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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-04-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dang, I'd go if I still had an aeroplane. :mad:

Dang, I'd go if I still had an aeroplane. :mad:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bill Boyd
Stearmans are old-school depression-era...

Stearmans are old-school depression-era airplanes. I'm sure you can wipe them with just about anything.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dynon D3? It will be my tie-breaker.

Dynon D3? It will be my tie-breaker.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-14-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bill Boyd
Curious what you've replaced it with? Did it not...

Curious what you've replaced it with? Did it not meet your needs?

I'm planning a Harbor Freight winch to pull mine in backwards and a simple tow bar to guide the nose wheel, but not committed to...
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,800
Posted By Bill Boyd
Steve, I don't think this part is correct. ...

Steve, I don't think this part is correct. Inspection is in-place, with cowl off for your annual, or with a boroscope if you're curious and it's not time to de-cowl yet. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,593
Posted By Bill Boyd
Kyle, I was just looking at your sig line. How...

Kyle, I was just looking at your sig line. How close is that 2019 (?) RV-10 to being done now?
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bill Boyd
I sure hope that 5 miles for five hours doesn't...

I sure hope that 5 miles for five hours doesn't become a trend.

Congratulations on the sign-off and first flights! Beautiful specimen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,289
Posted By Bill Boyd
Pass throughs for a few bucks each

Steel EMT fittings,...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,800
Posted By Bill Boyd
Greg, that's certainly good news, as I will...

Greg, that's certainly good news, as I will operate my -10 from a grass strip full time.

Unrelated note (and you can reply privately if you choose to at all) - my emails to info@ and to Jasmine@...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bill Boyd
Pilot weight isn't the only thing creeping...

Pilot weight isn't the only thing creeping scarily upward at my house.

I just notified Gallagher that I needed to raise my builder's risk hull coverage amount again. The equity swells more...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bill Boyd
Threat of a thread derailment :eek: but......

Threat of a thread derailment :eek: but... calories consumed and burned is indeed the calculus for weight maintenance/loss, but table sugar is a special kind of bad independent of its caloric...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By Bill Boyd
I was a quarter of the way into this description...

I was a quarter of the way into this description before I realized

I DON'T HAVE A DAGGONE AIRPLANE ANYMORE!!! :eek::mad:

Y'all have fun. Maybe next year.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Boyd
I just sold my 6A to a fellow in KCPK last month....

I just sold my 6A to a fellow in KCPK last month. Ask around for the EAA Flight Advisor. He's not a member here so I won't toss his name out without his permission.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-18-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,468
Posted By Bill Boyd
I did the same

... and with the SDS backup battery kit, have zero concerns about electrical system robustness (it is dual-alternator, just for kicks). This was an attractive option after years flying dual P-mags...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,311
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hidden oil door hinge and latch

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=128962&page=23&highlight=unforeseen+journey
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've wondered if my FlyLeds will have any issue...

I've wondered if my FlyLeds will have any issue interfacing with the Advanced Control Module switch logic. I had them wired to switches in my overhead and my landing lights to a Perihelion wig-wag...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm pretty sure I correctly recall leaving one of...

I'm pretty sure I correctly recall leaving one of my seat rail screws exactly like that. I may have drilled it out and replaced with a locknut.

I remember trying to convince myself that this area...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,803
Posted By Bill Boyd
In my conversations with Stephan, we decided it...

In my conversations with Stephan, we decided it would be best for AFS to take initial delivery of the entire thing for the purpose of cutting the switch panel holes and match-drilling the inserts. ...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,803
Posted By Bill Boyd
Help?

I'm at an awkward stage where I have the quad armrest center console but AFS has my 310 and lower panel parts for the next few months. Hoping to move forward with quadrant and console mounting but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hey - I know you just got my deposit today and...

Hey - I know you just got my deposit today and all, but if you put a RUSH on my 310 panel maybe I can get a photo in by the deadline.

Otherwise I'm calling unfair :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Bill Boyd
The master contactor is your "fuse" for that fat...

The master contactor is your "fuse" for that fat wire. If that wire shorts, which is exceedingly unlikely with proper care in construction, you open the master and complete the flight on the...
Forum: Safety 01-24-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,849
Posted By Bill Boyd
It's listed as a 360...

"While rotating the vacuum drive it was
noted that all six cylinders displayed thumb compression and suction."

Clerical error?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,382
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have one of these shutters for sale - new and...

