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Forum: Reviews 06-23-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Bill Boyd
As someone in the middle of painting his RV-10 at...

As someone in the middle of painting his RV-10 at home, I can attest to what a big milestone this is, particularly if you are happy with the job done.

She looks great! Enjoy many safe hours to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,160
Posted By Bill Boyd
Congrats, Kyle! nice looking bird. I've had...

Congrats, Kyle! nice looking bird. I've had mine flying almost 2 years but this weekend to KCRE was the first flight in paint.

I miss the light touch of the 6A controls a bit, except when I don't....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,718
Posted By Bill Boyd
Floors of the basement shop (where we did the...

Floors of the basement shop (where we did the removable parts) and the hangar are both permanent-pink from the burgundy overspray. Saving the cleanup job for you, Vlad.

I think a pressure washing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,718
Posted By Bill Boyd
As promised, an update

How much does an RV-10 bargain-basement special paint job weigh?

About 19 pounds.

This is a twenty foot job that needs ample cut and buff and probably will have some color changes added as well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,718
Posted By Bill Boyd
Took it apart and started painting it!

It's been a LONG two weekends. Mid-80's inside the hangar. LOTS of unexpected pinholes despite the DanH neat epoxy skim coat(s) and nothing showing through the primer or tack coats. Flood the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've had success winching mine backwards into the...

I've had success winching mine backwards into the hangar using a HF 12V winch with a wireless remote, retired Odyssey battery for power, and a tow rope yoke with loops that slip over the steps right...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,994
Posted By Bill Boyd
Will they double as jack points?

Something to consider.

I have the tall HF bottle jack thingie with a scooped-out ram end, and use acorn nuts on threaded shafts as jack points - these look like they might do double-duty.

I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,615
Posted By Bill Boyd
Resurrecting old thread

because of having seen a "poor man's cold air induction" offered by an advertiser here, basically a blanket wrap for intake tubes that's also available from Summit Racing.

Now I see that Stewart...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,290
Posted By Bill Boyd
This.

If you play the "Where's Waldo" game to its conclusion, tracking down all the different bags that a particular, specific piece of hardware is found in and corralling each species in its own...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bill Boyd
Agree here. I got a freshly overhauled case...

Agree here.

I got a freshly overhauled case from DIVCO as part of the engine core I purchased. The crank passed inspection and we started the build with a box of yellow-tagged parts, a new cam and...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By Bill Boyd
Oh, how well I know. After my total loss house...

Oh, how well I know. After my total loss house fire in '15, I learned that none of the tools and none of the work product represented by my new replacement all-glass panel for the RV would be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll toss my guess in the hat before the...

I'll toss my guess in the hat before the authorities return to give us the answer: it has something to do with mechanical breakdown of the oil film in the bearings that the crank and con rods ride on...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By Bill Boyd
I decided to leave the louvers off and fly with...

I decided to leave the louvers off and fly with just a single AntiSplat cowl flap in the side of the cowl, planning to add the louvers later if needed. They aren't, in my installation.

The cowl...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By Bill Boyd
How about homeowner's insurance? :eek: We had a...

How about homeowner's insurance? :eek:

We had a little red cell pass over last night. That storm door on the screen porch is not gonna buff out. The hangar, scarcely 100 yards away but 50 feet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bill Boyd
"It reminded me of a Heathkit from back in the...

"It reminded me of a Heathkit from back in the day. Excellent product!"

Man, you just brought back some **fond** high school and college memories of Dynaco hi fi gear and HeathKit ham radio stuff! ...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've heard it said...

that the heat of evaporation of gasoline (its enthalpy) is not sufficient to account for the cylinder head cooling effect observed in a full-rich climb.

The alternative explanation is that...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,827
Posted By Bill Boyd
This can be done another way

Male layup over the door pockets... requires a good deal of finishing but it seals well. (RH image is first in sequence).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,596
Posted By Bill Boyd
Why the perceived need for valve stem caps? I...

Why the perceived need for valve stem caps?

I simply leave them off and air the tires through a hole in the pant with a straight-on air chuck. The pants come off for every condition inspection but...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bill Boyd
I wouldn't. After the first ten or twelve seat...

I wouldn't. After the first ten or twelve seat removals for assembly and maintenance, I simply didn't put the stop back in, so the seat can be slid back as far as desired. My seats don't exactly...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Bill Boyd
90 degree stem tubes worth it

You'll love being able to check and air your tires without removing the wheel pants.

Buy once, cry once.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By Bill Boyd
Larry, do people often stand around at your...

Larry, do people often stand around at your airport with lamp shades on their heads? Just curious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 149,937
Posted By Bill Boyd
Just returned from reading the last few pages of...

