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Forum: Alternative Engines 04-07-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
Posted By flyboykelly
HA! Overkill!

HA! Overkill!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 58
Views: 6,818
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: 23
Views: 3,770
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: 23
Views: 3,770
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: 2,132
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: 3,828
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: 427
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: 11,220
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: 2,742
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: 7,874
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: 4,434
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: 1,735
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: 3,607
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: 1,983
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: 25,618
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: 3,890
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: 25,618
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: 807
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: 1,202
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: 11,220
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: 9,519
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: 16,744
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: 16,744
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: 727
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.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By flyboykelly
All good comments and suggestions. It's not a...

All good comments and suggestions. It's not a show stopper for me. I think I'll mount a go pro looking in the aft cockpit first and then go from there.

All the best,
BK
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By flyboykelly
Smoke system smoking the cockpit

I tested the smoke system the other day on the Radial RV-8 and some smoke started to filter in the cockpit immediately. I'm wondering if anyone else flying an 8 has had this problem? The only...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-10-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,939
Posted By flyboykelly
Yep, and before anyone asks those numbers are...

Yep, and before anyone asks those numbers are correct. the cooling efficiency for a radial engine is very high as each cylinder is facing directly into the slip stream. also for the Rotec R-3600,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,611
Posted By flyboykelly
We've had a pretty good turnout at the Rotec...

We've had a pretty good turnout at the Rotec booth. Here is a short video of my Wed showcase flyby!

https://youtu.be/_WgAJg3hP0M
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,944
Posted By flyboykelly
Man I'd love one for my RV-8. The tail wiggles...

Man I'd love one for my RV-8. The tail wiggles all over the place in turbulence.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,944
Posted By flyboykelly
How does the yaw damper work? Is there a servo...

How does the yaw damper work? Is there a servo that needs to be installed in the rudder?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,794
Posted By flyboykelly
I made mine

I did my own skirt and made it structural. This eliminated the need for the steel structure, other than the forward steel bow. It has a foam core making it very light and strong. Lots of pictures...
Forum: COMM 02-22-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 754
Posted By flyboykelly
Xcomm 760 volume

For some reason I can change the volume on my xcomm 760. I can't change either the radio or intercom volume. Also the music input doesn't work. I have a factory wiring harness. Anyone else...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-28-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 558,033
Posted By flyboykelly
RV-8R

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h390/Bkelly3870/2edcd69632d9fac5e5e394bf284f0456.jpg
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h390/Bkelly3870/45487584e206fe1dd34e0270c8821aa0.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,732
Posted By flyboykelly
I can't speak for the hartzell blade replacement,...

I can't speak for the hartzell blade replacement, but I can say that the prop they made me is great! It really makes the radial even go!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,571
Posted By flyboykelly
Nice job! Here is the forward pulling towbar...

Nice job! Here is the forward pulling towbar that I finished yesterday!

...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 558,033
Posted By flyboykelly
Picture courtesy of Jim Busha

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h390/Bkelly3870/3acf8d4400ae0f875143dae6d08b175b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,854
Posted By flyboykelly
I would advise against the mod. I've seen...

I would advise against the mod. I've seen serious safety and build problems after doing tech inspections on rv wings that have had the outboard tanks added. Unless you plan to perminantly rivet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,054
Posted By flyboykelly
Go to YouTube and type in RV-8R. There are...

Go to YouTube and type in RV-8R. There are plenty of videos!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,054
Posted By flyboykelly
Sport Aviation

Check out this months Sport Aviation cover story! Jim Busha did a great job on the article.

BK...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 70,130
Posted By flyboykelly
I'm interested in the possibility of developing...

I'm interested in the possibility of developing one for the Rotec R-3600. It uses a 5 volt square wave at 4.5 pulses per rev.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 70,130
Posted By flyboykelly
Ross, can the EFI use an external electronic...

Ross, can the EFI use an external electronic ignition tach source rather than its own pickup for rpm info?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-24-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,634
Posted By flyboykelly
Rotec Forum

To all Rotec TBI owners. Rotec Aerosport now has an online forum to help with any technical questions that you may have. To register use the link below.

https://forum.rotecaerosport.com/
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,031
Posted By flyboykelly
My two cents with regards to the switches. The...

My two cents with regards to the switches. The Rotec engine has dual electronic ignition and I used toggle switches as well. i used three different types of switches before I landed on one that I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-18-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,527
Posted By flyboykelly
One advantage of an alternative engine conversion...

One advantage of an alternative engine conversion is the ability to place the engine where you want. I'd just make a mount that bolted right on the stock RV-7 engine mount to the rotax. Then you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,911
Posted By flyboykelly
Bingo!!!!!

Bingo!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,447
Posted By flyboykelly
Flying an RV is.......

The definition of sport aviation.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,492
Posted By flyboykelly
I agree with Dan, you can start down a rabbit...

I agree with Dan, you can start down a rabbit hole very easily when modifying a pre punched quick build. Changing a load bearing structure can require changing multiple parts of the original kit. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,492
Posted By flyboykelly
Morgan, First off congrats on deciding to be...

Morgan,

First off congrats on deciding to be different! I could go into the why's and how's for a long time, but I'll just say I went down every road you've talked about. In my experience and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,735
Posted By flyboykelly
Good thought! I'll look to see if the hellcat...

Good thought! I'll look to see if the hellcat had that placard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,735
Posted By flyboykelly
Great work! I ended up modifying a vans...

Great work! I ended up modifying a vans tailwheel fairing to work in a full swivel with their stock fork. Yours will be MUCH...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,101
Posted By flyboykelly
Wow!

Great write up, and thank you for the kind words about my radial rv!
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