I have one of these shutters for sale - new and uninstalled. Found out it won't work with the large oil cooler that is standard on the -10. I went with the TCW 4" SCAT butterfly instead.

$109 new;...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yes! AndAir makes them. My partially built kit...

Yes! AndAir makes them. My partially built kit came with them - installed - and as it turns out, no keys :eek:

AndAir advised drilling, tapping and pulling them out with a jig - destroying the caps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Bill Boyd
I watched it fly away with the new owner at the...

I watched it fly away with the new owner at the controls (first and only time the plane has ever been flown by anyone but me) - and went to the workshop to resume work on the new one.

Had to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bill Boyd
Ron and Glen are class acts, and we can only hope...

Ron and Glen are class acts, and we can only hope they are both gearing up to begin work on their RV-10 projects ;)

... or that they are beta testing the RV-15 kit prototypes.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By Bill Boyd
Keith - I'm trusting that Ross has worked out a...

Keith - I'm trusting that Ross has worked out a reasonable solution with his backup battery system that lets the CPi maintain a small sealed electrolyte lead acid battery that is tapped for ignition...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks, Ross!

Now remind us if you would what the coil and controller current draw is for purposes of our battery-only and alternator-only endurance discussion here :)

I know I have those figures in my install...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By Bill Boyd
This thread is relevant to my interests :D as I'm...

This thread is relevant to my interests :D as I'm in the same boat regarding electrical architecture and the ever-more-urgent need to commit to one electrical design to complete my build. I've also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-25-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bill Boyd
A buyer for my plane so I can sign the check over...

A buyer for my plane so I can sign the check over to Advanced Flight Systems and AeroSport :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,009
Posted By Bill Boyd
I wonder if Van had any idea when he rolled out...

I wonder if Van had any idea when he rolled out the -10 that his devoted cadre of builders would be comparing it with the Cirrus as much as with the 7-A's and 14-s. Given the order of magnitude...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hopefully for me it will be: engage Icy Breeze...

Hopefully for me it will be:

engage Icy Breeze fan plumbed into overhead panel.
enjoy cool air during taxi and climb.
if necessary, fan myself with wads of Benjamins saved over real air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,482
Posted By Bill Boyd
Educate me. I know my CS will go to fine pitch...

Educate me. I know my CS will go to fine pitch with loss of oil pressure. I'm not sure about the drag penalty of a fine pitch prop being worse IF the choices are:

a windmilling prop in coarse...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-11-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,270
Posted By Bill Boyd
Tom, as many have said, there are really no...

Tom, as many have said, there are really no words. Know that you are appreciated as the class act you have always been, and as one who suffers the pain of loss that we have all shared in our own...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,672
Posted By Bill Boyd
Which I just did - and I'll let you know next...

Which I just did - and I'll let you know next year how it works! Decided to get out ahead of the reported vibration issues and move the lugs while building. Wasn't easy using C-clamp but got it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll be astonished but pleased for you if you're...

I'll be astonished but pleased for you if you're ready for avionics by 2021.

I built a 6A from bauxite 25 years ago and bought my 10 kit at the equivalent of the QB stage 4 years ago. I'll be ready...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bill Boyd
How many of you ran a dedicated ground from rear...

How many of you ran a dedicated ground from rear battery location to the firewall/panel area vs just a local airframe ground next to the battery tray?

I'm planning a firewall ground of the engine...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bill Boyd
It'll be interesting to hear what kind of EarthX...

It'll be interesting to hear what kind of EarthX fault spoiled your dispatch reliability.

And after the dust settles, whether you think a dual battery architecture would be worth it. Right now I'm...
Forum: Northeast 11-18-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Bill Boyd
6A

I'll have one on the market soon, just sayin.'
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Bill Boyd
Agree -

#6 screws are a stripped Phillips head waiting to happen - and I swore I'd eliminate all I could on the 10 after dealing for decades on the 6. Yet there they are, #6 screws all over my latest build,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,976
Posted By Bill Boyd
A pertinent Bill Shook quote:

"You can build an airplane or you can build a shrine to your airplane building ability. One of those flies, the other burns you out."

/ mic drop / :eek:
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Bill Boyd
Any reason it shouldn't run smoothly on just one...

Any reason it shouldn't run smoothly on just one EI?

My experience is limited to O-320 on one v. two P-Mags, but it's not rough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Bill Boyd
Joke ---------------> . . ...

