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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used my manual squeezer. No modifications.

I used my manual squeezer. No modifications.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Iíve shaved down a female die for that type...

Iíve shaved down a female die for that type situation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Heat is a conundrum in aircraft engines. On...

Heat is a conundrum in aircraft engines.

On the plus side, heat evaporates moisture and reduces the relative humidity inside the case.

On the downside, it heats the oil and allows the oil film on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If I was in that situation, I'd install the...

If I was in that situation, I'd install the mother of all Reiff or equivalent engine heating systems on the airplane, AND have a small ceramic heater set-up to blow warm air in through the bottom of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,934
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Go for it. Keep us posted.

Go for it. Keep us posted.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've yet to see a crimp connector for a headset...

I've yet to see a crimp connector for a headset jack.
Forum: Fiberglass 02-21-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Reading into this... Are you saying that once the...

Reading into this... Are you saying that once the cowl goes through a few heat cycles it'll "give" enough to fit a little better, or are you just saying that a heat gun won't work well in this...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-20-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm sure the webinar was recorded. Is there a...

I'm sure the webinar was recorded. Is there a link for those of us unable to watch live?
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,436
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Aircraft spruce, Aviall, and many others sell...

Aircraft spruce, Aviall, and many others sell engine mounts. Alternately, there's probably a builder who has a FWF kit temporarily gathering dust who might work out a deal with you.
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Kyle Boatright
An ez-out is the tool of choice. But I'm curious...

An ez-out is the tool of choice. But I'm curious about why you were removing the zerk? Those are one way valves, intended for the purpose of adding grease.
Forum: Primers 02-13-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Iíll third the sentiment. I might rattle can...

Iíll third the sentiment. I might rattle can zinc chromate the faying surfaces on the next one.
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have 4 conduits plus 3-4 runs through grommets...

I have 4 conduits plus 3-4 runs through grommets down the right hand side. I have plenty of room for everything.

I made my battery cables in place. Attached a lug on one end, snaked the cable...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sorry 'bout that. Here's the right...

Sorry 'bout that. Here's the right item:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N333F99?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details

I have 3 extras if anyone is interested.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Looks like a good choice. I bought...

Looks like a good choice. I bought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,175
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One issue is the population migration to urban...

One issue is the population migration to urban areas. That has placed a huge demand on urban airports. When I was a kid, the airports in the Atlanta area had plenty of available space. Now, you've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What you don't want to do is point a heat source...

What you don't want to do is point a heat source directly at the plexiglas.

What you want to do is put the space heater in the baggage area or footwell so the warm air will diffuse and warm the...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-08-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Amazon sells the whole variety of masking...

Amazon sells the whole variety of masking products, as will any local auto body supply house.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used the space heater trick. Of course, I don't...

I used the space heater trick. Of course, I don't live in Colorado.

If I was in a cold climate, I'd consider using a space heater inside the cabin with a couple of packing blankets over the canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,449
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A friend flipped his RV-4 in an off airport...

A friend flipped his RV-4 in an off airport landing, got trapped, and had to use his cell phone to call for help/extraction. He was unhurt.

He said it was a long time to spend upside down trapped...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I did the same thing on the single lug nutplate...

I did the same thing on the single lug nutplate where the front spar attaches to the fuselage. Single lug nutplates require the white glove treatment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Interesting. I was having this exact conversation...

Interesting. I was having this exact conversation with Tim at Approach FastStack today and he indicated it is configurable.

PS, I sent a note asking G3Xpert to weigh in and clear up the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Kyle Boatright
For CG reasons, you'd probably be better off...

For CG reasons, you'd probably be better off putting an aux tank in the passenger seat.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The oil cooler's heat output will always be lower...

The oil cooler's heat output will always be lower than what you can get from an exhaust heat muff. Worse, in the winter, your oil isn't as hot as in the summer, so you see a further reduction in the...
Forum: Tools 01-29-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I leave the valve on mine slightly cracked all of...

I leave the valve on mine slightly cracked all of the time to make sure condensate is forced out ASAP.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Probably ought to rip that second one out and...

Probably ought to rip that second one out and install a G3X. It would greatly improve the resale. ;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,829
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Pierre's locks are very similar to the ones Mike...

Pierre's locks are very similar to the ones Mike S. showed in Post #10 in this thread.
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On my -10 QB I made a ladder style frame on...

On my -10 QB I made a ladder style frame on casters. The frame had hard points (with fore/aft stops) for the spar stubs. On the QB's there is a 2" (?) diameter pipe that passes through the aft...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Whether you reseal the tanks or have someone do...

Whether you reseal the tanks or have someone do it, that's the route I would take.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-23-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 145,305
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The -10 is fine overall, but could use some...

The -10 is fine overall, but could use some tweaks. What they should do is update the kit with a cabin top and doors that are a drop in fit and don't need a huge amount of finishing work. Oh, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd wait for two identical tires, but there's...

I'd wait for two identical tires, but there's nothing about different tires that would cause a problem. I bet if you called their 1-800 line they would send you the right one next day with free...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-23-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 145,305
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Be careful playing the waiting game. There will...

Be careful playing the waiting game. There will always be a next aircraft right around the corner.
Forum: Propellers 01-21-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A cheap Harbor Freight or Amazon load leveler...

A cheap Harbor Freight or Amazon load leveler helps if you're doing it solo.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,057
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What is the scope of your problem? In other...

What is the scope of your problem? In other words, what condition do you think your tanks are in?

