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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bill Boyd
I just relocated my ELT antenna from the tailcone...

I just relocated my ELT antenna from the tailcone just ahead of the vertical stabilizer to beneath the empennage fairing in a horizontal orientation. What a positive difference in the appearance it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Bill Boyd
How 'bout a general description of what you have?

How 'bout a general description of what you have?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Bill Boyd
My 4'-11" wife is wanting booster cushions to see...

My 4'-11" wife is wanting booster cushions to see over the nose of the -10 a little better. That will make the rudder/brake pedal reach issue even worse than it is. She will require a removable...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Bill Boyd
I need to shim mine a bit after 50 hours... is it...

I need to shim mine a bit after 50 hours... is it acceptable to insert a U- or perhaps better described as a C-shaped shim, or is it necessary to pull the bolt to insert a full-circle shim? I don't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 83,698
Posted By Bill Boyd
Martin, that last photo of the fuselage from the...

Martin, that last photo of the fuselage from the rear looked at first glance like the front end of a wicked fighter jet sans nose cone/pitot. I had to look twice!
Forum: Fiberglass 06-18-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,553
Posted By Bill Boyd
Might help to keep the epoxy and hardener in a...

Might help to keep the epoxy and hardener in a cooler location until use.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,856
Posted By Bill Boyd
No, they're 90 degree angle stems. Leak-stops...

No, they're 90 degree angle stems. Leak-stops form Desser, if memory serves.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,856
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've heard a lot about how time-consuming it is...

I've heard a lot about how time-consuming it is to check tire pressure on the RV-10. Big wheel pants, lots of screws, etc, etc. With appropriately-located holes in the pants and brackets, it takes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,728
Posted By Bill Boyd
Considering that I have open pasture land at the...

Considering that I have open pasture land at the departure end of my most commonly used runway, if I were only at 450ft AGL, I would probably just continue straight and land on pasture land, rather...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,126
Posted By Bill Boyd
I wonder if this would work for the notorious...

I wonder if this would work for the notorious B-nut leaks at the vent line bulkhead fitting in the wing root (RV-10). Sounds easier than custom wrenches through the sender hole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bill Boyd
Been watching Mike Goulian on YT teaching his...

Been watching Mike Goulian on YT teaching his wife instrument flying (which is fun viewing if you haven't seen this couple yet). Over and over, when Karin is getting behind the plane a bit and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,318
Posted By Bill Boyd
Those new models are the 5- and 6-place stretched...

Those new models are the 5- and 6-place stretched -10's.

It was only a matter of time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bill Boyd
Re the Lycoming unofficial procedure: What does...

Re the Lycoming unofficial procedure:

What does the brief rich mixture setting (step 5) with the boost off and the engine not being cranked accomplish?

Just to add fuel to the discussion, my engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm lazy. There, I said it :D. Using Mac's and...

I'm lazy. There, I said it :D. Using Mac's and iPotato's outside the office for years while being forced onto the MicroSoft plantation at work has soured my outlook. I have stacks of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Bill Boyd
I wonder if Rob will ever support the iOS - for...

I wonder if Rob will ever support the iOS - for us lazy / PC-hating types.

I'd rather buy a set of thumb-drives pre-loaded with everything I need to install each time an upgrade comes out....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,566
Posted By Bill Boyd
Have you given rides to any prominent Americans? ...

Have you given rides to any prominent Americans? Could be Parmesan cheese crumbs...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,052
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm35 hours into phase 1 after a 5-year build. ...

I'm35 hours into phase 1 after a 5-year build. (Honestly, even as a veteran of an original 6A build in the 90's, I had no clue it would take that long...)

There have been a few squawks, but all...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bill Boyd
Is there an overhead panel for (at least) fresh...

Is there an overhead panel for (at least) fresh air delivery to your noggin?
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,834
Posted By Bill Boyd
I am carrying $165 hull. That's what is actually...

I am carrying $165 hull. That's what is actually in it for parts. Decisions like this are always a compromise...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-31-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,277
Posted By Bill Boyd
Randy - let me add my thanks to those of so many...

Randy - let me add my thanks to those of so many others for sharing this. I've spent a few terrifying moments in inadvertent IMC, and a timed standard rate turn was a lot more difficult by myself in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By Bill Boyd
Good news for a new -10 owner who doesn't even...

Good news for a new -10 owner who doesn't even have an aileron roll-worthy mount anymore!

