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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,513
Posted By Kyle Boatright
And then go try it at 85, 80, 75, 70, 65......

And then go try it at 85, 80, 75, 70, 65... knots. Pick your personal minimum safe speed based on your flight tests and stick to that number. If you pick 70 knots, don't accept 68 knots. You chose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,512
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Choose your own minimums. Don't let others...

Choose your own minimums. Don't let others influence you.

If the ceiling is too low for you, don't go.

If you don't like the circling holds, leave and go land or create your own hold 10 miles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My suggestion: Use rattle can zinc chromate on...

My suggestion:

Use rattle can zinc chromate on the faying surfaces of your project then come back later and shoot Akzo on the rest when you can do it outside in the spring.

If you're gonna close a...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,513
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Vic, What are the first weekend arrival...

Vic,

What are the first weekend arrival statistics for the last 25 years? Aircraft landed on Saturday, Aircraft landed on Sunday, by year? My sense (having attended most of those years) is that...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,513
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The elephant in the room is that there is all of...

The elephant in the room is that there is all of that his activity about arrival gates, ADSB, bail out locations, etc., instead of dealing with the runway utilization issue. Fix that and the rest...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,513
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It took 3 months to get to this proposal. Maybe...

It took 3 months to get to this proposal. Maybe another 3 months listening to and incorporating the pilot feedback from here and elsewhere would be beneficial.

It is fine that someone is looking at...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,513
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm sure it happens frequently. The issue this...

I'm sure it happens frequently. The issue this year was that people made it to the vicinity of Oshkosh and were not allowed to land despite available runway capacity and weather conditions within ...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,513
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's horrible. What I really don't want to do...

That's horrible. What I really don't want to do is follow in trail for a 40 mile circuit behind a Champ.

Someone is creating problems where none existed before. Bring back the experienced...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Air guns only need continuous air if you're...

Air guns only need continuous air if you're spraying continuously. You make passes with the gun, letting off the air between passes and probably reducing the continuous need to 75% of the stated...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,513
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The text notification is an improvement. But that...

The text notification is an improvement. But that is completely disconnected to a longer arrival queue. Either you know the queue is closed 5 minutes before you hit the gate or you don't. Moving the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. My 1.5 hp, 20 gallon compressor from Sears...

Yep. My 1.5 hp, 20 gallon compressor from Sears is pushing 25 years old. I've used it to rivet together two airplanes, paint one, and do all of the priming on a second. Is it loud? Yes, but...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,513
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They did contact me, and I responded with my...

They did contact me, and I responded with my thoughts on a couple of their proposed changes.

I don't think a longer arrival queue is a good idea. It just means more time trying to fly in pseudo...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do they fit "out of the box" or were your wheel...

Do they fit "out of the box" or were your wheel pants installed with larger tires (tyres for our British friends) in mind?
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The challenge is that it may be easier to move...

The challenge is that it may be easier to move forward with the existing parts (depending on how much work has been done) rather than start over.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My cowl halves had VERY little excess material. ...

My cowl halves had VERY little excess material. Another 1/16" shorter on any of the horizontal seams and I'd have been in the same trouble as you.

Your best option is probably to scarf in an...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is done that way all the time on RV's and...

It is done that way all the time on RV's and legacy aircraft. Paint shops generally remove the fairings, tips, and control surfaces, do their prep work, mask, and spray. They <generally> do not...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,293
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are lots of differences, but to each his...

There are lots of differences, but to each his own. The Comanche provides a really good value in transportation. A lot of very rational people would choose the Comanche or an equivalent Bo over the...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A wax and grease remover (available through your...

A wax and grease remover (available through your local body shop) is probably a better choice. The fumes shouldn't be a problem in a well ventilated space, but you don't want to get it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used a low feed rate on a metal cutting...

I used a low feed rate on a metal cutting bandsaw. I taped over the cut lines first.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The only solvent that (generally) won't damage...

