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Forum: RV-10 12-02-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 570,980
Posted By Bill Boyd
Very nice panel. If I hadn't gone the Aerosport...

Very nice panel. If I hadn't gone the Aerosport 310 route, this is the one I'd be looking to clone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Bill Boyd
I gotta admit, my first-glance take was somebody...

I gotta admit, my first-glance take was somebody was going to experience an electromagnetic pulse attack and I hope they'll be okay.

Agree with the cynical whimsy about taking the day off to await...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By Bill Boyd
Wonder how effectively my AntiSplat crank vacuum...

Wonder how effectively my AntiSplat crank vacuum gizmo would mitigate the blow-by pressurization if a ring broke.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 626,467
Posted By Bill Boyd
200 page Thread of Legend

I can't think of many pursuits more rewarding than perusing all 200 pages of this epic thread while one waits for his kits to arrive.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Bill Boyd
Did you mean to post this in the RV-10 forum...

Did you mean to post this in the RV-10 forum instead of the classifieds?

Most of us who need such plugs would need 6, or 12... :D

NVM, I see these are plugs for the 540. I plead ignorance as a...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,241
Posted By Bill Boyd
That's 360# of extra fuel. Same as two average...

That's 360# of extra fuel. Same as two average pax. Depending on other things, that aircraft could still have been well below factory-recommended gross weight.
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,241
Posted By Bill Boyd
Sorry for the blurry pic. You don't have to...

Sorry for the blurry pic. You don't have to settle for 13 GPH unless you just want to. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yeti, yeah...

Well, they probably started with the heaviest ice chest made... 15# empty plus 10-20# of ice.

This has me wanting to weigh my Icy Breeze that I have never yet used in the 10, although it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,567
Posted By Bill Boyd
I learned a lot about this type of...

I learned a lot about this type of compressor/hydraulic pump that was brand new to me!

Great piece of engineering. Would definitely be interested in an aftermarket kit for the 10 if it ever came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,567
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'd SERIOUSLY look at retrofitting this into my...

I'd SERIOUSLY look at retrofitting this into my -10. Not much weight penalty at all vs the Icy Breeze I'm currently plumbed for in my overhead ductwork.

Can you elaborate on the clutchless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Bill Boyd
In my experience the Dremel stones load up with...

In my experience the Dremel stones load up with galled aluminum very quickly and become unusable long before they are worn significantly.

It's too late to help me much since my build is done, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,355
Posted By Bill Boyd
Hopefully

between Greg and Ken we're going to get this sorted out. :D

Pro-level move by Ken - closing all his OnlyFans browser tabs before taking the screen shot.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Bill Boyd
Mine's inside the flap torque-tube cover.

Mine's inside the flap torque-tube cover.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,355
Posted By Bill Boyd
I recently braved the enrollment, initial D/L and...

I recently braved the enrollment, initial D/L and subsequent chart update processes for my Advanced Flight suite. There were glitches with the app, but we got through them for the most part. The...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bill Boyd
Surprised to see that a short field T/O calls for...

Surprised to see that a short field T/O calls for zero degree flaps.

I'd sure put 15 in. YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,447
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'll admit I was dreading what words might come...

I'll admit I was dreading what words might come next, for just an instant...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
Posted By Bill Boyd
Does make you wonder how much aerodynamic...

Does make you wonder how much aerodynamic efficiency you would give up to truncate the pressure recovery shape by shortening the back end of the pant. That would buy you some lighter weight and move...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
Posted By Bill Boyd
Yes

I did this on my 6A, Steve, but from the beginning so I could never tell if it fixed anything. I used epoxy and lead shot mixture in the noses and went for balance around the axle axis, after paint.
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By Bill Boyd
FWIW, I put my VOR/LOC/GS vee dipole inside the...

FWIW, I put my VOR/LOC/GS vee dipole inside the cabin top, also my com 2 quarter wave monopole. All made of copper foil tape (and coaxial cable balun for the VOR) and impossible to spot without a...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,507
Posted By Bill Boyd
If you find, as I did after grinding the door lip...

If you find, as I did after grinding the door lip to the recommended gap using a feeler block all the way around the circumference, that the door will not latch over your beautifully-fitted McMaster...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,294
Posted By Bill Boyd
I may get banned for this, but if I were in your...

I may get banned for this, but if I were in your shoes on that post-downpour preflight, I would not hesitate to depress the sump drain with a finger tip and drain a few ounces of gasoline directly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 626,467
Posted By Bill Boyd
Steve, you know you're going to have to print a...

Steve, you know you're going to have to print a cigar-holder now, right?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By Bill Boyd
No one has picked up on your fuel pressure report...