(Although some guy named Jesse told me on the down-low that the -10 rolls quite smoothly - I'm assuming he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,696
Posted By Bill Boyd
Well, I learned something today thanks to Dan. ...

Well, I learned something today thanks to Dan. Didn't think I'd be furthering my medical education by perusing VAF this morning, but here we are...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not to be snarky, but I'd suggest taking the...

Not to be snarky, but I'd suggest taking the interruption in stride (my build took 5 years from QB-stage - weeks and even months of delay are truly small potatoes in the grander scheme) and spending...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bill Boyd
I went with standard tips attached with piano...

I went with standard tips attached with piano hinge, and Paul's FlyLeds Nav/strobes. I rolled my own landing lights from Cree LED flashlight heads in Duckworth mounts, but that was before FlyLeds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,503
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yeah

As a 1500 hour VFR pilot, most of it in RV's, I feel nervous before every flight. Sometimes on bluebird days I stand down even on a 30 minute joyride around the patch just because I'm not "feeling...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,816
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll go you one better...

A couple of weeks ago I got invited by my CFI buddy to act as his safety pilot while he did his required practice currency approaches under the hood. As an aspiring instrument student, I was happy...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,546
Posted By Bill Boyd
Following up my earlier comment

I checked for myself in flight yesterday: my doors are good and tight in flight, no gaps opening up in the seals under air loads. My handles are a good bit stiffer than my friend's doors that have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By Bill Boyd
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1366122&postcount=224

Use piano hinge for your oil door fastener, and I promise you'll forget any cares you had about door stiffness, because it...
Forum: Southeast 03-15-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By Bill Boyd
Boy, you weren't kidding. If I ever have to...

Boy, you weren't kidding. If I ever have to relocate to TN, I just found home.
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By Bill Boyd
Wow - I bet Allan never anticipated how far...

Wow - I bet Allan never anticipated how far people would run with this mod :D
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,546
Posted By Bill Boyd
A little O.T., but when I rode as safety pilot in...

A little O.T., but when I rode as safety pilot in a friend's -10 today, I noticed that his door bowed enough in flight to see daylight beyond the McMaster seal at the upper forward corner of the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-11-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,237
Posted By Bill Boyd
Don, I am sorry for your loss. The whole flying...

Don, I am sorry for your loss. The whole flying community is diminished by it.

Tomorrow I have been tapped as an alternate safety pilot for a friend who is doing his IFR currency flying - because...
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Bill Boyd
Mine is currently flying without the plate...

Mine is currently flying without the plate because while it fits fine, it is currently misplaced somewhere in the shop or the hangar. My chief concern with leaving it out longer term is not the pins...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,899
Posted By Bill Boyd
I think I prefer "glad nut." One, it's much...

I think I prefer "glad nut."

One, it's much easier to pronounce distinctly.

Two, you'll be glad the nut is tight. (hat tip to Vic).
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bill Boyd
Carl, I don't like the idea of a micro slurry...

Carl, I don't like the idea of a micro slurry filler hard up against the edge of the plexi all the way around - because of differential expansion concerns.

That... and I don't think the gray...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bill Boyd
Carl: Add Silpruf to your list. Then get rid of...

Carl:

Add Silpruf to your list.

Then get rid of the other items ;) :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,247
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll be doing a final end-of-phase-1 tinkering &...

I'll be doing a final end-of-phase-1 tinkering & mods W&B soon, and when I do, I'll carefully re-measure the datums (data?) and report back how different they are in ground and flight attitudes for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bill Boyd
Very interested in the replies you get on this. ...

Very interested in the replies you get on this. I'll be balancing my injectors soon as I progress through phase 1.

My EGT on one cyl scrolled quickly downward and back up again shortly before the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,064
Posted By Bill Boyd
It's a Cessna. Tell him if he throttles back to...

It's a Cessna. Tell him if he throttles back to 75% power he'll be well below 150 KIAS - problem solved. :p
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bill Boyd
I don't think the fuel arm changes as...

I don't think the fuel arm changes as significantly as the fuel weight does, although with a D-cross-section LE tank, you are correct.

The occupant arm changes with seat position, and the baggage...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bill Boyd
From my Sunday morning armchair with inadequate...

From my Sunday morning armchair with inadequate coffee, it appears that the formula offered is missing some very important parentheses.

Standard "My Dear Aunt Sally" calculations will get you way...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,433
Posted By Bill Boyd
Red face Lecture me if I need it, but it wasn't long into...

