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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-29-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The plans for the -10 are very good, imo, but...

The plans for the -10 are very good, imo, but those pants are sized for the larger wheels/tires on the -10, so youíll need to adjust some dimensions, I imagine. IMO, the key is having the wheels off...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Not a direct answer to your question but Iíve...

Not a direct answer to your question but Iíve been adding aluminum tape to raise the air dam by 1/4Ē at a time on my -10. Iím still breaking in the engine, so my temp changes may not be relevant. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,181
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd suggest the black high temp RTV and...

I'd suggest the black high temp RTV and electrical tape, but that's quibbling. Either way, masking the edges with tape will make it look better.

And unless you want to take the baffles and other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you have a link to a website showing this...

Do you have a link to a website showing this product?

In the past, there has been a lot of confusion over devices designed to dampen engine firing pulses, but people mistakenly thought they...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That thread. Thank you. I wanted another look...

That thread. Thank you. I wanted another look at the cowl exit fairings heíd built.
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Fast RV-10

Many moons ago, I stumbled across a thread where a forum member did a substantial amount of under-cowl and airframe cleanup and had a significantly faster/more efficient airplane than stock.

But I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you do use a granular material - sand, gravel,...

If you do use a granular material - sand, gravel, portland cement, dog food, whatever...Double bag it. You'll greatly reduce the chances of needing to deal with "Cleanup on Aisle 5".
Forum: Primers 06-18-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I would use any of the epoxy primers on the...

I would use any of the epoxy primers on the interior. The ones from Kirker, Southern Polyurethanes, Summit Racing, PPG, whatever. All you're trying to do is create a barrier. On the external...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,236
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm working on it. I put another hour on it this...

I'm working on it. I put another hour on it this morning. But I continued to have a whiff of fuel on landing, so I went a step further in tracking it down than I did last night. In a 100F hangar...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Same here. There are always things you can defer...

Same here. There are always things you can defer today because they will go "better" when something else is ready tomorrow. But in the end, if you tried to create a perfect precedence diagram, you'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,236
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Everything is for sale, but nobody ever wants to...

Everything is for sale, but nobody ever wants to pay my price!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Paint it with rattle can paint from the local...

Paint it with rattle can paint from the local hardware store. This isnít something to agonize over.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,236
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. It was genuinely hot yesterday and I did...

Yep. It was genuinely hot yesterday and I did fly it out of VPC. Right now the weather is being uncooperative for flight 2. 95 degrees, rain blowing sideways, thunder & lightning. Plus hail. Itís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,236
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There’s a blank plate I left uninstalled. The...

There’s a blank plate I left uninstalled. The hole is sized for a G5. My budget is sized for a piece of 0.040. ;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,236
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My RV-10's First Flight

Made the first flight of the RV-10 this evening in boiling summer heat. The highest CHT got up to 437 on initial climb, but after I accelerated to 130 knots, it came down below 400. All 6 cylinders...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,829
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yep. There were also a couple back in the day of...

Yep. There were also a couple back in the day of the RVator where the rod was chafing on the hole cut in the fuselage and the rod eventually failed. The admonition was to make sure there was enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,829
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If the bearing fails, it can fall off of the...

If the bearing fails, it can fall off of the shaft that goes into the flap. Voila! Split flaps. Unlike on (say) the throttle controls for your carb and fuel injection where there is a large washer...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Kyle Boatright
After doing taxi and high power runs in the -10,...

After doing taxi and high power runs in the -10, I'm pleased with how low the sound levels are in the airplane (without headsets). Far quieter than my RV-6. I assume the double layer construction on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The parts Stein sells are advertised as plain 'ol...

The parts Stein sells are advertised as plain 'ol NPT.

https://www.steinair.com/product-category/pitot-static/

As I recall, the difference between NPT and ANPT is that ANPT is the same basic thread...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-08-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've been guilty of just poking a piece of safety...

I've been guilty of just poking a piece of safety wire into the pin sockets on one end, hooking to that, and just touching the pin with a probe on the other end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,670
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Depending, it can be a big deal requiring a new...

Depending, it can be a big deal requiring a new engine mount, which can lead to new landing gear legs that match the new mount. Plus you may have significant cowl and induction modifications. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,787
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Left work at noon yesterday. Flew the RV-6 from...

Left work at noon yesterday. Flew the RV-6 from Cartersville, GA to Sulphur Springs, TX to pick up my son who'd spent the week with his Grandparents. RTB'd later in the afternoon.

Today - RV-10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've installed both tip types and don't remember...

I've installed both tip types and don't remember a significant difference. That said, a PM to Scott McDaniels might get you some insight about any practical differences.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,445
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Personally, I think you could make a spreader bar...

Personally, I think you could make a spreader bar or harness to clip to the tow bar, then use a winch to move the airplane while you steer it with the tow bar. BUT youíd better have a kill switch...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are several phone apps with that...

There are several phone apps with that functionality.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2022, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Kyle Boatright
With remote mounted items, I've stacked units...

With remote mounted items, I've stacked units like the OP proposes. However, I left a decent amount of airspace between them for cooling airflow.
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,931
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Older thread, but I'll add a data point. Full...

Older thread, but I'll add a data point.

Full paint, single screen G3X. Modest interior. Built to plans with the only major add being the overhead console.

1607 lbs, 107.25" CG.
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Hold on to 'em and offer 'em for sale...

Hold on to 'em and offer 'em for sale periodically. Someone somewhere will have a leaky tank or two and will prefer to rework your tanks while flying their leaky tanks to minimize downtime.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've used Luan plywood from the local orange box...

I've used Luan plywood from the local orange box store. Cheap and easy to work with to make a prototype.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,353
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: 39
Views: 3,353
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: 16,686
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: 31
Views: 3,125
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: 756
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: 3,973
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: 473
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: 711
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: 711
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: 711
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: 596
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: 1,252
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: 611
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: 1,219
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: 279
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: 1,905
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: 3,674
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: 988
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: 1,161
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: 11
Views: 1,772
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: 2,169
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: 1,075
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: 472
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: 916
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: 4,323
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: 486
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: 1,014
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: 850
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: 850
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: 772
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: 3,178
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: 1,490
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: 1,490
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: 1,490
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: 2,459
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Aren't cotter pins cad plated steel, therefore...

Aren't cotter pins cad plated steel, therefore magnetic?
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