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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,031
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Claiming that anything is clearly the best is a...

Claiming that anything is clearly the best is a bit much. If youíre looking to truly optimize efficiency, something from SDS might be your choice. If you think you could find yourself with a dead...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They closed a couple of years ago.

They closed a couple of years ago.
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Apple watches have fall protection alarms. They...

Apple watches have fall protection alarms. They also contain heart monitors and the like and may (I dunno) be able to send an alert based on that information. Might be worth researching.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I made a number of custom bucking bars from...

I made a number of custom bucking bars from chunks of steel. One of the handiest things I did was JB weld popsicle sticks to one side of a couple of the bars. they help stabilize the bars against a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-02-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd be suspect of binding or something going over...

I'd be suspect of binding or something going over center (or nearly over-center), and would check that first.

Second, the green cables from Van's are heat sensitive and can develop a lot of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Interestingly, I noticed that the pulley on my...

Interestingly, I noticed that the pulley on my B&C 60A alternator sits about 1/8" forward of where it should to align with the flywheel on my narrow deck 540. If it was off in the other direction,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,491
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'd be considering either a full skin replacement...

I'd be considering either a full skin replacement or a flush patch. Knowing you, you could finish a flush patch in a weekend.

IMO, pushing the damage out would leave you with a structurally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The fiberglass ones should be lower drag due to...

The fiberglass ones should be lower drag due to their pressure recovery shape.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,771
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Starts with a b, ends with an astard.

Starts with a b, ends with an astard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,577
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I had an uncomfortable situation develop in a...

I had an uncomfortable situation develop in a hold at SnF many years ago. Nobody's fault, but I didn't like it. At that point, I decided "I don't hold."

I'll go elsewhere and wait, but I will not...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-26-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Can that pilot sign the books to advance the...

Can that pilot sign the books to advance the airplane to phase 2?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,222
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is correct.

This is correct.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-24-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Not at all. Just rest the cowl top upside down,...

Not at all. Just rest the cowl top upside down, epoxy them in place using a couple of pieces of duct tape to lock in the location, and put some weight on them so you get a good squeeze on the glue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,577
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There have been midairs in the stream. A 172 v...

There have been midairs in the stream. A 172 v Thorpe (IIRC) that Van himself witnessed comes to mind.

The problem is, a longer approach queue doesn't fix the runway saturation issue. Just like a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,577
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This was one of my questions about a set of...

This was one of my questions about a set of abandoned suggestions a year or two ago. The high risk points of the arrival (IMO) are the initial merge, then the 90 knot follow-the-leader dance. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,121
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is a situation where the FAA used a shotgun...

This is a situation where the FAA used a shotgun approach to take down a warbird operator. It shot down the warbird operator and put holes in the entire flight training industry.

Unintended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,577
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Exactly. The guy complaining about "the other...

Exactly. The guy complaining about "the other guy" is/was the source of the problem - he caused himself a perceived problem, and caused the guy behind him to go around.

And he's completely oblivious...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have a couple as well.

I have a couple as well.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-22-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,928
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I apologize. That price is for Aeromomentumís...

I apologize. That price is for Aeromomentumís AM20T.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-22-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,928
Posted By Kyle Boatright
$20K, per the website.

$20K, per the website.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Good suggestions above. My downfall in wiring is...

Good suggestions above. My downfall in wiring is that I start stringing wires, then (later) have to figure out how to secure the big bundles. So, what I'd suggest is to determine where your big...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-20-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have 20 year old vinyl trim on my RV-6. It is...

I have 20 year old vinyl trim on my RV-6. It is holding up well.

Given the corrosion we've seen under Van's blue plastic, I would 100% prime an aircraft with an epoxy primer before I wrapped it.

On...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Wing jacks scare me. I know they are used safely...

Wing jacks scare me. I know they are used safely all the time, but I've seen one too many airplanes that fell off and received serious damage. Just recently there was a Cirrus in the local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,467
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you go back and read the post I was responding...

If you go back and read the post I was responding to, the scope of my comment was much broader than the paint scheme. The gripe is that aircraft built at pro build shops win a lot of awards in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I will offer that one data point isn't terribly...

I will offer that one data point isn't terribly meaningful. That said, my 20 year old B&C 40A alternator with probably 1500 hours on it has been faultless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,467
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The ďbuy a trophyĒ program gripes my derierre too.

The ďbuy a trophyĒ program gripes my derierre too.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,950
Posted By Kyle Boatright
And fiberglass is relatively easy to repair if...

And fiberglass is relatively easy to repair if they do suffer damage.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Mask everything around it. Sand it down to...

Mask everything around it.

Sand it down to remove the flaking paint and any rust.

If you have everything really well masked, spray prime it, if not, prime it with a foam roller or brush and an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Get on the airport board, or at least attend the...

Get on the airport board, or at least attend the meetings and drive the process.

If nobody pushes it, I promise, it wonít happen.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Donít spend money on anything that isnít part of...

Donít spend money on anything that isnít part of the long term plan. The stratus, for instance, wonít integrate with Garmin stuff if you go that way later.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One of those individual preferences. Paint and...

One of those individual preferences. Paint and primer equal weight, time, and money. And probably corrosion and abrasion resistance.

Make a choice and move on. ;-) You'll probably be happy either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My kingdom (it is a pitifully small, poor...

My kingdom (it is a pitifully small, poor kingdom, by the way) for an airshow with NO announcers. Just one day.

Please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think there are a lot of people looking for an...

I think there are a lot of people looking for an outlet. They have been cooped up for a year and the opportunity to attend a big outdoor event is very attractive. I think SnF will do fine this year...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,493
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do you wanna walk the grounds, see the airshow,...

