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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Taltruda
No. I think you want to use a #40 drill for your...

No. I think you want to use a #40 drill for your 3/32 and a #30 for the 1/8 rivet holes. A couple of things to check are that your chuck runs true and that your bits are sharp and not bent. Some...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Taltruda
Haha how about the rotax 912? Lol

Haha how about the rotax 912? Lol
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Taltruda
Another thing to think about (if you're...

Another thing to think about (if you're interested) is the resale value. I think you might miss out on a lot of potential buyer if and when the time comes to sell it. .
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Taltruda
I think the area in question is the trailing edge...

I think the area in question is the trailing edge dimples for the stiffeners. .I got those with the DRDT-2 using the male die on the top, and the skin tucking under the bench.
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Taltruda
Did you chamfer the edges of the R-710 to clear...

Did you chamfer the edges of the R-710 to clear the radius of the rib?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,737
Posted By Taltruda
I believe excess resistance in the field switch...

I believe excess resistance in the field switch can cause it by this.. if there is excess resistance, then the field voltage will drop (across the resistance), causing the regulator to demand higher...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Taltruda
No flop

Since I don’t plan on negative G, no inverted oil, I don’t want to do the flop tubes. Don’t the flop tubes need to be replaced once in a while anyway to prevent hardening? Also, don’t tanks with flop...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Taltruda
What to consider in building my wings

I am waiting on my slowbuild RV-8 wings.. what things should I consider? I’m already doing the Newton Aero caps (A30L Vans)

I’m thinking Garmin G3X, so is the Garmin autopilot the way to go? I’m not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Taltruda
What does the 74 inch prop do better than the 72?...

What does the 74 inch prop do better than the 72? Does it pull better in climb but sacrifice speed? Or is it better on the top speed too?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,810
Posted By Taltruda
Rocket canopy on RV-8

How difficult would you expect to take a Showplanes fastback canopy frame, but still use the front rollbar and do a fixed flat wrap front windshield? I love the look of the fastback and the look of...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Taltruda
Google Locktite 567. I think they're is a 567 and...

Google Locktite 567. I think they're is a 567 and 565..which the only difference is temperature range. .I could be wrong on the numbers, so look into it. Got mine on amazon.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Taltruda
3:46 was the longest leg, and the final leg. .

3:46 was the longest leg, and the final leg. .
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Taltruda
Full throttle to altitude, (11,500, 13,500, or...

Full throttle to altitude, (11,500, 13,500, or 15,500 depending on winds aloft) took roughly 20 minutes and perhaps 4 gallons, (full throttle and 2,500 rpm) then in cruise I found pulling the prop...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Taltruda
Navy vs Air Force

Which is better, Navy or Air Force? Too bad I didn’t get to park next to it for a better pic.. Saw this sweet “AarrrV-6” on the ramp at Cody Wyoming. Was hoping they were around to dogfight..
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Taltruda
RV-7

IOX-360 A1B6 engine, Composite MT (Constant Speed) Propeller, Dual Garmin G3X, Garmin 650, Garmin Autopilot.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Taltruda
Pics

Me and the wife at 11,500, also the builder and his wife.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Taltruda
Idaho to NY trip in RV-7

I had the pleasure of delivering this RV-7 from the builder to the new owner. A few circles over Yellowstone, and a few over Mt Rushmore. Longest leg was 3:46, landed with 15 gallons reserve. A...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-03-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Taltruda
When you drill the hole for the #6 screw, most...

When you drill the hole for the #6 screw, most of the simple comes out. The remaining bit you can flatten with flat dies in a squeezer. Easy. ..
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,105
Posted By Taltruda
My wife and I just passed through here the other...

My wife and I just passed through here the other day too! We were eastbound from Idaho, and flew into the park at 11,500, circled Old Faithful, just north is Grand Prismatic Spring, then to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,105
Posted By Taltruda
ArrrV-6

Is this the ArrrrV-6 that is painted up in USAF paint scheme? I saw your plane in Cody! My wife and I just flew from Idaho to NY with a “Blue Angles” blue with yellow wingtips RV-7. We did a quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Taltruda
That seems to good to be true. . A neighbor with...

That seems to good to be true. . A neighbor with a -8 claims 4 knot gain from no pants to new ones. Another 5 to 6 knots from the gear fairings. .
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-27-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,796
Posted By Taltruda
Why would you need to touch the brakes at all for...

Why would you need to touch the brakes at all for multiple touch and goes?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By Taltruda
Perhaps I’m wrong, but I don’t think you have to...

