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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,294
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Take a look at the Aircraft Spruce website. Also,...

Take a look at the Aircraft Spruce website. Also, Chapter 5 of the build manual. There are several 3/32" countersunk pop rivets available - both with steel and aluminum heads. One or more of those...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Many thanks! Today was a long day. Had to...

Many thanks!

Today was a long day. Had to relocate the fuselage from the basement to the garage and take the wings from the garage to the basement. Lots of shuffling to get the fuse into the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Kyle Boatright
RV-10 Fuse Cart (Marietta, GA)

Free to a good home:

If anyone needs a fuselage cart for an RV-10, mine's available as of today. 2x4 frame with 4 casters. Designed for the main spar stubs to sit on the frame rails and carry most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes. Keep your receipts, particularly the ones...

Yes. Keep your receipts, particularly the ones showing you paid Georgia sales tax.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Krea, They used to hit you with <effectively>...

Krea,

They used to hit you with <effectively> the same bill when you registered the airplane. Apparently, they will collect it as a sales tax going forward.

The primary difference is the timing of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,099
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If I was doing something like that, I'd look hard...

If I was doing something like that, I'd look hard at "Slipper Tanks" like were used on the DeHaviland Mosquito and various EZ types. They keep the CG where you want and should be a low drag...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-16-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,813
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Isn't that an outlier? ;-)

Isn't that an outlier? ;-)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can trickle charge through a cigar lighter....

You can trickle charge through a cigar lighter. You can't do a jump start that way.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've never disconnected the hard line to replace...

I've never disconnected the hard line to replace pads. Do you have a service loop down near the caliper like called for in the plans? That gives you the ability to pull the caliper loose to change...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Here's the...

Here's the plug:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/piperplug.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4oX_5Y7Y2AIVh4uzCh0VMwm4EAQYBCABEgJOgfD_BwE

Here's the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I don't understand what problem the mechanic is...

I don't understand what problem the mechanic is trying to fix. What maintenance issues are the hard aluminum lines going to cause? All you have to do to disconnect the line is to loosen a nut. Same...
Forum: Southeast 01-12-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Atlanta is a big city. Where in particular are...

Atlanta is a big city. Where in particular are you going? That might help identify the best field/fbo to visit.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-12-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have a valve stem extension like this one for...

I have a valve stem extension like this one for that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd fly with 'em. The main benefit is your engine...

I'd fly with 'em. The main benefit is your engine will stay cooler because you'll be going faster and getting more cooling airflow. The second benefit is that your airplane will climb faster, putting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have one on my carbureted O-320, and would not...

I have one on my carbureted O-320, and would not install one if I had it to do over. I find it hard to sump, never find anything in it anyway, and think it acts as a heat exchanger to warm the fuel...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,164
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. The female end of the extension cord goes...

Yep. The female end of the extension cord goes down inside the filler door.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,164
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine is zip tied to the dipstick tube. Not an...

Mine is zip tied to the dipstick tube. Not an approach I like, but it has worked well for >10 years.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,417
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Exactly. Factory guidance has us heating the...

Exactly. Factory guidance has us heating the plexi so it is less brittle and doesn't crack during installation. This causes problems when the canopy is exposed to much cooler temperatures during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Snap in plugs from a local hardware store are a...

Snap in plugs from a local hardware store are a simple, fast, cheap option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,119
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Rather than a Wiki, I'm aware of another forum...

Rather than a Wiki, I'm aware of another forum (the Cozy sub-forum in the Canard Zone) which organizes discussion by chapter. So, if you're building the strakes for your Cozy, you go to the sub-forum...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I suspect Cee Bailey or someone like that would...

I suspect Cee Bailey or someone like that would love the opportunity to serve thousands of legacy Van's customers with replacement parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The fact that he is in sock feet is the sign of a...

The fact that he is in sock feet is the sign of a real pro. Getting rid of the shoes makes it much easier to get properly positioned under there, although shoes make the dismount less painful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,301
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Whoever is suing you has no idea what insurance...

Whoever is suing you has no idea what insurance you carry when they file the suit.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,417
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That, and it was cold so the plexi was brittle....

That, and it was cold so the plexi was brittle. You rarely hear of a cracked canopy in hot weather when the plexi is <relatively> soft and pliable.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,417
Posted By Kyle Boatright
IMO, the issue is the overall length of the -8's...

IMO, the issue is the overall length of the -8's bubble. It substantially longer and maybe more restricted from movement than the other bubbles. So, when it grows at 5x the rate of the steel, the...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Doors - How Tight?

I'm doing final adjustments on my doors and wondered what the consensus is on how how much force the doors should take to latch? Without the seals installed, should extending/retracting the pins be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,301
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Where does an umbrella policy fit into this? ...

Where does an umbrella policy fit into this? Couldn't you buy a personal umbrella policy, which would take care of a low 7 figure settlement?
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,252
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One of the things I did 20 years ago when the...

One of the things I did 20 years ago when the interweb was new to me was to read the synopsis of every fatal accident in the online NTSB files. There were probably 20 years worth available at that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,847
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can have 6 gallons aboard - fuel for >45...

I can have 6 gallons aboard - fuel for >45 minutes in normal conditions and an hour or more if I'm descending from a mid/high altitude leg on a cross country.

With analog fuel gauges, it is...
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Quite true. Be sure to remind your helpers they...

Quite true.

Be sure to remind your helpers they cannot grab unsupported skin areas. EG, an area that extends beyond the aft spar...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have one sorta like that, but more of a...

I have one sorta like that, but more of a summary. IIRC, it shows the following:

BFR Due XX/YY
Medical Due XX/YY
Condition Inspection Due XX/YY
Oil Change Due XX/YY or ZZ hours
ELT Due XX/YY
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You should be able to drill out the rivets on the...