Joke --------------->

. . :confused::confused: <--Y'all


:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,089
Posted By Bill Boyd
KTGI

Just so you feel better, you're not the only RVator to visit quaint little Tangier the day after all the restaurants and all but one of the B&B's closed for the season.

Made the choice of where to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-31-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,557
Posted By Bill Boyd
At least it's not being held up waiting on a...

At least it's not being held up waiting on a 6-cyl P-mag :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,576
Posted By Bill Boyd
Since I started the -10 project, the -6A just...

Since I started the -10 project, the -6A just sits most weeks. Wife and I hardly go anywhere by air anymore. I log about 5-6 hours a year; used to be 50+.

Hopefully all about to change next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,762
Posted By Bill Boyd
Can the socket and C-clamp technique be used on a...

Can the socket and C-clamp technique be used on a narrow deck 540? I tried an oversize shallow socket quickly last evening and couldn't find a spot where the tooling would fit due to the case nose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,237
Posted By Bill Boyd
We'll have to wait for the video.

But I don't personally think aluminum dust from a carbide burr would be anything my fuel filter element (or sump drain) couldn't safely handle in the expected amounts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,506
Posted By Bill Boyd
My guidance:

Replace that mess with SDS Aero O-ring seal intake flanges. Ross will hook you up!
http://sdsefi.com/sdsaero.htm
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bill Boyd
Curious about the twisting by hand part

I have a low-time Hartzell C/S prop sourced by Van's and removed from another -10, with 150 hours or so on it. Bolted to my newly O/H'd engine that has not run yet. No way could I twist those...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,268
Posted By Bill Boyd
Understand, Paddy, but the mains are also the...

Understand, Paddy, but the mains are also the fulcrum the tail plane is using to hold the nose wheel off for T/O and landing. Evidently that's 250# (or less) of down-force, depending on loading and...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,268
Posted By Bill Boyd
There must be something I'm not following here -...

There must be something I'm not following here - how is the pull-down force on the tail to lift the nose any greater than the air load on the horizontal stab/elevator that's required to take off or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,230
Posted By Bill Boyd
I can't see shoehorning that landing with a 40 kt...

I can't see shoehorning that landing with a 40 kt headwind. That video footage of the site makes it look aerodynamically impossible to pull that off unless he had a long approach path into that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,369
Posted By Bill Boyd
Per plans aluminum lines from the outset; always...

Per plans aluminum lines from the outset; always had the noise on right side only. It's not at all unique to flexible lines.
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Bill Boyd
Pictures up!

Clecoed good and tight to the outside of the cabin

http://i.imgur.com/LKe15Erh.jpg (https://imgur.com/LKe15Er)
http://i.imgur.com/ziGJE89h.jpg (https://imgur.com/ziGJE89)

After trimming the...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Bill Boyd
Trim generously. When ready, cleco the door...

Trim generously. When ready, cleco the door halves in a few corner spots, center in door opening (look at it from the inside) attach door to outside of cabin with clecos. This is how you can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,369
Posted By Bill Boyd
If it's any consolation, my 6A right brake has...

If it's any consolation, my 6A right brake has made that noise from day one, and it's persisted through brake pad replacement and brake bleeding. 21 years and 970 hours later, still there. Mine is...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thank you, Charlie.

I'm sure they sent that document with mine. I should've dug it out and read it. I wonder about me, sometimes.

I gather that the six screws stay in their same holes and the arm position is...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bill Boyd
Here's my present PCU5000X...

Here's my present PCU5000X setup:http://i.imgur.com/7iq1x97l.jpg (https://imgur.com/7iq1x97)

You're saying if I remove these screws and reposition the outer portion 30 degrees clockwise, that the...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bill Boyd
Looking last night at the PCU5000X control arm,...

Looking last night at the PCU5000X control arm, there's no way to re-clock it on the shaft without disturbing the factory set high and low RPM/pitch limits, which I am not going to do. Wouldn't gain...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bill Boyd
Apparently wasn't holding my mouth right before...

I no sooner completed this mod than I discovered a sequence of twists and shoves that fairly easily installs and removes the #2 front baffle piece with the brace installed and without further...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bill Boyd
Kyle / anyone

I notice in your left front baffle picture that you have the threads on the prop control cable backed as far out of the bracket as they can go and still get the nut on.

In test-fitting my Van's prop...
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