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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-09-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By Taltruda
Flanges

Pretty cool! Love the videos! I've seen Mike Patey do that trick too with the tabs and not cutting all the way through till the end. Could I share a tip that I have? I save hotel key cards and use...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-09-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By Taltruda
Riveter

Most of us use the CP214 style, and pay between $200 to $500 for them. We donít typically use the alligator style..
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Taltruda
Drag

I'm going to speculate warped rotors... doesn't take much for that to cause a drag. .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By Taltruda
Clickbond

Wouldn't this be a perfect candidate for clickbond fasteners?
https://images.app.goo.gl/bkWGJH1H7qste6Y56
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-03-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Taltruda
Indoor Skydiving

I Love Eloy! I have, been there several times. Next time, sign up for a few minutes in the wind tunnel! What a blast that is!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-26-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Taltruda
Conduit holes

Measure or test the conduit punches.. they are oddball sized.. even it it says 2 inch, I think theyíll punch a larger hole to accommodate a 2 inch conduit. Make a test punch in scrap before you make...
Forum: Rocket 01-18-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,734
Posted By Taltruda
Agreed

I totally agree. .I wasn't stating that the position now is representative of the forces at play that caused the failure.
I do have a question for the experts out there. .This looks like a standard...
Forum: Rocket 01-18-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,734
Posted By Taltruda
Positive G?

In a positive G loading, isnít the tail loaded down?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Taltruda
Fairings

I just took the eaa workshops composites course.. making a fairing is super easy! I would rather make my own then to even worry about modifying something that doesn't fit right. .I'm taking really...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,616
Posted By Taltruda
Candola effect

There are some cool videos on YouTube of the Candola effect.. guys throwing a basketball off a really tall dam.. but it's been my experience that a wedge on the left side of the rudder causes the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Taltruda
RV7

Doesn't the 7 have 3 piece trailing edges with the wedge?
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,621
Posted By Taltruda
Rocket 14

Kinda off topic.. has anyone rocketized a 14 yet?
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-08-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 247,148
Posted By Taltruda
My mixing method

I have the same epoxy and like it. I think the lancair guys use it.. anyway I thought I would share my mixing method.. I have an amazon scale, and little squirt bottles that come in a three pack from...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-04-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Taltruda
VGT

I am at VGT, I may know some hangers that you could use.. whatís the plan? How often do you come, and for how long?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,796
Posted By Taltruda
Performance

Come on! Tell us about the performance differences, good or bad!
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,706
Posted By Taltruda
Tailwheel

I vote for tail wheel all the way. If I was even in the market for a used RV, I wouldnít even consider a nose wheel version. Once you get some tailwheel instruction, youíll understand and probably...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,280
Posted By Taltruda
Slow

Another thing that may help... one guy mentioned to control the dog and go slow, closing the squeezer before setting the rivet. I agree with him but wanted to see if your squeezer is allowing this or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,474
Posted By Taltruda
Angle valve

How do you put angle valve heads on O320 cylinders? Would love to see a picture of this thing..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Taltruda
Constant speed prop?

Is this with a constant speed prop? Power output shouldnít effect the rpm, the governor should compensate for any power losses from density altitude or clogged air filters.. What does your oil...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By Taltruda
Thanks

Great. .. ANOTHER tool that I have to buy! Lol
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By Taltruda
Removal

Double nut, and a little heat.. try the harbor freight heat gun thatís like a blow dryer... you canít get it too hot with that. Or you can use a portable propane torch and just try a few seconds at a...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-18-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 144,455
Posted By Taltruda
RV twin

I saw it without the cowls on.. it has a prop brake to allow you to stop a prop on the failed engine. Not as good as feathering, but he at least tried to build in something to decrease drag. I donít...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,315
Posted By Taltruda
Tire pressure

Look up tire pressure monitoring systems..they sell them on amazon, and they screw onto the valve cap..
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Taltruda
Side loads

I think the thought is that the side loads will cause the scale to not be accurate. They arenít talking about the plane leaning to one side, that would be compensated for leveling by lowering tire...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,315
Posted By Taltruda
Pants and legs

My buddy with an 8 reported 3 knots improvement with the wheel pants, but 6 or so from the leg fairings! The gear legs were significantly more important on his plane. Together they were only like 8...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-07-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,938
Posted By Taltruda
VGT

Message me your days, I may be able to help with a hangar at VGT..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,057
Posted By Taltruda
Scoop vs snorkel

Iím no where near ready to make this decision, but I love the look of the 7 or 8 without the scoop. Are there any benefits either way? Does the engine breathe better with the scoop, maybe more ram...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Taltruda
Dimpled nutplates

Would these help?https://images.app.goo.gl/sGov3pebPZZ19TyN7
Forum: Propellers 08-15-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,872
Posted By Taltruda
17 inches

I bet at 15,500, that itís probably wide open.. all you can get up there is about 16 to 17 inches MP..
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,935
Posted By Taltruda
Noooo! Donít do it!

Noooo! Donít do it! Just learn to fly the tailwheel version! I wish more were converted the otherway..back to the conventional (tailwheel)!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,413
Posted By Taltruda
Always on?

Why do you always keep your fuel pump on? Do you have a back up Incase that one fails? If you have a mechanical and an electric back up, you probably should shut the electric after takeoff to run...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Taltruda
Scarf joint?

