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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Taltruda
With cars, Iím familiar with this. But Iíve...

With cars, Iím familiar with this. But Iíve noticed even if a plane sits for two years, no brake wear, yet the fluid seems lower. Evaporation maybe? Idk.. I like to fill to the top. Running out of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Taltruda
I completely fill it, then dip a zip tie to...

I completely fill it, then dip a zip tie to displace just a little bit. It seems that the level ALWAYS goes down, even with no leaks. Donít know where it goes, but every plane Iíve serviced, this is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By Taltruda
I ferried a 172 with an O-360 in the dead of...

I ferried a 172 with an O-360 in the dead of winter.. I had to completely block the oil cooler just to get the temps to come off the peg.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By Taltruda
Blocking the FRONT of the cooler is much more...

Blocking the FRONT of the cooler is much more effective than blocking the rear of it. You might want to try an experiment either moving the shutter to the front or at least using aluminum tape to see...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-06-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Taltruda
Iíll take it!

Iíll take it!
Forum: COMM 12-05-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By Taltruda
I still am very active.. I still use it,...

I still am very active.. I still use it, sometimes on 122.20, sometimes 122.4. Itís still a thing!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-05-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By Taltruda
I used to put a piece of aluminum tape over the...

I used to put a piece of aluminum tape over the face of the cooler.. now I installed the anti splat oil cooler shutter door. Thatís probably your best bet, youíll be able to adjust it in flight with...
Forum: COMM 12-05-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By Taltruda
Iíve only been flying for 22 years, but having a...

Iíve only been flying for 22 years, but having a second radio is awesome, whenever I fly a plane with two radios, I use it almost every flight! Either picking up ATIS without leaving ATC, or talking...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-05-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Taltruda
Moe (moespeed) just did the same swap.. I think...

Moe (moespeed) just did the same swap.. I think heís close to flying it soon..
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Taltruda
The title is a little misleading.. when you say...

The title is a little misleading.. when you say ďTrim TabĒ I feel most people are thinking about the elevator trim tab or a non standard aileron trim tab. Iíve seen the video you texted me, and for...
Forum: Reviews 12-01-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Taltruda
I have them, the fuel drains lock on tight with...

I have them, the fuel drains lock on tight with the collet/set screw setup. The only gripe is that you canít pull down on a leaking fuel drain like you can with the exposed style.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Taltruda
Easy enough to make one.. and itíll fit perfectly!

Easy enough to make one.. and itíll fit perfectly!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-27-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,341
Posted By Taltruda
I thought of I were to do a fuel transfer system,...

I thought of I were to do a fuel transfer system, I might use a pressure switch that could detect when the pump runs dry, the pressure goes to zero and turns on a light.. something like this set to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Taltruda
Absolutely you could.. you would have to be good...

Absolutely you could.. you would have to be good at fiberglass or carbon fiber to stiffen it up to make it worth while.. I think it would take less effort to replace your piano hinge with Skybolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,287
Posted By Taltruda
When I fill my bottle, I purge the line by...

When I fill my bottle, I purge the line by attaching it to the bottle, then cracking the supply bottles a little before tightening the last connection. I asked the FBO if they purge the line and they...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2022, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Taltruda
Where do you pick up the fuel pressure reading?...

Where do you pick up the fuel pressure reading? If itís before the servo, then that explains why you have pressure regardless of where the mixture is.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By Taltruda
I believe the instructions have you lather it...

I believe the instructions have you lather it with grease..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,287
Posted By Taltruda
I donít recall the brand, but itís mounted in...

I donít recall the brand, but itís mounted in front of the stick between my legs.
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,065
Posted By Taltruda
Add a blind pulled rivet.. after paint, youíll...

Add a blind pulled rivet.. after paint, youíll forget all about it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,970
Posted By Taltruda
I don’t know.. I believe the FAA considers flight...

I don’t know.. I believe the FAA considers flight time itself as compensation.. I also have my LODA for providing instruction, and it says something to the effect that only the owner of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By Taltruda
I wouldnít use the HS to support the weight.....

I wouldnít use the HS to support the weight.. like others said, a padded saw horse under a bulkh is ok, I happen to have a stool that I just put the Tailwheel on. The weldment at the Tailwheel spring...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By Taltruda
Tach minus 10% for what? For maintenance? That...

