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Forum: RV-9/9A Today, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You bet. What you need is a stubby screwdriver or...

You bet. What you need is a stubby screwdriver or something like this to remove the screws. FYI, this is also a great tool for installing/removing radio trays, hard to reach screws on wheelpants,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Do what you want, but I find it extremely...

Do what you want, but I find it extremely beneficial from an ease of maintenance and comfort factor to NOT have even the standard center bar below my panel. I don't have to remove a thing or play...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Kyle Boatright
As suggested by several people who posted in the...

As suggested by several people who posted in the thread, it was a wiring issue.

The folks who made the harness used a shielded 3 wire bundle to go out to the tank.

Anyway, they mislabeled the...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,677
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've used that design for 20 years on the RV-6....

I've used that design for 20 years on the RV-6. No problems so far and the -6 has seen some pretty stout winds in 20ish years at Oshkosh. Dunno if it would have survived what blew through this year...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By Kyle Boatright
McMaster Carr carries these in 25 clamp...

McMaster Carr carries these in 25 clamp quantities.

https://www.mcmaster.com/constant-tension-hose-clamps/constant-tension-spring-band-clamps-for-firm-hose-and-tube/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The sender checks out, so either there's a wiring...

The sender checks out, so either there's a wiring or a configuration issue. And yes, I've been in touch with the shop that built the harness. Their best guy has been out of town, but will be back...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Professionally made harness, so I can't speak to...

Professionally made harness, so I can't speak to any shield/crimping issues.

I don't understand your comment about checking resistance upstream. Where, specifically?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Thanks, Glenn. My input voltages are in the...

Thanks, Glenn. My input voltages are in the range of 11.9, so there's a big disconnect there.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Kyle Boatright
G3X Fuel Level Problem

The issue is that there is little or no discrimination on my fuel gauges from empty to full. I have the G3X set for resistance senders, and see little or no voltage difference between voltage levels...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,303
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Similarly, the failure mode of a gust lock on the...

Similarly, the failure mode of a gust lock on the rudder counterbalance is a kink just below the rib at the bottom of the counterbalance. That's where the rudder on the 7A (?) parked next to us...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,303
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Opinion: The contact patch of that device is...

Opinion: The contact patch of that device is pretty small. It is very possible that the rudder will fail due to the load concentration at that point.

I think the best results will come from an...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,303
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That number should be verifiable through NWS...

That number should be verifiable through NWS data. Not that I know how to find it, but someone here should be able to.
Forum: Safety 08-03-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,303
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I used the antisplat on the -10. I had it tight...

I used the antisplat on the -10. I had it tight as a drum and it worked well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,700
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Yoda, what are the items? Maybe someone has one...

Yoda, what are the items? Maybe someone has one sitting on a shelf, and if it is a mass distribution item, you wouldn't be ratting on the vendor.
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,370
Posted By Kyle Boatright
When I pulled up our track home on flightaware,...

When I pulled up our track home on flightaware, there was a period (power on, tailwind, slight descent) where our groundspeed was 250 mph.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The camera pans past us at the 22 second mark.

The camera pans past us at the 22 second mark.
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The DC3 was the "Rapid Rabbit". They were...

The DC3 was the "Rapid Rabbit". They were anything but. When they asked for full length, the controllers said words to the effect of "Oh, ****". They had a number of L-39's inbound and had to send...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm 5'7 and have no problem fitting my stock...

I'm 5'7 and have no problem fitting my stock RV-10 or RV-6. I mounted the rudder pedals in the "aft" position in both aircraft.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,244
Posted By Kyle Boatright
No, and yes. Longer version: If you pull a screw...

No, and yes.

Longer version: If you pull a screw with the tank full, it is going to leak. Then you may have a problem re-sealing the screw hole, because the proseal you use to seal the screw isn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The triple seven was gone before we lined up. ...

The triple seven was gone before we lined up. I'm sure it had an impact, but allowing the warbirds to cut to the front of the line was what had the line moving at a crawl while we exited.
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,795
Posted By Kyle Boatright
At least you missed the divots I left.

At least you missed the divots I left.
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,795
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Landing on 18/36 makes the taxi to HBC easier. ...

Landing on 18/36 makes the taxi to HBC easier. If they offer you a runway choice, that's the way to go. But it does create the opportunity to be in the 18 arrival, which is the most challenging of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Not accurate, at least according to the folks who...

Not accurate, at least according to the folks who design and produce the engines we use.

Here's a lycoming document for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
We left Thursday morning - taxied out around...

We left Thursday morning - taxied out around 8:15, sat in line to depart 36 for over an hour while the warbirds, DC-3's, trimotor, and other "special" aircraft were allowed to move to the front of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,803
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I agree with the multiple lock approach. My...

I agree with the multiple lock approach. My Ultimate Gust Lock worked well during Saturday's storm, but that approach applies all of the resistance at one end of the rudder, meaning when you get a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,803
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My airplane was parked adjacent to the RV-7 with...

My airplane was parked adjacent to the RV-7 with the badly damaged rudder.

