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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Unfortunately, there is no key telling you that a...

Unfortunately, there is no key telling you that a particular bag is for this chapter/step in the plans. So you have to sort through two dozen bags to figure out which one you need to be working out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I hate the packaging. Just send me 20 AN3-10A's...

I hate the packaging. Just send me 20 AN3-10A's in a bag, not 2 in one bag, 3 in another, and 5 (combined) in 3 other bags. Far easier for me to inventory and MUCH cheaper for VAN's to package. ...
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,895
Posted By Kyle Boatright
For about $17/lb plus shipping.

For about $17/lb plus shipping.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I agree with this sentiment. Find yourself a...

I agree with this sentiment. Find yourself a mentor, send the parts out, and once you get 'em back, go over everything with a fine tooth comb with your mentor. If he's happy, ask him to watch over...
Forum: Tools 05-02-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Tools of Shame

Here's a thread where you can confess your sins about improvised tools. Here's one from yesterday. (I'm sure Ryobi will be commercializing this idea soon - not.)

25382
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,412
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It can be, but the wind and rudder have a huge...

It can be, but the wind and rudder have a huge amount of mechanical advantage over that type lock. I prefer one that uses the counterbalance.
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Upper Wing Fairings - RV-10

The upper wing/fuselage fairings on the -10 have angle stiffeners and support along both edges. Does that make them part of the wing walk? In other words, can you step/stand on them?

Structurally,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is a good idea to check the seal every...

It is a good idea to check the seal every condition inspection. My check is to make sure it is still pliable. One year it wasn't and my "bend test" turned into a "break in half" test.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I donít have the model number, but that one looks...

I donít have the model number, but that one looks right and Iím sure I bought it from Spruce. The screen is a flat metal (stainless probably) mesh and fits in the top section (not the bowl) of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have that model and it has a screen.

I have that model and it has a screen.
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Your pictures are not viewable. I remember...

Your pictures are not viewable.

I remember facing the same issue. I think I either drilled new mounting holes or found a way for internally wrenching bolts/screws to fit and clear the engine mount.
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This, exactly, on all of the surfaces on my -10. ...

This, exactly, on all of the surfaces on my -10. I will point out that I glued them with proseal, cleco'd to an angle iron jig, before riveting them..
Forum: Painting your RV 04-23-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Depends. Why are you repainting? If the paint...

Depends.

Why are you repainting? If the paint is coming loose, you have to sand it all off and start with a fresh surface.

If you're touching it up and don't mind extra weight, you need to rough...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By Kyle Boatright
B 1/2 absolutely cures faster. I used some...

B 1/2 absolutely cures faster. I used some recently and it fully cured in my hangar in 2 days. The hangar probably varied between 40 and 75 degrees over the 2 days.
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes, putting something heavy even farther away...

Yes, putting something heavy even farther away from the CG increases the moment of inertia (the resistance to rotational acceleration).

Think about how easy it is to spin a baseball and how much...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Me? Iíd re-route the harness through a new...

Me? Iíd re-route the harness through a new bushing. Or Iíd install an adel on the inboard rib and use it to put an ďLĒ shaped kink in the harness so it can run parallel to the pushrod instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,425
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I shimmed mine (many years ago) but if I was...

I shimmed mine (many years ago) but if I was doing another one, I'd make a liquid shim using one of the epoxy putties. I think that would support the plexi better and would probably look better too...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 04-20-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Doors would be a hard thing to engineer, since...

Doors would be a hard thing to engineer, since there is a structural longeron that defines the ledge where both types of canopies rest. All of the RV's except the -10 have this design feature. You'd...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Scott, I didn't think big chunks of fiberfrax...

Scott,

I didn't think big chunks of fiberfrax would hold their shape if I simply laid a bigger piece of tape over them. So I applied the fiberfrax in small strips - maybe 3" wide, covered with the...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think extending the seat rails for...

