# Recent content by Kyle Boatright

1. ### Engine for Stewart Headwind?

I started the thread. Dilute it all you want, as far as I'm concerned.
2. ### Cowling fasteners

My RV-6 has had 26 screws in the cowl for 20 years. 10 across the top, 10 across the bottom, and 6 in the inlets. Haven't lost one yet. Haven't found one that worked loose yet either.
3. ### A/C nail supplier

Many people use staples and remove the staples after the epoxy has hardened. Many other people completely skip the mechanical fasteners and just use epoxy. But to answer your question, look on Amazon for brass nails (or tacks). You'll probably be able to find something suitable.
4. ### Cowling fasteners

I've used camloc's, hinges, and screws into nutplates. On long, relatively straight sections, I prefer the hinges. On curved sections, I like screws and nutplates. Camloc's are a lot of  for something that is less attractive than screws and only saves a little time in the cowl on/cowl off...
5. ### Unlimited Air Racing Dead?

I highlighted the important words. If you wanna go fast in the Unlimited world, you're gonna spend 6 figures on an engine that might last for a season (a week) or two at Reno. And as several have pointed out, a flying (stock) Mustang or Bearcat is pushing a value of \$5M. With the risk...
6. ### Missing airframe parts, legal to fly?

In phase 1, I suspect you could remove anything you wanted and give it a try. This expert (or idiot?) wishes you'd take the blamestorming elsewhere. And I do like how you included even more secret squirrel stuff in your note. You have a pattern of withholding information. It is silly.
7. ### stable flying wing design setup, propelled by silent isothermal compressed air and solar stirling engines (posted in reddit)

Where's the "ignore thread" function? I could use that occasionally.
8. ### I watched a C150 Spin in today at KWHP. Impossible turn goes very bad.

The -152 is just a modification of the 150, which was certified before the part 23 rules went into effect. In essence, it was grandfathered under an older standard. There are no life limits under that older standard. The TCDS is #3A19 for everything from the original 150 through the A-M...
9. ### I watched a C150 Spin in today at KWHP. Impossible turn goes very bad.

Please find a legitimate citation for those claims. Specifically the aft spar claim, the spin claim, and the utility category claim. Not “So and so said so.” A legitimate citation with data or examples (in the case of the spar claim). I’ll quickly debunk the one about it not being certified in...
10. ### I watched a C150 Spin in today at KWHP. Impossible turn goes very bad.

The airframe is life limited because it was certified under Part 23, which mandates life limits. Yes, there is one 3,000 hour part in the VS (I helped change that fitting on my old Tommy many years ago). The aircraft was designed to spin well and it did. People who were used to Cessna stall/spin...
11. ### 'We lost a wheel" "Not so good, huh?"

Axel Olsson didn't handle that emergency nearly as well...
12. ### Fraudulent License?

Tex, is this thread a disguised delve into the crash of your P-51 replica? A yes or no answer is preferred.
13. ### Fraudulent License?

Not my circus. Not my monkey...
14. ### Fraudulent License?

Anyone can log an ADSB installation in an experimental. Or not log it. Doesn't matter. There is no airworthiness issue. If the guy did the work and fraudulently signed it as an A&P, what damages were suffered by the owner?
15. ### Fraudulent License?

Because you post cryptic questions and seldom present the complete picture. Something germane is <almost> always omitted from your initial posts. It is disingenuous and tiresome.