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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Bill Boyd
An alternative to hole-finding, in this case

No need to locate holes you don't have :D

http://i.imgur.com/MZXdMh7h.jpg (https://imgur.com/MZXdMh7)http://i.imgur.com/jNxCm8Yh.jpg (https://imgur.com/jNxCm8Y)http://i.imgur.com/5nyleF4h.jpg

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have a 795 and Trio ProPilot.

Power an A/P? I doubt it. Send steering commands to an A/P? All day long.
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm finding as I fool with the lower cowl during...

I'm finding as I fool with the lower cowl during fitment that it helps to bevel the side hinge eyelets a bit, in the same way that the rear hinge on the upper cowl is called out in the plans. Makes...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm building this part right now...

I'm currently planning to make the intake snorkel removable. Regarding elongating the slot for the nose gear, is there aerodynamic and practical merit to adding baffle fabric on each side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 96,560
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hidden hinge oil door

Time for a project update. Here's my oil door going together, using ideas shamelessly gleaned right here in VAF.
http://i.imgur.com/rqt6LXIh.jpg (https://imgur.com/rqt6LXI)

Hidden hinge made with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,093
Posted By Bill Boyd
Wading in way over my depth here

I'm assuming the momentary reversals of the red cube impeller that create pulse events counted as higher-than-true fuel flow are events that happen at a lower incidence than the constant pulses from...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-12-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Bill Boyd
maybe I can help

Replaced a GRT EIS-2000 with a 4000 last year to get 4-channel temp readout, re-used the probes and replaced the senders on condition, so all I have to sell is the unit itself. PM me if interested...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-06-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,445
Posted By Bill Boyd
I feel you, Luca!

Here's an Alleghany mountain moonrise from the hangar door. "The RV-6A in repose." Impossible not to feel blessed to have such beauty close at hand.


http://i.imgur.com/XNtzS2xh.jpg...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,985
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll make a note of Dan and Paul's opinion - and...

I'll make a note of Dan and Paul's opinion - and scratch that off my 1st-flight readiness card. Brake fire is an experience I don't need.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,226
Posted By Bill Boyd
I suggest that disabling the shear pin / slip...

I suggest that disabling the shear pin / slip clutch will be more difficult.

If you have that much access to an airplane you're sabotaging, just toss an old fashioned explosive and timer in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bill Boyd
Shucks, for years I ran 24 in the nosewheel, 28...

Shucks, for years I ran 24 in the nosewheel, 28 in the mains - per the now-retired head honcho builder-assist guy at the mothership (forget his name now) until I saw advice here to go much higher to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,985
Posted By Bill Boyd
this just happened to a friend

Conditioning his kit-standard brakes prior to airworthiness inspection. Said he was doing extended 30-40mph taxi with brakes applied. Wheel pants on. At end of second run the length of the taxiway...
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By Bill Boyd
Just a side-question

What good does backing-off do when a fitting (or fastener) has already been over-torqued? Is the damage already done, or is there benefit from reducing the preload by backing off the setting? I'm...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-26-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,352
Posted By Bill Boyd
Sounds like...

we need to keep in mind how voltage (pressure) works.

If an alternator/regulator in runaway is applying 17 volts of electromotive force across a pair of terminals that are in common with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Bill Boyd
Can't help so much with the overall profile...

Can't help so much with the overall profile issue, but I can assure you .20" is not likely too small of a gap. I'm fitting my 10 cowl now and the plans call out 1/8" spacers taped to the cowl front...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-23-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have a used GRT EIS-2000 sitting in my shop,...

I have a used GRT EIS-2000 sitting in my shop, replaced with a 4000 a year or two back. No probes or harness. Was installed new in 1998.

PM me if interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dang, Vlad... I've seen parts of Monument Valley...

Dang, Vlad...

I've seen parts of Monument Valley that offered more survivable landing spots than what you're flying over, here. That cityscape looks downright devoid of options from that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,434
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dogfight takes two...

When's he going to outfit the Russian? That's when things will get interesting.
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,004
Posted By Bill Boyd
VIP 50804-20 mounts arrived today drop-shipped...

VIP 50804-20 mounts arrived today drop-shipped from the factory. They fit perfectly and bolted up snug.

Had a little problem with the Van's-supplied bolt lengths - needed a little relief filing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bill Boyd
Some vandal has glued Tinnerman washers around...