You should be able to drill out the rivets on the offending parts, and drill out some skin rivets to gain access to rivet new ones. If you're not extremely proficient, you might want to find a good...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-01-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,153
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Seal the leaks. You'll have 'em at the back and...

Seal the leaks. You'll have 'em at the back and sides of the slider. The leak around the aft skirt can be sealed with strips of adhesive foam. The leaks near the slider tracks can be sealed with "C"...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd hold off on everything deferrable. The...

I'd hold off on everything deferrable. The landing lights are one of those items, IMO. That technology (LED's) continues to improve at a rapid pace. Order something today and it might be obsolete by...
Forum: Southeast 12-28-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm in Marietta. Should be around most of the...

I'm in Marietta. Should be around most of the weekend. Give me a call tomorrow @ 770 seven two too 4084 if you'd like to drop in. The wings are in the garage, the fuselage lacks a few details...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Door Hinge Priming/Cad Plating, Etc?

I look at the door hinges and can imagine paint/primer being abraded off as the edges of the hinges scrape against one another every cycle. If that's the case, rusty hinges could be a long term...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Time to invoke a wooden block and a hammer. ...

Time to invoke a wooden block and a hammer. Lightly.

That was the factory recommendation 20 years ago when I had the same problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,847
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On long range flights, I'm a proponent of running...

On long range flights, I'm a proponent of running a tank dry so you know you've got all of your remaining fuel in one tank. No sense running both of 'em down to the "is one gonna unport in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is relatively little design and fabrication...

There is relatively little design and fabrication unless you are changing things from the plans. There is a lot of prep work - fitting, drilling, deburring, a fair amount of assembly, and a lot of...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,148
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Packing blankets work well.

Packing blankets work well.
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine are flush with the edge of the deck. ...

Mine are flush with the edge of the deck. Alternately, you could say they are flush with the inboard side of the fuselage skin.

Honestly, being fiberglass, you'll end up doing some sanding and...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can get there. It just requires brute force...

You can get there. It just requires brute force and bending your LE skins in ways that make you very uncomfortable. Just like you would have to do with a C-frame.

Surprisingly, the LE skins return...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Kyle Boatright
So, the cowl (the fiberglass part) is 40 3/4"...

So, the cowl (the fiberglass part) is 40 3/4" front to back across the top?
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Don't over think this folks. It is a simple...

Don't over think this folks. It is a simple request. All I need is one dimension...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'll be using Van's spinner with a Hartzell prop...

I'll be using Van's spinner with a Hartzell prop for the RV-10.
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Cowl Measurement

I'm looking for a quick measurement.

What's the fore and aft length of the top cowl (installed), measured from the top center of the firewall to the flat area behind the spinner? Basically, the...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,240
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You tee into one of the lines between the wing...

You tee into one of the lines between the wing and fuel selector. Let's say you choose the left one. So you never top that tank prior to a hot start, leaving room for some (say 1/2 gallon) returned...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,240
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The purge valve is an optional feature. It isn't...

The purge valve is an optional feature. It isn't (to the best of my knowledge) a second purge valve. When used, it returns fuel (generally warm fuel from a quick turn-around) back to one of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It needs to cure until hard. Not car tire hard,...

It needs to cure until hard. Not car tire hard, but not mushy either. Higher temperatures (within reason) will speed the cure. If you leave it in a cool space, it could take a week or more to...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,240
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Any sense of the typical length of one of these...

Any sense of the typical length of one of these cables for an RV-10? IOW, do I need, the 6', 8', or 10' cable? I'm guessing a 6' would be fine...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Steve, There are 6 pads. The four at the extreme...

Steve,

There are 6 pads. The four at the extreme corners are 1 1/8" in diameter. The two down near the nosegear are a strange shape, reminiscent of the outline of the state of Georgia. The nominal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd probably fly it. If you have another...

I'd probably fly it. If you have another problem, triple check the timing.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep, the rollers are left in the tracks.

Yep, the rollers are left in the tracks.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is how I do it. About once a year (for my...

This is how I do it. About once a year (for my condition inspection). Makes it much easier to do the inspection of the flap linkages and elevator bellcrank. Also, a good opportunity to give the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-16-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,001
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I fly out of Cartersville, Ga. Sorry I missed...

I fly out of Cartersville, Ga.

Sorry I missed you guys. Did you also see the pretty -12 on the ramp? I saw the airplane taxi in, but didn't meet the owner.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-16-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,001
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The yellow and white one is mine. I was up...

The yellow and white one is mine. I was up there for lunch with some folks on the Pilots of America board.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 62,146
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My opinion (and I'm neck and neck with you on the...

My opinion (and I'm neck and neck with you on the build) is that it doesn't really matter if you attach the hinges or any firewall protection first.

Personally, I'm going with Camloc's along the top...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-12-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,342
Posted By Kyle Boatright
In addition to what Chris said, the builder's...

In addition to what Chris said, the builder's performance measurements may be accurate, or they may not be.

Is his fuel flow calibrated? How about his tachometer and ASI? I'd say the performance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,081
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd post a public request for recent buyers and...

I'd post a public request for recent buyers and sellers to PM you with actual sales prices and the details (engine, avionics, paint, etc) on recently sold/purchased RV-9's and see if you can learn...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is important.

This is important.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,192
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm trying to imagine the exact location. If I...

I'm trying to imagine the exact location.

If I have the right perspective, why not rivet the top skin, rivet the channel, then rivet the bottom skin?

Alternately, if you can't do it that way, use...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,279
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The DRDT doesn't make dimples as "crisp" as the...

The DRDT doesn't make dimples as "crisp" as the C-frame, but yes, if you have one, you don't need the other.

You can pick up hand squeezers for <$100 if you shop carefully. Above that cost, you're...
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