Lecture me if I need it, but it wasn't long into my RV ownership that I simply left off the valve stem cap. There, I said it :D

I use the mark-on-tire method for aligning the stem with the access...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bill Boyd
Happy to chime in here on a snowy day

... you won't find more helpful vendors anywhere who truly "get" the experimental community and consistently go the extra mile.

I'm glad to have them in my corner whenever the -10 needs a phase-1...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-08-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bill Boyd
If your CG is like most, you'll want to store...

If your CG is like most, you'll want to store heavy items as far forward in the baggage area as you can. That means tucking them in the space right behind the seats and ahead of the flap tube. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,442
Posted By Bill Boyd
Don't overlook this if you are by chance having...

Don't overlook this if you are by chance having AFS do a panel for you as I did.

I bargain hunted for a few pieces to get me going ahead of the main panel delivery, only to discover the 5% average...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,905
Posted By Bill Boyd
Wowza!

somebody prototype a nose wheel model for me that'll move a -10 on a turf apron!
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,791
Posted By Bill Boyd
What are we looking at here, Steve

You painted the sky?

Seriously, can't see much of the paint job. Post more pix, please.
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,505
Posted By Bill Boyd
I ga-ron-tee if you use piano hinge as a latch...

I ga-ron-tee if you use piano hinge as a latch you will have zero bulging at any corner of your oil door.

One of my lasting regrets with how I did the 6A oil door 25-odd years ago was those...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,505
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll put in a plug for the way I did it in the...

I'll put in a plug for the way I did it in the -10. Wouldn't change a thing about it.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1366122&postcount=224
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,517
Posted By Bill Boyd
Happened to me twice in recent years. Have since...

Happened to me twice in recent years. Have since sold the plane so I've quit worrying about it. But I will be concerned for the future oil samoples in the -10 going forward.

I don't imagine an oil...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Bill Boyd
Barry has gotten back to me and suggests...

Barry has gotten back to me and suggests troubleshooting the power system for an intermittent breaker (I used ATO fuses instead) and toggle switches. Intermittent could be anywhere. No mention or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-31-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Bill Boyd
One of my first thoughts as well. If this is a...

One of my first thoughts as well. If this is a power interruption, it's so brief I doubt anything but a 'scope would register it. No way my DVM would react that fast. I suppose I can first see if...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-30-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Bill Boyd
What is this filter you speak of? Their website...

What is this filter you speak of?

Their website is not the easiest to navigate - give me the skinny if you please.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-30-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Bill Boyd
Waiting to hear back from Ross - had to leave a...

Waiting to hear back from Ross - had to leave a VM today. I know he'll call, but here's my question:

Out flying the -10 today and realized I hadn't punched the Gauge button to bring up the timing...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll be waiting to see the results up close, Len...

I'll be waiting to see the results up close, Len :D
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bill Boyd
Use mine every time for seat adjustment. Would...

Use mine every time for seat adjustment. Would have a difficult time using the center brace for this as I placed the seat adjuster handles on the inside of the seats adjacent to the tunnel. Can't...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,612
Posted By Bill Boyd
It's all fun and games until somebody on a school...

It's all fun and games until somebody on a school playground catches a flaming battery pack. :eek:
Forum: GPS 01-20-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By Bill Boyd
Glad you found the trouble - but in FL these days...

Glad you found the trouble - but in FL these days it could be...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,706
Posted By Bill Boyd
Looks like only the 900 comes with the VNT...

Looks like only the 900 comes with the VNT option.

How much of a safety issue a non-vented EarthX is considered to be in the standard battery location in the -10 tail cone??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By Bill Boyd
In order not to scare off customers. Old adage:...

In order not to scare off customers.

Old adage: "Never fly the 'A' model of anything."
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,694
Posted By Bill Boyd
Opened the cowl flap today in cruise - about 25...

Opened the cowl flap today in cruise - about 25 squared for break-in. My hottest cylinder dropped 11 degrees in one minute after opening the cowl flap. I think 342 to 331 degrees. That's as long...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,694
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have one - in the left side not down very low. ...

I have one - in the left side not down very low. So far I'm seeing almost no difference in CHT's open or closed, nor in speed. But I'm still in break-in (18 hrs) and flying without pants. CHT's...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bill Boyd
couple phase 1 squawks

My oil pressure on the IO-540 is low to mid-20's at idle and 43 in cruise with oil at 210F. Not sure if I need to adjust this badly enough to remove the right rear baffle for access to it - what a...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have multiple extras of these fairings if...

I have multiple extras of these fairings if interested. Would let 'em go cheap!
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