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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By flyboykelly
Two of the best!

I can't say enough good things about both companies. Tom has been invaluable to me with some of the engine kits that we have developed, same goes with Aircraft Spruce. Great people all around!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,645
Posted By flyboykelly
Iím curious, does any one know why these never...

Iím curious, does any one know why these never made it to market? Was there a flaw in the design, or were the proposed speed gains just not there?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,035
Posted By flyboykelly
does anyone know if there was a speed advantage...

does anyone know if there was a speed advantage to lowering the canopy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By flyboykelly
Installing a tee fitting at the fuel inlet of the...

Installing a tee fitting at the fuel inlet of the MKI regulator with an orificed fitting works well as a vapor return line. This fitting from vans works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By flyboykelly
Vapor return line

If installing a Rotec TBI you should consider installing a vapor return line. Feel free to pm me for more details.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-26-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,355
Posted By flyboykelly
They work better if used with a heat sink, but...

They work better if used with a heat sink, but plan on an annual...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-19-2017, 02:40 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,968
Posted By flyboykelly
Can you PM me an estimate on the development cost?

Can you PM me an estimate on the development cost?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,938
Posted By flyboykelly
We evacuated to the panhandle just to evacuate...

We evacuated to the panhandle just to evacuate back home in Spruce Creek. The path shifted by 200 miles. Hopefully the Radial 8 survives its second hurricane.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,968
Posted By flyboykelly
Smile 7 and 9 cylinder!?!?

7 and 9 cylinder!?!?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By flyboykelly
Need an engine measurement

Does anyone out there have the measurement from the lifting lug to the firewall on an O-320 RV-6? Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By flyboykelly
Flyer magazine article

Ed Hicks (currently building a beautiful RV-8) wrote up a really nice article on the Radial RV. It's in the summer edition on Flyer magazine which is on the news stands in Europe or available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,204
Posted By flyboykelly
I think it's definitely worth it. I took the...

I think it's definitely worth it. I took the Vans fairing and modified it so that it would fully swivel. It was worth about 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,437
Posted By flyboykelly
My RV-8 air conditioner project

This thread has inspired me to beat the Florida heat. The only thing left to do is add the vents and wire it into the airplane. It's totally self contained on the rear seat and flows plenty of air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,717
Posted By flyboykelly
https://youtu.be/_WgAJg3hP0M Enjoy 😀

https://youtu.be/_WgAJg3hP0M

Enjoy 😀
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,717
Posted By flyboykelly
Thanks for posting these Ed. The pics look great!

Thanks for posting these Ed. The pics look great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By flyboykelly
Stop into Spruce Creek. We have lots of RVs on...

Stop into Spruce Creek. We have lots of RVs on the field.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By flyboykelly
All good comments and suggestions. It's not a...

All good comments and suggestions. It's not a show stopper for me. I think I'll mount a go pro looking in the aft cockpit first and then go from there.

All the best,
BK
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By flyboykelly
Smoke system smoking the cockpit

I tested the smoke system the other day on the Radial RV-8 and some smoke started to filter in the cockpit immediately. I'm wondering if anyone else flying an 8 has had this problem? The only...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-10-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,523
Posted By flyboykelly
Yep, and before anyone asks those numbers are...

Yep, and before anyone asks those numbers are correct. the cooling efficiency for a radial engine is very high as each cylinder is facing directly into the slip stream. also for the Rotec R-3600,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,517
Posted By flyboykelly
We've had a pretty good turnout at the Rotec...

We've had a pretty good turnout at the Rotec booth. Here is a short video of my Wed showcase flyby!

https://youtu.be/_WgAJg3hP0M
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,513
Posted By flyboykelly
Man I'd love one for my RV-8. The tail wiggles...

Man I'd love one for my RV-8. The tail wiggles all over the place in turbulence.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,513
Posted By flyboykelly
How does the yaw damper work? Is there a servo...

How does the yaw damper work? Is there a servo that needs to be installed in the rudder?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,167
Posted By flyboykelly
I made mine

I did my own skirt and made it structural. This eliminated the need for the steel structure, other than the forward steel bow. It has a foam core making it very light and strong. Lots of pictures...
Forum: COMM 02-22-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 551
Posted By flyboykelly
Xcomm 760 volume

For some reason I can change the volume on my xcomm 760. I can't change either the radio or intercom volume. Also the music input doesn't work. I have a factory wiring harness. Anyone else...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 427,625
Posted By flyboykelly
RV-8R

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h390/Bkelly3870/2edcd69632d9fac5e5e394bf284f0456.jpg
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h390/Bkelly3870/45487584e206fe1dd34e0270c8821aa0.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By flyboykelly
I can't speak for the hartzell blade replacement,...

I can't speak for the hartzell blade replacement, but I can say that the prop they made me is great! It really makes the radial even go!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,523
Posted By flyboykelly
Nice job! Here is the forward pulling towbar...

Nice job! Here is the forward pulling towbar that I finished yesterday!

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 427,625
Posted By flyboykelly
Picture courtesy of Jim Busha

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h390/Bkelly3870/3acf8d4400ae0f875143dae6d08b175b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,087
Posted By flyboykelly
I would advise against the mod. I've seen...

I would advise against the mod. I've seen serious safety and build problems after doing tech inspections on rv wings that have had the outboard tanks added. Unless you plan to perminantly rivet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By flyboykelly
Go to YouTube and type in RV-8R. There are...

Go to YouTube and type in RV-8R. There are plenty of videos!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By flyboykelly
Sport Aviation

Check out this months Sport Aviation cover story! Jim Busha did a great job on the article.

