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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Nope. Put a dab of proseal or JB weld in the...

Nope. Put a dab of proseal or JB weld in the mandrel hole and it'll look like a driven rivet when you paint it.
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If getting to a -8 is the problem, you might...

If getting to a -8 is the problem, you might consider doing transition training in a Grumman AA-1 or a Piper Tomahawk. The pattern speeds, sight picture, sink rate, etc. are similar. Then, you get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Which airplane?

Which airplane?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Gascolators are installed in "a" (not "the") low...

Gascolators are installed in "a" (not "the") low point. They are a local low point and by virtue of holding a few ounces of fuel, allow the fuel's velocity to slow enough so gravity separates the...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Kyle Boatright
How much experience do you have in aluminum...

How much experience do you have in aluminum aircraft construction? That'll be the deciding factor. A new builder could easily spend 200 hours due to work pace, drilling out rivets, and going...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Bill, I can loan you a sensor if you're...

Bill,

I can loan you a sensor if you're interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,593
Posted By Kyle Boatright
More than a few people always wear helmets when...

More than a few people always wear helmets when they fly to protect against birds and other risks.
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Very typical. Saw it with my pink top. Spooky,...

Very typical. Saw it with my pink top.

Spooky, ain't it?
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Look in the overhaul documents to verify if it...

Look in the overhaul documents to verify if it was properly overhauled. From those, you may be able to determine how far the bits and pieces were ground down, what new parts were included,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One area where you don't want to skimp at Oshkosh...

One area where you don't want to skimp at Oshkosh is on your tent. I have probably attended Oshkosh and/or SnF 35 times over the years. Probably half of those times (more at Oshkosh than SnF) there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Kyle Boatright
REI has a sale that begins 5/18. Most of their...

REI has a sale that begins 5/18. Most of their house branded stuff will be 30% off, which makes it a reasonable value.

My suggestion is at least a 3 person tent (which, IMO is fairly tight for 2...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My $0.02 - wherever possible use the measurements...

My $0.02 - wherever possible use the measurements given in the plans, not the scribe lines. I used the scribe lines and had to go back and extend certain flanges where the scribe lines left things...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The first few fits are the worst. I ended up...

The first few fits are the worst. I ended up thinning the perimeter of the door openings much farther than I expected. I eventually relieved mine so it was a snug fit, not a press fit. At that...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Clip a corner out of a freezer bag and use that...

Clip a corner out of a freezer bag and use that as a proseal applicator. A box of 20 of 'em costs <$5 at the local grocery and they are easy to fill.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm an average builder from a speed perspective....

I'm an average builder from a speed perspective. Some things go fast for me, some go slow. The 4 hours/tank was the time to seal the tank, which in my case was to rivet and proseal the 6 or 7 baffles...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I didn't think sealing the tanks was that bad. ...

I didn't think sealing the tanks was that bad. One build session (probably 4 hours) for each tank with a helper. Yeah, you get messy, but it isn't that big of a deal.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here. You could also build turning vanes...

Same here. You could also build turning vanes and an exhaust shroud into the stock installation to <maybe> get better airflow. I'll blow up that bridge if I come to it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Installing your wheel pants will make a...

Installing your wheel pants will make a noticeable improvement in your CHT's.

My experience with break in was there was no step change in CHT's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It has been a long time and I don't remember the...

It has been a long time and I don't remember the size, but I expanded those holes and used tinnerman washers to capture the screw heads.
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Drill the two inside corners and use a bandsaw,...

Drill the two inside corners and use a bandsaw, hacksaw, reciprocating saw, jigsaw, dremel, etc. to cut to those corners. Then dress with a file or belt sander.
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Kyle Boatright
As I understand it, bonding is only to help with...

As I understand it, bonding is only to help with alignment in the assembly process.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,393
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Is that oil? Any chance you could touch it with...

Is that oil? Any chance you could touch it with your camera, remove the camera, and check for residue on the camera? That, or cobble something up to rub that area with a Q-tip?
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I don't know if the parts will actually mate, but...

I don't know if the parts will actually mate, but I think it would be an interesting RV-XX if you did. A comfy cruiser, if you will, with even better low speed handling than the -10 or the -14. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Surprising. You have a tailwheel, tailwheel...

Surprising. You have a tailwheel, tailwheel spring, tailwheel weldment, steel elevator horns, plus hardware back there.

Can I send you money for a lottery ticket? ;-)
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My cabin top was all pink and was manufactured in...

My cabin top was all pink and was manufactured in 2016. I think you have the more recent version.
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The green version is/was the original. Sounds...

The green version is/was the original.

Sounds like you have the latest. Does your top have a sticker with "inspected on xx/yy/zz" printed on it? If so, what's the date on the sticker?
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,039
Posted By Kyle Boatright
More valuable, yes. But unless you sell the...

More valuable, yes. But unless you sell the airplane relatively soon after you buy that panel, the panel is likely to be last year's edition and will no longer command a price premium commensurate...
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,039
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There should be a whole thread on this, from...

There should be a whole thread on this, from expensive and unnecessary tools to high dollar avionics in aircraft that'll mostly be day VFR. Add in professionally done this and that, and these...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The 1-2-3 sequence is what I did. I installed...

The 1-2-3 sequence is what I did. I installed the overhead console after #1, and with the cabin top upside down on the bench.

In hindsight, I'm not sure I'd do the overhead console again. Lots...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes. The general rule is that things are drilled...

Yes. The general rule is that things are drilled as assemblies.
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I assembled mine, disassembled, painted, and...

I assembled mine, disassembled, painted, and re-assembled.
Forum: Safety 04-22-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,327
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What structural component was missing and what...

