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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By Taltruda
I see you already did the washer trick, so I...

I see you already did the washer trick, so I wonít recommend that.. surprised that the air dam in front of #1 doesnít help.. that really helped on mine. Check your intake gasket, I wonder if the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,653
Posted By Taltruda
Donít remove a washer.. get some aluminum foil...

Donít remove a washer.. get some aluminum foil tape and raise the front airdam on #1. Them if you need, you can also add some on #2 and really balance out the CHTs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By Taltruda
The -9 is only recommended to have at max a 320,...

The -9 is only recommended to have at max a 320, but some have put a 360, and I imagine that’s a great choice. The 320 flies great but I wouldn’t want a 0-235.. the 0-235 is just as expensive to...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Taltruda
I have about 2 inches of tape up the front. I...

I have about 2 inches of tape up the front. I donít remember exactly the relationship of warming the front and cooling the back, I could go back and look at my data though, but it seemed to even out...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Taltruda
You can experiment with aluminum foil tape. On my...

You can experiment with aluminum foil tape. On my O-360 RV-4, I have pretty high tape on the front, and it makes a big difference. I got my cylinders within 10 degrees, (they were almost 50 degrees...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Taltruda
Looking forward to the results! I would like to...

Looking forward to the results! I would like to make the same change.. is your firewall already notched for the governor? If not, youíll have to pull the engine to make the modifications..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Taltruda
Perhaps Iím reading the SB wrong, I didnít...

Perhaps Iím reading the SB wrong, I didnít realize you needed to double up the clamps, I thought we just verify the clamps are in the proper position ..
Good catch on finding a leak!
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-22-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,901
Posted By Taltruda
Great looking install! With that much MP...

Great looking install! With that much MP available, I would love to hear how it performs at 17,500. My O-360 -4 does pretty good up there, but starts to fall off above 15k. I would imagine the -9...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Taltruda
Perhaps itís fate telling you to skip the heavy...

Perhaps itís fate telling you to skip the heavy manual trim and go with the superior electric elevator trim. The electric trim is lighter and allows you to wire the autopilot to trim away the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-17-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Taltruda
I wish the -4 had a removable tip.. I want to add...

I wish the -4 had a removable tip.. I want to add a red beacon but the builder riveted and filled the seam.. I donít want to have to grind out the filler for it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-17-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Taltruda
Larry, Iím interested.. are yours also undrilled?...

Larry, Iím interested.. are yours also undrilled? I wonder how much shipping to Vegas would be. I was willing to fly to San Diego for the other set, but they got sold, Indiana is too far to fly for a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-17-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Taltruda
Wingtips

Iím interested.. have they been installed or are they untouched?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By Taltruda
Look how nice it looks when you make your own...

Look how nice it looks when you make your own fairings and hardly use any screws at all! The more screws you use, the more puckering you get between screws.
Forum: RV-4 06-16-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Taltruda
David, Not sure what the -3 planes show for the...

David, Not sure what the -3 planes show for the elevator push-pull heim joint (rod end) under the seat, but the -8 and I believe all the others show a an365 Nylock nut, not a castle nut. The reason...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Taltruda
I am a big fan of FlyLED products. I stuffed two...

I am a big fan of FlyLED products. I stuffed two of their 4-led landing/Taxi combos in my wings (I have one on each side), their Wigwag module, and their NAV-Strobe boards. Really nice stuff! I plan...
Forum: RV-4 06-15-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Taltruda
Following, as I want to put in the 5th point on...

Following, as I want to put in the 5th point on my -4 also. Did you make your own pickup point? And if so, what material is it made from? Did you install the passenger 5th point by wrapping out...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-15-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By Taltruda
RV-7 Dash 1 wings?

Does the RV-7 have -1 wings like the RV-8 had the original, then the beefier -1 wings? Or are all RV-7s have the thicker spars like the newer -8s?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Taltruda
I don’t know, seems that all of these posts are...

I don’t know, seems that all of these posts are specifically for the nose gear versions.. I feel the best and safest technique you listed is option 1. I lift the nosewheel as soon as the throttle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,874
Posted By Taltruda
Iím thinking a patch catching 2 or so of the...

Iím thinking a patch catching 2 or so of the stiffener rivets and some in the skin.. would love to hear what Vans says..
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Taltruda
I would be they are hanging on to their holes.....

