VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Bill Boyd
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Bill Boyd
Flip it over

add some legs -

coolest coffee table ever! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Bill Boyd
Re: walking away with canopy open

I do it all the time. There's a doo-hickey that attaches to the lift strut and snaps into position when the strut extends far enough. Once in position it prevents the canopy from closing until it's...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-04-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dang!

... the post that got Mel banned from VAF :p
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By Bill Boyd
Um...

mine's not. Tunnel perfectly level with rear seat pans. If not trying to add a third rear seat position, the need for a middle rear seat person to straddle the tunnel with the feet is not a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 72,670
Posted By Bill Boyd
Plodding along

https://i.imgur.com/hPBbcTqh.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/gmMeP5sh.jpg

Neat epoxy applied over the squeegied/sanded micro coat. Time for a TON of wet-sanding using the DanH stippled roller coat...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-23-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Bill Boyd
WTB EA 20006 oil cooler

Or equivalent. Prefer new, would consider used if never had any cam/lifter metal through it, or repairs done.
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bill Boyd
Sincere question, Bob... I don't understand how...

Sincere question, Bob... I don't understand how partially restricting the output vents for the front would expose the tunnel to more heat. Seems like less flow would decrease the heat that could be...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-21-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,007
Posted By Bill Boyd
Ross, I'd like to get in line for a set: O-320...

Ross, I'd like to get in line for a set: O-320 E2D. Prefer gold but any color will do. Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,646
Posted By Bill Boyd
As will I

On my flying 6 and the future 10. Because safety.:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-19-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By Bill Boyd
WTB wing-nut clecos

In search of about twenty 3/32" wing nut clecos with 1/2 - 1" grip range to do the "GlasStar / SilPruf window install" thing. Let me know (PM) what you've got :)
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Bill Boyd
Getting up on gear

How tall does the support structure under the fuselage need to be to allow drilling the gear legs and mounting the wheels? I'm looking at taking the project off the gurney and standing her on gear...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bill Boyd
Bob - appreciate your input! I'm at work right...

Bob - appreciate your input! I'm at work right now, but believe independent control (which I hadn't considered beforehand) would be easy to implement with sliding shutters (or similar) over the...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,646
Posted By Bill Boyd
Whenever I think about pilots attempting an...

Whenever I think about pilots attempting an engine-out forced landing on a beach shoreline, I think of what a lifesaver an air horn could be.

Without a way to clear unsuspecting people out of the...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bill Boyd
That said,

you could consider doing what I'm doing. Install only one (stainless steel) heat selector box, with one heat muff, feeding a Y-connector in the tunnel for front and rear heat, probably with a 3/4"...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,928
Posted By Bill Boyd
If I had one of those

I'd set it for 2025...





to see if I'll be finished building by then! :eek:
Forum: Southeast 08-09-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Bill Boyd
remind the fellow in charge

that y'all were invited last year to Hop-Along for camping :D:p

Have a great adventure and fair skies!
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Bill Boyd
That's what I did

and it works great! Sorry I'm not closer - and I just torqued the mount on last weekend :D

You will like how the Fibrefrax and stainless foil turns out. Very happy I did mine. Only one finger...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bill Boyd
Turns out I need four of the elastomers and...

Turns out I need four of the elastomers and they're sold individually. That's a painful chunk o' change. Fortunately, I can source them from Chief for $109 each, vice the $138 the mothership is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,836
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not sure how long you've lived in GA

But I'll just say "Welcome to summer in the southeast, Ed."

Planning to take the wife on an hour flight to grandma's this Sunday. Weekend Flyer app shows the whole Commonwealth of Virginia low IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll take a stab at it

Butch,

good question to ask. I built my 6A 20 years ago, and I think I know the exact metal you speak of - gussets between the top longerons and the forward sub-panel. I went beyond drilling holes...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good job, DRMA :) I may try the same. Full...

Good job, DRMA :)

I may try the same. Full interior is a ways off.
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bill Boyd
I think I will buy an aftermarket interior...

