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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
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, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,789
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, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
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, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
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, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,944
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
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.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
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, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
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, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,257
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
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, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,742
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
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!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By Bill Boyd
"...glider guys... have a 12" tube that can be...

"...glider guys... have a 12" tube that can be extended down through the belly..."

And it begins :rolleyes:
Forum: Safety 12-26-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,031
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not sure about the primacy of amperage monitoring.

I'll throw this out as a dissenting opinion, for whatever discussion value it may offer.

I have recently developed an erratic alternator output shunt amperage indication on my glass panel as well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,475
Posted By Bill Boyd
Data point. Gallagher customer for ever... RV-10...

Data point.

Gallagher customer for ever... RV-10 160k hull /full coverage. Required 2 hours in type before binding for first flight. I'm 1300TT VFR pilot, 960 in RV-6A, age 64. I'm paying 2600...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 51,968
Posted By Bill Boyd
A thing of beauty :D - and I haven't yet had my...

A thing of beauty :D - and I haven't yet had my first instrument lesson.

I hope you feel the pride of accomplishment in what you've helped create, there, Rob. Simply amazing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 493,103
Posted By Bill Boyd
Steve, you're trying to bait me into the CAD and...

Steve, you're trying to bait me into the CAD and 3D printing game, aren't you :p

No way. I'm sufficiently challenged by my own fancy-glass-panel software updates. I don't see myself wading into a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hard to imagine a unilateral hearing loss would...

Hard to imagine a unilateral hearing loss would be of concern to the Feds - we don't use stereo hearing to locate traffic conflicts in flight. Seems to me (famous last words) that if you have one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
Posted By Bill Boyd
The Infinity is adjustable, too - if you know how...

The Infinity is adjustable, too - if you know how ;)

After cutting off most of the upper portion of my control sticks for panel clearance I found myself having to secure the Infinity's by clamping...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,029
Posted By Bill Boyd
For posterity

Very bad idea, IMO. My secondhand kit came with these under each seat and it wasn't long before vapor lock made its appearance on 93 mogas. $500 to Aircraft Specialty for quality teflon hoses and...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bill Boyd
Those of you who faired the sides of the nose...

Those of you who faired the sides of the nose gear slot in the lower cowl - what material and thickness did you go with, and did you butt the seal in the middle or leave a gap for the gear leg to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Bill Boyd
Correct, Bruce - no builder-made connections...

Correct, Bruce - no builder-made connections except at the junction with the probes themselves. Advanced seemed not at all surprised that an EGT probe failed within a few hours of ground run time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Bill Boyd
Removing and reinserting the D-sub in the EMS-220...

Removing and reinserting the D-sub in the EMS-220 changed none of my issues. And I now have dancing CHT values in flight that are changing impossibly fast on a couple cylinders. I suppose that's an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Bill Boyd
Agree on the shunt. Voltage tells the tale. It...

Agree on the shunt. Voltage tells the tale. It was part of a bundle from Dynon early in my build and I probably would have been as well off leaving it out from a reliability standpoint.

I will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Bill Boyd
EMS-220 issue?

15 hours into phase one with a full Advanced Panel setup and dual alternators, Dynon shunt monitoring their combined output current...

Last week my Red Cube suddenly stopped registering in the...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bill Boyd
FWIW, I installed Ross' 6 into 1 MAP manifold,...

FWIW, I installed Ross' 6 into 1 MAP manifold, with restrictors in each line at the primer port, and a Y-connector to split the MAP to the ignition and the EFIS. Added cost, weight and complexity but...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bill Boyd
The fuel pressure line snubber is, in my...

The fuel pressure line snubber is, in my understanding, not to stabilize readings but to limit the volume of gasoline being fed to a fire if the line ruptures and the exhaust lights it off.

I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 493,103
Posted By Bill Boyd
Trusty ol' DanH will be along eventually to refer...

Trusty ol' DanH will be along eventually to refer us to a 1930's NACA document we should have looked up ourselves to answer this question. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 493,103
Posted By Bill Boyd
For the RV-10 oil cooler we're talking 4" SCAT. ...

For the RV-10 oil cooler we're talking 4" SCAT. But the principle should work for any size tube.
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Bill Boyd
I didn't encounter it - I did the Matco front...

I didn't encounter it - I did the Matco front axle upgrade and (hopefully, unless I shear an anti-rotation bolt) won't ever have to. I'd recommend you consider it at this point.