Tach minus 10% for what? For maintenance? That doesn’t make any sense.. tach time is already adjusted for maintenance time.. you have 2000 hours on the tach, that’s the time on the engine. You don’t...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By Taltruda
Using the engine monitor time that starts at...

Using the engine monitor time that starts at 30mph, you are robbing yourself of loggable flight time. When you rented a plane, you are paying for (and logging) all time since engine start, including...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By Taltruda
Aircraft logbooks should be Tach time. Not...

Aircraft logbooks should be Tach time. Not anything less than tach.. maybe you were thinking you can use Hobbs and minus 10%.

I agree you can log tach + some percentage..
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-17-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Taltruda
I thin Emag air sells the clamps..

I thin Emag air sells the clamps..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By Taltruda
Crow is local to me.. I was able to check out...

Crow is local to me.. I was able to check out their showroom. I chose the cam lock, pull up lap, pull down shoulder, sewn in shoulder pads. I went with the steel shoulder adjusters, as the aluminum...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-15-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,230
Posted By Taltruda
Interested.. call me, PM coming..

Interested.. call me, PM coming..
Forum: RV-4 11-10-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,300
Posted By Taltruda
Where are these ďwrinklesĒ that you say most -4s...

Where are these ďwrinklesĒ that you say most -4s have?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By Taltruda
Good point. I was under the assumption that most...

Good point. I was under the assumption that most fuel calibration setups was done by adding a set amount of fuel, then telling the efis what you added, then adding another calibrated...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By Taltruda
It’s my understanding that wiring two float...

It’s my understanding that wiring two float senders in series, (one in the stock location, the other in the rear baffle to read the end bay, similar to the way Vans shown the optional “Flop Tube”...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By Taltruda
You donít have to flip tanks every 30 minutes.. I...

You donít have to flip tanks every 30 minutes.. I use my totalizer and flip tanks at a whole number.. keeps the math simple. For example, my -4 has 16 Gallon tanks for 32 total. I start on one, fly...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By Taltruda
Except that they are expensive!!

Except that they are expensive!!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By Taltruda
On my -8, I plan on using the Vans sensors, but...

On my -8, I plan on using the Vans sensors, but mounting a second in the rear baffle at the outboard bay, then wiring them in series. Iím happy with my vans gauges in the -4 I have.. I canít justify...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Taltruda
I have a trick for holding the lens.. might not...

I have a trick for holding the lens.. might not solve your cracking issue though. You have the plastic countersunk deep enough to accept the skin dimples?

My tip is that is used a folded piece of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By Taltruda
What C/S prop did you decide to go with? And what...

What C/S prop did you decide to go with? And what performance and flying qualities did you experience? Best of luck with the sale of this beautiful prop.. I’ve flown behind a similar Catto 3 blade on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Taltruda
I donít know if itís right, but on mags where...

I donít know if itís right, but on mags where youíll need to be able to move them without ripping the gasket, I use Indian head to glue the gasket to the mag, then white lithium grease on the gasket...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-06-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By Taltruda
Iíve also uses ripstop nylon from the fabric...

Iíve also uses ripstop nylon from the fabric store.. works fine.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Taltruda
Your Tailwheel bearings are probably shot. I...

Your Tailwheel bearings are probably shot. I bought one of the light weight ones from flyboys or JD Air.. they appear the same. Then I took the old one and measured the bearings, got them from...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Taltruda
Welcome! I gotta ask.. I see on your YouTube...

Welcome! I gotta ask.. I see on your YouTube channel, you are flying a Champ.. why build the 14a when you could build the better Tailwheel version? They are very easy to fly as a tailwheel, plus you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Taltruda
Really? The Newton are considered an upgrade.....

Really? The Newton are considered an upgrade.. the original caps work. But after a while, they arenít that great.. I believe the inserts you want to remove are glued in with proseal. Good luck with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-31-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,283
Posted By Taltruda
Yeah, just remove the jumper. The purpose of the...

Yeah, just remove the jumper. The purpose of the jumper is to ground the right mag while cranking. By removing it, youíll start on ďbothĒ.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Taltruda
That valve comes with anti seize.. I don’t use...

That valve comes with anti seize.. I don’t use it, but instead use locktite 567 threads sealant. Works great. As for the torque, safe air may use a lower torque, so that you don’t crush the housing.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,916
Posted By Taltruda
Trim tab pin nut plate

Iíve seen this nut plate method on trim tabsÖ looks great!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Taltruda
Why would you want to do all that? My opinion is...