Perhaps I’m wrong, but I don’t think you have to remove the data tag to make the engine experimental. I thought that was an old wives tale. I look forward to hearing from the smarter ones out there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,024
Posted By Taltruda
Tape a 2 inch piece of yarn to the outside of the...

Tape a 2 inch piece of yarn to the outside of the canopy.. like fighter jets have!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Taltruda
When you countersink the spar, I put the rivet...

When you countersink the spar, I put the rivet fan on the backside to give the pilot something to be guided by. You can also back it with mdf, to a strip of aluminum with holes for the cutter pilot....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By Taltruda
Are these people flying Rotax or Radials? You...

Are these people flying Rotax or Radials? You “burp” the Rotax to put the oil back into the can, wether that’s to check the oil level or to prepare for an oil change. It moves the oil into the can...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,542
Posted By Taltruda
THROTTLE .....1/2 OPEN? Do you mean half inch? ...

THROTTLE .....1/2 OPEN? Do you mean half inch? Or actually half throttle?
Forum: Primers 07-19-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Taltruda
They call out priming the nutplates for the...

They call out priming the nutplates for the rudder and elevator hinge in my -8 plans.. I put a bunch of finishing nails on a board and prime the nutplates on the nails..
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By Taltruda
I leave 90psi for the 3X gun, and use the flow...

I leave 90psi for the 3X gun, and use the flow restrictor from harbor freight on the gun inlet. I find a setting that works on the -3 rivets, and when I do a -4 rivet, I open the restrictor 3 clicks...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By Taltruda
Welcome aboard! While you wait for the leg to...

Welcome aboard! While you wait for the leg to heal, you can still read and reread the plans.. go over Section 5 about 5 times, practice riveting and drilling out rivets.. watch this site several...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-13-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By Taltruda
Yeah, the runway is in really bad shape.. you’ll...

Yeah, the runway is in really bad shape.. you’ll want to have a spare tire if you go. Better to wait for wintertime, much more pleasant changing a tire on the runway when it’s 80 instead of 120.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,083
Posted By Taltruda
As a former machinist and race car engine...

As a former machinist and race car engine builder, I can add some to this. Vacuum in the crank case does produce horsepower, but it is really when you combine low tension piston rings that you see...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Taltruda
Good point.. I forgot about the change in lever...

Good point.. I forgot about the change in lever arm that would cause.. thank you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Taltruda
Aluminum gear legs

I wonder if anybody makes taller RV-8 gear legs. I know about Sky Designs, and Grove, but it seems that the stock length doesn’t allow for a full stall in 3 point attitude. With the addition of the...
Forum: RV-4 07-12-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By Taltruda
Is that 140 knots “indicated” or “true” airspeed?...

Is that 140 knots “indicated” or “true” airspeed? What altitude? Is it wide open at 140 and only 2500rpm? or are you throttled back?
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By Taltruda
Just ordered my -8 wings.. what about the fuel...

Just ordered my -8 wings.. what about the fuel tank instructions are incomplete and incorrect?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Taltruda
I just ordered my RV-8 wing kit and looked into...

I just ordered my RV-8 wing kit and looked into this. . I'm going with the Newton Aero (sold by Spruce) with the curved flange to match the airfoil shape. You have to build the tank with their...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Taltruda
Has anybody purposely mounted their VS to the...

Has anybody purposely mounted their VS to the left to counter the left turning tendencys? I had a little biplane, and it was offset quite a bit. It didn?t need and rudder trim tab. I see a lot of RVs...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,118
Posted By Taltruda
My buddy on here has a 6 that he built, and he...

My buddy on here has a 6 that he built, and he has a throttle that?s located on the left, like a RV4, and the center throttle cable connects to the lever arm below the pivot on the left throttle. So...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By Taltruda
I don?t think a manufacturer can make a statement...

I don?t think a manufacturer can make a statement ?approving? or ?not approving? a product for use in an experimental. I?m sure Chevy or Subaru doesn?t ?approve? their products for aircraft. Maybe...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
Posted By Taltruda
I didn?t realize there were rules restricting...

I didn?t realize there were rules restricting cannula use above fl180, so I looked it up. Although oxygen deprivation is pretty serious, and I applaud the OP for monitoring his levels, does FAR...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-04-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,561
Posted By Taltruda
Point taken Paul, I was just explaining his...

Point taken Paul, I was just explaining his options, and that the tightness is a feature built in, not a defect. Sometimes I like to ?soften? the locking feature, but you are right that I should be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-04-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Taltruda
I love my Harbor Freight portable band saw and...