The only solvent that (generally) won't damage plexi is mineral spirits, and I wouldn't go overboard with that. Acetone and other harsher solvents can damage the plexi.

Your best bet is good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've moved a -10 kit. Here's what I would do. I'm...

I've moved a -10 kit. Here's what I would do. I'm sure others will chime in too.

Put the tools in the nose of the truck and lash them down very well.

Hang the wings along the sides of the truck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Suggestion - do NOT use Acetone to clean stray...

Suggestion - do NOT use Acetone to clean stray epoxy off of your wingtip lenses (or canopy, I expect).

Bad things happen.
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,293
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I also looked at Comanches before building the...

I also looked at Comanches before building the -10. The biggest thing I didn't like was the outward visibility. I guess I was spoiled by the bubble canopy on my -6, but flying around in the...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I believe most of the "fight" from the seals...

I believe most of the "fight" from the seals comes from points closer to the hinge line. I'd start looking there. Have you put some play-dough or a similar material in the gutter, then closed the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Now you tell me. My experience is that...

Now you tell me. My experience is that everything fits, but the frames (once riveted) are slightly bowed away from the panel along the longer spans of the frames.

Next time, cleos in the corners...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Carl, My experience is that heat softens the...

Carl,

My experience is that heat softens the adhesive on all of the self-stick seals I've ever tried. 6 years and no problems for you?

Nice.
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think their point is "We haven't tested it." ...

I think their point is "We haven't tested it." (And we're not going to guess.)

So probably, but vibration is a weird thing. As far as I know, experience in the field doesn't seem to show any...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,169
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The answer to the OP's question probably lies in...

The answer to the OP's question probably lies in a KT-76 plus something from uavionix. The downside is that for a few hundred dollars more (in total), you can get something more modern and more...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,169
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is probably the lowest cost solution. RST...

This is probably the lowest cost solution. RST engineering has a very good deal on these if you're an EAA member. Closer to $2k than $3k. I'm pretty sure it includes ADSB out too.

The only...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By Kyle Boatright
No need. It is an experimental airplane. For...

No need. It is an experimental airplane. For ignition, you could legally install a big sparkler and the FAA wouldn't interfere.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,549
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Strangely, I have a USB adapter that plugs into...

Strangely, I have a USB adapter that plugs into the aux power port in my panel. It makes zero noise. I think it was $5 at a local auto parts store.

Personally, I like having the non-dedicated 12V...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You probably could hold it flat and re-rivet. ...

You probably could hold it flat and re-rivet. But...

What happens if you sit in the seat and lean back? Does it relax to the right shape? If so, I might not worry about it.

And before I worried...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,169
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Does this solution retain an anonymous mode? ...

Does this solution retain an anonymous mode?

Would one of the $500 GPS pucks from GRT or others serve as a GPS source?
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,169
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is one solution and could be an upgrade path...

This is one solution and could be an upgrade path for me, as I have one of the King KT76A's in my airplane. The downside is that an add-on 978UAT would be a halfway step (basing the system on an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I got Carb Ice

This morning, I was attempting an early departure and there was fog in the vicinity of the airfield (the field is adjacent to a river). Some parts of the runway were fogged in, others were not. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I wouldn't try to bend them. Pigeon toed helps...

I wouldn't try to bend them. Pigeon toed helps with the aft canopy security. One thing I do recommend is to make 'em out of a couple of pieces of scrap lumber (1"x2" works, IIRC) first to get the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine are out of .080, and were built per Sam's...

Mine are out of .080, and were built per Sam's sketches. No problems after 1100 hours.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Use screwdrivers as temporary pins and put your...

Use screwdrivers as temporary pins and put your motor mount in place. Then, visualize the places (near the corners of the mount) where you won't be able to squeeze or drive rivets with the mount in...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Kyle Boatright
77"-78" on the gear, with wheels/tires (and...

77"-78" on the gear, with wheels/tires (and engine) installed.

If height (or door width) is a problem, you can build a lot of airplane in a basement shop, then move the fuselage to the garage for...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Those big screens pull out easily and give great...

