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Forum: Alternative Engines 08-21-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By flyboykelly
They were just here in Spruce Creek with the...

They were just here in Spruce Creek with the plane. They said that it will not be going into production due to the high cost of the engine and the low interest in the conversion.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,662
Posted By flyboykelly
Does anyone know if there will be a full length...

Does anyone know if there will be a full length video of the Vans forum presentation posted?
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 101,384
Posted By flyboykelly
Looks like a flying tail (stabilator) to me. the...

Looks like a flying tail (stabilator) to me. the tabs are probably anti servo tabs like on a Piper Cherokee.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,185
Posted By flyboykelly
Very Disappointed this year

I wasn't able to fly the radial RV to the show this year. I live across the state and didn't want to commute back and forth so I decided to camp for one night. In the past you were able to purchase...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,071
Posted By flyboykelly
Radial RV flies again!

Temps were a bit high, but otherwise the Verner 9S performed very well!

https://youtu.be/WZ-EbmRwjP8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,637
Posted By flyboykelly
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By flyboykelly
ok, thanks!

ok, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By flyboykelly
E10 fuel and Proseal

Will E10 auto fuel attack and soften pro seal?
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By flyboykelly
all good thoughts. Paul, Yes a radial engine...

all good thoughts. Paul, Yes a radial engine RV-3 would be awesome. It would look like a little Boeing P-26 Peashooter. This is a distant thought of a project. I would be doing the scratch...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By flyboykelly
All good thoughts. My thought process is a super...

All good thoughts. My thought process is a super simple, lightweight aircraft. Continental O-200 powered, no electrical system. Open cockpit. The spar would be a challenge, but not impossible. ...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By flyboykelly
Thanks! I'd mainly need the patterns to built...

Thanks! I'd mainly need the patterns to built the parts. Do you know if the original RV-3 had plans available for someone to scratch build the aircraft?
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By flyboykelly
Plans built RV-3

Just using my imagination right now. Is there a set of plans still available for the RV-3 that can be used to scratch build the aircraft? Were the original plans used for scratch building?
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-22-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Sounds good to me! PM me the next time you're in...

Sounds good to me! PM me the next time you're in town. As to the thread, These things are the reason that I stopped posting on the internet. The original points gets lost in other peoples desire...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-22-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
The current price for the Verner is almost...

The current price for the Verner is almost $26,000. Includes everything except for the oil tank. Also you can run an electric constant speed prop. The GT one that I used on the Rotec paired with a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-21-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
sure thing! PM sent.

sure thing! PM sent.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-20-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
I'm not going to get in to a semantic argument...

I'm not going to get in to a semantic argument with you on who knows what about alternative engines. The only thing that I will add with the Verner is that it is only fixed pitched when paired with...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-20-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Hence one of the reasons for the change over to...

Hence one of the reasons for the change over to the Verner. I went into this eyes wide open, as do most people who dive into the alternative engine world. This is experimenting, which for people...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-12-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Yes, this installation is a downdraft feed.

Yes, this installation is a downdraft feed.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-12-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Great to see your progress as well! I didn't...

Great to see your progress as well! I didn't have any issues with my Rotec. I was mainly looking for some more HP and direct drive. Looking good!
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-12-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Dan, Yes, I've already considered this and it...

Dan,

Yes, I've already considered this and it will have to be addressed in the starting procedures. The injectors spray directly into a fan housing which leads directly to the intake pipes. So...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-12-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
I bet that is a ton of work, and I think it will...

I bet that is a ton of work, and I think it will make for a great engine. for this installation I took a page out of Elon Musk's book. The best part is no part. Keep it simple.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
I hear ya with the all electric systems. Just...

I hear ya with the all electric systems. Just have to bake that into the cake when designing the electrical system. The Adaptor to the FM-150 houses the injectors, lines, and distribution block...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Today I put the GT prop back on and did a test...

Today I put the GT prop back on and did a test fit with the cowling to verify prop clearance. I also started installing the ignition packs with their cooling boxes.

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Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Here are some pictures of the adaptor used to...

Here are some pictures of the adaptor used to mate the FM-150 to the Verner that I designed and had machined.

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Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
A quick update on the Radial RV 2.0. Engine is...

A quick update on the Radial RV 2.0. Engine is now on and I am working on all of the hookups!

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Forum: Propellers 06-01-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,729
Posted By flyboykelly
Love them!

I have GT blades on my radial RV. They area a great company to work with. When I was designing the conversion for my RV they were the only company willing to work with me on designing custom blades...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,223
Posted By flyboykelly
looking at the Rutan Boomerang plenums, it looks...

looking at the Rutan Boomerang plenums, it looks as if they are one piece units that provide cooling air only to the cylinder heads. interesting design.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-07-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
latest update

The Verner 9S is proving to be a strong engine. The one thing that I am changing about it is the fuel delivery system (carb). I am adapting an Airflow Performance FM-150 to the engine. In order to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-27-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
LOL, I figured that I would just sit back and let...

LOL, I figured that I would just sit back and let you guys hash this one out. Anyways......I posted some more pictures on the FB page yesterday. Progress is coming along smoothly. To those of you...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-19-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
This is the exact report that I was thinking...

This is the exact report that I was thinking about. I'm glad to see others looking to the past to understand the future. This is the whole point of the radial RV. I get asked all the time "why a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Itís not as easy as it sounds. When they were...

Itís not as easy as it sounds. When they were developing two row Radialís they had some harmonics going on that destroyed quite a few engines. They eventually got it figured out with dampening...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
HA! Overkill!

HA! Overkill!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
No, It's for my wife, who is from Kentucky. The...

No, It's for my wife, who is from Kentucky. The paint job is from the USS Lexington (1945).
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
I'm not going to mess with the manufactures...