Why would you want to do all that? My opinion is that since you got a good deal, use the one impulse mag that you got, and have the non impulse one R&Red. By using two impulse mags, you are doubling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Taltruda
Any idea how much they sell for? They do look...

Any idea how much they sell for? They do look good..
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Taltruda
I canít quite tell, but they look like the W-415...

I canít quite tell, but they look like the W-415 tips and a kit to modify then for the internal light. I donít think those lenses are available anymore if thatís what these are,,
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-22-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,720
Posted By Taltruda
I went to High Sierra back in 2019, the Claw tie...

I went to High Sierra back in 2019, the Claw tie down worked well there. It was three days on the HSF Playa, just a few miles south of the Black rock playa where Burning man was held, so I imagine...
Forum: Tools 10-21-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Taltruda
Just don’t get the lead on the aluminum.. I heard...

Just don’t get the lead on the aluminum.. I heard it causes some type of corrosion.. I personally keep all pencils away from aluminum.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=12169
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By Taltruda
Looks like we have a mag spacer on the left...

Looks like we have a mag spacer on the left Lasar/slick mag.. does that mean the gear on that mag will fit up to the impulse coupling on a Standard 4373 mag?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By Taltruda
You could also eyeball the center, use your...

You could also eyeball the center, use your finger along the edge to brace your ultra fine marker, and drag the edge. Itís very accurate and fast.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By Taltruda
No. That’s why I don’t like Mike Busch’s...

No. That’s why I don’t like Mike Busch’s technique of leaning with respect to CHT. I prefer to lean with respect to EGT. Here’s what I do. Takeoff full forward everything. Notice your EGT on anyone...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By Taltruda
I was thinking regular Slick mags, or Pmags.. if...

I was thinking regular Slick mags, or Pmags.. if I went to regular Slick mags, I may need a spacer for the Left impulse side, and perhaps the impulse gear? I donít know yet, I need to take off the...
Forum: Safety 10-12-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By Taltruda
Also to remove a chance of arcing the wrench to...

Also to remove a chance of arcing the wrench to anything, you remove the negative first, followed by the positive. When reinstalling it, you install the positive first (it can’t arc because the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By Taltruda
Life after Laser Mags

My buddy just bought a beautiful RV-9a that has an O-320 and Lasar/Slick mags. It runs great but itís due for the 500hr mag service. Although is still runs great, I donít want the Lasar to fail and...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,507
Posted By Taltruda
Can you assemble the bearing in the brackets,...

Can you assemble the bearing in the brackets, then use cleko side clamps to hold it together and have all the rivet holes share some misalignment instead of a few gross out of alignment. Then ream...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Taltruda
Metallic brakes with pins

Has anybody used metallic brakes with the pins like Cirrus or Extra 300 use? The pads snap onto the backing pads, and they seem more durable.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By Taltruda
I got mine from Amazon.. I think a 10 pack was...

I got mine from Amazon.. I think a 10 pack was about 15 bucks.. ypu can either read the number off another bearing, or measure the diameter and thickness..
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,127
Posted By Taltruda
I need to look up your back posts.. what did you...

I need to look up your back posts.. what did you do for electric trim? Servo in the elevator like an -8? Or remote mounted?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Taltruda
I bet the CHT got to 400, not the oil.. as for...

I bet the CHT got to 400, not the oil.. as for clearing some fouled plugs, I never had to do more than 10 to 20 seconds to clear it.. if it takes more than that, you should consider something else.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By Taltruda
You countersink the center AFTER the nutplates...

You countersink the center AFTER the nutplates are installed. This way, the pilot of the countersink is guided by the nutplate. It appears that the countersink to the left doesnít have a nutplate and...
Forum: RV-4 09-29-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Taltruda
Iíll give ya a ride if you make it to Vegas..

Iíll give ya a ride if you make it to Vegas..
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By Taltruda
That fuselage bracket is STEEL? On the -8, itís...

That fuselage bracket is STEEL? On the -8, itís aluminum.. are you sure itís steel? Is that confirmed that itís supposed to be steel in the plans? Seems odd to me..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,749
Posted By Taltruda
Mount it in the V/S tip!...

Mount it in the V/S tip! https://www.vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1561427
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Taltruda
Why donít you order the pigtail for that $100...

Why donít you order the pigtail for that $100 alternator, and wire that into the plane?
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