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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,625
Posted By Taltruda
I don't believe this works on the -8..

I don't believe this works on the -8..
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Taltruda
Thanks all for the response! I was pretty sure...

Thanks all for the response! I was pretty sure the rear spar bolt was supposed to be castellated with a cotter key, but just wanted to check if the -9 was different. This builder did such a beautiful...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-13-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Taltruda
RV-9 rear wing spar bolt

Iím doing a condition inspection on a RV-9a, and the rear spar bolts are metal lock nuts, not castellated cottered nuts and bolts. Is this normal for the -9? Or is the -9 wing rear spar bolts just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Taltruda
I think you are pressing way too hard with the...

I think you are pressing way too hard with the gun on the first picture. .you can see the metal getting stretched out of its regular dimension. For the second picture, you don't have the parts flush...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Taltruda
I'm unfamiliar with the lasar mags, but aren't...

I'm unfamiliar with the lasar mags, but aren't they similar to Slicks in how they time? Does the left mag have an impulse coupling? And if so, are you turning the prop until it clicks and then back...
Forum: Propellers 04-10-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Taltruda
My buddy runs a 2 blade Catto and seems happy...

My buddy runs a 2 blade Catto and seems happy with it. .
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By Taltruda
TOGA will sequence the missed approach leg on...

TOGA will sequence the missed approach leg on your IFR procedure..otherwise you may have to start your go around, then poke the gps to get it to navigate to the missed approach leg. The button may do...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-09-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By Taltruda
Why not between the throttle and the Prop knobs?...

Why not between the throttle and the Prop knobs? Close enough to the throttle that on a missed approach, you can push it without taking your hand off the throttle, yet out of the way that you arenít...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Taltruda
Always grease from leading edge to the trailing...

Always grease from leading edge to the trailing edge on a tractor prop installation. (Pusher props go the other way I think). Itís helpful to pull the plugs and dig abound in there with a piece of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Taltruda
You have to be careful with the mighty vac.. if...

You have to be careful with the mighty vac.. if you pull too hard, itís possible to draw air in from the seals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Taltruda
I misread your post.. I thought the previous...

I misread your post.. I thought the previous owner had marked a ďblue lineĒ on your indicator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Taltruda
Blue line in twins is not Vmc.. Blue line is...

Blue line in twins is not Vmc.. Blue line is Vyse, best rate airspeed single engine. My guess is that the previous owner had marked a Vy speed? I think most light twins label Vmc by a little red...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-05-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Taltruda
No, I mean the hinge material itself, not just...

No, I mean the hinge material itself, not just the pin. I want to use the hinge method for the cowl, but I want to use the extruded stuff thatís stronger than the folded cheaper hinge material that...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By Taltruda
Lycoming defines a prop strike as ď Sudden RPM...

Lycoming defines a prop strike as ď Sudden RPM drop on impact to water, tall grass, or similar yielding medium where propeller damage does not usually occurĒ

among other conditions...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Taltruda
I was thinking the same thing. . The traditional,...

I was thinking the same thing. . The traditional, "normal" way to bleed aircraft brakes is from the bottom up. Try unbolting the masters from the pedals and see if they weren't "all the way up". They...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Taltruda
I've used the static stick on tint with good...

I've used the static stick on tint with good results, as well as the suction cup walmart or amazon ones, sometimes together. .works nice.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Taltruda
Kinda off subject but still hinge related. .....

Kinda off subject but still hinge related. .. where do people get the extruded 1/8 hinge material for the cowl to firewall? Spruce only has the .090 stuff in extruded...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Taltruda
Put me in line as number two if the deal falls...

Put me in line as number two if the deal falls through..thanks
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Taltruda
Yes you will find that VANS has several Service...

Yes you will find that VANS has several Service Bulletins that aren't incorporated in the plans yet. .you have to figure how to beat incorporate them. As for the note about "not recommended as...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,819
Posted By Taltruda
At my day job, they started having us do stalls....

At my day job, they started having us do stalls. .low altitude, high altitude and deep stalls..it seems the FAA got back into stalls for airlines here in the states.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Taltruda
Most times in people's build sites, they have the...

Most times in people's build sites, they have the manufactured head on the doubler side on their vertical and horizontal stabs.. I think they do it for looks, but it sounds like the way you have it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Taltruda
Art, do you have different platforms and...

Art, do you have different platforms and subscriptions? I had an IPAD, and an Android with two different apps (flight plan Go and Wing X pro I think) well one device had the database get corrupted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Taltruda
I've flown through the desert in the southwest...

I've flown through the desert in the southwest plenty of times and had GPS losses from military jamming.. I DEFINITELY plan to have a ground based nav in my plane. I don't think I would feel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By Taltruda
Get an instructor to show you how to read TAFs...

Get an instructor to show you how to read TAFs and METARs. Practice locally with that to gain confidence in their accuracy. Donít use the weather channel as much, I find aviation TAFs and METARs to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Taltruda
Iíve seen a -4 that had a gas piston that would...

Iíve seen a -4 that had a gas piston that would go over center when closing. No pictures though, sorry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,340
Posted By Taltruda
I am quite familiar with the suggestion to avoid...

I am quite familiar with the suggestion to avoid slips with full flaps, however I have almost 1000 hours in L-19s, manual flaps as well as electric flaps, and Iíve tried the slips at all different...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Taltruda
Slider? This works...

Slider? This works nice..
https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1416815639-158-6&browse=airframe&product=canopy-lock
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Taltruda
You are correct. Center to edge is edge distance.

You are correct. Center to edge is edge distance.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-20-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,829
Posted By Taltruda
I love how the OP asked about torquing a prop...

