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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There should be a seal there. On both the RV-6...

There should be a seal there. On both the RV-6 and RV-10 plans, that seal is mounted under the fiberglass cowling lip and rests on top of the aluminum baffle ramp. On the -6 it is simply riveted in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My go-to bending tool is the wound spring type...

My go-to bending tool is the wound spring type which slip over the tubing and help prevent it from kinking as you make the bend. Here's one example, but Cleaveland, Aircraft Spruce, and others carry...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,995
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I remember the wing plans being about 4 pages of...

I remember the wing plans being about 4 pages of verbiage and 15 sheets of engineering drawings. Sometimes, that's better. Real (dimensioned) plans and sparse instructions make sure you see the big...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Right at 16" from the leading edge of the wing to...

Right at 16" from the leading edge of the wing to the front face of the wing spar.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My carb came with the engine core I purchased...

My carb came with the engine core I purchased about 20 years ago. My IA at the time pronounced it good, and with a few seal (and one float) replacement, that carb performed well for me for 19 years....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Exactly. It isn't just the metal parts that drive...

Exactly. It isn't just the metal parts that drive a rebuild. Seals get old - some can be replaced externally. But those o-ring seals around the through-rods? Can't easily replace those. The...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-26-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By Kyle Boatright
TDC is where it is supposed to be set. That is...

TDC is where it is supposed to be set. That is where it should have been before, and I (re) set it to that value 3 different times. A re-read of the manual confirms that I did it correctly unless my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-26-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By Kyle Boatright
New plugs on the pMag. Cleaned/gapped the mag...

New plugs on the pMag. Cleaned/gapped the mag plugs. All 8 plugs appear normal and the issue does not appear to be on the mag side.

The mag timing was still correct (25*btdc), so I did not change...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-26-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Pmag Issue - Diagnosis Help

I'm finishing up my condition inspection and ran into an issue with the pMag. It was working fine before the inspection, so there's a good chance that the problem is/was related to the...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,893
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes. Here's a picture of an extension I riveted...

Yes. Here's a picture of an extension I riveted to the lower firewall for nutplates:


https://i.postimg.cc/MHqKFK87/IMG-2908.jpg (https://postimag
es.org/)

Here's a picture showing the camlocks...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,893
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used screws across the bottom and Skybolts...

I used screws across the bottom and Skybolts across the top of the cowl/fuse join. If I had it to do over again, I'd use screws across the top. The Skybolts are spendy, and I don't think the 2...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,893
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Inaccurate choice of words on my part. Axle...

Inaccurate choice of words on my part.

Axle extensions (to support the wheel pants on the mains).

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/rv10products.html
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,893
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Nothing crazy about building the -10. I would...

Nothing crazy about building the -10. I would rate the build as much more work than my -6, simply because of all of the fiberglass finishing (interior and exterior) plus the complexity of today's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Seems to me the filter would tend to concentrate...

Seems to me the filter would tend to concentrate any particulates, so if you got your sample from there, you might see higher concentrations of that stuff than if you took a plain 'ol oil sample.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,062
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you have the prop and FWF kit in your $71K? ...

Do you have the prop and FWF kit in your $71K? That's $15k or more. After that, you still need an electrical system (add up all the bits and it gets expensive), an interior, paint, and avionics. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is some really good advice in this thread. ...

There is some really good advice in this thread. Building and owning an RV is great, but I know a number of guys and gals who wanted to be pilots and who gave it up after 10 hours of instruction. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It would be better to store finished components...

It would be better to store finished components in a basement or spare bedroom. Or, if you have a buddy who has a little extra room in his hangar, you could store the larger assemblies there.

Going...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Maybe. My old Tomahawk, which had dark blue...

Maybe. My old Tomahawk, which had dark blue leading edges, used to oil can quite a bit when I rolled it out in the sun. 20 minutes later, it was unnoticeable.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You're right. Post 4 didn't specifically mention...