The Antisplat Aero Ultimate gust lock held well for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The height of the pants is at your discretion. ...

The height of the pants is at your discretion. Wanna go really fast? Mount ĎĎem low. Wanna use bumpy fields? Mount Ďem high. Moving them isnít a problem other than re-aligning them and getting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,803
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It had a home brewed lock on the counterbalance. ...

It had a home brewed lock on the counterbalance. I donít know that anyone saw the failure in action. Either the gust lock held and the rudder twisted or the gust lock failed and let the rudder slam...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,803
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Heís adjacent to me, and imo needs a new rudder. ...

Heís adjacent to me, and imo needs a new rudder.

Is there a local -14 builder with a complete rudder or rudder kit s/he could part with?
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,949
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Fourth airplane from the North end of 318.

Fourth airplane from the North end of 318.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Similar story here. I took my newly purchased...

Similar story here. I took my newly purchased tools to a buddy's house and we spent 2 hours or so reviewing what I'd bought, how to use it, and what else I might need. He briefed me on...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Removing casting flash definitely helped #6 on my...

Removing casting flash definitely helped #6 on my engine. #3 wasn't helped as much and now stands alone as the hottest cylinder.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By Kyle Boatright
On my ~42 hour engine, the two hot cylinders are...

On my ~42 hour engine, the two hot cylinders are 3 and 6. I already have an air dam on #2 and have raised its temp to parity with #1. Surprisingly #'s 4 and 5 are the low ones, with #4 being 40F...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,817
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have Crow belts in the -10. I'm happy with the...

I have Crow belts in the -10. I'm happy with the comfort of the non-padded belts.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have a toolbox similar to this one which I find...

I have a toolbox similar to this one which I find very handy in climbing in and out of the -10. It is very sturdy and small enough to fit into the baggage compartment. Don't know if it would work...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,646
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Hopefully, Friday. Iíll be watching Saturday and...

Hopefully, Friday. Iíll be watching Saturday and Sundayís chaos from a folding chair. ;-)
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,646
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I'm looking forward to seeing you and all of the...

I'm looking forward to seeing you and all of the old and new faces, Jerry. I've been working my derriere' off for about 3 months to get this thing going and I really need a week of relaxing under a...
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,646
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A month later and it has 41.X hours and the bugs...

A month later and it has 41.X hours and the bugs are worked out. Had a couple of squawks along the way, but none were horrible. The one I chased the most was a defective mic jack that had an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,578
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Carson's number, IMO, is just a weird number. It...

Carson's number, IMO, is just a weird number. It isn't the fastest, or most efficient, it is just a specific point on the efficiency curve. Why choose that point on the curve, as opposed to any of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-15-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The potential buyer from Portugal backed out due...

The potential buyer from Portugal backed out due to exchange rate and shipping costs. So I still have a set of Halos available.

Disclosure: I have a set I use in the RV-6 and really like them. I...
Forum: RV-10 07-14-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,109
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What's your fuel burn at various power settings?...

What's your fuel burn at various power settings? If you share that, someone can give you a rough idea of how much fuel you might save with injection.

Of course, you will add the complexity and hot...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-13-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have a gently used set Iíll part with for $250....

I have a gently used set Iíll part with for $250. Complete with carrying case. Send a PM.
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It mounts just aft of the battery, which is...

It mounts just aft of the battery, which is behind the baggage compartment. There is a bracket that makes it a bolt - in fit.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,839
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I made the hoses for the RV-6 way back when out...

I made the hoses for the RV-6 way back when out of 601 and Earl's (or Summitt) fittings. Not terribly difficult, and they do everything they are supposed to do.

Tom does a great job too, but the DIY...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I made multiple 30 mile trips up and down the...

I made multiple 30 mile trips up and down the interstate between the house and airport/paint shop with the wings secured to a cradle in an open trailer.

My wing cradle was such that the spars bolted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That looks like the standard handle that comes...

That looks like the standard handle that comes with the valve (or came with the 3 valves I have).

If that's what you need (the handle), send me a PM with your contact info and I'll mail you a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,695
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Tend to agree other than the top cowl/firewall...

Tend to agree other than the top cowl/firewall junction. I'd go with screws and nutplates there and hinges elsewhere. My -6 is set-up as I describe, the -10 has Milspec fasteners securing the upper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The RV-10 has an extension on the fuel selector. ...

The RV-10 has an extension on the fuel selector. Send me a PM with your email address and I’ll send you a .pdf showing the parts. To maki to work, you’d need those parts and you’ll need to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Having used screws/nutplates in that location on...

Having used screws/nutplates in that location on one airplane and Milspec fasteners (Skybolt's close relative) on another. I'd probably choose screws given the choice.

Screws are easier to install...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-29-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
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: 11
Views: 1,358
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: 2,604
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: 822
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: 1,673
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: 1,673
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: 1,310
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: 1,219
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-10 06-15-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,646
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: 1,917
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-10 06-14-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,646
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: 12
Views: 1,467
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-10 06-14-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,646
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-10 06-14-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,646
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-10 06-13-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,646
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...
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