I think I will buy an aftermarket interior eventually, Gil. But not just yet. My plan is to get this thing flying in a few years in a minimalist configuration and add-to-taste from there.
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bill Boyd
RV 10 question

My kit came without a fair amount of the finish kit components. One item I need soon is the elastomers that are sandwiched in the nose gear mount, J-11968-14.

The plans seem to depict 4 units in a...
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Bill Boyd
Understand.

I have digital MAP instrumentation (GRT) and MAP tee'd off to dual P-mags on the 6A. All accomplished with 1/8" Tygon tubing and tee connectors.

I can certainly see the elegance and sturdiness of...
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Bill Boyd
In that case, I'll leave it as-is and accept the...

In that case, I'll leave it as-is and accept the 5 gram weight penalty :D
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Bill Boyd
I thought y'all might say that

- but then there's that FF1-6 plans detail showing a MAP hose run to a hole in the firewall :(:confused:

I guess it's a matter of preference?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,334
Posted By Bill Boyd
Beat like a rented mule :D

Beat like a rented mule :D
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By Bill Boyd
Firewall fuel & oil sender mount

The VA-168 sender mount has three ports, only two are shown used in the plans. Assuming a Lycoming and AFS/Dynon standard instrumentation, would I be okay to trim off the last, unused port section,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,357
Posted By Bill Boyd
I see it.

Trust me, he's right - it's beautiful.
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Bill Boyd
It's been a year

but I believe you're overthinking it, Larry. Once clamped up, including some aluminum strap "hinges" at the top edge, I found the door would migrate slowly downward in the doorway opening as I...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Bill Boyd
More process pix

https://i.imgur.com/Rgpnp5Hl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ayjdxqXl.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/Dz4NAXnl.jpg
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Bill Boyd
https://i.imgur.com/48DDbdm.jpg?2 This is how...

https://i.imgur.com/48DDbdm.jpg?2
This is how mine came out.

Cardboard template traced and cut. Laid atop the FibRefrax and then the SS foil sheet for marking and cutting. Where possible, I made...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Bill Boyd
Sure thing!

Sorry I was so slow to respond. Kept forgetting once I got home. Have you any need for firewall recess measurements, and a plan to deal with that feature?

I did mine in SS foil over FibreFrax. A...
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Bill Boyd
32" high x 42" wide

32" high x 42" wide
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By Bill Boyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtjdHaMeiiQ Here'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtjdHaMeiiQ

Here's your man. Riiiight! ;)
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,256
Posted By Bill Boyd
Scott, You are absolutely right and I apologize...

Scott,

You are absolutely right and I apologize for any confusion my post may have added.

Points out the hazards of hopping up and down from the desk all day long at work, with the VAF open in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By Bill Boyd
You overhauled the starter, alternator and...

You overhauled the starter, alternator and regulator for these symptoms?

I'm NO engine guru, but that's some pretty counterintuitive advice you were given.

BTDT with a smoking-rich O-320 that...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,256
Posted By Bill Boyd
Things may have changed, but - - 20 years ago...

Things may have changed, but - -

20 years ago Mike Seegar was teaching 90mph IAS over the fence to newbies until they felt more comfortable landing the RV-6A. So, call it 80 knots, for what it's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bill Boyd
It'll be interesting to hear the replies

At that voltage and current, it's dissipating 21 watts. Fair surface area with some "fins," but they bolt to a typically warm firewall which won't help much with moving heat out.

A typical night...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bill Boyd
True, the lift v. AoA graph is a curve and...

True, the lift v. AoA graph is a curve and doesn't show an abrupt angular break - but in flight, the moment the generated lift falls below 1G as AoA increases, the airplane begins to sink, which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Bill Boyd
I just finished a couple of months of doing the...

I just finished a couple of months of doing the same thing. Believe me, if you plan to cover the foam in glass, you're letting yourself in for a LOT of sanding and blending where the cloth wraps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By Bill Boyd
So now the instructor has to fly wing alongside...

So now the instructor has to fly wing alongside your RV-3:D:p
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,604
Posted By Bill Boyd
Alternative oil cooler

Any reason not to get this from Chief?

http://www.chiefaircraft.com/aec-8000215.html

Looks to be same size as stock, claimed 2 oz lighter and leaves wallet $70 heavier than the Van's part.

