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Forum: RV-10 09-16-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My fuselage (engine mounted, air in the tires)...

My fuselage (engine mounted, air in the tires) sits about 78" high. I would think letting a little air out of the tires and the appropriate amount of cussing would get it through a 77" high opening. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The Chinese are very interested in general...

The Chinese are very interested in general aviation. They own Mooney, Continental Motors, Cirrus, and others. Their problem domestically is they want GA but can't figure out make GA and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,666
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Health issues and aviation create a fine line to...

Health issues and aviation create a fine line to walk. Try not to lose your medical. But absolutely do everything you can to maintain your health. You can't fly from 6' underground in a pine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The big 'ol thick Aircraft Spruce Catalog has...

The big 'ol thick Aircraft Spruce Catalog has that information for some of the hardware they sell. I can find several online resources which list the tensile (125,000 PSI) and shear strength (76,000...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Check the material strength before you swap any...

Check the material strength before you swap any critical hardware. The seatbelt and harness attach points standard AN bolts for a reason. Stainless hardware tends to be weaker than normal AN cad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,193
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The most I've ever accepted is/was a soft drink...

The most I've ever accepted is/was a soft drink and the promise of a beer at Oshkosh when the plane is finished.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I should have worded my response better. A snug...

I should have worded my response better. A snug (contact) fit is what you want. Wear at the contact point has never been an issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Most people go for a snug gap. Among other...

Most people go for a snug gap. Among other things, that helps the gear leg fairings remain aligned.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,094
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Necrothread, but I found that goop (from the glue...

Necrothread, but I found that goop (from the glue aisle at Home Depot) worked well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd call Van's and ask for a packing list for...

I'd call Van's and ask for a packing list for what should have been included in the QB wing kit and the fuse kit. Then, I'd inventory what the seller has against that list to verify...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I can't see it working at all with the pink doors.

I can't see it working at all with the pink doors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,503
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That link is from an 8 year old post.

That link is from an 8 year old post.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By Kyle Boatright
At least for now, LED flashlights are my planned...

At least for now, LED flashlights are my planned go-to. If I find the lack of overhead lights to be an issue, running wires and adding lights isn't a big deal.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. I've used a #30 and a #19 drill for the...

Yep. I've used a #30 and a #19 drill for the holes for this type of thing.

Hint: The local pharmacy will give you a free syringe for administering children's liquid (oral) vitamins and the like.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I would go with the epoxy injection. There is no...

I would go with the epoxy injection. There is no way I would cut a chunk out of the door.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mine has been fine for 17 years/1100 hours.

Mine has been fine for 17 years/1100 hours.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-04-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Post Count = Post Count + 1 ;-)

Post Count = Post Count + 1

;-)
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,884
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Most cores come with a guarantee that the crank...

Most cores come with a guarantee that the crank and case will be rebuildable. In other words, you could send the crank off to Aircraft Specialty Services and get a yellow tag for it. Otherwise, the...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,884
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I looked at that really hard and couldn't make it...

I looked at that really hard and couldn't make it work for me. First problem was finding a core without more hours on it than I was comfortable with. Second problem was that a -10 is an expensive...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes you can.

Yes you can.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'll try. The larger the cylinder volume (all...

I'll try.

The larger the cylinder volume (all other things equal), the longer it takes the flame front to burn all the way to the corners of the combustion chamber. If the combustion event takes too...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-27-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Keep your eye out on Ebay. I got a New In Box...

Keep your eye out on Ebay. I got a New In Box (NIB) set there a couple of years ago at a fraction of what rebuild shops wanted for them. Those might have been the best bargain I ever got in...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Brian, I can't think of one. That might be a...

Brian, I can't think of one.

That might be a tool to buy or borrow IF the need arises.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Kyle Boatright
John, Are you leaving smooth edges around the...

John,

Are you leaving smooth edges around the perimeter of the lenses? I mean really smooth - sanding the edges smooth with 220 or finer sandpaper?

How about when you drill holes in the lenses? ...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On the other hand, you could put a few (3?)...

On the other hand, you could put a few (3?) gallons in it, stand it on one end for a day or so, stand it on the other end for a day or so, and then stand it where the rear baffle is down for a day or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,008
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The airplane is light right now. Lift it and fit...

The airplane is light right now. Lift it and fit your gear leg fairings, wheel pants, and intersection fairings.

You could also squeegie several coats of epoxy on the inside of your cowl and maybe...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Kyle Boatright
An engine hoist around the engine mount works. I...

An engine hoist around the engine mount works. I wouldn't try it with the engine mounted. Alternately, if you have something strong overhead, a come-along and a couple of lifting straps around the...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you plan to use the airplane for travel,...

If you plan to use the airplane for travel, eventually you're likely to go somewhere (or travel at a time of year) where cabin heat will come in handy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Trim it to clear and move on.

Trim it to clear and move on.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If all of the aileron work doesn't help, I'd get...

If all of the aileron work doesn't help, I'd get a digital level and verify that a wing wasn't twisted during the groundloop and I'd make a similar check to make sure the fuselage didn't suffer a...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-14-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. For the cowl halves to fit, you've gotta...

Yep. For the cowl halves to fit, you've gotta trim that bottom cowl down to approximately the widest point on the outside edge of the inlet so it'll join with the upper cowl cleanly. For you, that...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is called camber and is normal for any of the...

It is called camber and is normal for any of the RV's at light weight. In your case, I suspect you don't have the engine or wings on, which would remove some of the extra camber.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The Hartzell instructions are below. The outtie...

The Hartzell instructions are below. The outtie portion of the screen faces the governor.

http://hartzellprop.com/wp-content/uploads/HC-SL-61-277-R05-W.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Related question: The screen on my governor...

