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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Taltruda
Why is this hard to understand? Yes, you can...

Why is this hard to understand? Yes, you can build the plane, yet canít do the condition inspection.. same with this safety directive.. they want someone with higher credentials to perform it....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Taltruda
Oops, I screwed that one up.. youíre right.....

Oops, I screwed that one up.. youíre right.. doesnít apply to experimental, but does apply to special LSA.. I got e-lsa confused with s-lsa.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Taltruda
The owner of an aircraft may only perform certain...

The owner of an aircraft may only perform certain “preventive maintenance” on their aircraft. Look up FAR 43.3

Also look up FAR 43.3 appendix A, part C. for the list of allowed “preventative...
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Taltruda
Tin snips and a file?

Tin snips and a file?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Taltruda
I would check the grounds to the landing lights,...

I would check the grounds to the landing lights, consider a dedicated ground for them. Also check for a real ground from the engine to the firewall, or better yet, to the negative battery post. Donít...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Taltruda
I havenít made any doors in fiberglass yet, but...

I havenít made any doors in fiberglass yet, but what I would do is to lay a 3 ply buildup of carbon fiber inside the wingtip in the area before you cut it open. Then cut the door out, leaving a few...
Forum: Autopilots 02-23-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Taltruda
Which model RV are you talking about? I donít...

Which model RV are you talking about? I donít know anything about mounting the roll servo in the wingtip.. on my RV-8 kit, it gets mounted to the right aileron bellcrank bracket. The pitch servo goes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By Taltruda
I agree with the above about these dimples not...

I agree with the above about these dimples not being made hard enough. You donít want the pillowing around the holes like this. Search for Cleaveland tool dimple videos. Ask around for some mentors...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Taltruda
Holes for bolts, pins, ect.. reamed holes are...

Holes for bolts, pins, ect.. reamed holes are ideal. Want even better surface finish? Why not hone holes? But for rivets, a drill makes a perfectly acceptable hole. If you ever had to drill out a...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Taltruda
There are mixed feelings about using readers....

There are mixed feelings about using readers. Yes, a reamer makes a more perfect hole, but a rivet expands to fill even an imperfect hole. It may be better to have an imperfect hole filled in by a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Taltruda
It comes and goes.. keep watching spruce, theyíll...

It comes and goes.. keep watching spruce, theyíll get it back in stock in a week or so. I know they had it in stock a few weeks ago..
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-21-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,266
Posted By Taltruda
That FAA order is designated for ATC personnel...

That FAA order is designated for ATC personnel (Air Traffic Organization)... not required for pilots to access or know. I personally would have no problem accepting a LASHO, in an RV, on a runway...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-21-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,266
Posted By Taltruda
Do you have a list of approved aircraft? Where...

Do you have a list of approved aircraft? Where does it say that RVs cannot participate in LAHSO?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-21-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By Taltruda
Looks the same style.. compatible looking yokes....

Looks the same style.. compatible looking yokes. If I was in the market, I would want to know if ďworks perfectlyĒ means it not only activates, but is it able to be feathered, opened and closed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Taltruda
Iíve noticed most planes seem to use fluid.. I...

Iíve noticed most planes seem to use fluid.. I donít understand it, but yes, itís pretty normal.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Taltruda
I wouldnít fly IMC without a backup.. G5 as a...

I wouldnít fly IMC without a backup.. G5 as a standby is what Iím planning, but this being a new plane that I was flying, 220 hours since new, the Dynon locked up like a cheap computer kinda sealed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Taltruda
Just the other day, I was flying a Dynon...

Just the other day, I was flying a Dynon Skyview, and while descending, it completely froze up! Airspeed, altitude, attitude. .everything froze! I was able to swap it to another display, but is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,010
Posted By Taltruda
To those who have a Co detector, what numbers, if...

To those who have a Co detector, what numbers, if any, do you see in PPM on a regular flight? On a rotax 914 LSA that I fly, Iíve seen between 0 and up to 8 ppm depending on power setting and AOA. It...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Taltruda
Thanks! Just found a YouTube video by...

Thanks! Just found a YouTube video by Aerosportproducts directing me to the same link! Thanks!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Taltruda
Cowl pin covers

Anybody have any instructions or tips on how to incorporate these into their cowl?

https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/cowl-pin-covers/

Perhaps a link to your build site? Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,530
Posted By Taltruda
Jerry, regarding the cracks, do you have an idea...