Just...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By Bill Boyd
Then where's it going out? And do we need to...

Then where's it going out?

And do we need to help it do so, so that it will come in from the heat ducts or fresh air vents, and not some unwanted place?

Guess not, if no one has added exhaust...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By Bill Boyd
Exit air??

Talk of closing off the corrugations in the baggage bulkhead make me wonder- we can't have ventilation without an exit for the air - if we close off the obvious connection to the tail cone, where...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,468
Posted By Bill Boyd
Ah, yes - the lovely RV-10: an all metal aircraft...

Ah, yes - the lovely RV-10: an all metal aircraft that's 90% aluminum and 80% composite.

;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,706
Posted By Bill Boyd
Deleted due to others' rules violations. Contact...

Deleted due to others' rules violations. Contact DR.
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,477
Posted By Bill Boyd
So... 5 gallons of water in a collapsible jug...

So... 5 gallons of water in a collapsible jug from the camping store. Easy to add/subtract at any FBO.
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,477
Posted By Bill Boyd
Mark- that's good to hear. I had come across...

Mark-

that's good to hear. I had come across posts years ago suggesting this might not always be the case.

2 questions for you, if I may:

what equipment do you have installed in your 10?

do...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,477
Posted By Bill Boyd
Didn't mention acro - just using the full GW...

Didn't mention acro - just using the full GW capacity of the airframe with typical max loading arrangement (4 souls on board, full baggage, and low tanks near completion of flight) without exceeding...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,477
Posted By Bill Boyd
Mark,

makes you want to consider a single alternator, dual lead-acid AGM battery in the back electrical system, doesn't it. ;)

That said, I still think there's more overall utility to letting the -10 be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 144,222
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not sure about Mississippi mud daubers, but I've...

Not sure about Mississippi mud daubers, but I've found their Virginia cousins are completely stymied by a piece of safety wire bent in the shape of a large bobby pin (for friction retention) and...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Bill Boyd
steps

Bill is right, and a section of the edge trim works well as a reusable mold to build up the trimmed edge by packing it with flox. I did my doorways in about a week each, moving the short piece and...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,477
Posted By Bill Boyd
Well, I learned something today

Researching the whole "moment of inertia" thing. I thought it odd that people smarter than me claimed there was a difference, rotational inertia wise, in a small weight in the tail and a larger...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By Bill Boyd
Copper hinge pins?

No weight advantage. Certainly a greater than zero dissimilar metal voltage potential (too lazy to look it up.)

I get that steel pins would risk magnetic interference, but wouldn't stock aluminum...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By Bill Boyd
I did the same. Haven't tried it out /fitted the...

I did the same.

Haven't tried it out /fitted the ADHRS yet but Justin's plans are perfect.
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,962
Posted By Bill Boyd
Naw, man

Yaw dampers aren't for rudder trim - they're for making the wife comfortable on cross-countries, even when most pilots feel they aren't really necessary. ;)

Enough RV-10 drivers have weighed in here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,932
Posted By Bill Boyd
My li'l buddy and I go starling hunting at the...

My li'l buddy and I go starling hunting at the hangar door all the time. 2 x 12gauge shotguns. Some really fast wing shooting.

Rascals nest in the hangar every spring, drop pillaged robin eggs and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'd suggest using a strap around the engine mount...

I'd suggest using a strap around the engine mount for lifting.

Tearing a hunk of metal out of the top of the engine case would not be a good day.

Actually, I'd jack each wheel one at a time,...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks!

Appreciate the replies, fellows.

Fast running out of things to do closing out the control surface end ribs with foam/glass/micro - and I'll need to order windows soon in order to keep on with the...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,962
Posted By Bill Boyd
If I may re-pose a question

not replied to in December when I first asked:

Has anyone reverse-engineered or home-brewed a tiller arm/bow for the Dynon yaw servo? Seems very pricey for what it is, and easy to fab from a bit of...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good to know

I was going by this VAF post from Cee Bailey/Desser:

All windows/windshields are manufactured in our FAA/PMA approved facility, using the exact same methods, procedures and processes used in...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:23 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.