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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By Bill Boyd
Barkeeper's Friend if you can't find Bon Ami,...

Barkeeper's Friend if you can't find Bon Ami, which for some reason is ridiculously scarce around here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've wondered if I should...

Air horn. Now there's a thought I've had a hundred times. Mostly for trying to clear a beach if I have to dead stick there. Or get deer off my runway when they ignore a low pass.

But it might also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,280
Posted By Bill Boyd
A caution from experience

Don't be surprised if fresh or stronger struts increase the forward force on the closed canopy to the point the sheet metal forward edge catches on the forward fuselage top skin when you try to open...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 348,982
Posted By Bill Boyd
You know how ;) Making cool new stuff there's no...

You know how ;) Making cool new stuff there's no way I will fab at home - that I've got to have for my interior. :D
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 348,982
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll bite/show my ignorance

Beautiful panel, Geoff. I'd expect no less from you ;)

I'm unsure what an iPad would add to that fabulous glass suite up front, including the Dynon backup and GPS navigator. What functionality...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,310
Posted By Bill Boyd
Great time for me to ask about this!

This would not be hard to do right now since I'm glassing in the control surface FG tips. I've considered it on the -6A for 20 years but never gotten around to it. Seems like a no-brainer on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm assuming when you get to production one could...

I'm assuming when you get to production one could buy a set of the highest offset thickness and then file/sand to preference, right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,779
Posted By Bill Boyd
Great reply

Hadn't thought about the other ramifications of icing besides probe occlusion. (Can you tell I have never been in IFR <legally> or experienced icing conditions?) :o

I'll sit back and learn. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,779
Posted By Bill Boyd
So, JOY, your AOA port is not heated, and not...

So, JOY, your AOA port is not heated, and not something that you'd trust in icing conditions? Just curious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
Shucks, mister... all I gots left is a dollar...

Shucks, mister... all I gots left is a dollar ninety-eight. That's the end of muh dreams. :(

ETA: the -10 wing is long enough that I'll have to modify the door to the hangar I built for the -6A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
from the installation documents at Crazed Pilot

Pins 6 & 8 MUST be wired direct to the LEDís, no local
grounding of the LEDís is permitted or LED will not function!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
Now, Charlie...

I looked at the Crazed Pilot offering yesterday. Floating grounds required, possible mechanical hardship isolating the lights from the mounts. Less current capacity than the Perihelions, but still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
One problem, I think...

I'm looking to wig and wag, not just flash ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
I can't find those...

all searches reveal mechanical innards when I look closely enough. Can you point me in the right direction, Bob?

Thanks!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
All in.

Just ordered 4 more of these things after testing the first two I got. 11000 lumen landing lights for $ 1/10 AMU was too attractive to pass up. My _only_ regret will be the extra 8oz of weight from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
That's about right.

$18 each. The converter will power 10 of them. Since my main intention is daylight anti-collision rather than night flying (FAA says no night ops at my strip) I may opt for crazy bright. Will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
Finally arrived.

The flashlight heads from Kaidomain made their way here today. 4 weeks from order to delicvery. They are sweet little units. Almost retina-melting bright. They seem to run cool at 10.3V and pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
RocketBob

...I am starting to wonder about this supplier.

Ordered from Kaidomain March 8th. Order shipped the 17th per their email. I guess the slow boat from China is... slow.

Does this match your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bill Boyd
"removable" tape

...can be assured by touching the tape to your thigh before installation - picks up just enough fuzz from your blue jeans to assure it won't stick too tightly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 77,010
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hole In The Rock / fine print

"Fly low enough, and you can make a second one..."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
Posted By Bill Boyd
Looks like a good and economical alternative to Baja

Bob, how did you select that color temp LED over the 6500K's?

Some of the buck DC-DC converters on Amazon that pop up look more robust and more easily mounted than the ones you went with. How did...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,173
Posted By Bill Boyd
Great. Now all I need is a jig to affix it to...

Great. Now all I need is a jig to affix it to the engine mount in place of the crank and case.