I'm not going to mess with the manufactures ratings or limits. the 158@2400 rating is for take off power and is limited to 5 mins. 138hp is the continuous power output. Keep in mind that radial...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
If you pay for it, I'll do it :D. BTW I remember...

If you pay for it, I'll do it :D. BTW I remember your talk at our EAA chapter. It was great meeting with you and hope to again some day.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
I would get a constant cruise speed of 145 KIAS...

I would get a constant cruise speed of 145 KIAS with the Rotec at 85% power. I'll have a little bit more drag with this installation, but am expecting a bit better in cruise and a much better climb...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
The diameter is 1.54Ē larger than the Rotec. ...

The diameter is 1.54Ē larger than the Rotec. Luckily I built that wiggle room into the cowling. It will fit with no mods.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Actually saying "I told you so" wouldn't work to...

Actually saying "I told you so" wouldn't work to well as the Verner 9S wasn't in existence until I was already flying with the Rotec. The R-3600 was the only option at the time. Steve Wolf was the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Thank you for the kind words!

Thank you for the kind words!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
The advertised HP on a Rotec is 150, in reality...

The advertised HP on a Rotec is 150, in reality it's more like 135. The Verner is Dyno tested to 158 HP. Other than that I've had no other problems with the Rotec.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
The new engine is around 20 more hp from what...

The new engine is around 20 more hp from what Iíve seen with other builders. Also it is a simpler engine with no gear reduction. This was always in the back of my mind since i was running a heavier...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,981
Posted By flyboykelly
Radial powered RV-8R V2.0

Hey everyone. I am in the process of changing engines on the RV-8R to the Verner 9S. I put my Facebook page back up and will be updating the new installation as I go along. give me a few days and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,290
Posted By flyboykelly
https://www.rigidhvac.com/micro-dc-aircon-12v loo...

https://www.rigidhvac.com/micro-dc-aircon-12v

look under working amps.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,290
Posted By flyboykelly
The unit draws 8 amps of power. the 450w is the...

The unit draws 8 amps of power. the 450w is the cooling capacity. which is only 1535 BTU. I've looked at these units as well. It would easily fit in the forward baggage compartment, but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,074
Posted By flyboykelly
The only design that I saw was the revival of the...

The only design that I saw was the revival of the BD-4 closing wheel pants by LoPresti. They were claiming an 8kt gain, but I think that was before flight testing. They went silent on the project...
Forum: Propellers 10-27-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,219
Posted By flyboykelly
GT Propellers

I'd give GT propellers a close look. I use one of their props on my radial RV and love it. They worked with me to engineer a blade for my specific installation. They also make replacement blades...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By flyboykelly
I've seen this before on the Rotec TBI. It has a...

I've seen this before on the Rotec TBI. It has a similar design. each time it was either a clogged spray bar or the last chance filter before the spray bar getting clogged.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,426
Posted By flyboykelly
it may be to good to be true

it may be too good to be true, but that's what I observed with the installation. Granted I didn't go out and put the airplane through a full series of speed runs to verify it. frankly I did the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By flyboykelly
Two of the best!

I can't say enough good things about both companies. Tom has been invaluable to me with some of the engine kits that we have developed, same goes with Aircraft Spruce. Great people all around!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-06-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,321
Posted By flyboykelly
I?m curious, does any one know why these never...

I?m curious, does any one know why these never made it to market? Was there a flaw in the design, or were the proposed speed gains just not there?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,316
Posted By flyboykelly
does anyone know if there was a speed advantage...

does anyone know if there was a speed advantage to lowering the canopy?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,013
Posted By flyboykelly
Installing a tee fitting at the fuel inlet of the...

Installing a tee fitting at the fuel inlet of the MKI regulator with an orificed fitting works well as a vapor return line. This fitting from vans works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,808
Posted By flyboykelly
Vapor return line

If installing a Rotec TBI you should consider installing a vapor return line. Feel free to pm me for more details.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-26-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,275
Posted By flyboykelly
They work better if used with a heat sink, but...

They work better if used with a heat sink, but plan on an annual...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-19-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 28,807
Posted By flyboykelly
Can you PM me an estimate on the development cost?

Can you PM me an estimate on the development cost?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,384
Posted By flyboykelly
We evacuated to the panhandle just to evacuate...

We evacuated to the panhandle just to evacuate back home in Spruce Creek. The path shifted by 200 miles. Hopefully the Radial 8 survives its second hurricane.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 28,807
Posted By flyboykelly
Smile 7 and 9 cylinder!?!?

7 and 9 cylinder!?!?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By flyboykelly
Need an engine measurement

Does anyone out there have the measurement from the lifting lug to the firewall on an O-320 RV-6? Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By flyboykelly
Flyer magazine article

Ed Hicks (currently building a beautiful RV-8) wrote up a really nice article on the Radial RV. It's in the summer edition on Flyer magazine which is on the news stands in Europe or available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,426
Posted By flyboykelly
I think it's definitely worth it. I took the...

I think it's definitely worth it. I took the Vans fairing and modified it so that it would fully swivel. It was worth about 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,736
Posted By flyboykelly
My RV-8 air conditioner project

This thread has inspired me to beat the Florida heat. The only thing left to do is add the vents and wire it into the airplane. It's totally self contained on the rear seat and flows plenty of air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,321
Posted By flyboykelly
https://youtu.be/_WgAJg3hP0M Enjoy 😀

https://youtu.be/_WgAJg3hP0M

Enjoy 😀
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,321
Posted By flyboykelly
Thanks for posting these Ed. The pics look great!

Thanks for posting these Ed. The pics look great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By flyboykelly
Stop into Spruce Creek. We have lots of RVs on...

Stop into Spruce Creek. We have lots of RVs on the field.
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