Some vandal has glued Tinnerman washers around the window openings!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bill Boyd
Why you never park your RV in a bad neighborhood.

Why you never park your RV in a bad neighborhood.
Forum: Safety 06-29-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,953
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yep, Sam's been around longer than powered flight...

Yep, Sam's been around longer than powered flight :eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By Bill Boyd
One glues a few chunks of sliced pool noodle into...

One glues a few chunks of sliced pool noodle into a bigger chunk, then carves same to fit cowl inlet as a plug. One can if desired secure a rope between the two plugs with knotted...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Bill Boyd
Curious if you guys with high pressure readings...

Curious if you guys with high pressure readings are seeing higher than zero engine-off pressure readings with your old-style transducers, as I am with my relatively brand new replacement VDO fuel...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,999
Posted By Bill Boyd
Beautiful and inspiring, Andy. Thanks for...

Beautiful and inspiring, Andy. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,929
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hey, we got you. This is what makes the VAF hive...

Hey, we got you. This is what makes the VAF hive mind so valuable :)

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/me5ZuyrU65o/hqdefault.jpg
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bill Boyd
Anyone using two of them? Or with mogas? (I...

Anyone using two of them? Or with mogas? (I realize we're the experimental guys, but the website does have some cautions aimed at the certified crowd...)
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,720
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have an Anti-Splat cowl flap and am seriously...

I have an Anti-Splat cowl flap and am seriously considering starting out with no louvers to see how it goes - or perhaps a modified set of louvers without as many slots - for the reasons you list...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,929
Posted By Bill Boyd
So, having never bought a new engine in a box/ on...

So, having never bought a new engine in a box/ on a pallet, I'm not understanding why you need to pass anything under the engine in order to lift it. Sounds like a good way to bend an intake...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bill Boyd
I think it's an instrumentation issue

I did some checking today, and powdered up the EIS before boost pump engaged / engine start to take a baseline reading. (Normally never do this because the boost pump is part of my start routine and...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By Bill Boyd
Don't scare the man, Mike. :D Rudder cables are...

Don't scare the man, Mike. :D Rudder cables are in the tunnel, not under the floors.

Is that fat ground wire per plans? I was planning to use airframe as local ground for rear-mounted battery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,236
Posted By Bill Boyd
You know where this is going. These waters have...

You know where this is going. These waters have been tip-toe'd into before on VAF.

If there's an incident requiring insurance to kick in, it wasn't dual instruction - "we were just up joyriding..."
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,748
Posted By Bill Boyd
Goofy as it may sound...

my plan is to rig a way to pin one door shut (described 2 posts above) and rope the other one shut such that the door is freed from its restraint by reaching in through the baggage door, which is...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,004
Posted By Bill Boyd
resurrecting old thread

... in light of my current research.

Mothership held my order for isolator mounts to inform me they are changing vendors from Vibration Isolation Products (now owned by Desser) to Barry. Price will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bill Boyd
My wiring is far from complete, but the runs to...

My wiring is far from complete, but the runs to the trim and A/P servos are already pulled in the wings and fuse. Not going to change the trim servo cables because they are not likely emitters or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By Bill Boyd
Now don't you go bringing your ideal gas...

Now don't you go bringing your ideal gas equations in here, mister. We don't do Boyle's Law. :mad: Heck, in VAF we don't even do Cole's Law, except on barbecue.

What about carbonation? Did you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By Bill Boyd
Minor point - the static pressure is not...

Minor point - the static pressure is not increasing in the climb, it's failing to drop, as it normally would.
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,467
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thank you, sir.

An afternoon pleasantly spent with drill press and hand tools -- good to go!


http://i.imgur.com/pneWMMbh.jpg (https://imgur.com/pneWMMb)
http://i.imgur.com/yVSAK7Ih.jpg...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,525
Posted By Bill Boyd
resurrecting old thread

Relevant to my interests :)

This breather - where is it on the pump? Same as the overflow tube that drains fuel if the diaphragm leaks?
Forum: Safety 06-07-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By Bill Boyd
Never mind all that! Only one burning question,...

Never mind all that! Only one burning question, dangling for ages, matters in P-Mag world:

When will the 6-cylinder model actually come to market?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good advice, all. I appreciate it. I will get a...

Good advice, all. I appreciate it.

I will get a reading on the Facet pump alone tomorrow, then on engine driven pump alone, and report back. Grounds are direct to the forest of tabs on both sides...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bill Boyd
Tom, I changed the senders when I upgraded from a...

