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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One of those individual preferences. Paint and...

One of those individual preferences. Paint and primer equal weight, time, and money. And probably corrosion and abrasion resistance.

Make a choice and move on. ;-) You'll probably be happy either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My kingdom (it is a pitifully small, poor...

My kingdom (it is a pitifully small, poor kingdom, by the way) for an airshow with NO announcers. Just one day.

Please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think there are a lot of people looking for an...

I think there are a lot of people looking for an outlet. They have been cooped up for a year and the opportunity to attend a big outdoor event is very attractive. I think SnF will do fine this year...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you wanna walk the grounds, see the airshow,...

Do you wanna walk the grounds, see the airshow, talk with all of the relevant vendors? I'd recommend two days for that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,096
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've got a buddy who has a CNC tubing bender. He...

I've got a buddy who has a CNC tubing bender. He uses it to scan/trace existing lines and make new ones. He got (and lost) the contract to remake all of the lines on the WB-57F they resurrected...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,138
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sometime after I painted my airplane (circa...

Sometime after I painted my airplane (circa 1999/2000) Van's started offering pre-cast counterweights. My counterweights are a mass of lead sinkers embedded in epoxy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's a sitemap...

There's a sitemap here:

https://flysnf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SNF-0321-018-Event-Map-PROOF07.pdf

You just wonder how the new arrangement worked out. Did they actually put things where they...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,727
Posted By Kyle Boatright
UL Power's spec's all call for mogas in the 95-98...

UL Power's spec's all call for mogas in the 95-98 octane range. That isn't what most people consider mogas, because it isn't readily available.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm curious about the state of Homebuilt...

I'm curious about the state of Homebuilt Camping.

Does anyone have a PIREP? In particular, how close are amenities like porta potties and showers?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is a torque chart in section 5 of the build...

There is a torque chart in section 5 of the build manual. Print it and hang it on the wall of your shop. Follow it. ;-)

It says 20-25 inch pounds on those bolts.
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,727
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The fuel system issue has been solved. But the...

The fuel system issue has been solved. But the 390 is a high compression engine and that is what ultimately prevents you from using premium auto fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thanks, Scott, that's essentially what I did...

Thanks, Scott, that's essentially what I did although I'll double check the washer placement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Dumb Heater Valve Question

I have the Plane Innovations heater valve. The hardware on the control arm is a bolt with drilled shaft (on the smooth part of the shaft - not the threads), a few thin washers, and a locknut. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,544
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Building an airplane, even an RV-12, is a huge...

Building an airplane, even an RV-12, is a huge project. I think you'd kick yourself if you invested all the time and money into building an airplane that wasn't really the airplane you wanted. So,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Depending on how much strength you need, you...

Depending on how much strength you need, you might try one of the high strength tapes or shoe goo. I've used both of those successfully. Also, I've seen (read?) success stories where builders used...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-09-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The "General Discussion" sub-forum seems...

The "General Discussion" sub-forum seems appropriate.

I'm a budget builder, so I'll be interested in what comes out of your thread.
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You are welcome to lay in the front footwell,...

You are welcome to lay in the front footwell, face against the rudder pedals, stomach on the flat area where the seats rest, and knees in the rear footwell. With a ratchet in one hand, while...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Heater Cables - Pro Tip

I'm in the middle of installing the heater cables into an almost complete RV-10. That means running them through the little strip at the bottom of the panel, below the sub-panel, around the brake...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thatís what I do. Works well.

Thatís what I do. Works well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Whatever you do, do it outside, not in a hangar.

Whatever you do, do it outside, not in a hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Your model of autopilot will have an installation...

Your model of autopilot will have an installation manual that includes the wiring diagram of which pins(connections) to wire to various devices. That's the "pinout". Generally, the pins are numbered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Nope. This...

Nope. This one:

https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/avpages/garminpowerdatacable.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By Kyle Boatright
First, do you have the "bare wire" cord for the...

First, do you have the "bare wire" cord for the 696? It is an accessory you'll need to order from Aircraft Spruce or another vendor.

