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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Taltruda
Yes, use the hydraulic oil that you are using for...

Yes, use the hydraulic oil that you are using for brake fluid.. but not actual brake fluid. I know a guy who used Dot 3 with not good results. Notice Vans recommends the Royco high temp fluid now...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,326
Posted By Taltruda
If I had a -7, thatís what I would do.....

If I had a -7, thatís what I would do.. especially because that -9 rudder feels just too big and stiff. Those folded trailing edges feel sweeter. Isnít the vertical different too? Like the -7 crowd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Taltruda
The one I was thinking of was contained in an...

The one I was thinking of was contained in an inline fitting, so we could hook it up without intruding into the tank.

Did you have a link to the sensor you used? Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Taltruda
There are times when making a max range trip, and...

There are times when making a max range trip, and Iím planning on landing with 5 gallons remaining (45minutes), I would rather have all 5 gallons in my remaining tank than to have 2.5/2.5 per side....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Taltruda
A little off topic, does anyone know about the...

A little off topic, does anyone know about the optical ďeyeĒ that can set a light off when it senses lack of fuel? I thought I saw something out there that you plum in-line and at the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Taltruda
I second the paint stick. Start with an empty...

I second the paint stick. Start with an empty tank and just add 2 gallons at a time, using a sharpie to mark the levels. A bare wooden stick is the easier to read over one that has been sealed..
Forum: Safety 08-16-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,326
Posted By Taltruda
What are you finding to be a common link? Is it...

What are you finding to be a common link? Is it the ripper rudder coming apart from possible over speeds?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-16-2022, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Taltruda
What ever happened to their ACE air cooled...

What ever happened to their ACE air cooled cylinders? The ports were amazing.. I just donít know how their aluminum walls held up without sleeves..
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-16-2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Taltruda
Iím not a fan of them either.. the original flat...

Iím not a fan of them either.. the original flat top 415 imo look the best.. if only there was a better clear lenses option..
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-15-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Taltruda
Interested in both. Email sent. Thanks.

Interested in both. Email sent. Thanks.
Forum: RV-15 08-13-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Taltruda
Iím also curious if Vans will develop a float...

Iím also curious if Vans will develop a float kit? Like a pre punched, CNC aluminum set of amphibious and straight floats, sealed up with proseal, or whatever sealant is appropriate for floats, that...
Forum: RV-4 08-12-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Taltruda
Lots have done that.. use the word ďribletĒ in...

Lots have done that.. use the word ďribletĒ in your search..
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Taltruda
I watched it today!! Very cool! Beautiful...

I watched it today!! Very cool! Beautiful aircraft!!!
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By Taltruda
https://www.harborfreight.com/3-16-inch-air-hydrau...

https://www.harborfreight.com/3-16-inch-air-hydraulic-riveter-93458.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By Taltruda
Draker, I found this manual online..on Step 5,...

Draker, I found this manual online..on Step 5, they have you move your mixture control really slow to note the RPM rise, then before the engine quits, you can go back to rich and keep it running. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By Taltruda
First off all, I’m referencing a RPM rise at ICO,...

First off all, I’m referencing a RPM rise at ICO, not an EGT rise. Second of all, his engine didn’t “die”, he said his idle rpm went down when he enriched his idle mixture screw. That’s normal. When...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By Taltruda
Itís been my experience that you pull the mixture...

Itís been my experience that you pull the mixture quickly, like less than half a second from full rich to ICO. After the fuel turns off, the mixture goes from too rich, slight rise, then too lean to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By Taltruda
In todays market, the regionals donít care where...

In todays market, the regionals donít care where you got your time. I flew a Caravan for 1500 hours before I got to the regionals, and it was awesome!! Later, it was good to check the ď1,500 Turbine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By Taltruda
I see that, but it doesnít make any sense. If...

I see that, but it doesnít make any sense. If heís too rich, then there will be a rise when he leans to ICO as the mixture sweeps through the ideal setting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By Taltruda
I read that the OP IS NOT getting an rpm rise...

I read that the OP IS NOT getting an rpm rise when he pulls the mixture. That typically means he’s not rich enough, because the engine just drops off without going through “just right”. You...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-10-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Taltruda
Iíll take the Tailwheel and the canopy latch! Pm...

Iíll take the Tailwheel and the canopy latch! Pm coming
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By Taltruda
With another person, you can get the mixture set...

With another person, you can get the mixture set in just a few minutes without multiple shutdowns.. Jesseí hereís what I do, takes someone comfortable with working on a running engine.. Chock the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By Taltruda
No I meant that for you.. you said that if he...

No I meant that for you.. you said that if he isnít getting an RPM rise when leaning, then heís too richÖ that doesnít make sense. If heís too rich, then he WOULD get a rise in RPM as the mixture...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By Taltruda
I think you got it wrong.. if the mixture was too...

I think you got it wrong.. if the mixture was too rich now, then leaning will sweep it through the ideal range, indicating a rise as it does so. I wouldnít be too concerned with getting it right for...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 27,372
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 08-08-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
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 08-08-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
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 08-08-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
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 08-08-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
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 08-08-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
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: 284
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: 486
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: 4
Views: 450
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: 10,722
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: 1,361
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: 10
Views: 1,722
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: 2,100
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: 2,100
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: 1,281
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: 19
Views: 1,773
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: 269
Posted By Taltruda
Ok thanks let me know

Ok thanks let me know
Forum: Tools 07-30-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
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: 19
Views: 1,773
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: 19
Views: 1,773
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: 269
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: 612
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: 481
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: 1,239
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: 5,963
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: 457
Views: 92,411
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: 457
Views: 92,411
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: 457
Views: 92,411
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: 1,342
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: 50,441
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: 942
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: 827
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: 478
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: 748
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: 2,605
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: 1,019
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: 1,016
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: 1,194
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: 1,503
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: 457
Views: 92,411
Posted By Taltruda
https://bushliner.com/cyclone/ I havenít heard...

https://bushliner.com/cyclone/

I havenít heard much from these guys.. experimental 180/185
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