Those big screens pull out easily and give great behind-panel access.

Just saying...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-25-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Any interference with the tail spring? When I...

Any interference with the tail spring? When I was looking at it, I was thinking "one of my landings and that thing is B U S T E D".
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've done most of my -10 in a 16' x 22' basement...

I've done most of my -10 in a 16' x 22' basement with storage at the airport and a driveway for fitting wings.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Since you're working on the doors, you'll give...

Since you're working on the doors, you'll give both weeks back pretty soon doing stuff you thought would take an hour. ;-)
Forum: Primers 10-24-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Prep it inside, load it on something like one of...

Prep it inside, load it on something like one of those wire closet shelves, run it outside, shoot the primer, and then immediately take it back inside. A huge portion of the VOC's are from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If there is no rust in the cylinders, why not...

If there is no rust in the cylinders, why not keep the pistons/rings/cylinders as 4 matched sets (a set being a cylinder, a piston, and the accompanying rings) and simply reinstall them as is?
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Is the outboard rivet visible/accessible through...

Is the outboard rivet visible/accessible through the fuel filler? Can you see it with a mirror/flashlight? If so, I'd use the liquid version of proseal and paint over that rivet on the inside. On the...
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Pictures will help. I don't remember any of my...

Pictures will help. I don't remember any of my fit issues being that large.

Did you clamp/strap/etc. the doors to the cabin top when you drilled the halves together?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I fought this for hours back in my RV-6 building...

I fought this for hours back in my RV-6 building days. Good to see some thing never change. ;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,876
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's probably a way to make it impossible to...

There's probably a way to make it impossible to reserve a number and transfer it without it having been assigned to an airplane. So, you reserve a number - fine, but you can't sell it. You can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,876
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Seems like someone taking advantage of a...

Seems like someone taking advantage of a government program/monopoly.
EAA or AOPA needs to jump in on that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,378
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Your experience isn't unique. The two friends I...

Your experience isn't unique. The two friends I have with VPX's in their airplanes have both had AOG instances caused by the VPX.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-22-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Might want to consider calendar time too. Mine...

Might want to consider calendar time too. Mine failed at around 15 years, 900 hours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Aerosport Power is a solid name in engines for...

Aerosport Power is a solid name in engines for our aircraft. The fact that the engine has 600 hours means it is beyond infant mortality and is likely to be a good unit for the next 1500+ (more or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Those rings serve as spring locks to keep the...

Those rings serve as spring locks to keep the sets from falling out of the yoke.

You want to keep them if at all possible.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Just checking - how much torque were you...

Just checking - how much torque were you applying? These fittings should be tightened, not bottomed out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's fairly typical. Use the high climb rate...

That's fairly typical. Use the high climb rate to clear obstacles, but otherwise, cruise climb at 120 knots or more to keep temps down.

However, there is every chance that your airplane isn't...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,895
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is no prohibition in the US against a VFR...

There is no prohibition in the US against a VFR pilot flying over a solid overcast, and (other than routine airspace considerations) there are no communication requirements. VFR requirements are...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,895
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Several (many?) other countries have that...

Several (many?) other countries have that limitation, but that is not a limitation in the US.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,895
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm a 1400 hour VFR pilot. A lot of that is cross...

I'm a 1400 hour VFR pilot. A lot of that is cross country time. I rarely cancel trips and have only been "stuck" a couple of times over the years.

Flexibility is the key. Identify when the weather...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,766
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One comment - light interior colors create bright...

One comment - light interior colors create bright reflections on the inside of the canopy. My interior paint is beige and the reflections are annoying sometimes.

The point is, I wouldn't use white...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They make satin clear coat if that's the desired...

They make satin clear coat if that's the desired look.
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I did not add any wiring or ducting under there. ...

I did not add any wiring or ducting under there. I considered running wires for overhead lights, but decided that if I need those, it'll be an easy retrofit.
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