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Forum: RV-14 05-11-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,056
Posted By Taltruda
When I lived on the east coast, I could always...

When I lived on the east coast, I could always count on rolling the tailwheel into the grass before shutdown. West coast, that isnít always an option, as the concrete often has a pretty good step...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,127
Posted By Taltruda
ASW has a couple of RV builder guys.. Dave and...

ASW has a couple of RV builder guys.. Dave and his buddy built a -12, now are building a -14..
Forum: Safety 05-09-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,054
Posted By Taltruda
Thought or engineering and analysis? The problem...

Thought or engineering and analysis? The problem that I see with this doubler isn’t the material, or the strength of the material, but the fact that it doesn’t have the fork that extends into the bay...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Taltruda
I just bought all the parts to do this to a -8...

I just bought all the parts to do this to a -8 that I maintain. I found the best price on a #1 Brown and Sharp reamer at Aircraft Tool Supply.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-06-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Taltruda
For your W&B, wouldnít it be more accurate to...

For your W&B, wouldnít it be more accurate to empty the tanks via the main fuel line at the carb or fuel injection instead of the tank sumps? You want your unusable fuel to still be in the plane for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Taltruda
Correct me if Iím wrong, but donít the bolt heads...

Correct me if Iím wrong, but donít the bolt heads go on the rear face spar side, into the z brackets? So there isnít any clearance problems with the socket because the bolts come from the spar side...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By Taltruda
You go LOP with a carbed O-320? Iím not familiar...

You go LOP with a carbed O-320? Iím not familiar with Ellison carbs.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By Taltruda
With HUGE tanks of Nitrous?

With HUGE tanks of Nitrous?
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Taltruda
Save the old ones, clean them up and put in new...

Save the old ones, clean them up and put in new O-rings and keep them around as spares.. maybe even keep one in the plane for the time when you are away from home and need to swap one out..
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Taltruda
I think there are threads and google info called...

I think there are threads and google info called the ďDan Checkoway methodĒ even though he gives the credit to someone else.. I plan to follow what they did. Using the rear baffle as a guide to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,771
Posted By Taltruda
I think Stu’s aircraft factory on YouTube does a...

I think Stu’s aircraft factory on YouTube does a video on the mod he did for his #3 cylinder.

Edit: found it. Mod and explanation starts about 2:20

https://youtu.be/zJarbIjIhDQ
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By Taltruda
Is it possible that the ribs were Alodined? And...

Is it possible that the ribs were Alodined? And itís not really primer at all?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Taltruda
Also would add that if you do a high power static...

Also would add that if you do a high power static run, be sure the flaps are retracted.

IMO, I don’t feel 3000 feet DA is enough to worry about leaning for takeoff. I would leave it full rich for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,815
Posted By Taltruda
All his prices are on the list he provides.....

All his prices are on the list he provides.. slide the list over with your finger..
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Taltruda
Have you jacked the plane off the ground and...

Have you jacked the plane off the ground and checked the gear leg bolts for tightness? Also, that right wheel seemed to stop pretty quick, did you tap the brakes or is the wheel dragging? May have to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Taltruda
To balance the wheels, get the Harbor freight...

To balance the wheels, get the Harbor freight balancer for motorcycle tires. It has a mandrel and two cones. The wheel sits vertically, not the one that they also sell that sits horizontally. I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,815
Posted By Taltruda
Just sent you a PM, if you split it up, Iíll take...

Just sent you a PM, if you split it up, Iíll take the JR crimper and the two Bolubes..
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-02-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Taltruda
I can’t answer all your questions, but I maybe be...

I can’t answer all your questions, but I maybe be able to help with one.. when you are in ALT hold, and when you reset your altitude selector, you need to tell the AP how you want to get there. Press...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Taltruda
I bought the Tatco squeezer from brown tool....

I bought the Tatco squeezer from brown tool. Then on eBay, I ended up with two more of the same squeezers. I love having all three of the same Tatco, I keep different yokes so I donít have to change...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-27-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Taltruda
I wash with Bonami cleanser before scuffing. I...

I wash with Bonami cleanser before scuffing. I feel that scuffing first may get the oils into the scuffed surface.. wash, scuff, wipe with acetone, prime.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Taltruda
White smoke? Easy.. itís a head gasket leaking...

White smoke? Easy.. itís a head gasket leaking coolant.. now the question is how did you find a water cooled O-320?

I wonder if itís from a dragging wheel or brake? Perhaps just as the plane lifts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,844
Posted By Taltruda
While itís not a -12, I fly two Rotax LSA on a...

While itís not a -12, I fly two Rotax LSA on a regular basis in Las Vegas, and havenít had any problems with vapor lock on hot days. Is the -12 really that susceptible to vapor lock? And if the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-25-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,610
Posted By Taltruda
Looks like a snowmobile engine.. I spent a week...

Looks like a snowmobile engine.. I spent a week beating up a Yamaha snowmobile, and man, they are impressive..screaming all day long, never missed a beat. I still donít think I want to fly behind one...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Taltruda
Tony, if you are just servicing the tires, itís a...

Tony, if you are just servicing the tires, itís a little safer to do one side at a time and also keep weight on the tail so the plane doesnít nose over. The jack points may be a little behind the CG,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Taltruda
I just used these to jack a -8 and a -9a. I tied...

I just used these to jack a -8 and a -9a. I tied an old car jack to the tail for weight and only lifted one wing at a time just enough to get the wheel off. The wing jack was a harbor freight bottle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By Taltruda
Strong winds aloft arenít a problem unless you...

Strong winds aloft arenít a problem unless you are in or near the mountains. You could get into some pretty bad rotor, turbulence and down drafts when mountains and strong winds are combined. If you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Taltruda
When you changed the brakes, you should jack the...

When you changed the brakes, you should jack the plane and spin the wheel. Often the brakes may drag with new pads when you tighten the bolts. If that’s the case, make some shims from .025 or .032...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
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: 733
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: 733
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: 1,290
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: 309
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: 833
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: 1,954
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: 1,954
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: 1,302
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: 809
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: 1,016
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: 1,016
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: 965
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: 1,700
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: 809
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: 420
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: 965
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: RV-14 03-31-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
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: 13,883
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: 647
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: 1,214
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: 1,214
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: 39
Views: 5,063
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: 502
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: 2,478
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: 384
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: 902
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: 1,960
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: 570
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: 9
Views: 1,017
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: 615
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: 1,696
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: 1,431
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: 1,915
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: 1,915
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: 1,995
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: 1,915
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...
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