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Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
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) Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
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 Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
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 Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
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, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The vertical brace oughta be removable!

The vertical brace oughta be removable!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
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, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,106
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
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, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
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, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,330
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
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, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
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, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,505
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, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
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, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
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, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,635
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.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Balsa wedge plus monokote plus proseal was my...

Balsa wedge plus monokote plus proseal was my recipe. It has been fine for 16 years.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The small part is almost certainly the "pawl"...

The small part is almost certainly the "pawl" which is the locking pin. There is a spring which extends the pawl into a groove or notch in the tailwheel fork and locks it. You need to check that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The jacks on my RV-6 are on the outside armrests,...

The jacks on my RV-6 are on the outside armrests, fairly close to the bulkhead that runs behind the seat. That helps keep the cords out of the way. The downside (if there is one) is that access to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 54,251
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The precedence relationships for finishing the...

The precedence relationships for finishing the cabin top, doors, and windows are worse than those in the Manhattan project. You can't finalize the door gaps until the cabin top is done. You can't do...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Attaching Windows - Lord Adhesive

A few questions regarding attaching the windows:

1) How much adhesive (how big of a bead) does it take on the cabin top flanges to achieve a good bond without a crazy amount of squeeze out?

2) How...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you tried to epoxy something to plexi, it...

If you tried to epoxy something to plexi, it would probably slide right off. But if you accidentally got a drop on the plexi, it would certainly stick like something from a Krazy Glue (tm)...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Oil leaks are hard to find and could come from...

Oil leaks are hard to find and could come from almost anywhere. I'd look at the return tubes from the cylinders and the cylinder base seals.

I chased a significant leak on my O-320 for a decade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,014
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The only problem with my manual flaps is when the...

The only problem with my manual flaps is when the passenger (especially my 6 year old son in his car seat) interferes with my ability to move the lever. I have yet to find a car seat that doesn't...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I don't see CF parts saving weight on control...

I don't see CF parts saving weight on control surfaces. Think about the weight added in the finishing process. Also, consider the thinness of the skins on the control surfaces. Aluminum is tough to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,845
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What is your fuel pressure in flight? ...

What is your fuel pressure in flight? Specifically with the electric pump off and the airplane in a nose up attitude? Does it change with a nose down attitude or the electric pump on?

I'm...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The mounts you mentioned are easy to access, so...

The mounts you mentioned are easy to access, so they are deferrable.

The advice you received at Oshkosh was good to a point. There will come a time when you need to pull wires and install systems...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,400
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A review of RV-10 images on Google will tell you...

A review of RV-10 images on Google will tell you where many people locate them. Looks like the middle of the bay just behind the baggage compartment at about the same vertical distance from the...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sam, Is there a guide on how to adjust the...

Sam,

Is there a guide on how to adjust the mechanism? Adjusting mine has never crossed my mind.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-03-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,115
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The AWOS said direct 17 G 24 one day. I said I'd...

The AWOS said direct 17 G 24 one day. I said I'd give it one shot and try an alternate. I think I found a brief lull between gusts and got it on the ground safely in a 3 point landing without...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Good advice. The other thing that is important to...

Good advice. The other thing that is important to me is to elevate the nose while performing the flow test. You accomplish that by either putting the nose wheel on a stand or maybe by ratcheting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You may be chasing the problem from the wrong...

You may be chasing the problem from the wrong direction. The structure may be (or may have been) fine, but another problem caused it to fail.

How big is the gap between the aft end of the air inlet...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Attach the tailcone to the forward fuse. You can...

Attach the tailcone to the forward fuse. You can reattach the empennage surfaces any time after that. Leaving them off at this stage makes the join process less cumbersome.
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I was painting interior today. What I found with...

I was painting interior today. What I found with the -10 (and the -6 before that) is that on finish coats, you're better off masking large portions, spraying what you didn't mask, repositioning the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,674
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That wear pattern is normal for the tapered gear...

That wear pattern is normal for the tapered gear airplanes. Extreme wear, but a normal pattern -the outside of the tires is worn.

The only thing I see here is someone who never checked tire...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By Kyle Boatright
To answer the OP's question: Yes, it is you. ;-)

To answer the OP's question:

Yes, it is you. ;-)
Forum: Interiors 08-27-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Eric, Jon, Did you do a preliminary scuff sand...

Eric, Jon,

Did you do a preliminary scuff sand before clearcoating the console? If so, what'd you use?
Forum: Interiors 08-27-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My plan is for a "natural" carbon fiber overhead...

My plan is for a "natural" carbon fiber overhead console overlaid on a painted top. I've put a lot of work into the cabin top, so it is in good shape for final paint. My plan is to spray the final...
Forum: Interiors 08-26-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Following up on this thread, I'm in deep doo-doo...

Following up on this thread, I'm in deep doo-doo with my OH console. My cabin top *was* ready for finish paint tomorrow, but I decided to re-mask the demarcation lines around the overhead console. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm with you on this.

I'm with you on this.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The simplest and most effective technique I found...

The simplest and most effective technique I found was the easiest I tried. Bending blocks. Look at the bottom right picture on this page for an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-22-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,383
Posted By Kyle Boatright
As Kermit the frog said "It ain't easy being...

As Kermit the frog said "It ain't easy being green..."
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I cannot remember the source of this information,...

I cannot remember the source of this information, but it stated that if you're going for a high visibility scheme, the ideal scheme has dark leading edges and belly so the airplane is visible when...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Heat. Resale. White hides imperfections.

Heat.
Resale.
White hides imperfections.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On mine (a long time ago), I remember opening up...

On mine (a long time ago), I remember opening up the center slide a little, but the real binding came from the rollers in the tracks. I forget if they were rubbing against the inboard or outboard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can set EGT to infinity if you wish. The...

You can set EGT to infinity if you wish. The numbers are relative, not absolute, so there is no need for a warning.

If you're debugging, I'd set the CHT limits at 425 (at least), maybe 450. I don't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,696
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A PC-680 has plenty of cranking power if the...

A PC-680 has plenty of cranking power if the battery and cranking system are healthy. I have a lightweight prop, a Skytech NL starter, and a PC-680 and the engine turns over effortlessly. You may...
Forum: Tools 08-17-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,412
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used a Craftsman 9" bench top drill when I was...

I used a Craftsman 9" bench top drill when I was building the -6. I have a 12"(?) Ridgid floor model now. They both do the job, so it all comes down to space and finances as far as I'm concerned.
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Clamp a microfiber towel to the front of the cowl...

Clamp a microfiber towel to the front of the cowl so it protects the prop from the cowl or vice versa.
Forum: Southeast 08-14-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Bingo. You do not want to pick avionics until...

Bingo. You do not want to pick avionics until after the product introductions at Oshkosh the summer before your first flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kyle Boatright
When I did my -6, I put weights in duffel bags...

When I did my -6, I put weights in duffel bags and secured them using the belts in the passenger seat. In the baggage compartment, I stuffed 'em under a bunch of packing blankets.
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