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Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,355
Posted By Taltruda
Nice.. now go fly tomorrow and let her rip! My -4...

Nice.. now go fly tomorrow and let her rip! My -4 with the O360 and the same prop you have does 171 knots true at 12,500 18 inches, 2660 RPM 9.5 G/HR. I do have to throttle back a little so she won’t...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,355
Posted By Taltruda
Wink I believe the O-360 doesn’t have that 2600 rpm...

I believe the O-360 doesn’t have that 2600 rpm restriction, only the O320. What are you reading that says otherwise?

Also your oil temp on the pic of the G3X looks like you could warm it up a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Taltruda
How about the self vulcanizing repair tape? Itís...

How about the self vulcanizing repair tape? Itís a rubber silicone tape that seals to itself?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By Taltruda
I would consider Teflon tape on stubborn leaky...

I would consider Teflon tape on stubborn leaky fittings. If you can, perhaps run a pipe tap deeper so you donít have to back off the fitting to clock it.
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,545
Posted By Taltruda
Something I noticed while ferrying a -7 with the...

Something I noticed while ferrying a -7 with the 3 blade MT prop, cruise speed was virtually unchanged at rpms from 2700, down to 2200 rpm. The difference was that at 2200 rpm, I was able to lean it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,487
Posted By Taltruda
Thatís funny, in 20 years, Iíve experienced carb...

Thatís funny, in 20 years, Iíve experienced carb ice twice.. must be a ďonce every 10 yearĒ thing. First time was in a Continental O-200 Cessna 150, full throttle climb out at night, high humidity...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Taltruda
I have a set of short RV-4 legs in Vegas you can...

I have a set of short RV-4 legs in Vegas you can have.. are you going to the Reno Air Races by chance?
Forum: RV-4 09-12-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By Taltruda
Fill the tubes with helium, go on a diet, fly...

Fill the tubes with helium, go on a diet, fly naked, remove the tail wheel and replace it with skid so you can then also remove main wheel brakesÖ
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By Taltruda
I recently made one on a friends plane.. I traced...

I recently made one on a friends plane.. I traced out the old one on some .063 I think, and went slow. It snaps over center nicely. No need to wait for shipping on such an easy job
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Taltruda
GRT EIS and Dynon EFIS

My -4 has a Dynon D-10a with pitch and roll autopilot, and also has a GRT EIS engine monitor. If I were to upgrade to a large screen Dynon, would there be any compatibility with my current GRT...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Taltruda
I understand you are in the UK, and shipping may...

I understand you are in the UK, and shipping may be an issue, but consider the Skydesigns aluminum gear, especially if your steel gear need heat treating, just put the money into the lighter gear!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By Taltruda
Is your Son listed as an owner on the-6? I ask...

Is your Son listed as an owner on the-6? I ask because a friend of mine is looking at buying a 7a, and his daughter wants to take lessons in it. I am under the impression that only an owner can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Taltruda
Those screws are very susceptible to backing out....

Those screws are very susceptible to backing out. I always use new star washers and even blue locktite on those! There are two per cylinder..
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,131
Posted By Taltruda
Thereís no way a tightened Pipe thread fitting is...

Thereís no way a tightened Pipe thread fitting is going to come loose. None of your B-nuts or hose ends are safety wired (with the exception of the in tank fuel pickups) and they donít come loose. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Taltruda
I also have the EIS 4000 and factory Vans...

I also have the EIS 4000 and factory Vans gauges.. I didnít know there was a way to connect the two.. I fuel it up, and update the ďTank CapacityĒ in the EIS, and the totalizer tells me how much is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By Taltruda
I think heís referring to the red dot on the...

I think heís referring to the red dot on the runway.. like landing at OSH.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Taltruda
What is this a picture of? Iím having a hard time...

What is this a picture of? Iím having a hard time seeing where this is.. brake cylinders mounted under the floor?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By Taltruda
RV-4 performance numbers

Recently, I flew my O-360 180 hp, fixed pitch aluminum Sensenich prop RV-4 on a long trip. Here are some numbers for data points. Originally, I was concerned about fuel range with the bigger engine,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Taltruda
I took my CFI checkride there with a lady...

I took my CFI checkride there with a lady examiner. Her husband was a navy pilot.. wonderful people! I would look them up and start there. I believe they had a flight school and hangars..
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Taltruda
You can still use the simple dies and hand...

You can still use the simple dies and hand squeezer in there, right?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Taltruda
Type in your question in Google and put the...