I guess this dilemma is what unsalvageable cases and cranks get repurposed for.
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,173
Posted By Bill Boyd
Doesn't hurt to ask...

Anyone ever made a jig to fit the cowl without an engine mounted?

Or is this a risky and therefore dumb idea?

Be neat to be able to do this before the engine is purchased/hung if feasible - but I...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Bill Boyd
Jumped first; questions later?

I just finished installing the hinges using Mike's excellent directions. I've put off figuring out how to install the ribs and secure the pins. I guess I was thinking it was necessary to rig the...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
go take a look

Berkley, if you want to see one under construction with canopy mounted, go visit Jack Philips at Bedford Landings, Smith Mtn Lake. I assume it's not far by road from LYH. There may be others in...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
Mine got pretty thin, too. Not an issue. When...

Mine got pretty thin, too. Not an issue. When you look at it in final position, you realize the screws (in tension) along the bottom of the doorway have nothing to do with holding the top on, They...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,309
Posted By Bill Boyd
Re: light leakage

Is there anything that can be done to the back side of these switches to mitigate the light leakage? Can you opacify the leaking areas with black paint buildup, for instance?
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Bill Boyd
^^ now THAT speaks volumes!

I agree, we need to see pics! :D

(No PhotoBucket:mad:)
Forum: Safety 02-06-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not only is there no agreed-upon safe minimum ionizing radiation exposure...

a little might actually be good for you.

"While this study was savaged by some because of its
publication in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons,
the journal of an organization of...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
My tanks came to me prebuilt

... so I won't be doing that extended-bay thing.

The comments about long flight legs with standard 60 gallon fuel are in alignment with my expectations from what I've read here about LOP 65% cruise...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Bill Boyd
A large access panel in the "UFF" is doable with...

A large access panel in the "UFF" is doable with proper engineering, but Rob Hickman recommended against it - the holes in the panel for 10 or 12 inch screens are plenty large for access from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By Bill Boyd
That other thread - LOL

"Sweat? You live in MS. Everyone sweats there, it's horrible."

You just gotta love Bob Turner. The man tells it like it be. :D
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Bill Boyd
Perfect segue opportunity here:

I'm tired of working on wingtip mounting hinges (got all 4 hinge pins in place and I'm declaring victory for now).

Have firewall insulation and SS foil ready to mount and seal with FireBarrier 2000...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By Bill Boyd
Nice stuff!

Hoping Amanda will have a full set of -10 hinge and drain fairings on the shelf by the time I'm ready ;)

She has 'til about 2024 on that request :eek:
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Bob, I really appreciate your input (and everyone...

Bob, I really appreciate your input (and everyone else's, too!) Truthfully, I DON'T want to feel the need to do this - but if I decide for some reason it is a good idea, I think I DO want to go the...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Exactly. Which is why, IF I did tip tanks, I'd...

Exactly. Which is why, IF I did tip tanks, I'd want to assure wingtip attachment integrity at the max sustainable load on the airframe short of failure - in this case 5.7G. Having tank tips break...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
So I guess that means 3.8G operational and 1.5 *...

So I guess that means 3.8G operational and 1.5 * 3.8 = 5.7G ultimate? Pretty close to 6G, there.

The other load-determining factor is the all-up weight of the fully-built-out wingtip, with fuel...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
You raise a good point.

As usual :D

I am accustomed to having that 6G figure (9G ultimate) in my head from 20 years of RV-6A ownership. The 10 is not considered aerobatic, and likely rated for lesser loadings. But I...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yes.

I'm pondering that right now as I finish epoxying and riveting the attachment piano hinges.

I can always do a chin-up on the wingtip to test a static load equivalent to 30 # of fuel at 6G, but...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thank you, Mel.

Interesting web site. Looks like quite a job, but probably much simpler than converting the tips into fiberglass tanks themselves.

Looks like $3000 is the shipped price to beat, and 15# for...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
Still available?

I can't find Safe air online - links here to them are broken, I believe.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By Bill Boyd
McMaster sells drill bits for plastic with 60...

McMaster sells drill bits for plastic with 60 degree points as fine as wire size #31. Just saw a thread on this today, here, somewhere. Wingtip lenses were being discussed.