No one has picked up on your fuel pressure report yet. When they do, you will get the advice you need, I think.

I would not fly with a FI system that was not making at least 20 psi with the boost...
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm trying Toga's experiment as well, except...

I'm trying Toga's experiment as well, except without all that arduous hand-washing stuff. :D

I'll be sure to advise later if there are issues with paint adhesion when we get that far. The only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By Bill Boyd
In case anyone's wondering, the company that...

In case anyone's wondering, the company that resells the Inogen oxygen concentrator in a pilot-friendly configuration (Windblade) is out of stock and unable to get more inventory for the moment. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 65,073
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'm sure you're right. Great point about the IFR...

I'm sure you're right.

Great point about the IFR HI. As a not-yet-started instrument student, I didn't realize the irrelevance of that data set to the flying I do or will do.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bill Boyd
Tomorrow's front page material

Too late to help me, but a terrific-looking idea!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bill Boyd
Tomorrow's front page material

Too late to help me, but a terrific-looking idea!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 65,073
Posted By Bill Boyd
Update

Successful install of new software and mapping data from Seattle. Victory! :D

One thumb drive didn't load the HI RES TERRAIN or the IFR HI data successfully, but I made some adjustments that bypass...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Bill Boyd
I may be a simpleton in my thinking on this, but...

I may be a simpleton in my thinking on this, but can't the military turn off their GPS receivers if they need to simulate combat under conditions of GPS denial? Is an OFF switch that difficult to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 65,073
Posted By Bill Boyd
Thanks for the reply, Bob. I'm using the latest...

Thanks for the reply, Bob. I'm using the latest Seattle data manager. (I've never used an earlier version so there was nothing to delete first). The AFS directions didn't mention getting the data...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 65,073
Posted By Bill Boyd
Trying something on a weekend...

that should probably only be attempted when the help desk is manned.

My first download of data from Seattle Avionics and an upgrade of the AFS-5000 software. I am very out of my element doing...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By Bill Boyd
I'd argue it's "needed" every flight. I have a...

I'd argue it's "needed" every flight. I have a full-IFR avionics suite that has never once, in the year I've been flying it so far, had the VOR portion of the Avidyne turned on to see if it even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 60
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Views: 11,007
Posted By Bill Boyd
Cockpit appears empty. How did Vlad de-plane...

Cockpit appears empty. How did Vlad de-plane without leaving footprints?

Advanced SEER techniques from mis-spent youth :p
Forum: Reviews 10-05-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Bill Boyd
... how to tell us you're not a ham operator...

... how to tell us you're not a ham operator without coming right out and telling us you're not a ham operator :D:D
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Bill Boyd
Just a subjective data point, but I wondered if...

Just a subjective data point, but I wondered if I'd regret the quadrant and I don't. The transition was very easy and it feels quite ergonomical at 5'-9". I have the 3-10 carbon fiber panel as...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,903
Posted By Bill Boyd
I tried using CLiCs awhile back and really liked...

I tried using CLiCs awhile back and really liked them. I'll undoubtedly go back to them after I retire. For now, they're eminently impractical at work - the dang things stick tightly to the metal...
Forum: Safety 09-22-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,903
Posted By Bill Boyd
https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/fil...

https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/085/697/096/original/fe420a85b68259a8.jpeg

Yours truly, baffled by the image upload feature on VAF. Turn your laptop upside down, or pretend I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bill Boyd
What could go wrong?

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=15871&stc=1&d=1631787450
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,448
Posted By Bill Boyd
Interesting to know, Bob. I would assume the...

Interesting to know, Bob.

I would assume the ability to walk / fly away from an attempted ramp check would inhibit their ability to catch ne'er-do-wells who don't normally have their papers in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,873
Posted By Bill Boyd
Nothing wrong with "going round"...

Nothing wrong with "going round" IMO

15606

15607

15608
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,795
Posted By Bill Boyd
CQ in-ear headsets for me and the wife - "NO...

CQ in-ear headsets for me and the wife - "NO REGERTS" :D

Scored a pair of Bose A-20's on the classifieds that just needed new ear seals (and now function perfectly) for $550 (for both) - no REGERTS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,992
Posted By Bill Boyd
Use a soap solution over the end of the tube,...

Use a soap solution over the end of the tube, record time to inflate bubble to X diameter using time lapse photography, and assume negligible weight/resistance of soap film. Great excuse to purchase...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,992
Posted By Bill Boyd
This right here is going to get a post deleted or...

This right here is going to get a post deleted or a thread locked. Trust me - but don't ask how I know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,992
Posted By Bill Boyd
In the time you slide-rulers take to do the...