I think extending the seat rails for ingress/egress is a reasonable approach. But:

- You have to move the seat forward to a normal location when you fly. OR, you'll have to redesign the seat support...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-17-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,811
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Is getting better. It used to be 2/10. I'd rate...

Is getting better. It used to be 2/10. I'd rate it a 4/10 or so most recently. ;-)
Forum: Tools 04-17-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Torque Wrench Recommendation

What's a good brand of torque wrench that doesn't come with the Snap-on price tag?

In torqueing the C/S prop on the -10 yesterday, I had to borrow a torque wrench 'cause none of mine go that high.
Forum: Primers 04-16-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I was happy with the product. It sprays well,...

I was happy with the product. It sprays well, sands well, sticks well... But I have no basis for comparison to other epoxy primers. That said, my sense is epoxy primer is epoxy primer.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-11-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Kyle Boatright
In the old plans, the battery was in the footwell...

In the old plans, the battery was in the footwell up against the firewall. I made a similar mount and put the ELT behind the battery in the center channel of the footwell.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,736
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I do not like "through the hinge line" gust locks...

I do not like "through the hinge line" gust locks like the ones you mention. The control surface has so much mechanical advantage over those locks that the locks themselves are as dangerous to your...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If they are under/around the door openings, they...

If they are under/around the door openings, they are part of the door fitment process.
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think that was a thread I started. I passed on...

I think that was a thread I started. I passed on chrome plating because of the hydrogen embrittlement issue. In talking to the local shops, I didn't get solid enough answers to convince me they...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Better than smelling like grandmaís underpants if...

Better than smelling like grandmaís underpants if the rodents do their thing. ;-)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here. I wouldn't do it. That stuff goes...

Same here. I wouldn't do it. That stuff goes everywhere. Your painter would hate you and you might hate you too if your paint didn't adhere well.

If your hangar has rats, I'd find a way to correct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's nothing to stop you from doing it that...

There's nothing to stop you from doing it that way. Lots of ways to skin that cat.
Forum: Tools 04-07-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,767
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think Dan is tooling up to build a replica B-36...

I think Dan is tooling up to build a replica B-36 now that he's retired and has all kinds of spare time.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The layup wasn't going to cure trapped between 2...

The layup wasn't going to cure trapped between 2 layers of plastic -moisture couldn't get to it. That said, I believe you're over-thinking it. With one side exposed to the atmosphere, it'll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes. I noticed the cylinder fins about to wear...

Yes. I noticed the cylinder fins about to wear through a portion of the baffles. So I repaired the baffles and added the RTV/fiberglass as a performance enhancement and wear preventative.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-05-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm sure it'll cure no problem, but if it is a...

I'm sure it'll cure no problem, but if it is a concern, a trial tube of RTV is like $5.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Aren't cotter pins cad plated steel, therefore...

Aren't cotter pins cad plated steel, therefore magnetic?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My experience is the "stock ones" will come...

My experience is the "stock ones" will come loose. I've successfully removed the adhesive tape and reattached them with shoe goo, so if you're gonna use 'em, that might be a longer lasting approach.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,236
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They have been de-emphasizing SnF for several...

They have been de-emphasizing SnF for several years now. SnF ain't what it used to be from an Experimental standpoint.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-05-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used the black high temp RTV and ~3 layers of...

I used the black high temp RTV and ~3 layers of glass, squeegeeing the RTV into the layers between layers of wax paper. Then I cut the wax paper and fiberglass layup to shape (the pieces should match...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,888
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Many wonít use stripper on fiberglass. Bad...

Many wonít use stripper on fiberglass. Bad things can happen. Sanding is a common approach.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Adel clamps with or without conduit?

Adel clamps with or without conduit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,496
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My experience is that with the garage door and...

My experience is that with the garage door and windows closed, airplane building sounds are not an issue to anyone - even nearby neighbors. Might want to have someone run your compressor and rivet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,496
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I built and painted my -6 in a neighborhood with...

I built and painted my -6 in a neighborhood with 1/5 acre lots. I had a direct and honest discussion with each immediate neighbor explaining what I was doing and that I would try to minimize...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I bought a set. Notice how the product...