Now, this is only going...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,006
Posted By Bill Boyd
A nearby builder friend is doing tip tanks

and his mention of this got me thinking along the same lines as the discussion here - mission profile, cost and complexity, added value, safety of deviating from Van's fuel system design, polar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm with you, Charlie

I've also $pent quite a bit on multiple attempts at custom ear molds for my early-model Lightspeed in-ear headset. Every one failed to seal consistently with any jaw movement such as talking. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,334
Posted By Bill Boyd
Never thought I'd say this

- but it was a strange year where Lorri and I never seemed to find time for a getaway for two, and lots of my spare time was spent building vs flying.

4.6 hrs (sic) in all of 2017. :(

If only my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By Bill Boyd
Roll pin, like the one that holds your...

Roll pin, like the one that holds your back-riveting set together?
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not to derail your thread

...but when I ponder what "breakthrough" developments might come next in the experimental avionics world - beyond mere refinements to what we have off the shelf now - all I can think of is 1) wider...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Bill Boyd
All kidding aside

my 6A (with a remote spin-on oil filter) O-320 E2D makes a noise at idle that gets louder at high idle but cannot be heard over the engine at highest power settings or in flight - sounds like a soft...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Bill Boyd
What noise does it make when it's about to...

What noise does it make when it's about to resign?

Could be something we'd all want to know.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bill Boyd
a further thought

I was all settled on the AeroSport spring bias system until I heard about the yaw damper option being included in AFS/Dynon offerings. Fuselage now fitted with yaw damper servo mounting hardware as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,228
Posted By Bill Boyd
Admittedly it doesn't answer that

...but it might be a game-changer for the OP if adding air to the tires didn't delay him and his passengers by "a good half-hour or more." :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,228
Posted By Bill Boyd
forgive my ignorance

I have not yet put my -10 on gear, nor fitted the wheel pants to her.

My pressure recovery wheel pants (all 3)on my 6A have spring-loaded hinge doors about 1-1/2" square through which I can access...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,746
Posted By Bill Boyd
I keep this tab open on my browser, because every...

I keep this tab open on my browser, because every time I read this particular post it hits me with a fresh profoundness.

I agree with every line, every word. It's just a step below scripture for...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Bill Boyd
I might be interested

in Bob's polished exterior handles if they aren't spoken for. Especially if they are slightly longer than stock- my pins are a bit stiff and I could use the added mechanical advantage.

Bob, you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,760
Posted By Bill Boyd
Looking good, Steve! I hope those aileron hinges...

Looking good, Steve! I hope those aileron hinges are next. Thanks for sharing the R&D process with us.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,524
Posted By Bill Boyd
"The plane, which also operates on an FCC radar...

"The plane, which also operates on an FCC radar repeater of KC2TPD, has been referenced repeatedly in online amateur aviation blogs for drawing designs in the sky using radar cross-sections many...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,269
Posted By Bill Boyd
This is standard experience for me

You have to say the type really slowly or they'll come back with "Army..."

Beats me how they think "Army tree zero yankee delta experimental" could ever be a thing, but they do... :cool:
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Bill Boyd
How times change...

There's a West Marine in Cornelius?!:confused::eek:

Want to know what was there 40 years ago? Ace Hardware. The Dogwood No-Tell Motel. Piggly-Wiggly. And of course Bantam Chef - Fresh, Hot &...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,276
Posted By Bill Boyd
While we're on the topic of pricey mounting hardware

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 aluminum plate and an old hacksaw blade :rolleyes: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 65,869
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks for your thoughts, Bob

I never minded the vertical side hinges on my 6A. They work smoothly and hold well - attaching the bottom cowl half by myself it's nice to drop that first pin in and know I can let go to attend to...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bill Boyd
and I'm embarrassed

... realized as I was about to lay the first fillet that I can't insulate the firewall until I rivet the forward top structure on - and that's not happening until I'm done installing the avionics...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bill Boyd
Timely reminder, Dan

... working on this step tonight.

Thanks for all the firewall insulation ideas and testing!
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