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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,907
Posted By Taltruda
Iíve made these out of one inch pvc, then used...

Iíve made these out of one inch pvc, then used pool noodles or pipe insulation. I used para cord at the ends, one end ties permanently, the other I made a loop and a notch in the pvc so it snaps into...
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By Taltruda
Also I prefer the wide stance while on the rudder...

Also I prefer the wide stance while on the rudder pedals,, like riding a motorcycle or horse vs the -8 where your feet are close together. The -4 flies better! Although the -8 has better options for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Taltruda
You said the difference spread is close at full...

You said the difference spread is close at full throttle, yet skyrockets when reduced throttle.. Iím betting on the intake gasket leaking.. either an intake bolt fell out or the gasket shifted.
Forum: Trip Write-ups Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By Taltruda
I heard about that RV-4 VNE story.. that was...

I heard about that RV-4 VNE story.. that was you?!

I had a MKE overnight in the middle of a 3 day work trip, and didnít have to show again until later in the day. I rented a car and drove to OSH!...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Taltruda
Could also be an intake gasket leak.. is there a...

Could also be an intake gasket leak.. is there a change in EGT spread when going from full throttle to a reduced setting? Iím leaning towards the clogged injector though.
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Taltruda
I have a -4 with an O-360, aluminum prop, manual...

I have a -4 with an O-360, aluminum prop, manual trim, no accelerator pump, has a primer solenoid. Even though I don’t have an accelerator pump, I almost never use the primer solenoid. I would expect...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Taltruda
I havenít gotten there yet. But I know what...

I havenít gotten there yet. But I know what youíre talking about. I believe the interference you are encountering is probably responsible for the ďski jump ď that some builders get. Could you use the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-05-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Taltruda
How do you tell the thickness based on the part...

How do you tell the thickness based on the part number?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Taltruda
With the lower cowling off, can you look at the...

With the lower cowling off, can you look at the cabin heat valve and check what itís doing? I donít think the design allows for going over center and closing again, but thatís where I would start.
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,969
Posted By Taltruda
That rudder… Yikes!! That does it for me.. if I...

That rudder… Yikes!! That does it for me.. if I ever build a -7 or -14, it’s getting the -8 Rudder and vertical!!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-03-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Taltruda
Thank goodness.. I donít like how that -7 and -9...

Thank goodness.. I donít like how that -7 and -9 rudder feel in a slip.. way too stiff!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By Taltruda
You can get crisper dimples.. they aren’t a myth....

You can get crisper dimples.. they aren’t a myth. Cleaveland tool has a great YouTube video you can check out showing the difference between under dimpled and right ones. You either need to squeeze...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By Taltruda
I meant that the movement of the rudder to the...

I meant that the movement of the rudder to the left, the wheel moves to the left at a faster rate than the rudder. Then when the rudder is moved to the right, the steering link moves the wheel to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By Taltruda
I noticed with these that the steering is quicker...

I noticed with these that the steering is quicker to the left than the right.. Is there guidance on what causes this or is it just the way it works?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By Taltruda
I heard the weight savings is in the order of 3...

I heard the weight savings is in the order of 3 pounds per wheel, so you would be saving 6 pounds over a regular wheeled -14.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By Taltruda
Good reminder, this bears repeating.. most new...

Good reminder, this bears repeating.. most new builders thing edge distance is the aluminum remaining to the edge, but itís actually measured from the center of the hole to the edge!

Another comment...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-30-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Taltruda
Ok thanks let me know

Ok thanks let me know
Forum: Tools 07-30-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Taltruda
I bought the VA400 last year, and it works ok.....

I bought the VA400 last year, and it works ok.. if you are only doing cylinders, I would have gone with the rigid VA200. Do they have a newer rigid one that has the better resolution?
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By Taltruda
You originally asked about installing a -3 rivet...

You originally asked about installing a -3 rivet in a hole drilled for a -4. The -3 rivet is smaller (3/32) than a hole drilled for a -4 (4/32 or 1/8) rivet. The drill for a -3 is a #40 drill, while...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2022, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By Taltruda
Are you asking if you can put a -3 rivet into a...