Full disclosure -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 148,508
Posted By Bill Boyd
Circles are where the worms come out to feed on...

Circles are where the worms come out to feed on hapless downed pilots. Be sure to bring dynamite / satchel charges and a damsel to be in distress at the right moment.
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll investigate at least the rudder position...

I'll investigate at least the rudder position idea. One notch rearward on the seat tracks would help a good bit. My stick grip hits the Crow harness buckle pretty hard in the flare.
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Bill Boyd
lighter battery in the tail

I may get there eventually. Right now I'm finding that even with 20 lbs more baggage area ballast than my CG calculations say I should need to stay in-range, it's very challenging to land my -10 on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 493,103
Posted By Bill Boyd
Steve have you ever thought about printing bell...

Steve have you ever thought about printing bell mouth intakes for blast tubes and oil cooler SCAT tubes on the rear baffle? I feel like it might give some of us who need more oil or blast cooling a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,020
Posted By Bill Boyd
For perspective, the journey you are embarking on...

For perspective, the journey you are embarking on took me 5 years- with the kit downstairs in my well-supplied, air-conditioned shop, with an entire ground-up 6A solo build under my belt 20 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,049
Posted By Bill Boyd
Data point

Age 64, ASEL, 1200 hrs TT and 1000 in RV-6A. Hull value 160k. Starting this September paying $2600/yr and was required to get 3 hours in a -10 before first flight coverage.
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have not done reduced flow rate pressure...

I have not done reduced flow rate pressure testing - purposefully avoiding prolonged ground runs with CHT 300* upper limit and running >=75% power all the time for engine break-in, except in the...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
I did the mogas/avgas separate tanks thing for a...

I did the mogas/avgas separate tanks thing for a number of years in my 6A while I developed confidence in mogas as a fuel - and never had issue one with it in the O-320. I can do so again.

I...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
Tank built by an other owner before me (his...

Tank built by an other owner before me (his second RV-10) and done well enough that it doesn't leak - although the other side has a slow leak through what I must assume is a loose B-nut inside on the...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
Updates: flew to town and grabbed some 100LL -...

Updates: flew to town and grabbed some 100LL - 2/3 ratio in each tank with balance 93 mogas. Left tank will now keep pressure with boost pump on, and loses prime on the engine pump much more slowly...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
I just got back from snaking the fuel tank vent...

I just got back from snaking the fuel tank vent lines with .090" weed trimmer line and neither showed any evidence of an obstruction.

I had extensive conversation with Steve Tschurwald at Aircraft...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
My fuel flow transducer is at this point in the...

My fuel flow transducer is at this point in the standard location, following the electric pump in the tunnel. The fuel pressure transducer is the newest design supplied by Dynon/AFS, and I have no...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,136
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thread resurrection time!

I posted this at the end of another thread today but decided after further research it would be more appropriate in this 11-page classic :p

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RV-10 in early phase 1 with IO-540 with AFP...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,989
Posted By Bill Boyd
Appreciate your thoughts, Lan. This is going to...

Appreciate your thoughts, Lan. This is going to be a fun exercise, I can tell.

I'm going to copy and paste my post above to another thread started 7 years ago by Bob Leffler as it seems more...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,989
Posted By Bill Boyd
Guess I'm in the club

IO-540 with AFP mechanical injection (no return lines) , Andair valve, EFII boost pump and red cube in the tunnel, 40 micron JEG's billet filters under the seat pans between each tank and the...
Forum: COMM 11-21-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By Bill Boyd
Interesting, as I distinctly recall watching an...

Interesting, as I distinctly recall watching an MGL promo video years ago titled "What's In The Box."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 493,103
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yes, indeed. Customers waiting. tap, tap ,...

Yes, indeed. Customers waiting. tap, tap , tap... :rolleyes:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 51,968
Posted By Bill Boyd
Just finished my second flight in 130YD. A...

Just finished my second flight in 130YD. A settings question arose that I promised myself I'd ask when I got the chance:

Is there a way to stop "bitchin' Betty" from yelling at me about approaching...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-10-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,832
Posted By Bill Boyd
Just a muse...

no horse in this race as I have a 10 not a 9; different animal for sure when it comes to interior layout.

I was imagining someone using the extinguisher bottle as an improvised canopy breaker for...
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