Second, do you have the pinouts for the TT?

If I recall...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The common belief is that you push the panel as...

The common belief is that you push the panel as late as possible in the schedule because panel technology is the fastest advancing segment of the build and you want to have the latest, greatest when...
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,727
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Van's believes in proven concepts. Aluminum...

Van's believes in proven concepts. Aluminum airplanes, Lycoming engines, Rotax engines once they were a mass market item, etc. That's how they bring economies of scale to the market. They don't get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you bumped it, you might have pushed some fuel...

If you bumped it, you might have pushed some fuel into the carb via the accelerator pump. That fuel would have drained out through the airbox, but it shouldn't have been a large quantity.

You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've found those guys before, and I probably need...

I've found those guys before, and I probably need to send them my battery, but I'm of the opinion that the underlying problem may be the little button sized internal battery that helps regulate the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thank you, Dennis. I may take you up on that. I...

Thank you, Dennis. I may take you up on that. I figure the first step in a panel upgrade would be to buy a new panel blank from Van's, cut it, fit the new stuff, then do a "drop-in" replacement. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I brought it home and hooked it up to the 120VAC...

I brought it home and hooked it up to the 120VAC to 12V DC power supply and it powered up. The screen was visible but dim, and I did as you suggested, which brought the screen back to life and to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Garmin 695 - A Fork in the Road? (Panel Upgrade?)

The RV-6 is 20 years old and has had a number of piecemeal panel upgrades over the years. Along the way, I pulled the engine gauges and replaced them with a GRT EIS to make room to add a Garmin 695...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,490
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Maybe the mere presence of MMO in the hangar is...

Maybe the mere presence of MMO in the hangar is adequate.
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes. The wings are simple and repetitive. The...

Yes. The wings are simple and repetitive. The fuse, finish kit, and systems require a lifetime in the -10.
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Opinion... If you really think you'll be on pace...

Opinion... If you really think you'll be on pace for it, order the SB fuselage and the QB wings. You could even delay the wings and order the finish kit next after the fuselage. The real mountain of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On both of my airplanes, I pulled the removable...

On both of my airplanes, I pulled the removable panels and painted them off (or out of) the airplane. But the stuff that couldn't be removed? I sprayed it at the canoe stage.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Check with the mother ship. I seem to remember...

Check with the mother ship. I seem to remember that they came out with a "kit" to accomplish what you're trying to do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The only place I have a water concern is where...

The only place I have a water concern is where the sliding canopy hits the roll-bar. I usually get a few drips there in rain.

So, if I expect the airplane to see serious rain, I use either...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here. My fear of Ziptips is the low volume...

Same here. My fear of Ziptips is the low volume and the changing nature of LED lights. What happens when the light in the wingtip dies? Can you easily find a replacement in 5 years? 10?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,174
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have the canopy cover that began its life with...

I have the canopy cover that began its life with that airplane. If you want to capture some of its aura, I can cut you a deal. ;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,174
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You bet. Something like that is taxed as regular...

You bet. Something like that is taxed as regular income. So if it was valued at $200K, the winner owes $60K or more in taxes on it.

In today's market, that's easily a $200K airplane and would sell...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Servos are designed to be installed fairly easily...

Servos are designed to be installed fairly easily after the structure is complete. Given the dynamic nature of the avionics market and hardware development, I’d suggest holding off as long as...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I was trying to make a bigger point. Many of...

I was trying to make a bigger point. Many of these answers can be found by searching. It appears that the original poster got far enough down that rabbit hole to realize that there are at least two...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This may sound harsh, but isn't intended that...

This may sound harsh, but isn't intended that way. Proseal vs tape really doesn't matter. Both methods work.

This is the paralysis of analysis that kills progress. There are a thousand of these...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That is from a hinge which is seeing some kind of...

That is from a hinge which is seeing some kind of relative movement during flight. The dark streaks are wear. My opinion is that it won't get better, but that's only an opinion.

My RV-6 has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,129
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Look for Tinnerman washers. They are designed for...