My estimates:

1) No slosh? 5 minutes to visually inspect.
2) Sloshed, but still passes a visual...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-19-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I wasn't disagreeing. Just pointing to a path...

I wasn't disagreeing. Just pointing to a path that has one less hurdle for some of us.
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-19-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Only if you're in transponder required airspace....

Only if you're in transponder required airspace. If you're not, uninstall the thing, do your early test flying outside of txp airspace, and fly the airplane to a shop for the check when the time...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,643
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Agreed, but it only takes one or two buyers to...

Agreed, but it only takes one or two buyers to fall in love with a particular airplane and the price can get pretty high.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It isn't something that photographs easily, but...

It isn't something that photographs easily, but you can see the texture in part of this one. Contrast it with the slick finish on the carbon fiber. FYI, the grey paint has some flattener...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Hard to tell from your picture, but is this...

Hard to tell from your picture, but is this essentially the bottom sill on the door opening?

If so, the exterior skin butts up against it from below, instead of overlapping it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can use regular catalyzed urethane auto...

You can use regular catalyzed urethane auto paint, applied with a low setting on the air on the gun. That gives you big drops of paint. Don’t thin the paint and you’ll end up with a textured finish
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,934
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The next time it leaks, ditch the gaskets (rubber...

The next time it leaks, ditch the gaskets (rubber or cork) and just seal things with proseal. It will still removable, and will have a much lower probability of springing a leak.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-11-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,822
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think most builders are PO'd when they find...

I think most builders are PO'd when they find mistakes on QB kits. "I paid so I wouldn't have to fix stuff." But the reality is that if the guys in the factory do make mistakes despite all of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is fiberglass. Do what you need to do to make...

It is fiberglass. Do what you need to do to make it fit. You can re-glass it and the change will be invisible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This. And I'd use some sort of steel rod or...

This. And I'd use some sort of steel rod or cylinder with the appropriate diameter/radius as a mandrel/form to bend the pipe around. That way, you'll get a desirable, even bend. I've had good luck...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-09-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you have a swimming pool or friends who have...

If you have a swimming pool or friends who have one, lots of chemicals come in 1 gallon (or so) plastic containers with a 4-6" opening at the top and a screw on cap. I use those to hold micro,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That isn't my experience. Solo, my airplane...

That isn't my experience. Solo, my airplane requires full nose up trim to hold 75 knots with the flaps all the way down and power at idle. Effectively, this is my landing configuration. With a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Get a local A&P to give you a quote, then present...

Get a local A&P to give you a quote, then present it to the insurance company.

If they balk, it is time to involve the State Insurance Commissioner, if you have one of those.
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Kyle Boatright
In a stock installation, the hinge halves which...

In a stock installation, the hinge halves which mount to the doors are mounted to the inside surface of the doors - only the screw heads are visible from the outside. The hinge halves that attach to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One thought would be to fly it at a max of 1320....

One thought would be to fly it at a max of 1320. Other than not overspeeding it, you'd be good.

As far as engineering goes, Van's probably won't stray from the 1320 number. Given the weight...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Oren, are you trying to drill lateral holes in...

Oren, are you trying to drill lateral holes in the F-1017 ribs? That is a tight area.

I think I used a greenlee punch in that area.

Another option would be to drill a pilot hole so the first...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's a Lockheed plant within walking distance...

There's a Lockheed plant within walking distance of my house. They auction (or at least used to auction) their surplus stuff periodically. One of my penny pinching airplane friends bought several 55...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A normal Reiff sump heat system is only 200-400...

A normal Reiff sump heat system is only 200-400 watts. That's 2-3.5 amps. I can't imagine a 10 amp relay struggling with that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Here's something that may work on...

Here's something that may work on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,895
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Might work, might not. Those aren't sealed end...

Might work, might not. Those aren't sealed end rivets, so you'd have to get proseal down into the rivet (into the area where the mandrel is) and hope it holds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Phillip, where are you (how cold) and which...

Phillip, where are you (how cold) and which device were you using?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They should. They are 120V powered, so you aren't...

They should. They are 120V powered, so you aren't depending on a battery.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,895
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Back in the old days, one of the factory guys...

Back in the old days, one of the factory guys suggested using one of the 1/8" sealed end pop rivets you use to attach the aft baffle to the ribs. You drill the offending hole out to 1/8",...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My guess is the company is a guy doing business...

My guess is the company is a guy doing business out of his basement. He builds 20 boxes on a Saturday, sells from inventory, and makes another batch when inventory gets low.

M-F, 9-5, he's sitting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I did exactly the same thing with the Amazon 4G...

I did exactly the same thing with the Amazon 4G switch and a $3/month T-mobile account. It has worked well so far.

As a comment, it was a struggle to find an outlet that would sign me up for the...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Line from Servo to Spider FM-200

I'm confounded on a best practice for routing the fuel line from the servo to the spider on my FM-200/RV-10.

In my case, the line exits the aft side of the servo, wraps up around the right side of...
Forum: RV-4 12-29-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kyle Boatright
To me it sounds like your skins are too far...

To me it sounds like your skins are too far forward on the top, moving the sharp radius of the skins beyond the sharp radius of the ribs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,020
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you showed up at a build center with a QB kit,...

If you showed up at a build center with a QB kit, a finished empennage and tail cone, and dumped all of the fiberglass finishing/beautification work on the build center or paint shop, a 4-6 week...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One of the challenges I've found is that the...

One of the challenges I've found is that the inner nut is really hard to hold with conventional tools. The nut thickness is less than a typical nut and my wrenches are too fat to fit.

I'm sure...
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