Jerry, regarding the cracks, do you have an idea what may have caused them? Were the jam nuts loose?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-19-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Taltruda
Also if the Service Bulletins haven't been...

Also if the Service Bulletins haven't been installed as part of the build, that will reduce the value. I've seen tail kits advertised from free to $2000 on here. I would think $700 is probably a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By Taltruda
Ball vents? Open all the ball vents and see if it...

Ball vents? Open all the ball vents and see if it stops.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By Taltruda
I'm confused. .why do you remove the whole...

I'm confused. .why do you remove the whole injector to clean it? Isn't it easier just to pull out the orifice from the top and leave the threaded body in the cylinder?
Forum: RV-4 02-17-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Taltruda
The tool that you need is made of Steel. Vans...

The tool that you need is made of Steel. Vans should have it available, as my friend just returned it. We had borrowed it to fix this exact condition on his -8. You first mark the areas that need...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By Taltruda
Iíve found the MT props to be significantly...

Iíve found the MT props to be significantly slower on the top end than a Hartzell prop.. that would concern me if I were prop shopping..
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Taltruda
Should be easy enough to calculate or measure....

Should be easy enough to calculate or measure. Place a 470 rivet from the inside facing out, so the tail is outside the skin and measure how much stick out you have. Then chose the correct 426 rivet...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By Taltruda
If you have a pneumatic rivet squeezer, you donít...

If you have a pneumatic rivet squeezer, you donít want to get oil in it at all. The oil will wash out the grease and it wonít work correctly after a while. Itís pretty much the only tool besides...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Taltruda
Vans sells them for $10.

Vans sells them for $10.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Taltruda
I wouldnít go there again with something that I...

I wouldnít go there again with something that I really cared for.. maybe stop in, but not to stay the weekend..itís really dirty!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Taltruda
I was there too in 2019. Saturday was so windy,...

I was there too in 2019. Saturday was so windy, if you donít have ski goggles and a face mask, you couldnít see or breathe! I wouldnít use a canopy cover, as the sand may get under it and scratch it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By Taltruda
Got it all!

Thanks! Received your package.. aircraft spruce would be envious of your packaging job! Thanks again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By Taltruda
I do too, but I believe the technical answer to...

I do too, but I believe the technical answer to the OP question is that only an airframe logbook entry is required. The typical wording as per most ops limitations that Iíve seen have you certify...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-09-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Taltruda
Advance, NC

Advance, NC
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By Taltruda
Hey Craig! I ordered a pair also! Yes, they are...

Hey Craig! I ordered a pair also! Yes, they are nice.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-07-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,647
Posted By Taltruda
Fuses and circuit breakers are designed to...

Fuses and circuit breakers are designed to protect the wiring, not the devices.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-07-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By Taltruda
#37

Iíll also take #37 Remote compass mount. Thanks
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Taltruda
Might be a good time to switch to the RV-7...

Might be a good time to switch to the RV-7 vertical stab. The -7 is a little larger and has a balanced rudder.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By Taltruda
Wow Scott, that looks great! Did you make it...

Wow Scott, that looks great! Did you make it removable or did you epoxy it in place? If itís removable, where are the fasteners?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By Taltruda
Permatex isnít a thread sealer either.. hereís...

Permatex isnít a thread sealer either.. hereís from the manufacturer:
Suggested Applications: Valve cover gaskets, and oil pan gaskets.

Locktite 567 from Amazon, shopped to your door next day. Itís...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By Taltruda
Ez turn or fuel lube is not a thread sealant!...

Ez turn or fuel lube is not a thread sealant! Locktite 565 is a sealant paste, while 567 is the same but higher temp rated (as I recall)
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By Taltruda
I thought Mattituck engines went out of business...

I thought Mattituck engines went out of business years ago? I remember because they were based in Mattituck NY near my home field. Great shop, and super friendly..
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-01-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Taltruda
Drop the ďAĒ model and just go straight RV-14!...

Drop the ďAĒ model and just go straight RV-14! You will have a lighter, faster plane and can reach the tail for polishing! Easy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,759
Posted By Taltruda
I would guess the temp is because of the...

I would guess the temp is because of the lubricant on the stem. If you relubricate the stems, Iím sure theyíll be fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,285
Posted By Taltruda
Shhhhh! Donít tell secondwind!

Shhhhh! Donít tell secondwind!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,285
Posted By Taltruda
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpos...

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=971b651a-730b-4dfa-90b2-dddbd57ccc9e
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-31-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,868
Posted By Taltruda
I also find it helpful to announce your turns by...

I also find it helpful to announce your turns by saying ďOk, we are going to do a gentle left turn here..Ē and always try to make the turns so the nervous passenger is on the outside ďupĒ part of the...
Forum: Safety 01-29-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Taltruda
Where do they have you install returns? I close...

Where do they have you install returns? I close to starting my tanks, and I was thinking about putting some extra VA-112 bungs in there just in case...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Taltruda
I spent some time today at the Pima Air Museum...

I spent some time today at the Pima Air Museum looking at trim tabs because of this post.. I saw some where they extended the trim tab skin and curved it so even when it's deflected towards the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By Taltruda
A better way to get the O-rings out is to not use...

A better way to get the O-rings out is to not use any tools! Pinch the o-ring like you are trying to pop a pimple.. itíll rise up on one side, then you roll it out from the groove!
Forum: Safety 01-27-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,132
Posted By Taltruda
Ride em cowboy! https://youtu.be/TfL6iyeH8OA

Ride em cowboy!
https://youtu.be/TfL6iyeH8OA
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-26-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By Taltruda
I have readers and drills.. I tend to use the...

I have readers and drills.. I tend to use the drills for #30 and #40 sheet metal. I remember also hearing the argument that the imperfect holes that drills make may be beneficial for riveting.. the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Taltruda
Your Bonanza has a Continental engine.. different...

Your Bonanza has a Continental engine.. different systems than the Lycoming. The Lycoming uses a mechanical diaphragm style fuel pump, with an electric back up. You can run both and not flood out...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Taltruda
On my -8, they are already cutting the holes in...

On my -8, they are already cutting the holes in the leading edge skin, or I would have left it out too...

On a -7 that I recently flew, the stall warning was blaring from landing all through rollout...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By Taltruda
From your reference material,...

From your reference material,

https://mmptdpublic.jsc.nasa.gov/prc/MIL-STD-403C.pdf

Page 12, table 1 states minimum hole size before dimpling should be no smaller than .096, which is a #41 drill...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By Taltruda
I donít think this is correct.. looking forward...

I donít think this is correct.. looking forward to the smarter guys on here to speak up. I feel if you drill 3/32 then dimple, you risk stretching the metal to the point youíll get micro cracks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,997
Posted By Taltruda
I donít think heís debating on not having carb...

I donít think heís debating on not having carb heat available.. I think he meant when to use it or not based only on a temp gauge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,997
Posted By Taltruda
Just because its cold out doesn't mean carb ice...

Just because its cold out doesn't mean carb ice is going to form. Google the chart that shows temperature and the probably of carb ice. Flying around with the knob pulled just because the guage shows...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By Taltruda
Every year you should disassemble the tailwheel...

Every year you should disassemble the tailwheel and clean out the grease and dirt. The grease fitting does NOT get in there. Thereís also information out there about maintaining them.. hereís a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,789
Posted By Taltruda
Donít go crazy

Donít let it drive you crazy,.. I like this thread for planning purposes.. I plan on grove aluminum gear, berringer wheels, parallel valve engine and a composite CS prop.. I would love to hear where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,458
Posted By Taltruda
My mission is pretty much the same with the...

My mission is pretty much the same with the exception of wanting to do aerobatics and formation. I chose the RV-8. I think my wife will like her giant elbow room and own space in the back. The -7 is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,177
Posted By Taltruda
Where are the heated electric seat switches?

Where are the heated electric seat switches?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Taltruda
I would say yes. .you want the full strength of...

I would say yes. .you want the full strength of the nutplate by using all the threads, and one to three sticking out should guarantee that. Anything more is just added weight and wear on the threads.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,679
Posted By Taltruda
I also use 90 psi, but adjust the brass needle...

I also use 90 psi, but adjust the brass needle valve thing to restrict the air. Itís pretty soft hitting for the -3, then I open it 3 clicks for -4 rivets.
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