I love my Harbor Freight portable band saw and SWAG off-road stand! However on my RV8, I use my 9 inch ($99) Delta bandsaw with bimetal blade, mostly because it?s quieter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-04-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,561
Posted By Taltruda
Nutplates have a locking thread, you can chuck a...

Nutplates have a locking thread, you can chuck a tap in a drill, dip in oil, and clean them out, or keep the locking feature, but definitely oil whatever screws you use, especially stainless steel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Taltruda
Karetaker, why are you selling ?The Works?? I...

Karetaker, why are you selling ?The Works?? I thought that combo would be the best out there? I?m too far from needing lights yet, but I was thinking ?the works? and maybe even their ?7stars? in the...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Taltruda
When using the offset rivet set, I tape the set...

When using the offset rivet set, I tape the set to the gun so that it doesn't spin. I find that the longer the set, the easier is to hold the gun perpendicular. You'll see the angle easier.that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Taltruda
Thanks Paul, I didn?t realize that! I learned...

Thanks Paul, I didn?t realize that! I learned something!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Taltruda
I don?t believe a whiskey compass is required.....

I don?t believe a whiskey compass is required.. look up FAR 91.205. You need a magnetic direction indicator, and I believe your glass panel can indicate magnetic direction. IFR requirements don?t...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By Taltruda
Just so you know, the Aeroshell 100wPLUS already...

Just so you know, the Aeroshell 100wPLUS already has the Lycoming additive in it. So adding camguard probably isn?t recommended. As for the Phillips XC20-50, that doesn?t have the Lycoming additive,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-30-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By Taltruda
Are you sure that you are supposed to countersunk...

Are you sure that you are supposed to countersunk that part and not dimple it? I don't know what that part is, but it looks too thin to countersink. I agree with others that you need to clamp...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,341
Posted By Taltruda
Throw away your Philips screwdrivers and buy JIS...

Throw away your Philips screwdrivers and buy JIS screwdrivers. Stands for Japanese Industrial Standard, and they fit Phillips screws better than any Philips bit! Amazon sells them from the brand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By Taltruda
Exactly.. I understand and agree with what you...

Exactly.. I understand and agree with what you said. I was just trying to state that it's silly to have a "required by" date written in the book. Sure, it's a good reminder to put on your calendar, ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By Taltruda
I don't like that he put in a date for the next...

I don't like that he put in a date for the next required CI..a CI isn't required at all.. it's only required to be done within 12 months of a flight, so what if you parked the plane for 5 years and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Taltruda
I would follow the instructions from your...

I would follow the instructions from your manufacturer. Here's what I read from Lightspeed ignition on a plane that I worked on. .

http://lightspeed-aero.com/Products/Sparkplugs.htm


Gap spark...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-28-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Taltruda
I noticed that on mine. .I believe a call to vans...

I noticed that on mine. .I believe a call to vans will tell you that you can either leave it, or put a rivet in it. .doesn't really matter. I left mine alone.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Taltruda
Don?t sharpen your drill it?s, throw them out and...

Don?t sharpen your drill it?s, throw them out and buy new. A sharpened drill bit may wonder if the point isn?t split perfectly. Also try starting the hole with the right size of the steel hinge just...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,318
Posted By Taltruda
The OP solved the problem with shims. .then...

The OP solved the problem with shims. .then probably the problem is warped rotors. They don't warp like cars do that cause a pulsation, they warp in like a cupping direction. I have seen this before...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By Taltruda
CIGAR TIP (I typically only use ?Cigar? as I...

CIGAR TIP (I typically only use ?Cigar? as I don?t remember what the ?I? in ?TIP? was..
Controls free
Instruments set
Gas (fuel quantity and valve position, mixture, pump etc...)
Attitude (trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By Taltruda
Haha that?s a great story! I do the same things.....

Haha that?s a great story! I do the same things.. overthinking sometimes but feel better when I actually just do it! Question, do you need any access to behind the pitot tube ever? Maybe a good idea...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,153
Posted By Taltruda
Looks great! I would move a few things but please...

Looks great! I would move a few things but please don?t be insulted my my recommendations!
1. I would move ?Clear Prop? to right before you start the engine. All those steps in preparation for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Taltruda
Come fly over to VGT..

Come fly over to VGT..
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Taltruda
They are really, really nice quality, and the 1/4...

They are really, really nice quality, and the 1/4 drive versions are less than $150.. a bargain for a precise instrument!
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