You're right. Post 4 didn't specifically mention new. But the new price from Van's when I bought my Barrett was right at the Barrett price and a new engine from Titan was a few thousand lower. Like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Post #4 in the thread. ;-)

Post #4 in the thread. ;-)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Unless you go pretty far into the custom engine...

Unless you go pretty far into the custom engine world, the options out there tend to be within 5-10% from a price perspective. So buy the one you're comfortable with. I went with Barrett because I...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Make it as straight of a shot as possible. Curves...

Make it as straight of a shot as possible. Curves increase routing complexity and reduce the throw at the cable end.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What you're seeing is the skins heating up and...

What you're seeing is the skins heating up and growing faster than the substructure. Leave it in the sun for long enough and the wrinkles will go away as the whole structure grows.

What color are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I would ask for *all* of the details around the...

I would ask for *all* of the details around the CHT's, the engine, and the installation. The OP may be concerned about CHT's that peak at 405...or 450. There's a huge difference there, IMO.

I'd...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My local hardware store has a good selection of...

My local hardware store has a good selection of numbered bits. Failing that, McMaster Carr has numbered bits.

Here's a link to their drill bits.

https://www.mcmaster.com/drill-bits

Note - you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Dimpling is faster and results in a stronger...

Dimpling is faster and results in a stronger finished joint.

Dimple where you have the ability.
Forum: Primers 05-09-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Isn't it water borne? Can't you just wipe it off...

Isn't it water borne? Can't you just wipe it off after each coat of paint?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-09-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Id dimple those and just add rivets to nowhere. ...

Id dimple those and just add rivets to nowhere. Then fill them at paint time. You could also countersink slightly and use oops rivets.
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-09-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine indexes up a degree at a time - no jumps.

Mine indexes up a degree at a time - no jumps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Help me understand how the manufacturer of the...

Help me understand how the manufacturer of the lines could influence the issue? I'm not being snarky, I'm just trying to understand why they are collecting that information.

As to the pressure rise...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,858
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The carb has a data plate. The number should be...

The carb has a data plate. The number should be on it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Are all 4 EGT sensors the same distance from the...

Are all 4 EGT sensors the same distance from the exhaust/cylinder flange?
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Paul, you can adjust the fore/aft position of the...

Paul, you can adjust the fore/aft position of the intermediate bulkheads (not the two aft bulkheads or the aft spar bulkhead) to straighten out the sides. You can use strings run along the sides of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,151
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Electrical snap-in (or knock-out) plugs are the...

Electrical snap-in (or knock-out) plugs are the easy and inexpensive option. I think mine are 7/8" in diameter.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The first picture is the year ~2000 version of...

The first picture is the year ~2000 version of the O-320 air filter installation (before I reinstalled the airbox). It has a plate that closes the filter on the bottom.

The second picture is looking...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The other thing is, relative to the other RV's...

The other thing is, relative to the other RV's the pitch forces on the -10 are pretty heavy in the flare when flown solo or with two up front.

You may think you've exercised all of the pitch throw,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,331
Posted By Kyle Boatright
K&N's own literature mentions shrinking due to...

K&N's own literature mentions shrinking due to excess heat.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,331
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I tripped over this issue yesterday. I'd removed...

I tripped over this issue yesterday. I'd removed the airbox/filter a few days ago for a carb replacement, and when I went to reinstall the filter, it was too small to easily reinstall. I'm sure I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My airbox is probably 20 years old, so there's...

My airbox is probably 20 years old, so there's every chance yours is a later version. I do not have a part number for that bottom plate, but since my airbox/filter/etc is apart right now, I'll take...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The -320 airbox is different from the rest. On...

The -320 airbox is different from the rest. On the -320, the filter is sandwiched between the plate which bolts to the carb and an oval disk which seals the bottom of the filter. The airbox doesn't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,331
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The RTV you're talking about is at the top of the...

The RTV you're talking about is at the top of the airbox, so unless there's a big problem with an oil leak or fuel leak, it should not experience more than a misting of anything that is going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Might check some build logs on that. I can tell...