I bought a set. Notice how the product description says for LSA’s and equivalent? That’s on there because of my feedback. Those tubes are paper thin and flimsy.

I sent em back, pulled out the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-03-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I looked at this on one mounted wing and one...

I looked at this on one mounted wing and one unmounted wing yesterday.

The skin to spar rivets on the outboard 5 bays are doable from the end of the wing and through the aileron bellcrank access...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Or, if you're outside rule airspace, don't...

Or, if you're outside rule airspace, don't install the equipment until you're on the ramp at the avionics shop that is doing the certification. 3 minutes and a hex key is all it takes to "install" a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I haven't poured through the regs, but if you're...

I haven't poured through the regs, but if you're not based in ADSB mandated airspace and won't transition through ADSB mandate airspace, couldn't you uninstall the equipment, log it, fly to the cert...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The suggestion I was building on was that you...

The suggestion I was building on was that you rivet the ribs and stiffener to the skin in a cradle. The perceived challenge of that approach was how to rivet the flanges of the assembled leading edge...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are 6 bays. You should be able to reach...

There are 6 bays. You should be able to reach (and rivet) the three outboard bays from the wingtip. The next two ribs create the aileron bellcrank bay, so those are "easy" <ahem> through the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That or find a flexible rivet bucker with long...

That or find a flexible rivet bucker with long arms. I meant to stick my arm in the RV-10's wing today to see how difficult of a job this would be, and forgot until I'd already left the airport. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,637
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. A flat panel works just fine. The only...

Yep.

A flat panel works just fine. The only problem is that it doesn't add a bunch of zeroes to the final bill. ;-)
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Tony, how much clearance does this leave between...

Tony, how much clearance does this leave between the cowl and spinner? I know people who'd love to have another 1/8" or 1/4" of space there to make it easier to wrestle the cowl on and off.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A tool something like this (I have a different...

A tool something like this (I have a different one) makes it pretty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2022, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You should be able to replace the sender without...

You should be able to replace the sender without pulling the tank. The gap at the wing root is adequate for the task, and it is (IMO) much easier than removing the whole tank.
Forum: Safety 03-28-2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,686
Posted By Kyle Boatright
How many accidents are caused by the lack of a...

How many accidents are caused by the lack of a POH?
Forum: Painting your RV 03-25-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is why you proactively talk with your...

This is why you proactively talk with your neighbors and explain that youíre building an airplane and will do everything you can to make sure it doesnít bother them. But if/when it dies, they should...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The longerons, some skins, and maybe the flaps...

The longerons, some skins, and maybe the flaps are longer than 6'. If a spray booth is the route you're taking, I think you're headed down the right path.

But...

Honest to gosh question - why go...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-24-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Neither does mine. But that's the airport...

Neither does mine. But that's the airport authority's rule. The FBO ain't into the enforcement business and I know of multiple airplanes that have been painted in hangars. Including an RV-8 in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can "stack" several drill bit extensions and...

You can "stack" several drill bit extensions and a unibit to drill that inboard hole using access from the most inboard access panel. Here's an example of a drill bit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
90 degree drill or a stacked series of drill bit...

90 degree drill or a stacked series of drill bit extensions.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-19-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Bowden Cable Boots

Other than using the trial and error method on Ebay, is there a source for the rubber boots that seal the ends of Bowden cables? I need to replace a couple of them on throttle and trim cables and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I wouldn't test it until it is hard and rubbery...

I wouldn't test it until it is hard and rubbery (not sticky).

Depending on how warm it is in your shop, that could take several days.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you leave a pull wire in there, the grommets...

If you leave a pull wire in there, the grommets work very well. Even without a pull wire, you can fairly easily fish a wire through the grommets.

Just $0.02 from someone who thinks conduit makes...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,733
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It is probably installation dependent, but I have...

It is probably installation dependent, but I have the NACA ducts and was able to get the rudder bars out and back in without any damage. It just took finding the right geometry. I think I also...
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