Are you asking if you can put a -3 rivet into a hole drilled 1/8 (aka #30 drill). ? The answer would be no. Can you use -4 rivets in those holes that you opened up? Thatís probably what Vans will...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-29-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Taltruda
WTB 6 inch brake caliper

Anybody have a spare Cleveland brake caliper for a 6 inch wheel? I think the numbers are 30-059. A friend dropped his and it cracked! Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-29-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Taltruda
Super secret makes the plane go faster and...

Super secret makes the plane go faster and slower.. na… it cleans up the airflow from the main gear leg fairing that sometimes causes a burble over the elevator during a 3 point landing. I believe...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Taltruda
Oh boyÖ lol yes this is normal, sort of.. use the...

Oh boyÖ lol yes this is normal, sort of.. use the search function, or Google it, there are stiffeners made of hardwood, soft wood, trim from Home Depot, even aluminum stiffeners.. some tape them on,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Taltruda
I would guess the same reason Cessna cowl flaps...

I would guess the same reason Cessna cowl flaps wear the right side more.. perhaps the prop spiraling slip stream? Or maybe the pilots step more gently than the passengers who might not..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,817
Posted By Taltruda
You donít have to plumb the mechanical gauge into...

You donít have to plumb the mechanical gauge into the cockpit and fly it.. you can just have it external and do a run up on the ground. Compare mechanical gauge to the digital at idle and again at...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 89,697
Posted By Taltruda
Hereís an interesting article that someone...

Hereís an interesting article that someone actually did some pull testing.. https://glasair-owners.com/resources/strength-of-riveted-joints/
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 89,697
Posted By Taltruda
I believe the difference is due to head tipping,...

I believe the difference is due to head tipping, not just the shear of the shank.
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 89,697
Posted By Taltruda
I thought flush riveted joints have higher shear...

I thought flush riveted joints have higher shear strength, due to the nestling of the dimpled sheets into each other? The an426 rivet doesnít have the shear strength of the 470, but the interaction...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By Taltruda
Also itís better to flip those bolts.. best...

Also itís better to flip those bolts.. best practice is to have bolts facing down or back if able.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 50,172
Posted By Taltruda
Post #73 says Bob is mounting the ďFIRSTĒ set of...

Post #73 says Bob is mounting the ďFIRSTĒ set of wings? Was that a hint? Are you guys making multiple wings? Maybe something for production?
Forum: Reviews 07-22-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Taltruda
I heard the harbor freight one works great. I...

I heard the harbor freight one works great. I bought a used Taylor one and honestly I wish I got the Harbor Freight one.. sometimes the rivet stream gets stuck in The jaws and I have to disassemble...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Taltruda
When I make my -4 W&B in foreflight, I found it...

When I make my -4 W&B in foreflight, I found it helpful to think of it as creating a “box”. First you put the forward CG limit and empty weight, then forward CG limit at max weight, then aft CG at...
Forum: The RV Grin 07-21-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Taltruda
I donít do stalls with much weight in the back...

I donít do stalls with much weight in the back seat.. youíll feel that as you slow, the nose starts coming up all by itself!! Also, if the landing gets squirrely with the weight in the back, it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Taltruda
I would take the EAA 2 day class some other...

I would take the EAA 2 day class some other time.. donít lose 2 days at OSH!! Walk around and enjoy yourself!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,444
Posted By Taltruda
I had the same problem and abandoned the back...

I had the same problem and abandoned the back rivet method and went to a gun and bucking bar.. if I had to do it again, I would have used a #41 drill before dimples. I feel the thin skins stretch...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Taltruda
I have a Ram mount ball on the panel, I mount the...

I have a Ram mount ball on the panel, I mount the phone or IPad mini to that..
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Taltruda
If youíve got Foreflight, thereía a nice W&B...

If youíve got Foreflight, thereía a nice W&B calculator built in that you can set up.. most EFIS have something similar I believe.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-18-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Taltruda
Haha! I bet!! Surprised itís not closer to...

