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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Taltruda
Was I the only one who thought you were selling a...

Was I the only one who thought you were selling a dirtbike?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Taltruda
Try pulling the oil pressure relief valve ball...

Try pulling the oil pressure relief valve ball and spring, and see if something is holding it open.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Taltruda
Would a piece of 3/8 plywood laid down in front...

Would a piece of 3/8 plywood laid down in front of the lip help?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Taltruda
I think he’s talking about the bead on the ribs...

I think he’s talking about the bead on the ribs for strength.. he notched the PVC tubing to clear that possibility?
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Taltruda
Canopy half step position

Does anybody know where this canopy holder is from?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-22-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Taltruda
They came with my -8 slow build wing kit..

They came with my -8 slow build wing kit..
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Taltruda
.032 for almost everything, .041 fro the prop.. I...

.032 for almost everything, .041 fro the prop.. I almost never use .025 at all.. not really sure where you would use .025.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,864
Posted By Taltruda
Slipping a -9 with full flaps works just fine. I...

Slipping a -9 with full flaps works just fine. I feel that less than full flaps will not produce as much drag as you are getting at full flaps and a slip. Where was the wind coming from? Best...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By Taltruda
What shape are the mags and spark plugs? With a...

What shape are the mags and spark plugs? With a healthy ignition system, it really shouldnít be hard to start hot or cold. I assume single impulse coupling and jumper installed starting on the left...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Taltruda
What are the ďstringersĒ in the HS you are...

What are the ďstringersĒ in the HS you are talking about? The spar? The ribs? I have had luck using the spring loaded drill stop things, and adjusting it so the tip of the drill just barley sticks...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-18-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,285
Posted By Taltruda
Thatís awesome! Less than 10 inches of MP lol!...

Thatís awesome! Less than 10 inches of MP lol! How does the mic work through the mask?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Taltruda
Which model are you working on? I believe the HS...

Which model are you working on? I believe the HS spar FLANGES are dimpled, while the bars that go into the WEBS are countersunk. On the wings, it is in fact the FLANGES that get countersunk, Iím just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Taltruda
Do I have room for 380x150x5 tires?

On my -4, Iím wanting to upgrade the tires, and wanted to see if the experts think I have the room. Looks like 1 1/4 inches at the center, and 1 inch at the corners. I believe the tires are 1 inch...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Taltruda
The Cessna door looks like it may be harder to...

The Cessna door looks like it may be harder to install the cowl pins. Do you plan on doing Camlocks? I find the standard door is just big enough to work the cowl pins in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Taltruda
I should be flying a Husky from Las Vegas to...

I should be flying a Husky from Las Vegas to Dallas this month, perhaps if the timing works, perhaps we can make it work. I am a current CFI with experience in the RV-9a as an instructor. I also live...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By Taltruda
Yes, I agree, however when I install new pads,...

Yes, I agree, however when I install new pads, (cars or planes) I always remove the cap and either remove some fluid or allow it to be pushed overboard into a rag wrapped around the master. Maybe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By Taltruda
Smart! I just fill it to the top , then dip in...

Smart! I just fill it to the top , then dip in the tail of a zip tie to displace a little so itís got a little room, then re cap it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-07-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Taltruda
Exactly! I did the same thing and followed the...

Exactly! I did the same thing and followed the plans.. the point I was making is that the cutter needs something to guide the pilot!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-07-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Taltruda
You should have added a strip behind or even a...

You should have added a strip behind or even a piece of wood, match drill into the extra material, then countersink. This allows the pilot to have something to guide the cutter. Keep this in mind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Taltruda
I too can attest to the quality and service that...

I too can attest to the quality and service that Dave puts into these heat muffs. I purchased a -4 with one and it works awesome! I believe Scrappy has one or two and gave a glowing review on YT.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By Taltruda
RV-4 180hp Fixed pitch Sensenich 1018 lbs

RV-4 180hp Fixed pitch Sensenich 1018 lbs
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By Taltruda
Or 2 minutes if you have a quick drain in the...

Or 2 minutes if you have a quick drain in the sump! Hot oil comes out real fast!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,176
Posted By Taltruda
Iíve had water in a carb twice, once was a Rotax...

Iíve had water in a carb twice, once was a Rotax 912, the other was a 4 stroke Dirt Bike. Both times the water would NOT stick through the main jet. Seems the water tension inhibited it from going...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Taltruda
Hey Ben, I got this one for 20 bucks.. no mess at...

Hey Ben, I got this one for 20 bucks.. no mess at all! I canít believe Iíve been doing them by hand all this time. You dump the grease in. Place the bearing between the cones and push down. No gun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,150
Posted By Taltruda
I feel that the experimental market is better for...

I feel that the experimental market is better for several reasons, including that they (especially the RV series) generally do things that the certified versions canít get close to! Just remember...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Taltruda
For a 1/4 inch hole, there isnít a numbered drill...

For a 1/4 inch hole, there isnít a numbered drill for that size. You would use a 1/4 inch drill bit! Easy, right? Except donít use a regular drill bit. You want a ďstep drillĒ, as a regular twist bit...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Taltruda
You discovered that you cannot shorten or...

You discovered that you cannot shorten or lengthen the push tube like a turnbuckle. After you fine tune your length, I then spin the whole tube to ďcenterĒ the tube between the rod ends, or count the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,436
Posted By Taltruda
Usually the timing hole is kinda on the edge like...

Usually the timing hole is kinda on the edge like here..but your other pictures donít really look like itís there..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,436
Posted By Taltruda
Thatís odd, I havenít seen a Lycoming without the...

Thatís odd, I havenít seen a Lycoming without the timing hole there. You should have timing marks on the back face of the flywheel, and using a triangle pointer of aluminum may help act as a pointer....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,436
Posted By Taltruda
Hole

They should Be a little hole right here.. you can use a little drill bit in it to “extend” it out for better visibility.
Forum: Safety 10-25-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,777
Posted By Taltruda
I liked how the crash pilot is very precise with...

I liked how the crash pilot is very precise with what happened.. 50% power, 75% power, 50% rudder etc.. and itís not like he was approximating because upon landing, he flew 72 knots, then 65 knots.....
Forum: Safety 10-25-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,777
Posted By Taltruda
I watched the video by the engine guy. Then the...

I watched the video by the engine guy. Then the accident pilot.. seems the accident pilot is blaming everyone else.. too much power, not enough engine offset, locked controls etc.. good thing he was...
Forum: Autopilots 10-24-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
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 10-24-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
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 10-24-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,999
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 10-24-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
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, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By Taltruda
Wow, thatís 181 knots.. thatís smoking!

Wow, thatís 181 knots.. thatís smoking!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,321
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: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
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: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
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, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
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, 04:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
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, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,321
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, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
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, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
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, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
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, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
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, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
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, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
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, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
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, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
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 10-01-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
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, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
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, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
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, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
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!
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