Tom, I changed the senders when I upgraded from a GRT EIS 2000 to a 4000 for full 4-channel readout. The oil pressure was starting to read >99 at times, so I replaced both fuel and oil transducers...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,462
Posted By Bill Boyd
σπλαγχνίζομαι

I love this, Dan :D

Maybe sometime when I have the cowl off for a conditional inspection, I'm moved with the bowels of compassion and say to my (probably still serviceable) plugs, "I AM willing. Be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bill Boyd
Fuel pressure anomaly

Carb'ed O-320 E2D with standard RV-6A fuel system (electric boost pump in series with engine-driven pump) and GRT EIS with newly-replaced (due to age) pressure senders (about 20 hours on them).

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Bill Boyd
I hope you're right, Steve. It's been probably...

I hope you're right, Steve. It's been probably three years.

I'll take a shot at it this weekend. Good use for a low IFR stretch of weather in the mountains :rolleyes:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Bill Boyd
thread drift / updates for garmin portables

Steve,

I need to update the database in my Aera 795. Is there a way to buy/swap out a card with the new database, as there once was with older Garmin units I've had? I'm not seeing it on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bill Boyd
This gives me pause. If I end up purchasing...

This gives me pause. If I end up purchasing harnesses from Rob Hickman (which do appear to incorporate some twisted pairs), I'll use my existing wire runs to fish/pull the new wire though the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bill Boyd
What happens if you don't twist the wires? This...

What happens if you don't twist the wires?

This question has real-world ramifications for this boy who pulled multi-conductor wire early in the project and just now realized Dynon wants some twists...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,723
Posted By Bill Boyd
With packing tape inside the periphery of the...

With packing tape inside the periphery of the filter, I'd be concerned for the possibility of tape fragments being scrubbed loose and ingested into the engine.

A possible risk?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By Bill Boyd
Accidentally looking smarter than I am?

This sounds like an example of procrastinators fortuitously coming out better than early adopters.

That seems to be a thing with avionics in general.
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,313
Posted By Bill Boyd
Anyone got the specs worked out for the IO-540...

Anyone got the specs worked out for the IO-540 C4B5? I'd like to get in on this and it's time to move on it.


http://i.imgur.com/P9KUCP1h.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Bill Boyd
1/4" nylon

I used a piece of quarter-inch OD static/pitot tubing. It slipped inside the tubing called out in the DIY garden sprayer bleeder plans (safety wire to secure), and the ID was perfect for a slip fit...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,009
Posted By Bill Boyd
Wouldn't be surprised if the best FOLDABLE bike...

Wouldn't be surprised if the best FOLDABLE bike for the back of an RV gets designed and built by an RV homebuilder. Get right on that and report back! :D
Forum: Safety 04-30-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,711
Posted By Bill Boyd
I resemble that status :D

I resemble that status :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 477,309
Posted By Bill Boyd
6A at repose; moonrise

http://i.imgur.com/MKSw1h0h.jpg (https://imgur.com/MKSw1h0)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,009
Posted By Bill Boyd
My plane already yells that at me whenever I...

My plane already yells that at me whenever I bounce a landing. But the emphasis is on the first syllable :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,336
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yeppers. Had a random mobile QSO on 40 meters...

Yeppers. Had a random mobile QSO on 40 meters yesterday with a ham in New Hampshire. He happened to mention he was going to take some glider students up for soaring lessons tomorrow. We talked of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,336
Posted By Bill Boyd
except when...

the controller comes back to you confused as to what type of aircraft the "Army" is flying today.

"Romeo Victor" seems to confuse them just as much, at first.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,972
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yep. Money solves problems.

The local planning commission was no problem. Half were old farts who used to fly back in the day. They said "Why'd you bring us out here to look at your farm? I'd 'a just landed here and not told...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,972
Posted By Bill Boyd
Go for it.

I calculated yesterday while riding the zero-turn that I spend about 5-10 hours mowing my 2100 feet of grass for every RV hour I log in the air.

And even so, I wouldn't trade it for a rental hangar...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,444
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm not sure a stall can be done with little or...

I'm not sure a stall can be done with little or no remaining forward speed.

Maybe a hammerhead or tail-slide, but now you're breaking your neck on impact, I would think.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bill Boyd
You're welcome ;-)

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