I would be they are hanging on to their holes.. have you tried taking a 90 degree pick and see if you can twirl around the hole and break it free?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-12-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By Taltruda
I want it!

Iíll take it! Iíll pm you!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Taltruda
Iíve created a chart for my -4, I probably should...

Iíve created a chart for my -4, I probably should graph it, but hereís what I did..
Every flight, at different altitudes in cruise, I would write down the altitude, manifold pressure (in .5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Taltruda
If itís not notched already, I would add the...

If itís not notched already, I would add the firewall modification for a CS prop governor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By Taltruda
Exciting day for sure!! I just have one...

Exciting day for sure!! I just have one question.. if youíre on final, how did you know the Southwest jet was behind you? Having a hard time understanding how they came out of nowhere..

ď Iím on a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Taltruda
Is he active on here? I saw his plane at OSH last...

Is he active on here? I saw his plane at OSH last year.. stunning. I had some questions for him, but he didnít seem to respond on YouTube..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By Taltruda
Crow pull up!

Just put my Crow cam latch, but the most important feature is to make sure you get the style of lap belt that you pull UP to tighten! So much better than the traditional pull down style! I also love...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,713
Posted By Taltruda
YouTube ďHelicopter Tree SawĒ .. crazy

YouTube ďHelicopter Tree SawĒ .. crazy
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-06-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Taltruda
I believe itís a lithium type EarthX thing.

I believe itís a lithium type EarthX thing.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,431
Posted By Taltruda
Also, with all sincerity, perhaps the silence was...

Also, with all sincerity, perhaps the silence was that the group here doesnít like the feel of builders building with the intent to sell, and then asking for advice on how to get Max price in an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Taltruda
I cut them the way you show them, then touch them...

I cut them the way you show them, then touch them on the belt or disk sander, when I finish them on the 3M wheel, I make the notch disappear. Doesn’t really matter.. when you do the other end, make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,713
Posted By Taltruda
East of SLC.. beautiful!

My wife wanted to do a hiking event at Snow basin, so we hopped in the -4 and left Vegas. Two hours later, we were landing up in the mountains! So petty up there, much cooler than Las Vegas, and the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-05-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Taltruda
There’s a lot more to teaching someone to fly...

There’s a lot more to teaching someone to fly than you being comfortable in the right seat.. you need to know when to allow someone to have the controls, and to be able to allow them to fly but know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By Taltruda
Doesnít Vans sell different cowls for 320 vs 360?...

Doesnít Vans sell different cowls for 320 vs 360? I thought the scoop might have been different.. a good fiberglass person could modify it though.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,988
Posted By Taltruda
I wonder if someone tapped them 5/16 and donít...

I wonder if someone tapped them 5/16 and donít have full thread engagement? Or possibly used Helicoils to bring them down to that size? Either way, thatís odd..
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,233
Posted By Taltruda
I used to fly a friends Cirrus SR22, and while it...

I used to fly a friends Cirrus SR22, and while it was ďclassyĒ to drive around on the ground with the AC going, I wouldnít want it in my plane. Cons are weight, cost, complexity..perhaps slight power...
Forum: RV-3 06-01-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By Taltruda
I thought the convex (pillowed) edges produce the...

I thought the convex (pillowed) edges produce the lighter forces.. and you lose some control centering.. flat is the way they should be.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,988
Posted By Taltruda
Does Divco offer the O-ring case mod? I would...

Does Divco offer the O-ring case mod? I would also use this opportunity to throw the chrome cylinders away, or make lamps out of them and see about Lycon CNC ported new cylinders. I donít know anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
Posted By Taltruda
Yes.. release the sub belt.. then re clip after...

Yes.. release the sub belt.. then re clip after youíre done.
Forum: RV-4 05-30-2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,575
Posted By Taltruda
I believe the plastic one is more better..

I believe the plastic one is more better..
Forum: RV-4 05-29-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,575
Posted By Taltruda
On my -4, I have what I believe is the newer Vans...

On my -4, I have what I believe is the newer Vans valve.. it has the nylon cone? Anyway, I had a leaky o-ring, so I got new ones (-11 and -18). I lubed with fuel lube, and it was perfect,, until that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,580
Posted By Taltruda
I donít know what that is.. but mineral spirits...

I donít know what that is.. but mineral spirits is so cheap.. doesnít damage the rubber parts, or paint.. A one gallon can and a spray bottle will last for years..I use brake clean for other things.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,580
Posted By Taltruda
I second this.. mineral spirits work great.. soak...

