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Forum: Alternative Engines Today, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,475
Posted By Kyle Boatright
$20K, per the website.

$20K, per the website.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Good suggestions above. My downfall in wiring is...

Good suggestions above. My downfall in wiring is that I start stringing wires, then (later) have to figure out how to secure the big bundles. So, what I'd suggest is to determine where your big...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-20-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have 20 year old vinyl trim on my RV-6. It is...

I have 20 year old vinyl trim on my RV-6. It is holding up well.

Given the corrosion we've seen under Van's blue plastic, I would 100% prime an aircraft with an epoxy primer before I wrapped it.

On...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Wing jacks scare me. I know they are used safely...

Wing jacks scare me. I know they are used safely all the time, but I've seen one too many airplanes that fell off and received serious damage. Just recently there was a Cirrus in the local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,249
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you go back and read the post I was responding...

If you go back and read the post I was responding to, the scope of my comment was much broader than the paint scheme. The gripe is that aircraft built at pro build shops win a lot of awards in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I will offer that one data point isn't terribly...

I will offer that one data point isn't terribly meaningful. That said, my 20 year old B&C 40A alternator with probably 1500 hours on it has been faultless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,249
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The ďbuy a trophyĒ program gripes my derierre too.

The ďbuy a trophyĒ program gripes my derierre too.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Kyle Boatright
And fiberglass is relatively easy to repair if...

And fiberglass is relatively easy to repair if they do suffer damage.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mask everything around it. Sand it down to...

Mask everything around it.

Sand it down to remove the flaking paint and any rust.

If you have everything really well masked, spray prime it, if not, prime it with a foam roller or brush and an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Get on the airport board, or at least attend the...

Get on the airport board, or at least attend the meetings and drive the process.

If nobody pushes it, I promise, it wonít happen.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Donít spend money on anything that isnít part of...

Donít spend money on anything that isnít part of the long term plan. The stratus, for instance, wonít integrate with Garmin stuff if you go that way later.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
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: 2,145
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: 2,145
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: 2,163
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: 24
Views: 3,784
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: 59
Views: 6,368
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: 2,163
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: 3,922
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: 2,163
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: 1,021
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: 3,922
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: 243
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: 243
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: 2,615
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: 775
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: RV-10 04-08-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
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: 585
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: 681
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: 560
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: 1,183
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: 1,183
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: 1,183
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: 428
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: 3,922
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: 488
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: 498
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: 498
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: 498
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: 498
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: 6,616
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: 945
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: 945
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: 2,472
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: 1,007
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: 1,282
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: 1,406
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: 58
Views: 10,138
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: 58
Views: 10,138
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: 1,406
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: 1,413
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: 1,413
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: 1,496
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: 3,270
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: 669
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: 946
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: 2,107
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: 1,075
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: 1,473
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: 1,473
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: 5,620
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: 5,620
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: 653
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: 5,620
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...
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