fairings out there. Van's, Sam James', etc.

But the big thing is ground clearance, which can be set by the builder when s/he is installing the wheel pants. ...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Windscreen - Which way is up?

Yeah, it seems like a dumb question, but I cannot find any identifying marks on the windscreen to indicate which edge is the top edge.

The shape of the windscreen ain't much help either.

Any hints?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My longest legs have been 4-4.5 hours. My...

My longest legs have been 4-4.5 hours. My longest days have been two 4 hour legs. The seats are the limiting factor just as much as fuel.
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