Related question: The screen on my governor gasket has an "innie" and an "outie" side. Does it matter which side goes towards the engine?
Forum: Fiberglass 08-04-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Me? Cloth over wet flox. You'll get a better...

Me? Cloth over wet flox. You'll get a better bond.

Fill and sand later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,835
Posted By Kyle Boatright
How are the Shrimp & Grits in Austin? ;-)

How are the Shrimp & Grits in Austin? ;-)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The tank is off. To Mel's point, we did score...

The tank is off. To Mel's point, we did score all of the paint around the tank...early in the day. Hours later (about 5 minutes after my original post and after hours of tugging, prying, etc.), the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Removing Tank

I was helping friends remove a fuel tank from a painted RV-10 today and we simply couldnt get enough force on the outboard end of the tank to break it free. All of the screws are out, the 21 bolts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I had a flap take a beating on my old Tomahawk...

I had a flap take a beating on my old Tomahawk when a girlfriend lost her footing getting out of the airplane and clobbered the flap with "inappropriate for aviation" heels.

What was a bachelor to...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,754
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If they did a great job, a 30 second google...

If they did a great job, a 30 second google search would turn up the schedule or you'd have an easy time of finding the information on EAA's site.

None of the obvious search terms pull up a schedule...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,754
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If I haven't said it already, the EAA needs to do...

If I haven't said it already, the EAA needs to do a much better job of communicating mass arrival times. I can't find 'em on EAA's website. I can't find them on the NOTAM, and a Google search...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. That's Scott.

Yep. That's Scott.
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,079
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If your desire is to build another panel, I can...

If your desire is to build another panel, I can save you a lot of money. Just come down to Atlanta where I have boxes and boxes of "instrument panel" and will turn you loose with it. ;-)

Oh, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,901
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Are there any online pictures of Richard Hansen's...

Are there any online pictures of Richard Hansen's RV-10? I've searched by N-number and haven't found any RV-10 pic's.
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,808
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Because the station where fuel is located is in...

Because the station where fuel is located is in the forward part of the CG envelope. (Fuel is barely aft of the forward CG limit). Remove weight there, the CG generally moves aft.

Here's a link to...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,754
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Not at the separation distances reported in the...

Not at the separation distances reported in the holds this weekend. And not unless everyone had ADS-B.

IMO, ADS-B isn't a solution to the Oshkosh capacity issue.

The solution lies in simplicity,...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,808
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Especially in the side by side airplanes, you can...

Especially in the side by side airplanes, you can move luggage to right in front of the main spar in the footwell or ask your passenger to hold a bag in his/her lap (assuming the stick is out) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,205
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Scott's math is substantially right. With a 90...

Scott's math is substantially right. With a 90 knot arrival, and 1/2 mile spacing, that puts 3 planes a minute over Fisk - 180 aircraft an hour. That nets 1 plane/minute/runway if there are three...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,754
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Quite true. Which is why EAA needs to focus on...

Quite true. Which is why EAA needs to focus on keeping the flow up on major arrival days. Runway time on the peak days is a valuable resource and can't be frittered away. I'd love to know the full...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I use a couple of spring clamps to hold a cloth...

I use a couple of spring clamps to hold a cloth of some type between the spinner and cowl. I clamp it to the bottom cowl. My current cloth is a very shopworn microfiber towel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thanks for the reminder on Jeff's Breezy. It was...

Thanks for the reminder on Jeff's Breezy. It was sitting out right by 18/36 and was beautiful. I didn't run into him after I saw it or I'd have congratulated him in person on what a nice job he did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,461
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The Vans crew worked late into the night several...

The Vans crew worked late into the night several days to meet the schedule. All those guys in the dark blue shirts deserve special recognition.
Forum: Safety 07-28-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,754
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Realistically, the open times on Saturday and...

Realistically, the open times on Saturday and Sunday were gonna be busy anyway due to the weather, but the runways were operating at a fraction of capacity which was the real problem. That meant a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Put on a work glove and hold onto the...

Put on a work glove and hold onto the flywheel/starter ring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,205
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I was in and around the mess heading to Fisk on...

I was in and around the mess heading to Fisk on Saturday. Fortunately, I hit a good time and went straight in.

However, I have several observations and comments regarding this year's arrival mess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,444
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Safely home. About 4.5 hours including a stop...

Safely home. About 4.5 hours including a stop and a weather diversion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By Kyle Boatright
We were patient on our vfr flight from Atlanta. ...

We were patient on our vfr flight from Atlanta. Stopped and started when appropriate, here now at a he SOS tent. Strategically, farther west was better, shortcuts were penalized.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,427
Posted By Kyle Boatright
We fought weather for the last 300 miles, but are...

We fought weather for the last 300 miles, but are sitting at SOS drinking a beer right now.

I'm calling it a win.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Use enough epoxy to get squeeze out all around...

Use enough epoxy to get squeeze out all around the perimeter and windows(and wipe off the squeeze out). I didn't and had to drill a couple of holes in the doors and inject more epoxy/flox.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,675
Posted By Kyle Boatright
All I can tell you is that the forecast for...

All I can tell you is that the forecast for Saturday is looking better, at least on Wunderground.com.

So, I'm on the VFR bob and weave plan.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. The only load on those threads should be the...

Yep. The only load on those threads should be the tension when you retract the pins. Any compression loads should be transmitted through the adjoining faces of the pin and tube.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Kyle Boatright
All I can tell you is whatever stud they provided...

All I can tell you is whatever stud they provided (I didn't measure) required me to tap the Van's supplied aluminum tube. Once I did, everything was hunkey dorey. ;-)
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