Look for Tinnerman washers. They are designed for countersunk applications and distribute the load over a much larger area than just the screw head. Here's what Spruce offers (note they come in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Kyle Boatright
3m clear protective film is one answer. You can...

3m clear protective film is one answer. You can apply it to either the gear leg fairing or to the inside of the transition fairing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That's a big milestone. Others include getting...

That's a big milestone. Others include getting it on its gear, hanging the engine, and putting it on the truck to head to the airport.

Congrat's on getting this one checked off.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A simple solution is to epoxy a couple of pieces...

A simple solution is to epoxy a couple of pieces of cotton rope to the inside of the door, then lay cloth over those strips. You've basically created hat sections to stiffen the structure so it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Ground speeds don't tell you much because they...

Ground speeds don't tell you much because they are skewed by wind direction and speed. Also, without manifold pressure, you don't have all of the engine power information you/we need to determine how...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You're right, it isn't. I built the O-320 that's...

You're right, it isn't. I built the O-320 that's been in my RV-6 for the last 20 years and have had no build related issues. But I built it a long time ago when I was an indestructible bachelor and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Aerosport Power in Kamloops may be a good place...

Aerosport Power in Kamloops may be a good place to start.

https://www.aerosportpower.com/

Unfortunately, I don't think you're going to get a rebuild for a whole lot less than a new engine from...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,529
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I don't like depending on warning lights and...

I don't like depending on warning lights and checklists when it would be relatively straightforward to re-engineer the doors to be front hinged and eliminate the door loss issue forever. A well...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,529
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Have you ever opened the rear door on a Diamond...

Have you ever opened the rear door on a Diamond then compared to an RV-10 door? IIRC, the Diamond's door is massive in comparison. I'd imagine that if the attach points held, the RV-10's door would...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-10-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The real cg concern is when you have a passenger,...

The real cg concern is when you have a passenger, baggage, and are low on fuel. Run some scenarios under those conditions to make sure you stay inside the envelope. I can tell you that I flight...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,529
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I no composite expert, but could you tap test the...

I no composite expert, but could you tap test the door edges to see if the bond is good? Obviously, you might not be able to identify poor prep work or improper materials, but you would (might?) be...
Forum: GPS 03-05-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Dennis, you might try these folks and just buy a...

Dennis, you might try these folks and just buy a battery:

http://store.batteriesamerica.com/search.aspx?find=garmin+396

I'm about to order a new battery from them for my 695.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm seeing service as usual. I placed an order...

I'm seeing service as usual.

I placed an order on Sunday and a follow-up order (oops) on Monday. I specified UPS ground transport for both, and both were fulfilled from the Peachtree City GA...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,346
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Other than the stackup of fittings, is this...

Other than the stackup of fittings, is this different than the main fuel line, which 90's off of the fuel pump fitting and (presumably) could loosen the fuel pump fitting?

For what it is worth, the...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I don't have brakes in the right seat of my -6...

I don't have brakes in the right seat of my -6 and it has never been a problem for BFR's and the like. But if you might sell the -10 one day, I think you'd want them. Most buyers would expect the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By Kyle Boatright
So, since my history is with carb's, how do you...

So, since my history is with carb's, how do you clean a plugged injector?

Educate me, please!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A clogged fuel injector comes to mind.

A clogged fuel injector comes to mind.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-27-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Well, camping isn't exactly likely to be show...

Well, camping isn't exactly likely to be show center. They want people there, not tents. Same at Oshkosh. I genuinely like having airplane people around my airplane and campgear, but don't really...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-27-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have one of these. Works great. There are a...

I have one of these. Works great. There are a thousand similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,365
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd put a rivet in the "normal" hole, flatten the...

I'd put a rivet in the "normal" hole, flatten the extra hole, and add a rivet on either side of the normal hole. Whoever you get to paint it will take care of the cosmetics. I'm pretty sure that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,129
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The plan this year (pending RV-10, where I've...

The plan this year (pending RV-10, where I've been slack) is me, my son, my friend Steve, and his son.

My home airport will be closed in June (supposedly) for a runway rebuild, which may interfere...
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