Just returned from reading the last few pages of this thread and a side-trip down Amazon's listing of Richard Bach's literary anthology, returned from that rabbit-hole to the Unread Threads index and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Bill Boyd
I used a fair number of these boots in my build,...

I used a fair number of these boots in my build, but I don't honestly think they add much safety aside from use on alway-hot exposed conductors such as you have here. They're pretty but not cheap. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By Bill Boyd
I know I started it, but -

This could get interesting. I'll grab some popcorn...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By Bill Boyd
Maybe just enough, if you're lucky, to compensate...

Maybe just enough, if you're lucky, to compensate for the swirling prop wash that helps define the slipstream on the belly of a tractor airplane. :D

It has always bugged me that we don't allow for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-30-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm not sure there's any RV that's not a chore to...

I'm not sure there's any RV that's not a chore to decowl, but don't let that dissuade you from doing the appropriate maintenance on your plane!

Had you built it, you would be an expert by now in...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-30-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have a phone number for Glenn that may be still...

I have a phone number for Glenn that may be still active. Will PM.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Bill Boyd
I had a 2m mobile rig in my 6A for awhile. I...

I had a 2m mobile rig in my 6A for awhile. I used it twice - once to talk to a random guy in a deer stand on .52 simplex, and once to coordinate with my wife in the car doing a search and rescue for...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Bill Boyd
This is relevant to my interests. My antennas...

This is relevant to my interests. My antennas are mostly concealed under the roof of the 10.

I was in love with Mazda "soul red" 46V until I found out its beautiful depth comes from aluminum base...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,462
Posted By Bill Boyd
Between this and John Andre's s post above, I'm...

Between this and John Andre's s post above, I'm not sure there's much more to say on my behalf. :p. I'm considering taking a little liberty with allowable spacing between the 1 and the 3 when we go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bill Boyd
What the Cookie Monster says is all true. But it...

What the Cookie Monster says is all true. But it does get easier with experience. I'll confess that after three homebuilts and two RV'S, I'm still getting schooled in the sourcing and shipping...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-24-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,577
Posted By Bill Boyd
Curious about this. My pro car painter who...

Curious about this. My pro car painter who clear-coated my carbon fiber instrument panel was not happy that I'd prep sanded it with 400 wet. Said those scratches would show through the clear and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Bill Boyd
A thought:

Bev, reach out to Jack Phillips at Bedford Landings in Moneta. CFII, RV pilot, taildragger experience.

www.bedfordlandings.com
Forum: Fiberglass 03-21-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks, Larry. On advice of my painter, I hit...

Thanks, Larry.

On advice of my painter, I hit the area twice with blue Dawn and water on a soft towel followed by a thorough rinse and dry. I plan to lightly sand the fairing and apply a test...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-20-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill Boyd
Damaged areas were hollowed out down to and...

Damaged areas were hollowed out down to and slightly into the corners of the plexi with an oscillating multi-tool sander and filled with three layers of cloth and a micro slurry overcoat, then sanded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,522
Posted By Bill Boyd
Right now I'm reading Unspoken Sermons by George...

Right now I'm reading Unspoken Sermons by George MacDonald, but on the aviation front, I'd recommend anything by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, particularly Wind, Sand and Stars, and Night Flight. They...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,837
Posted By Bill Boyd
I have 1/8" of Fibrefrax sandwich on the firewall...

I have 1/8" of Fibrefrax sandwich on the firewall with SS foil covering that and a SS heat box (singular) on top of the sandwich. Tunnel is reasonably cool at all times. Just flew with a buddy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By Bill Boyd
Another data point: mine were sourced by my panel...

Another data point: mine were sourced by my panel builder, Advanced Flight.
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By Bill Boyd
After months of searching image files

I may have just been handed my layout inspiration: N14EW !

Not the colors but the stripe profiles. This one's going to be deep red and medium gray with black/gold pinstripe, I think.

If Stewart...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-12-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,118
Posted By Bill Boyd
Well, I learned something today: the meaning of...

Well, I learned something today: the meaning of roll and tip.

But after watching a video from Epifanes paint company showing how it's done, I'm going to pass. Sanding the entire airplane 4 times...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,024
Posted By Bill Boyd
I knew that figure might catch an eye or two...

My engine mechanic paints planes on the side, and was willing to come to my house in 2020 to help me rebuild the Lycoming, selling me part at his cost and charging a flat labor fee of $2400 for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,380
Posted By Bill Boyd
Anybody done this for a -10, sufficient for...

Anybody done this for a -10, sufficient for scheme tweaking/visualizing?

Please point me to the way.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,024
Posted By Bill Boyd
Exactly where I'm at in all this. Flying for a...