I love how the OP asked about torquing a prop governor, and gets advice on torquing a propeller! Lol
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-20-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Taltruda
I would say yes. The wing should be at (I...

I would say yes. The wing should be at (I believe) 1 1/2 degrees positive from the canopy rail, so the canopy rail should be about level in cruise. Is the plane flyable and you could measure it in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Taltruda
I believe youíre right, PP is the designation for...

I believe youíre right, PP is the designation for pre punched. I donít think the rudder cables get any tension.. just your feet on the pedals. Iím away from my plans now to give you a better answer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Taltruda
Are the skins flipped the wrong way? Like inside...

Are the skins flipped the wrong way? Like inside out? I seem to remember that they looked symmetrical, but arenít...
Forum: Tools 03-17-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,523
Posted By Taltruda
Check out primeweld 225.

Check out primeweld 225.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-16-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By Taltruda
Nope! Iím glad you asked.. VFR flight following...

Nope! Iím glad you asked.. VFR flight following is NOT a clearance, and does NOT protect you from any airspace violations. Usually ATC is very helpful in this, but their job is to provide IFR...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,772
Posted By Taltruda
I really like this technique too! I see so many...

I really like this technique too! I see so many people pushing the prop in on downwind, making all kinds of noise and drag. I leave it pulled back until I throttle back enough to come "off the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,772
Posted By Taltruda
Lots or articles out there talking about the...

Lots or articles out there talking about the dangers of power changes and the possibility of an engine failure while making a power reduction on takeoff like that. At 500 feet, are you ready for an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By Taltruda
I would love to see his explanation to HOW. The...

I would love to see his explanation to HOW. The sport pilot cannot fly this plane solo, cannot take non pilots flying in it, and therefore can't ACT as PIC, in the spirit of the regs, I don't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,772
Posted By Taltruda
Down low or just putting around, then pull it...

Down low or just putting around, then pull it back all you want. 20 inches and whatever low rpm feels comfortable. The WOT thing is when you are going somewhere, and you are going up high 8k or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By Taltruda
Wow! That looks great!

Wow! That looks great!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By Taltruda
Can you provide a link to this? My reading of...

Can you provide a link to this? My reading of part 61.51 makes me think he cannot log pic time.
Herman and Speranza involve both pilots being rated Private pilots. ..
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By Taltruda
Due to the distortion created when the parts are...

Due to the distortion created when the parts are stamped into a rib shape, yes, flutes need to be created to straighten the ribs. At least thatís the way it is on my -8 prepunched ribs. Less fluting...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Taltruda
I didn't want to do the "Whack" method either. .I...

I didn't want to do the "Whack" method either. .I was afraid it would leave marks from where the vice ended. I just took the curve out over my knee..
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-15-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By Taltruda
I've flown this route before, and it's...

I've flown this route before, and it's intimidating for sure. A great reason to get that instrument rating and file, even on a clear day, the "protection" and piece of mind are wonderful
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Taltruda
Looks like that part doesn't need much fluting,...

Looks like that part doesn't need much fluting, if any. The way It's bowed in the picture looks like it's bowed at a point between flanges, so no need to flute that. Just bend it straight with your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Taltruda
There is no spec from lycoming on max EGT. The...

There is no spec from lycoming on max EGT. The actual temperature isn't important, but the distance from peak is what you are looking for.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Taltruda
Thatís simply awesome! Great idea! I am going to...

Thatís simply awesome! Great idea! I am going to either copy this or hit you up in 4 years when Iím at this point!
Forum: RV-4 03-12-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Taltruda
Did someone blow in it to check it for movement?...

Did someone blow in it to check it for movement? If so, it probably got damaged and would need to get fixed by an instrument shop.
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Taltruda
I ordered some in between rivet sizes from...

I ordered some in between rivet sizes from Spencer Aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,667
Posted By Taltruda
I was just there in February of 2021. Itís pretty...

I was just there in February of 2021. Itís pretty bad. I found a spot that wasn't too bad that was landing on runway 15, just left of centerline. Do a flyby to pick your spot, then land short, brake...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Taltruda
I donít like the tools that hold the internal...

I donít like the tools that hold the internal mag gear from turning.. it could put strain on the little gear tooth and cause a crack that may come apart down the road. Just line it up, and put it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,871
Posted By Taltruda
Let it air out.. but you are cutting...

Let it air out.. but you are cutting aluminum..no sparks! If you want to get fancy, you could purge the tank with Co2 or even Argon, but again, itís not necessary. Maybe be careful of sparks from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,871
Posted By Taltruda
Place the tank on a bench with a bay hanging over...

Place the tank on a bench with a bay hanging over the edge, leading edge up. Have someone hold onto it. Use the hole saw in a hand drill, come up from the bottom. No chips in the tank!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Taltruda
This looks like a good entry. To the original...

This looks like a good entry. To the original poster, you need to write your name, pilot certificate grade and number, and sign it. Tho original poster should also write in the part number oil filter...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By Taltruda
If you bend the skins out, you will have an...

If you bend the skins out, you will have an aerodynamic ďstepĒ like a speedbrake on the VS thatís always extended. Just trim it if you canít adjust the bearings..
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By Taltruda
If his skins are too long, and they are touching...

If his skins are too long, and they are touching the rudder at full deflection, getting new skins and reskinning the VS is NOT going to change a thing, heíll end up with the same interference.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
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 03-01-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
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 02-28-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
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 02-28-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By Taltruda
Tin snips and a file?

Tin snips and a file?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
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, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
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, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
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, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,382
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
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...
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