What structural component was missing and what was the date of the last condition inspection?
Forum: Propellers 04-22-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I pull my RV-6 by the prop frequently. I don't...

I pull my RV-6 by the prop frequently. I don't think damaging the airplane is a concern as long as you're pulling near the prop hub.

On the other hand, I'm very careful not to rotate the prop while...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The solution for that problem is a doubler plate...

The solution for that problem is a doubler plate on the back of the panel. You drill the added hole in the doubler, but not in the panel itself.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Lacking CNC equipment, I've found a jigsaw with...

Lacking CNC equipment, I've found a jigsaw with the right blade to be a really easy way to cut a panel. Much more controllable for me than a dremel. Faster too.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The folks I spoke with were >$200 plus shipping...

The folks I spoke with were >$200 plus shipping and a week or two of transit/queue/transit.

No way I could justify that for something I can do in an evening.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,305
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Rattle can paint has held up well on the panel of...

Rattle can paint has held up well on the panel of my -6 for 17 years. So, if you like the look of paint, that's an easy solution.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd guess you'll be taxed at the fair market...

I'd guess you'll be taxed at the fair market value when the registration shows up under your name, but I don't *know* that.

Here's the guy's name and office number if you'd like to call:

John...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You'd have to buy the parts from Vans and do a...

You'd have to buy the parts from Vans and do a "casual sale" to the Georgia builder to legitimately avoid the tax.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I had a conversation with the State of Georgia...

I had a conversation with the State of Georgia tax collector today. Turns out the regional property tax collection office is in Cartersville, GA, where my RV-6 is based and also where I work. My...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-16-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine has always had a blast tube installed for...

Mine has always had a blast tube installed for the single PMag. Given the temperature requirements of the PMag, I think you'd be making a mistake deleting the blast tubes.

Unless you went with...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Unless they ask about it or list it as an...

Unless they ask about it or list it as an exclusion, there's no way for them to deny a claim.
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is probably worth contacting the driver before...

It is probably worth contacting the driver before you make any assumptions. My fuse didn't come on any sort of pallet and the driver didn't have a padded cart.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They can and do. But it helps if a couple dozen...

They can and do. But it helps if a couple dozen people head down the exact same path and work out the bugs, document the process, etc. That's where a stock, factory supported panel gains traction.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A standard drop in panel like on the RV-12 would...

A standard drop in panel like on the RV-12 would be profitable for Vans and convenient for builders.
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The driver helped unload when my fuse was...

The driver helped unload when my fuse was delivered. There was no crane.

The wings can be carried by 2 people, but the fuse is pretty heavy to carry very far for 2 people. Access to a wheeled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By Kyle Boatright
15 years. I was a bachelor during the RV-6...

15 years. I was a bachelor during the RV-6 build, which made things much easier than they are now. With a family, it is recommended (by my wife) that I not do things like store wings in the master...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,726
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The Showplanes cowl should be something of an...

The Showplanes cowl should be something of an improvement.. Also, Jesse Saint sells a set of wing/fuse intersection fairings for which he claims a speed improvement. I think Sam James sells a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,240
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I may have used an inappropriate term, but what I...

I may have used an inappropriate term, but what I was referring to is the sharp radius I *think* I see where your new exit ramp turns parallel with the direction of flight.
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Nutplates were an item I've run short of a number...

Nutplates were an item I've run short of a number of times. I also ran short of pop rivets for the floorboards and for attaching the cabin top.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,240
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Would VG's help at the inflection point?

Would VG's help at the inflection point?
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I built a dolly wide enough to support the QB...

I built a dolly wide enough to support the QB fuse on the main spar stubs and used the metal pipe through the step holes as the rear mount. Worked just fine. Here's a pic (click picture for larger...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,770
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The interesting thing is Jan seems to have had a...

The interesting thing is Jan seems to have had a reasonable amount of success with the ~100 HP Viking. There don't appear to be pitchfork bearing hoards marching up his driveway. So, <arguably>...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By Kyle Boatright
We all have days like that. More advanced kits...

We all have days like that. More advanced kits contain more advanced traps.

I had two really crappy days on the -10 this week where a fair amount of pre-work I'd paid for and thought would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's plenty of data in the archives about the...

There's plenty of data in the archives about the relative CG's of airplanes with metal and wood props. I have a composite/wood prop and a 10 pound prop spacer to get the CG on the -6 to what I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Depends on the slope near your hangar. Much...

Depends on the slope near your hangar. Much slope and a -10 is really hard to pull or push uphill.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-05-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Call the factory. One of their guys spliced a new...

Call the factory. One of their guys spliced a new tailcone onto his RV-6 after a wayward car hit it about 20 years ago. You're doing a similar splice.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-04-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If your paint shop uses paint from any of the ...

If your paint shop uses paint from any of the the major brands, you probably won't notice performance differences. I'd pick the shop you like best and let them choose the paint family they prefer.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Maybe I'm ignorant of how the -A models work. ...

Maybe I'm ignorant of how the -A models work. Wouldn't be the first time. ;-)
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd bet it was for the bracket that ties the cowl...

I'd bet it was for the bracket that ties the cowl to the bottom of the fuselage. None of the other models (except maybe the -14) have that.

There's a lot to work around down there on the -10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,092
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you don't mind me asking, what caused the...

If you don't mind me asking, what caused the accident?
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I purchased a 24"x48" sheet from either Grainger...

I purchased a 24"x48" sheet from either Grainger or McMaster Carr. I don't remember which (I was shopping on delivered price). Off-hand, I don't remember which alloy I used, either. I used half of...
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