Exactly where I'm at in all this.

Flying for a year and a half. Washing the bird poop and salt spray off periodically after beach trips, etc. Planning actively to paint it myself with pro help...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-08-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By Bill Boyd
On that note, what's the typical cost for paint...

On that note, what's the typical cost for paint masks from the vinyl cutting places?
Forum: Painting your RV 03-08-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By Bill Boyd
Not at all! I'm having flashbacks to the last...

Not at all! I'm having flashbacks to the last curves I laid out with 1/8" masking tape a couple years back - the Silpruf window installation! It was fun to learn the technique described here. I...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By Bill Boyd
Appreciate the responses, guys. A clearer...

Appreciate the responses, guys. A clearer picture of the task ahead is starting to emerge. I watched the car painter guy lay out and paint my 6A long long ago, working just from a picture or two. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By Bill Boyd
Question about scheme design services

I've been collecting ideas for a paint scheme and might be about ready to convert them to a sketch for the painters (which will be me and an experienced buddy). I am not certain what one is...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-01-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill Boyd
The whole thing was laid up in one work session,...

The whole thing was laid up in one work session, wetted out with West Systems, squeegied with a credit card and carried to the plane on Saran Wrap so it didn't distort when picked up. It was sanded...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-01-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill Boyd
RV-10 fairing cracks

I have some cracking going on in the mold-in-place fairing at the base of the windscreen. A friend nearby (not a member here) has reported the same on his -10. This is cracking of the plies over...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bill Boyd
Friends that fly 10's can't be concerned with...

Friends that fly 10's can't be concerned with tail wheels - at least not so far as I know.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bill Boyd
You my friend have more confidence in the...

You my friend have more confidence in the magnitude of forces involved and the lever arm afforded by the horizontal stab than I do.

The position the nose gear is in at the moment of liftoff has...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bill Boyd
But if we ignore that, it will quietly go away...

But if we ignore that, it will quietly go away ;)

If I get bored enough in my upcoming retirement years, I might build a drag-measuring balance beam like the Wright brothers are said to have mounted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bill Boyd
Lots of sentiment here, both ways.

Anybody with a wind tunnel? We need DATA.

...Lots of beautiful data. Anything less is argument from inference, thought-experiment and appeal to "common sense."
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bill Boyd
What lesson can we draw from this?

In the FRZ, the powers that be would prefer the moronic friend was clubbed with a prop lock chain instead of a mere blade. Got it. ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bill Boyd
I enclosed all of my control surface end ribs...

I enclosed all of my control surface end ribs except the inboard flap ends (and I tried doing that before realizing they needed trimming in place against the fuselage and had to grind it all out...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Bill Boyd
Learn from the experience of others, Brandon. A...

Learn from the experience of others, Brandon. A loud noise on landing, followed by finding pieces of wheel pant strewn on the runway for a thousand feet behind you is indicative of inadequate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By Bill Boyd
If your house is not selling in this market,...

If your house is not selling in this market, something's wrong. :p
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-25-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Bill Boyd
Been there many times - great place, and Jack and...

Been there many times - great place, and Jack and Karen are RV-10 people.

You might also try the RV Hotel section here on VAF, where my home airstrip and apartment are listed (or should be). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Bill Boyd
I've had the same question. I think the answer...

I've had the same question. I think the answer is no, but I'll wait to see.
Forum: Safety 02-23-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,881
Posted By Bill Boyd
Dr. Billingsley is correct. As I read this...

Dr. Billingsley is correct.

As I read this discussion I am reminded that my $200 CO monitor is sitting on my desk simply because I wasn't happy with its look in the place where I sticky-taped it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,593
Posted By Bill Boyd
On the flaps/checklist question, it does help to...

On the flaps/checklist question, it does help to have a FMS that says "Flaps overspeed!" to avoid bad mechanical stress on the airframe. ;)

Checklist is used 100% on start and BTO, but the...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,881
Posted By Bill Boyd
Great thread

Pulse oximeters will measure combined total of oxyhemoglobin (O2-Hb, the precious stuff) and carboxyhemoglobin (CO-Hb, the worthless stuff) and erroneously report that total as the oxyhemoglobin % on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,593
Posted By Bill Boyd
another data point

RV-10, grass field at home base - usually firm turf, some days a quagmire. Decades of habit from the -6A, too.

Flaps zero for normal takeoffs (no need to put into reflex setting at any airspeed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By Bill Boyd
My vote: TLAR, definitely. I made wing root...

My vote: TLAR, definitely.

I made wing root fairings for my 6A with a radius of about a gallon paint can. They were not bad looking, garnered a few compliments along the way, but very...
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