BK...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 49,787
Posted By flyboykelly
I'm interested in the possibility of developing...

I'm interested in the possibility of developing one for the Rotec R-3600. It uses a 5 volt square wave at 4.5 pulses per rev.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 49,787
Posted By flyboykelly
Ross, can the EFI use an external electronic...

Ross, can the EFI use an external electronic ignition tach source rather than its own pickup for rpm info?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By flyboykelly
Rotec Forum

To all Rotec TBI owners. Rotec Aerosport now has an online forum to help with any technical questions that you may have. To register use the link below.

https://forum.rotecaerosport.com/
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,655
Posted By flyboykelly
My two cents with regards to the switches. The...

My two cents with regards to the switches. The Rotec engine has dual electronic ignition and I used toggle switches as well. i used three different types of switches before I landed on one that I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-18-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,915
Posted By flyboykelly
One advantage of an alternative engine conversion...

One advantage of an alternative engine conversion is the ability to place the engine where you want. I'd just make a mount that bolted right on the stock RV-7 engine mount to the rotax. Then you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,130
Posted By flyboykelly
Bingo!!!!!

Bingo!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,261
Posted By flyboykelly
Flying an RV is.......

The definition of sport aviation.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,594
Posted By flyboykelly
I agree with Dan, you can start down a rabbit...

I agree with Dan, you can start down a rabbit hole very easily when modifying a pre punched quick build. Changing a load bearing structure can require changing multiple parts of the original kit. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,594
Posted By flyboykelly
Morgan, First off congrats on deciding to be...

Morgan,

First off congrats on deciding to be different! I could go into the why's and how's for a long time, but I'll just say I went down every road you've talked about. In my experience and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,745
Posted By flyboykelly
Good thought! I'll look to see if the hellcat...

Good thought! I'll look to see if the hellcat had that placard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,745
Posted By flyboykelly
Great work! I ended up modifying a vans...

Great work! I ended up modifying a vans tailwheel fairing to work in a full swivel with their stock fork. Yours will be MUCH...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,715
Posted By flyboykelly
Wow!

Great write up, and thank you for the kind words about my radial rv!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,088
Posted By flyboykelly
Great show this year! We came home with the 2016...

Great show this year! We came home with the 2016 Spirit of Homebuildng award. There were LOTS of RVs that brought home awards this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,088
Posted By flyboykelly
We're here as well with the radial RV! Come by...

We're here as well with the radial RV! Come by and see us at booth N33 - 34. Right in front of hangar C.

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h390/Bkelly3870/f2901202ce257ca5227d7f58cc517af1.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,701
Posted By flyboykelly
Mark, You hit the nail on the head. Works...

Mark,

You hit the nail on the head. Works perfect now!

Thanks,
BK
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,701
Posted By flyboykelly
That's the plan, but it's a long way to go...

That's the plan, but it's a long way to go...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,701
Posted By flyboykelly
Thanks Mark! Makes perfect sense. I'll check in...

Thanks Mark! Makes perfect sense. I'll check in a few days.

BK
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,701
Posted By flyboykelly
Got a weird one

When my flaps are down the aileron and elvator trim indications at normal. When I put the flaps up the aileron indication goes full right and the elevator indication goes full nose up. When I start...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-12-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,615
Posted By flyboykelly
You can make your own Facebook page for this...

You can make your own Facebook page for this purpose. I did one for the Rotec guys and gals.

www.facebook.com/rotecsupport
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By flyboykelly
This page now has its own web address that will...

This page now has its own web address that will make it easier to access on the web.

www.facebook.com/rotecsupport
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By flyboykelly
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By flyboykelly
Attn Rotec Aerosport product owners

I've started a Facebook Page and Group specifically for Rotec Aerosport product owners. The intent of the page is for the exchange of ideas on installations. It's important for people to share what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,387
Posted By flyboykelly
Great information. I can't get my right side to...

Great information. I can't get my right side to calibrate. I wonder of the voltage converter from Dynon is bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,652
Posted By flyboykelly
For those guys sending in their re registration...

For those guys sending in their re registration paperwork with an address change, how long is it taking them to return the new registration?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By flyboykelly
Is it possible to post the stamped part numbers...

Is it possible to post the stamped part numbers of each fuel and oil pressure sensor on here so we all can check what we have?

Thanks!
BK
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,231
Posted By flyboykelly
Have you done any high AOA fuel flow testing on...

Have you done any high AOA fuel flow testing on the ground. If not, get the aircraft to a nose high attitude, disconnect the fuel line at the fuel servo, and using your electric fuel pump measure...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-22-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,087
Posted By flyboykelly
Thanks for sharing Pierre. We had our monthly...

Thanks for sharing Pierre. We had our monthly chapter meeting last night where I talked about the RV project after the video. This came out just before our 288 meeting started. It's very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By flyboykelly
Vans fuel pressure gauge problem.

Ok guys, I just installed a vans fuel pressure gauge into the radial RV. Before startup the gauge worked normally. After startup the gauge promptly went to zero and won't read anymore. The Rotec...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,705
Posted By flyboykelly
Here is a great outside view of test flight...

Here is a great outside view of test flight three!

http://youtu.be/iHlsyl0Mw70
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,705
Posted By flyboykelly
Sounds like a great idea!

Sounds like a great idea!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,705
Posted By flyboykelly
My first flight complete!

Test flight number three is complete! This was my first flight in the airplane, and all I can say is WOW! That thing is a lot of fun! A problem has crept up with the prop governor. It doesn't...
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