Type in your question in Google and put the letters VAF after it.. k&n airfilter VAF. Seems to work for me when I have a question..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Taltruda
I found it! Does this link...

I found it! Does this link work?
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=165701
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Taltruda
I recall the thread, but canít seem to find it...

I recall the thread, but canít seem to find it either.. I found this though.. https://www.myrv10.com/N104CD/upgrades/20090525/index.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By Taltruda
I used to do this on automotive applications. We...

I used to do this on automotive applications. We would hold the ring gear with a pair of vice grips, pass a torch a couple of revolutions around the ring gear, and drop it right on, maybe give it a...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Taltruda
Oh I think I understand what you need now.. ok...

Oh I think I understand what you need now.. ok how about using a bean bag or perhaps a thin carpet at support and a 1x1 piece of wood and a hammer to gently pop out the warping? Remember this isnít...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By Taltruda
800 degrees is too much. Harbor freight sells a...

800 degrees is too much. Harbor freight sells a cheap heat gun, but you might have luck with a blow drier too
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-24-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By Taltruda
What is a -6X?

What is a -6X?
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Taltruda
You can unflute two ways.. use the flat seamers...

You can unflute two ways.. use the flat seamers and just squeeze lightly, donít flatten it all the way out, or you can also carefully use the fluting plyers backwards and just take out a little of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,934
Posted By Taltruda
RV-4 O360 data point

Just recently did a flight in my O360 fixed pitch prop -4. 17,500 feet doing 166 to 173 knots at 7gph. I only pulled the throttle back just until the enrichment valve closed as noted by an increase...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-23-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By Taltruda
WTB thinner seat bottom for RV-4

Recently purchased a RV-4, and wanted to see if anybody has a thinner bottom seat cushion that they donít need.. Iíll probably have some new ones made up eventually, but the rest of the interior is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,716
Posted By Taltruda
I can put you in touch with Jess Meyers himself...

I can put you in touch with Jess Meyers himself from Belted Air Power if you need it.. heís a nice guy just a few hangars away from mine.
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By Taltruda
1018 lbs, O360 metal fixed pitch, vfr panel,...

1018 lbs, O360 metal fixed pitch, vfr panel, oxygen bottle, antique heavy Lowrance GPS, interior side panels.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,719
Posted By Taltruda
Does anybody know if the RV-7 flaps maybe shorter...

Does anybody know if the RV-7 flaps maybe shorter than the -8? Perhaps these are shorter flaps and thatís why they have that doubler on the inboard end? Iíll take some pictures tomorrow and try and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-21-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Taltruda
Thank you, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for!

Thank you, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Taltruda
Which LED lights did you put in? The 3 light...

Which LED lights did you put in? The 3 light setup? I was hoping to use the 7 stars light..
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Taltruda
Cleaning up the -4 wingtips

I have the old RV-4 wingtips that put the nav lights on the outside. I think there used to be a kit that allowed you to mount them under a lens like the modern style, but I donít think the lenses are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By Taltruda
My experience with B&C is excellent. I have no...

My experience with B&C is excellent. I have no doubt that theyíll do what they can to get you back together and happy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By Taltruda
The first key turn to the left causes very little...

The first key turn to the left causes very little drop probably means that you are grounding the magneto, and the engine is running on only the Pmag, providing very little rpm drop.

Why would your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,749
Posted By Taltruda
These are the Grove airfoiled gear, so there is...

These are the Grove airfoiled gear, so there is no fairing to cover the external brake line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Taltruda
Or RTV the plane, and grease the panels, then...

Or RTV the plane, and grease the panels, then just snug down the covers without tightening all the way. That may leave you a removable panel, with a formed silicone gasket in the flange! I havenít...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,762
Posted By Taltruda
Are you sure the mags are timed correctly? Did...

Are you sure the mags are timed correctly? Did you turn the engine and allow the left mag to snap the impulse coupling, then back it up and set the timing? Otherwise, if you were to set the timing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Taltruda
Which gorilla tape did you use? The gorilla duct...

Which gorilla tape did you use? The gorilla duct tape is pretty nasty, it try the gorilla ďrepairĒ tape. Itís clear, yet stretchy, and doesnít leave a film. Not the clear packing tape, make sure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Taltruda
Itís black magic.. it only works when connected...

Itís black magic.. it only works when connected to a magneto.
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,248
Posted By Taltruda
The bottom of the wing isnít ďlow pressureĒ area,...

The bottom of the wing isnít ďlow pressureĒ area, itís high pressure.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Taltruda
Did you turn the left mag on?

