kyleb's Recent Activity

  1. kyleb replied to the thread Poll: Lottery Winner Pick One: Mustang (P51-D) or Corsair(F4U).

    One of my airport/RV flying buddies here actually goes out to Chino most years to fly the museum's P-47 in the big Chino warbird show....

    Apr 4, 2020 at 10:14 PM
  2. kyleb replied to the thread Poll: Lottery Winner Pick One: Mustang (P51-D) or Corsair(F4U).

    They absolutely were. They flew out of both Japan (long range helps) and Korea.

    Apr 4, 2020 at 10:51 AM
  3. kyleb replied to the thread Air-to-Air Twin Bonanza.

    Beautiful airplane. Great photos. When I was reading the article in SA the other day, my wife looked over my shoulder and asked "Wow,...

    Apr 4, 2020 at 8:57 AM
  4. kyleb replied to the thread Poll: Lottery Winner Pick One: Mustang (P51-D) or Corsair(F4U).

    They don't *require* the high octane stuff. They can run on all sorts of avgas as long as you follow operating limitations for that...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 5:06 PM
  5. kyleb replied to the thread Poll: Lottery Winner Pick One: Mustang (P51-D) or Corsair(F4U).

    It all depends on the version of the aircraft. Late model Corsairs were better performers at most altitudes than Mustangs. But Mustangs...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 4:05 PM
  6. kyleb replied to the thread Forum Fatigue....

    I'm with ya. Millions of people on lockdown with keyboards in front of them means they are gonna have a lot of time on their hands to...

    Apr 2, 2020 at 7:11 PM
  7. kyleb replied to the thread Did you catch it ?.

    My fear is twofold: - As soon as this is over, we'll forget the lessons we should have learned and go right back to buying the least...

    Apr 1, 2020 at 6:38 PM
  8. kyleb replied to the thread Wheel broke into half.

    Small shop, big shop, the key is having a relationship which goes beyond just being an owner with a credit card or checkbook. With a...

    Apr 1, 2020 at 1:35 PM
  9. kyleb replied to the thread Wheel broke into half.

    It does seem a bit high. I can jack the RV-6, remove the wheel pants, pull the wheels, change both tires and tubes, and reassemble in...

    Mar 31, 2020 at 7:39 AM
  10. kyleb replied to the thread Wheel broke into half.

    Ain't hard. 10,000 RV builders have done it. I promise, not all of them are uber-talented.

    Mar 30, 2020 at 11:23 PM
  11. kyleb replied to the thread Why is installation so expensive?.

    So, every month or so, get yourself a set of wire snips and climb under the panel for 30 minutes or an hour. When you find a "wire to...

    Mar 30, 2020 at 10:35 PM
  12. kyleb replied to the thread Wheel broke into half.

    You generally drill out the old rivets and replace them with new ones. I pasted an example below. Sometimes, you add a backer washer to...

    Mar 30, 2020 at 7:49 PM
  13. kyleb replied to the thread Wheel broke into half.

    The metal portion of the baffles looks OK from a quick look. The baffle seal fabric... Needs to be replaced. Simple job if you're...

    Mar 30, 2020 at 7:05 PM
  14. kyleb replied to the thread Wheel broke into half.

    Someone stole 2 of your cylinders! Your mechanic should have picked up on that. ;-)

    Mar 30, 2020 at 5:50 PM
  15. kyleb replied to the thread Why is installation so expensive?.

    I had a pro shop build the harnesses for the G3X system in my RV-10. IIRC, the harnesses were $2500. They span from all of the G3X...

    Mar 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM