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Forum: Autopilots Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Taltruda
I donít have the answer you need, but my D10a...

I donít have the answer you need, but my D10a will nav from my Lowrance GPS. Iím not the builder and donít know what he did to make them talk, but I donít have the ap74, I just control everything...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Taltruda
Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. I may...

Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. I may add a Z bend at that support to retain the pin from coming out too far, but thank you!
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 12:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,419
Posted By Taltruda
Adjustable bump

At Reno this year, I saw a guy had an adjustable bump.. a cable to raise and lower it I assume to control the outflow?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Taltruda
Hidden oil door latch

I know itís been done, and I spent an hour with the search function, but I canít find the picture that Iím looking for. I have the spring loaded hidden hinge, and I want to make a hidden latch from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Taltruda
Wow, thatís 181 knots.. thatís smoking!

Wow, thatís 181 knots.. thatís smoking!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Taltruda
I’m curious about your setup.. my fixed pitch...

I’m curious about your setup.. my fixed pitch Sensenich aluminum prop and O-360 with slick mags does 170 knots in cruise at 7gph. I would expect a little more speed with your setup over my -4....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,516
Posted By Taltruda
Are there screws that you can attach it or only...

Are there screws that you can attach it or only sticky tape and Velcro?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-17-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By Taltruda
WTB RV-7a or 9a

Trying to help my buddy find a really nice RV-7a or 9a. The wish list is IO-360, CS prop, G3X. Willing to look at O-360 and Fixed pitch, but has to be the 360 and glass Garmin or Dynon.

Heís a cash...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By Taltruda
And if they are marked on the neck, thatís...

And if they are marked on the neck, thatís nothing a flap disk and sand paper canít convert to a clean neck! (So Iíve heard)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-16-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Taltruda
Iím looking for the clear lens retro fit kit for...

Iím looking for the clear lens retro fit kit for these in anybody has them..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By Taltruda
I bought 3 large O2 bottles from Craigís list for...

I bought 3 large O2 bottles from Craigís list for $50 to $75 each. Since they had an old Praxair sticker, the local praxair guys traded them out for new ones, no hydro charge since they already had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By Taltruda
I recently solved this for myself, but it will...

I recently solved this for myself, but it will cost you a couple of bucks. Buy 2 or 3 large oxygen bottles from Craigslist, get them refilled or exchanged, buy the ďFBO cascade fillĒ system, and you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,763
Posted By Taltruda
Did you run a tap into the hole for a turn or so...

Did you run a tap into the hole for a turn or so to dress the threads? Which sealant did you use?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Taltruda
Experimental… go to Napa or even Amazon. Summit...

Experimental… go to Napa or even Amazon. Summit shows $20 for the bearing and $10 for the race.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Taltruda
A quick google search found this..take it for...

A quick google search found this..take it for what itís worth..

ďI don't have my '91 era RV-4 wheel p/n handy, but for it, the following info is what I have.

The 'stock' tapered bearing set for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,516
Posted By Taltruda
I would love a low drag anti collision light.....

I would love a low drag anti collision light.. Iíve seen one faired into the top of the VS that looked like it would work. Whatís the rule on how visible it needs to be (how much it needs to stick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Taltruda
I agree.. practice. I prefer a longer rivet set...

I agree.. practice. I prefer a longer rivet set in the gun, I feel it helps me see if my angle is straight or if Iím off slightly. Thatís whatís causing the smile on the sheet metal. As for the smile...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Taltruda
Video

Super easy to do.. and the tools are fairly cheap.
https://youtu.be/xPyLeBIcf9c

This video shows the stripping tool, but I find it unnecessary, and just measure it like Stein does. Play back at 1.5...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Taltruda
Foam ribs

Scott, while you are here, I wanted to ask how you feel these foam ribs will hold up in 40 years? One day these planes are going to be 40, 50 years old, and I wonder if the foam will still be there,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Taltruda
Pm sent with my phone number. Call me or better...

Pm sent with my phone number. Call me or better yet, have your dad call me. Itís not hard to time an engine, but there are some gottchyas that could get you hurt if you donít do things right.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Taltruda
You do not need a flowerpot on your Lycoming. I...

You do not need a flowerpot on your Lycoming. I wonder if you are having inaccuracies due to using it on your engine. You should have the timing marks on the front of the flywheel and align it to the...
Forum: RV-4 10-06-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Taltruda
Anybody have a forward baggage compartment out...

Anybody have a forward baggage compartment out there on their -4? Does it work? Or is it not worth the effort?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Taltruda
Some cleco brands fit better than others in...

Some cleco brands fit better than others in dimpled holes. Wedgeloc vs clecoloc.. I forget which is the better one. Make sure your drill bit isnít bent or dull, also that your drill chuck runs true....
Forum: RV-4 10-06-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Taltruda
Forward baggage compartment

I recently purchased Vans Forward Baggage compartment for the -4, but having a hard time seeing how it all goes together. I have the thumb drive and on drawing 40, I see it, but itís lacking the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Taltruda
Chuck the hinge pin on your drill and polish it...

Chuck the hinge pin on your drill and polish it with progressively finer sand paper to reduce its diameter a little.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Taltruda
Donít have the plans in front of me, but is this...

Donít have the plans in front of me, but is this one one?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By Taltruda
Have you read through...

Have you read through this?
https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/how-to-diagnose-and-fix-a-heavy-wing/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,396
Posted By Taltruda
Wow, this rant HAS gone off the rails.. all Iím...

Wow, this rant HAS gone off the rails.. all Iím saying is that offering to ferry someoneís plane for free is cheapening the industry, just so that you get some free flight time. Every example you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,396
Posted By Taltruda
You should absolutely charge for quality...

You should absolutely charge for quality instruction! Charge some fair rate, somewhere between $35 to $100 per hour for quality instruction around here. As for a previous comment about a ferry pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,396
Posted By Taltruda
I totally agree, we all love flying these...

I totally agree, we all love flying these wonderful planes, but what about if someone came to your boss and offered to do YOUR job for free, just because they loved doing whatever it is you do?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,396
Posted By Taltruda
Maybe you think youíre helping the owner, or...

Maybe you think youíre helping the owner, or seller, but you are HURTING up and coming commercial pilots and professional ferry pilots, taking food off their plate. Want to ďhelpĒ the industry? Go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,396
Posted By Taltruda
There are pilots who spend all their money to...

There are pilots who spend all their money to become a professional pilot, and are building time to get a professional job. Along the way, one good way is to advertise to ferry planes. A commercial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,396
Posted By Taltruda
Nice way to hurt pilots who charge for their...

Nice way to hurt pilots who charge for their commercial skills and credentials.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By Taltruda
I dislike anything Champion sells.. their spark...

I dislike anything Champion sells.. their spark plugs are junk, I prefer the Tempest filters. The Tempest orings come pre-lubed, and contain a magnet in the oil filter. All for a cheaper price!
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By Taltruda
Just be sure you donít use a grinding wheel on...

Just be sure you donít use a grinding wheel on aluminum! I donít know of any steel parts on these kits that need grinding..
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,763
Posted By Taltruda
Dan is right.. Iíve had threads in aluminum...

Dan is right.. Iíve had threads in aluminum intake manifolds (car stuff) that wouldnít seal no matter how much goop, or tightening. A turn or so with a quality pipe tap and they seal wonderfully with...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-28-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Taltruda
As you may or may not know, and so you might...

As you may or may not know, and so you might understand why these havenít sold already, most people probably have their gear bolts, and if they were to replace them, they would be doing the ďgear...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,763
Posted By Taltruda
Is permatex designed to be a thread sealant? Why...

Is permatex designed to be a thread sealant? Why are people reluctant to use a product thatís designed to be a thread sealant, like locktite 565 or the higher temp rated 567? This whole thing started...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By Taltruda
I would recommend getting some time in a...

I would recommend getting some time in a tailwheel aircraft to help understand that you should be the one to align the aircraft and not have the wheel straighten it out for you. You should not have...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By Taltruda
That will work fine, but I prefer a bench top...

That will work fine, but I prefer a bench top polishing motor. Harbor freight has one and it has longer shafts that seem better for the 3m wheels.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By Taltruda
Thanks a lot! I just spent $300 at Oshkosh! lol

Thanks a lot! I just spent $300 at Oshkosh! lol
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By Taltruda
Walt, what is your opinion of PS 870 or PS 860?

Walt, what is your opinion of PS 870 or PS 860?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-25-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By Taltruda
Vlad, it was your previous posts that made me...

Vlad, it was your previous posts that made me divert my trip to do this!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-25-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By Taltruda
Bonneville Salt Flats

Flat, smooth, hard as concrete! Nearby Wendover has gas and a little museum. Even the C123 from the movie Conair!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Vne
Views: 1,956
Posted By Taltruda
I think the confusion (for me at least) is that...

I think the confusion (for me at least) is that if you were to do 135 indicated at 15000, you would be within the INDICATED limits but way exceeding the TAS limit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By Taltruda
I donít have the instructions in front of me...

I donít have the instructions in front of me either, but I seem to recall that reversing the hinge means pull out the pin and flip one hinge half around so they are opposite, then reinstall the pin.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,305
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: 33
Views: 3,305
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: 610
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: 15
Views: 2,311
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: 4,192
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: 11,868
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: RV-4 09-12-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,493
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: 1,449
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: 634
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: 735
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: 1,356
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: 759
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: 2,595
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: 931
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: 2,467
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: 1,904
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: 276
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: 804
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..
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