In the time you slide-rulers take to do the thought experiment, a hands-on guy could've cobbled up a test jig and given us an actual real-world answer based on measurement rather than theory :D
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bill Boyd
Pro tip:

Remove the modeling clay male plugs you built up around the engine mount ears before installing the FG covers you laid up over them :D

Easiest fiberglass project you'll do on the whole plane. No...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bill Boyd
here's one way

15064

15065Slather modeling clay over the upper engine mount ears. Coat with PVA release. Lay up fiberglass/epoxy. Remove, trim to size.
Forum: COMM 08-22-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bill Boyd
Also make sure the TX current draw isn't...

Also make sure the TX current draw isn't overloading the random old power supply you had lying around. Look at the voltage to the radio key-down and with audio signal applied to the mic. This...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,099
Posted By Bill Boyd
I agree. It's astonishing that it's that high,...

I agree. It's astonishing that it's that high, but it is what it is. Given that I'd be taking them a pin hole-free airframe with DanH-level composite finish work done for them already (thanks to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 24,323
Posted By Bill Boyd
ENGINE LOGBOOK IS LOCATED AT THE SALVAGE OFFICE...

ENGINE LOGBOOK IS LOCATED AT THE SALVAGE OFFICE AND CAN NOT BE INSPECTED,COPIED, OR OTHERWISE INTERPRETED BY THE HANDLING ADJUSTOR DUE TOTHE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

That's a highly radioactive logbook. ...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By Bill Boyd
If you're taking the windscreen out, then it's...

If you're taking the windscreen out, then it's not too late to consider the SilPruf method.

No fiberglassing over the acrylic is necessary or desirable with that route. Not aware of any failures to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,284
Posted By Bill Boyd
You can take the Russian out of the Motherland,...

You can take the Russian out of the Motherland, but you can't take the ingenuity out of the Russian.

Impressive surgery, Vlad.
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By Bill Boyd
That might get you some formation practice with a...

That might get you some formation practice with a pair of FA-18's in high-alpha.
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By Bill Boyd
How much weight do you estimate it saved?

How much weight do you estimate it saved?
Forum: Painting your RV 08-04-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By Bill Boyd
Watch that compressor carefully. My 5 hp 60...

Watch that compressor carefully. My 5 hp 60 gallon super-quiet Quincy two stage burst into flames just beyond the warranty - and the motor is as expensive as the whole rig, almost. Bad compression...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,848
Posted By Bill Boyd
An observation:

If you have a quadrant, as Tooch probably does, it's an easy sweep of the open hand to go balls-to-the-wall on all three levers on a go-around. For vernier push-pull knobs, not so much. This may...
Forum: RV-15 08-04-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,932
Posted By Bill Boyd
FlightAware only reads out my GPS ground speed;...

FlightAware only reads out my GPS ground speed; it has no way of knowing my TAS/winds aloft. Suspect same is true for the other ADS-B aircraft out there.

Per Mike M., Barrows' A&P mechanic of the...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,042
Posted By Bill Boyd
It would only take one time doing the bee-dance...

It would only take one time doing the bee-dance to make one rethink this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVxEOaWIHnY
Forum: RV-15 08-03-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,932
Posted By Bill Boyd
I get that. But those are claimed figures; the...

I get that. But those are claimed figures; the user group is reported/actual numbers - just the same as we do here to Van's numbers from time to time.

e.g. - taken from the Bearhawk...
Forum: RV-15 08-03-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,932
Posted By Bill Boyd
I took a quick look at the Bearhawk forum and...

I took a quick look at the Bearhawk forum and couldn't find anyone claiming over 138 mph TAS for cruise. I'll ask Bob Barrows for the real skinny next time he's by this way. ...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,888
Posted By Bill Boyd
I just relocated my ELT antenna from the tailcone...

I just relocated my ELT antenna from the tailcone just ahead of the vertical stabilizer to beneath the empennage fairing in a horizontal orientation. What a positive difference in the appearance it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By Bill Boyd
My 4'-11" wife is wanting booster cushions to see...

My 4'-11" wife is wanting booster cushions to see over the nose of the -10 a little better. That will make the rudder/brake pedal reach issue even worse than it is. She will require a removable...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bill Boyd
I need to shim mine a bit after 50 hours... is it...

I need to shim mine a bit after 50 hours... is it acceptable to insert a U- or perhaps better described as a C-shaped shim, or is it necessary to pull the bolt to insert a full-circle shim? I don't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,566
Posted By Bill Boyd
Martin, that last photo of the fuselage from the...

Martin, that last photo of the fuselage from the rear looked at first glance like the front end of a wicked fighter jet sans nose cone/pitot. I had to look twice!
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