I second this.. mineral spirits work great.. soak it well, use a tooth brush on anything stubborn, hit with water.
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Taltruda
I was thinking that a leaned mixture may be...

I was thinking that a leaned mixture may be causing a larger mag drop than a richer mixture.. sounds like you will find it..
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,988
Posted By Taltruda
Thatís slick!! Yeah show some details..

Thatís slick!! Yeah show some details..
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Taltruda
Are you doing your mag check on the ground rich...

Are you doing your mag check on the ground rich or leaned?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By Taltruda
I see you have Vno posted at different weights.....

I see you have Vno posted at different weights.. I don’t believe that’s correct. Vno shouldn’t change with weight, however Va does change (lighter weights, lower Va. opposite of what you have the Vno...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,205
Posted By Taltruda
I bet no antiseize would work fine.. itís a steel...

I bet no antiseize would work fine.. itís a steel plug in a stainless thread insert. Besides we should be removing plugs once a year or every 100 hours, right? In the auto world, the plugs stay in...
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Taltruda
No need to lift the tail on an oil change.you...

No need to lift the tail on an oil change.you should be pulling the suction screen anyway, and youíll get the rest of the oil out through the suction screen hole!...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Taltruda
You have multiple holes in the nut, and chose one...

You have multiple holes in the nut, and chose one that’s on the looser side.
Forum: Propellers 05-24-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,952
Posted By Taltruda
159 knots? Is that with a O320? If it’s a 360, I...

159 knots? Is that with a O320? If it’s a 360, I would expect Full Throttle at 7000 to be 170+ knots..
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Taltruda
The best bang for all around performance is the...

The best bang for all around performance is the Hartzell blended airfoil. If you have money to burn, the composite two blade props from Hartzell or Whirlwind are light weight performers. Itís been my...
Forum: Northeast 05-22-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Taltruda
I always preferred to go over the top at 7500 or...

I always preferred to go over the top at 7500 or even better 9500. Sure ATC wants to give you a bunch of vectors, but youíre not even required to talk to them above the Bravo. Definitely call Ben the...
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Taltruda
They went out because the father that made them...

They went out because the father that made them passed away.. he must have been an artist.
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Taltruda
I donít know the answer, but treat that prop...

I donít know the answer, but treat that prop nice.. they are awesome performers and the maker passed away, so they are not making them anymore.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By Taltruda
Thatís almost exactly what I bent up with a...

Thatís almost exactly what I bent up with a torch..
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By Taltruda
I donít believe this SB applies to the -9,...

I donít believe this SB applies to the -9, although I donít see why.. it should be included..
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By Taltruda
Yeah but on a plane thatís already together, that...

Yeah but on a plane thatís already together, that wonít work. I took a box end wrench and cut it open so itís like a flare tube wrench, then heated and bent it into a S shape. I still had to grind it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,960
Posted By Taltruda
Other models?

Any chance youíre coming up with -7 and -8 kits next?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By Taltruda
Check your NuTs!!

I debated not posting this, as it wasnít my plane, but I feel the information is too valuable not to post it. We all know to check those jamnuts, right? Upon doing a WALKAROUND on an RV, I found 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,434
Posted By Taltruda
What if the fuel vent line is loose at the...

What if the fuel vent line is loose at the inboard bulkhead fitting? Would that allow fuel to drain out of the inboard rib. I imagine you would see evidence though. If the fitting is loose on the...
Forum: California 05-14-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Taltruda
Havenít landed stovepipe wells yet.. but I have...

Havenít landed stovepipe wells yet.. but I have landed furnace creek last year.. the runway has some ďbumpsĒ where the pavement heaves up, I believe it changes with temperature, the hotter, it gets...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Taltruda
Nice write up.. just at the beginning of it, but...

Nice write up.. just at the beginning of it, but wanted to offer some advice on how I drain the oil filter.. I took a 2 inch diameter, two foot piece of PVC, sliced it long ways, and it acts like a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,269
Posted By Taltruda
Did you get your idle mixture set so that you get...

Did you get your idle mixture set so that you get a 50rpm rise at ICO? Sometimes you have to go back and forth with mixture and idle speed..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Taltruda
Wow thatís a work of art! All carbon? How light...

Wow thatís a work of art! All carbon? How light was it? Seriously talentedÖ
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