Did you turn the left mag on?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Taltruda
Nice panel! What is down in front of the stick?...

Nice panel! What is down in front of the stick? Is there a panel there too? Who did your panel?
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,602
Posted By Taltruda
Put a wrench on the motor mount bolts and see if...

Put a wrench on the motor mount bolts and see if they move. If they do move, then pull the cotter pin and try to re torque them, then reinstall new cotter pins
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Taltruda
Could be floor load limits.. 50 pounds times 4G (...

Could be floor load limits.. 50 pounds times 4G ( or whatever the plane is rated for). Could be tie down point load limited in the event of a crash.. ask Vans engineers what the limiting factor is if...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By Taltruda
Right handed or left handed doesnít matter in the...

Right handed or left handed doesnít matter in the -8Ö the throttle is in the left, and the stick in the right.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By Taltruda
Yeah but a cheap $90 9inch plastic frame thing...

Yeah but a cheap $90 9inch plastic frame thing from one of the big box stores is basically a throw awayÖI dedicate it just for thin aluminum, then use my SWAG Off-road setup for steels
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By Taltruda
I got a Harbor Freight portable band saw, then...

I got a Harbor Freight portable band saw, then the portable band saw table from SWAG Off Road to convert it to a table set up, the HF saw has variable speed, which is nice for steel. Like others...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,227
Posted By Taltruda
Do not weld 2024. It isnít considered a weldable...

Do not weld 2024. It isnít considered a weldable alloy. I didnít want the stall warning either, but decided to just go ahead and install it anyway. It canít hurt to have it, and may keep the next guy...
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,494
Posted By Taltruda
I find the uneven fuel burn in Cessnaís can be...

I find the uneven fuel burn in Cessnaís can be attributed to pilot technique. If you have rudder trim, try moving it to the side that has more gas. Think ďStep on the fuelĒ. The wings should be dead...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Taltruda
Google shows lots of hit on the O-233. What plane...

Google shows lots of hit on the O-233. What plane would you be putting it in? I wouldnít consider anything less than an O-320 in any Vans airplanes besides the -12.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By Taltruda
How is it mounted? Hard mounted? Floating on the...

How is it mounted? Hard mounted? Floating on the hoses? I believe the ideal mounting is firmly with the wires up, and horizontal with a slight tilt up towards the outlet to promote bubbles to move...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Taltruda
If itís a rear mounted prop governor, you may...

If itís a rear mounted prop governor, you may want to overhaul it just to prevent having to pull it one day down the road while installed on the engine. Same with the mechanical FP, change it now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,137
Posted By Taltruda
Fun fact, the requirements to Don the mask at...

Fun fact, the requirements to Don the mask at FL350 and above when one pilot leaves the flight deck went away with covid. Not saying it isnít a good idea, but they said we no longer are required to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,363
Posted By Taltruda
I thought I remember reading in the OSH notam not...

I thought I remember reading in the OSH notam not to use “dog leash” tie downs. I saw some people that had them, and they always seemed half pulled up…
The CLAW tie down seem to hold really well
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-04-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By Taltruda
Didnít LSE have a notice about the older models...

Didnít LSE have a notice about the older models asking users not to go straight from OFF to Start, but to pause at BOTH for a second to not confuse the module? Either way, a kick back can break the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By Taltruda
For O-rings, I use a product called O-ring...

For O-rings, I use a product called O-ring grease, I think itís a Dow Corning product. I used EZ turn on the faces of a tight fuel valve, and it works awesome for that! Many years later, it still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By Taltruda
No, fuel lube is fine for that. The O-ring is the...

No, fuel lube is fine for that. The O-ring is the ďsealantĒ in this case. You just want to lubricate it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By Taltruda
I donít know any mechanics that use fuel LUBE as...

I donít know any mechanics that use fuel LUBE as a SEALANT. Fuel lube or EZ turn is a lubricant, great for fuel shut off valves, but it is not a sealant. When you assemble tapered pipe fittings,...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,151
Posted By Taltruda
I believe his reasoning is that at 13,000+, the...

I believe his reasoning is that at 13,000+, the ďred boxĒ doesnít exist because the power is below 60 percent, so it doesnít matter where you run it.. peak, lean, rich.. whatever.
Forum: Propellers 08-02-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,545
Posted By Taltruda
When I had my Baby Lakes Biplane, I had this...

When I had my Baby Lakes Biplane, I had this question and got the same answer that your guy is saying.. Fixed pitch 2 blade to fixed pitch 2 blade.. no major change. What does your guy say about...
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