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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
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: 2,648
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: 1,397
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: 3,708
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-12-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,388
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've posted elsewhere: It isn't the mistake (and...

I've posted elsewhere:

It isn't the mistake (and this was one, IMO) that gets people fired up.

It is the cover up. And EAA 'fessed up what they were trying to do and ended it, so there's no cover...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-10-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Reminiscent of the great brown flood in our...

Reminiscent of the great brown flood in our basement caused by roots in a sewer line. Not pleasant or cheap.

Abandon and replace the sprinkler line(s). Get rid of the Bradford Pear on your...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-10-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,977
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: 8
Views: 381
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: 8
Views: 381
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-08-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I considered buying that house a couple of years...

I considered buying that house a couple of years before I met you and your family. Pretty house overlooking an airfield. Ain't nothing wrong with that...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
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: 449
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: 518
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: 1,977
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: 828
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: 4,195
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: 763
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: 454
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: 626
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: 323
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: 323
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: 41
Views: 2,368
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: 1,730
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: 423
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: 3,979
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: 3,840
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: 1,119
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: 407
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: 712
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?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Agree 100%.

Agree 100%.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Makes sense. I read your original post as...

Makes sense. I read your original post as indicating that system could secure the control systems for rudder, ailerons, and elevator. I couldn't make that work in my mind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Not sure I follow this...

Not sure I follow this...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If there is a craft store in your town (Michaels,...

If there is a craft store in your town (Michaels, Big Lots, sometimes Wal-Mart) you can use the green flower arranging foam. Or balsa. Or the pink insulation board from the local home center.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you haven't picked a painter, just get the...

If you haven't picked a painter, just get the contours right, fill the pinholes, and wait until you pick your painter. Once you pick your painter, he may have a product line he wants you to use if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Randy, your experience is normal. The squeegee...

Randy, your experience is normal. The squeegee coats should only leave enough behind to fill the pinholes. Personally, I prefer to use a bondo spreader or a defunct gift card as a squeegee. I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. There is an RV-6 around here somewhere as...

Yep. There is an RV-6 around here somewhere as evidence.

The thing I like about UVSP is there is little wait between squeegee coats. It does its job well, and sands easily. The wait before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is designed to fill pinholes. Stir it well,...

It is designed to fill pinholes. Stir it well, drip a little on the surface and use a credit card to squeegee in the first coat or two. After that, roll on a coat, and sand when dry. Be sure to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,799
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A nose down attitude and the centrifugal (yeah, I...

A nose down attitude and the centrifugal (yeah, I know) force from the spin may be moving fuel away from the pickups. The lower the fuel level, the bigger impact these factors would have.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You probably won't be happy with the results. ...

You probably won't be happy with the results. Either short term, it'll over-expand and change the tip profile, or long term it'll do the same thing.

Search the forum for "expanding foam" and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,299
Posted By Kyle Boatright
When you're climbing, you're at a fairly high...

When you're climbing, you're at a fairly high angle of attack. The pressure gradient around the airplane in that attitude creates a high(er) pressure area on the bottom of the cowling than in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm on the calendar for Monday and Tuesday...

I'm on the calendar for Monday and Tuesday afternoons, as is my right seater and onetime building helper Wayne.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-12-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The main gear leg fairings (cut to length, and...

The main gear leg fairings (cut to length, and with hinges installed, but no pinholes filled or paint) weigh right at 13 ounces. The nose gear leg fairing (in the same condition) weighs 13 ounces...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The thread title had me worried for a moment. ;-)

The thread title had me worried for a moment. ;-)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd go with somewhere between 1/16" and 1/8". ...

I'd go with somewhere between 1/16" and 1/8". Mine are closer to 1/16, and for whatever reason, there is evidence they occasionally rub against the fuselage.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have no problem with reworked cylinders, but...

I have no problem with reworked cylinders, but I've never done or heard of a quality rebuild that didn't use new pistons.
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Why not tape some corrugated cardboard (or a...

Why not tape some corrugated cardboard (or a similar spacer, maybe 3/8" thick) to the unfinished side of that flange. Cover it in packing tape with a nice radius to the front of the inside portion...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've been within a year of flying for a couple of...

I've been within a year of flying for a couple of years now. ;-)
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm right at 3 years into finishing a second hand...

I'm right at 3 years into finishing a second hand kit I picked up at more or less quick-build status. Right now, I'm in fiberglass finishing **** (which is different than cabin top **** or door...
Forum: Southeast 06-05-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My opinion is that the guided walking tours are...

My opinion is that the guided walking tours are the most informative and entertaining things you can do in Charlestown. The Yorktown and the fort are interesting, and certainly worth your time, but...
Forum: Southeast 06-05-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Fall is the best time to go. Cooler, less...

Fall is the best time to go. Cooler, less humidity, just better walking around weather. Spring can be nice too.

As far as seasonal pricing goes, I don't know.
Forum: Southeast 06-04-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Skip the rental car. You can walk most...

Skip the rental car. You can walk most anywhere.

Restaurants of choice (IMO) are Magnolias and High Cotton. There are dozens of really good restaurants in Charleston.

Two really neat B&B's are 2...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The plans call for a 5/16 hole centered on the...

The plans call for a 5/16 hole centered on the hard point. Nothing special.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Kyle Boatright
People complain about the stuff Van's provides in...

People complain about the stuff Van's provides in the kit, but mine has worked well for 17 years and 1100+ hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,207
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Is Alex Dedominicus (sp?) still doing transition...

Is Alex Dedominicus (sp?) still doing transition training in the Dallas area? That might be a good alternative.

On the other hand, since the OP has an airplane, there are probably plenty of RV...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Kyle Boatright
RTV, I believe. I think that was recommended in...

RTV, I believe. I think that was recommended in the instructions.

Regardless, it has worked.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used this 17 years ago and it is holding up...

I used this 17 years ago and it is holding up well.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/koolmat.php?clickkey=31128

That said, success with any of these products means starting with a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The difference could also be explained by...

The difference could also be explained by differences in the sensors or the instruments they are attached to.

When I switched from analog gauges to digital in my RV-6, both my oil temperature and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Check to see if it changes with how you position...

Check to see if it changes with how you position your feet on the cabin floor. That makes a real difference in my -6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Phil is the manufacturer of the Halos. My...

Phil is the manufacturer of the Halos.

My experience is that the only earbuds that work for me with the Halos are the very soft black gell tips. The foam inserts result in substantially more noise...
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,191
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Didn't the poster indicate the discoloration was...

Didn't the poster indicate the discoloration was between the crank and flywheel? (Not the prop and flywheel.)

Maybe there is a loose fit between the crank lugs and flywheel? In any case, it does...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,056
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm not sure it is a question that can be...

I'm not sure it is a question that can be answered by calculations. I think flight testing is how its done. The guys who do that for a living have spin recovery chutes on the airplane or at least a...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,056
Posted By Kyle Boatright
For your -10, the spin issue is probably a minor...

For your -10, the spin issue is probably a minor consideration. For folks who are trying to move the CG aft for aerobatics, the moment of inertia is a real consideration because aerobatics increase...
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