Haha! I bet!! Surprised itís not closer to 12gph!! Sounds like you like to fly fast, but I found if you pull the throttle back just a little bit, just so it starts to move the manifold pressure...
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By Taltruda
So youíre not going to reweigh it after painting,...

So youíre not going to reweigh it after painting, and youíre asking for someone on the internet to tell you what your weight and balance is? Just wanted to be sure what youíre askingÖ
Forum: RV-15 07-17-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 89,697
Posted By Taltruda
https://bushliner.com/cyclone/ I havenít heard...

https://bushliner.com/cyclone/

I havenít heard much from these guys.. experimental 180/185
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-16-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Taltruda
Depending on manifold pressure, rpm and leaning,...

Depending on manifold pressure, rpm and leaning, youíll probably find 8.5/hour pretty close. Start your planning at 10/hr to be ultra conservative, then learn what your plane actually delivers.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Taltruda
You could try tightening, but sometimes grease...

You could try tightening, but sometimes grease and oil get between the washers, and you may have better luck disassembling and cleaning it..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Taltruda
What about Having it welded? Youíll be back up...

What about Having it welded? Youíll be back up and running in a day..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By Taltruda
From the LA area, why take the southern route...

From the LA area, why take the southern route along I10? Unless you have somewhere to go along that route, I would do I40 or even I80 route. I can give you my favorite routes if you wanted them. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By Taltruda
He asked specifically for 1/8 NPT thread.. if you...

He asked specifically for 1/8 NPT thread.. if you put these in a hole that is threaded for pipe thread, youíll have a mess on your hands.
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 89,697
Posted By Taltruda
If Scrapy and Flight Chops made it last year,...

If Scrapy and Flight Chops made it last year, thereís no reason they canít get this prototype to fly off the 40 and make OSH. They could throw some of their team on it and get fairings and even paint...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 89,697
Posted By Taltruda
How cool would it be if Vans made some floats...

How cool would it be if Vans made some floats that one could build? Maybe different sizes too for ďotherĒ planes out there?
Forum: California 07-12-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Taltruda
Clay Lacy

I had a friend fly into SNA to pick me up and do a quick trip to Catalina and back. ACI wanted to charge a $300 per handing fee. I explained that itís just a little light sport plane, Iíll hop in and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,128
Posted By Taltruda
Haha I misread the posts.. now I understand! I...

Haha I misread the posts.. now I understand! I thought Vlads plane wasent painted.. and is US registered. Beautiful plane! I saw it out on the ramp today!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,128
Posted By Taltruda
Vlad, is that your plane here in Vegas? I saw one...

Vlad, is that your plane here in Vegas? I saw one with this paint today.. If it is you, whatís with those brackets poking out of the wheel pants?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By Taltruda
Before you took the -4 down for the conversion,...

Before you took the -4 down for the conversion, did you document the performance you were getting? I want to do the 2 blade whirlwind, but I donít want to take the plane down anytime soon..I would...
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Taltruda
I donít have my planes in front of me, but I...

I donít have my planes in front of me, but I believe they have you machine the river holes, install the nut plates, then machine countersink the center holes where the tank skin nests into. They want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,813
Posted By Taltruda
You use the Napa Gold 2515?

You use the Napa Gold 2515?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Taltruda
A POH isnít required, however, the letter titled...

A POH isnít required, however, the letter titled ďOperating LimitationsĒ must be carried onboard..
Forum: Reviews 07-05-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Taltruda
I recently got a set for my -4, and I love ‘em! I...

I recently got a set for my -4, and I love ‘em! I got the cam buckle type though and padded shoulder straps, and I was lucky enough to be able to drive to their shop!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-04-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Taltruda
Why ground the left impulse mag at all during the...

Why ground the left impulse mag at all during the start? Let them both fire! Typically you ground the non-impulse mag to prevent kickback, but with the left impulse mag, it should be fine to allow it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
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: 18
Views: 3,436
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-9/9A 06-25-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,794
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: 11
Views: 1,331
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: 11
Views: 1,331
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: 17
Views: 1,307
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: 410
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: 68
Views: 10,560
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...
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