Do you wanna walk the grounds, see the airshow, talk with all of the relevant vendors? I'd recommend two days for that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,968
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've got a buddy who has a CNC tubing bender. He...

I've got a buddy who has a CNC tubing bender. He uses it to scan/trace existing lines and make new ones. He got (and lost) the contract to remake all of the lines on the WB-57F they resurrected...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,922
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sometime after I painted my airplane (circa...

Sometime after I painted my airplane (circa 1999/2000) Van's started offering pre-cast counterweights. My counterweights are a mass of lead sinkers embedded in epoxy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,493
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's a sitemap...

There's a sitemap here:

https://flysnf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SNF-0321-018-Event-Map-PROOF07.pdf

You just wonder how the new arrangement worked out. Did they actually put things where they...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,400
Posted By Kyle Boatright
UL Power's spec's all call for mogas in the 95-98...

UL Power's spec's all call for mogas in the 95-98 octane range. That isn't what most people consider mogas, because it isn't readily available.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,493
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm curious about the state of Homebuilt...

I'm curious about the state of Homebuilt Camping.

Does anyone have a PIREP? In particular, how close are amenities like porta potties and showers?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is a torque chart in section 5 of the build...

There is a torque chart in section 5 of the build manual. Print it and hang it on the wall of your shop. Follow it. ;-)

It says 20-25 inch pounds on those bolts.
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,400
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The fuel system issue has been solved. But the...

The fuel system issue has been solved. But the 390 is a high compression engine and that is what ultimately prevents you from using premium auto fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thanks, Scott, that's essentially what I did...

Thanks, Scott, that's essentially what I did although I'll double check the washer placement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Dumb Heater Valve Question

I have the Plane Innovations heater valve. The hardware on the control arm is a bolt with drilled shaft (on the smooth part of the shaft - not the threads), a few thin washers, and a locknut. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,802
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Building an airplane, even an RV-12, is a huge...

Building an airplane, even an RV-12, is a huge project. I think you'd kick yourself if you invested all the time and money into building an airplane that wasn't really the airplane you wanted. So,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Depending on how much strength you need, you...

Depending on how much strength you need, you might try one of the high strength tapes or shoe goo. I've used both of those successfully. Also, I've seen (read?) success stories where builders used...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You are welcome to lay in the front footwell,...

You are welcome to lay in the front footwell, face against the rudder pedals, stomach on the flat area where the seats rest, and knees in the rear footwell. With a ratchet in one hand, while...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Heater Cables - Pro Tip

I'm in the middle of installing the heater cables into an almost complete RV-10. That means running them through the little strip at the bottom of the panel, below the sub-panel, around the brake...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thatís what I do. Works well.

Thatís what I do. Works well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Whatever you do, do it outside, not in a hangar.

Whatever you do, do it outside, not in a hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Your model of autopilot will have an installation...

Your model of autopilot will have an installation manual that includes the wiring diagram of which pins(connections) to wire to various devices. That's the "pinout". Generally, the pins are numbered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Nope. This...

Nope. This one:

https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/avpages/garminpowerdatacable.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By Kyle Boatright
First, do you have the "bare wire" cord for the...

First, do you have the "bare wire" cord for the 696? It is an accessory you'll need to order from Aircraft Spruce or another vendor.

Second, do you have the pinouts for the TT?

If I recall...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The common belief is that you push the panel as...

The common belief is that you push the panel as late as possible in the schedule because panel technology is the fastest advancing segment of the build and you want to have the latest, greatest when...
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,400
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Van's believes in proven concepts. Aluminum...

Van's believes in proven concepts. Aluminum airplanes, Lycoming engines, Rotax engines once they were a mass market item, etc. That's how they bring economies of scale to the market. They don't get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you bumped it, you might have pushed some fuel...

If you bumped it, you might have pushed some fuel into the carb via the accelerator pump. That fuel would have drained out through the airbox, but it shouldn't have been a large quantity.

You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've found those guys before, and I probably need...

I've found those guys before, and I probably need to send them my battery, but I'm of the opinion that the underlying problem may be the little button sized internal battery that helps regulate the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thank you, Dennis. I may take you up on that. I...

Thank you, Dennis. I may take you up on that. I figure the first step in a panel upgrade would be to buy a new panel blank from Van's, cut it, fit the new stuff, then do a "drop-in" replacement. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I brought it home and hooked it up to the 120VAC...

I brought it home and hooked it up to the 120VAC to 12V DC power supply and it powered up. The screen was visible but dim, and I did as you suggested, which brought the screen back to life and to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Garmin 695 - A Fork in the Road? (Panel Upgrade?)

The RV-6 is 20 years old and has had a number of piecemeal panel upgrades over the years. Along the way, I pulled the engine gauges and replaced them with a GRT EIS to make room to add a Garmin 695...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,941
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Maybe the mere presence of MMO in the hangar is...

Maybe the mere presence of MMO in the hangar is adequate.
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yes. The wings are simple and repetitive. The...

Yes. The wings are simple and repetitive. The fuse, finish kit, and systems require a lifetime in the -10.
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Opinion... If you really think you'll be on pace...

Opinion... If you really think you'll be on pace for it, order the SB fuselage and the QB wings. You could even delay the wings and order the finish kit next after the fuselage. The real mountain of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,816
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On both of my airplanes, I pulled the removable...

On both of my airplanes, I pulled the removable panels and painted them off (or out of) the airplane. But the stuff that couldn't be removed? I sprayed it at the canoe stage.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Check with the mother ship. I seem to remember...

Check with the mother ship. I seem to remember that they came out with a "kit" to accomplish what you're trying to do.
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