Might check some build logs on that. I can tell you that on my -6, the exhaust isn't an issue regarding engine controls. CHT and EGT wires plus ignition harnesses? Yeah, the exhaust plays into those.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Baffles are a little easier before the exhaust...

Baffles are a little easier before the exhaust goes on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you can upgrade to a larger flange and duct,...

If you can upgrade to a larger flange and duct, you'll probably be happier. The Matronics archives are full of comments from people who used 3" ducts and remote coolers and didn't get sufficient...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,059
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You're raising non-issues. There are tens of...

You're raising non-issues. There are tens of thousands of experimental and certified aircraft happily painted with plain ol' auto paint which have never experienced cracking problems. Not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A #30 hole and a dimple for a standard 1/8" rivet...

A #30 hole and a dimple for a standard 1/8" rivet would be my choice, along with a standard 1/8" rivet (not a reduced head rivet). That is a physically better repair, and other than the one odd sized...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-27-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Kyle Boatright
To extend this thought, I like the blade type...

To extend this thought, I like the blade type splice connectors and generally put heat shrink over the connections. I don't think I've ever had a problem with a connector.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,152
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Head scratching on minor details takes an amazing...

Head scratching on minor details takes an amazing amount of time. Where do I put the headset jacks? How do I route the wires? Multiply that decision times a hundred others on wiring and FWF. Then...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here. My -10 has been on its wheels for a...

Same here. My -10 has been on its wheels for a year and the tires haven't lost a noticeable amount of air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A dremel or other rotary tool is the most common...

A dremel or other rotary tool is the most common choice. For me, a jigsaw is much more controllable, but you need to find an extremely fine toothed blade to use. I'm not sure they make something...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This one is just over 4 years old. My first one...

This one is just over 4 years old. My first one lasted about 15 years.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-21-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I got a recommendation for Quality Aircraft...

I got a recommendation for Quality Aircraft Accessories from a noted engine builder, so that's where I'll be sending mine when the time comes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Oil from Fuel Pump Overflow

For some time now, I've been parking the airplane and coming back a few days later to find a spot of oil under the aft edge of the cowl. We're talking a half ounce of oil, maybe less - a very small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,944
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Hatz Classic and Falco are the only legitimate...

Hatz Classic and Falco are the only legitimate answers. ;-)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Both the packaging for the pads and the vendor...

Both the packaging for the pads and the vendor which sold the pads are gone, so there's really no follow-up to be done. Either I ordered the wrong part, the vendor sent the wrong part, or the part...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's is about the only explanation or we'd have...

That's is about the only explanation or we'd have seen people reporting this over the years.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Kyle Boatright
2400 RPM, leaned, at 8000'+, my average on an...

2400 RPM, leaned, at 8000'+, my average on an O-320 D2J (carb'd) is 7.5-8 GPH from startup to shutdown on 3-4 hour legs. I'd plan on 2.5 hour legs until you have a good feel for your aircraft's fuel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Rapco vs Cleveland Pads

I recently replaced my brake pads with Rapcos - they were in Avery's packaging, since discarded. When I went to mount the puck holders, the pads interfered with the portion of the disc that nests...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-18-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,466
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The only hole in Van's lineup that has enough...

The only hole in Van's lineup that has enough market potential is a STOL something or other. 2 seats ala Rans or 4 seats ala Bearhawk if they want to go that way.

I continue to think they will...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By Kyle Boatright
https://postimages.org/ Is a pretty simple...

https://postimages.org/

Is a pretty simple process. You upload your photo and then choose the "hotlink for forums" selection on that page which creates a link you use to post your photo.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It imparts some, that's for sure. And you get to...

It imparts some, that's for sure. And you get to work it out. ;-)

This is one of those opportunities for Van's to spend a few bucks on tooling and pre-bend these longerons as part of the kit. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,754
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It got sideways, drug the wingtip, and damaged...

It got sideways, drug the wingtip, and damaged the gear. That's a groundloop by my definition.
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