I havenít done one yet, but would a scarf joint work? Taper each half so they overlap without building thickness?
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,336
Posted By Taltruda
Almost an accident

My buddy was test flying an 8 that had a parking brake valve, but the builder didnít tell him about. Somehow it vibrated partially on, and after a normal landing, turning off the runway, the brakes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Taltruda
Preoiler

Found some specs on a commercially available pre Oiler...http://www.oilamatic.com/specifications.htm
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,607
Posted By Taltruda
Dusk

Start out just after sunset and play in the pattern so each landing gets a little darker..gives you a little time to adjust rather than just going for it in the dark!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,140
Posted By Taltruda
6 point

12 point sockets suck, use a 6 point when you need the strength. You could also use a large channel lock style pliers to getting off..you can also drive a long screw driver clear through the middle...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,923
Posted By Taltruda
Lightning holes

I have an older -8 kit, and someone shared with me a photo of the plans showing the size and location of the VS lightning holes, but of course, now I can't find it. . Anybody have it? Thanks....
Forum: Primers 06-22-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Taltruda
12 to 24 months

I thought I remember reading that corrosion x only provides protection for 1 to 2 years before it becomes neutralized and ineffective..so like they are all saying, wait until after final paint. Prime...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By Taltruda
You said 3/8, but I think it's more like 1/8 pipe...

You said 3/8, but I think it's more like 1/8 pipe thread. No need for a jam nut on pipe thread, just a sealant like Teflon paste and retighten it up!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By Taltruda
Punch

I have that punch from amazon, and I find it works pretty good if you squeeze, then give it a little spin left and right instead of just squeezing hard and trying to punch through. Maybe that...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-21-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Taltruda
Grand Canyon west

The airport is nice, they DONíT charge the landing fee anymore! Youíll want to park on the south side of the ramp away from the tour aircraft parking, often the Unicom operator will talk to you about...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-19-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,066
Posted By Taltruda
SWAG bandsaw table

I love my SWAG bandsaw table! I bought a cheap $99 harbor freight version of the portable bandsaw just to have the same setup, and I love it! (Just very loud) I also have a cheap Craigslist $90...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By Taltruda
Thread sealant

I wouldnít hesitate to use Teflon tape on the smoke system.. no big risk there if a piece goes down stream. You could also use Teflon paste found at any auto store..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,637
Posted By Taltruda
Dark paint

Thereís a flight school in Massachusetts that paints the wings dark, and the fuselage white so in the winter, the morning frost melts faster while keeping the cabin cool in the summer. Not really a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,145
Posted By Taltruda
Missing cap

I would also try to burn as much from that tank first, incase the tape or plug fails and starts to siphon, you'll get as much out before you lose it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,766
Posted By Taltruda
Lightspeed

I have had a great experience with Lightspeed. I originally had their 30-3G headset, and it developed a crack in the headband after several years, sent it in, and it came back looking brand new. Even...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By Taltruda
Yes!

Yes! Awesome, thanks!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By Taltruda
VS holes

I have an older -8 kit, do you have a picture of the newer plans showing the lightening holes?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-03-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By Taltruda
Soft

I believe the hard AD rivets have a little dimple in the head, while soft A rivets donít have the dimple. Color just varies by manufacturer..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,339
Posted By Taltruda
Buyback

Whatís with the buy back? What is the problem that they are buying the engines back?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Taltruda
Turn rotors?

What do you mean you have to ďturn rotorsĒ ? Like cut the rotors as if it were a car? I donít think you do that with airplanes.. just replace pads or replace the rotors, we donít machine them. At...
Forum: Tools 01-03-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By Taltruda
Which no hole yoke

Which no hole yoke is most useful? Can I get away with a one inch for my handheld Tatco? Or is it more useful to do the 2.5 for the pneumatic squeezer?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By Taltruda
A better tip is to get rid of all your Phillips...

A better tip is to get rid of all your Phillips screw drivers and buy JIS screw drivers. Look them up on YouTube and buy them on amazon. So much better grip on your Philips head screws and they don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,487
Posted By Taltruda
Those prop bolts with the roll pin take the...

Those prop bolts with the roll pin take the smaller .032 wire, and they really aren't bad to do. It would be a bear to try .041, and I'm not even sure it would fit. .try it with the .032, I'm sure...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By Taltruda
SB

I did the SB during my -8 hs build. I first drilled the spars and 810, 814 angles as if the SB wasn't in the picture yet. Then I laid the SB parts on and marked the holes before drilling anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,891
Posted By Taltruda
Scuffing

Looks like youíre scuffing with a powered DA and not by hand?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By Taltruda
Vert Stab

OK thanks but no reason to have anything going up to the top of the Vert stab? I would hate to close it up then hear that I should've made provisions for a strobe or internal antenna or something. .
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By Taltruda
Tail lights

Iím getting closer to closing up the vertical stab on my -8. Is there anything I would want to consider to put in before I close it? Wire for future tail strobes or beacon?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,044
Posted By Taltruda
Fastback options

I really like the fastback look, but I think the showplanes setups that I saw donít quite do it for me. I would want a straight line from canopy back to the aluminum. The showplanes that Iíve seen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By Taltruda
Feather?

Can you feather it and go slow without it slamming closed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By Taltruda
Electric

Yeah but can you feather it or is it full on, full off?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By Taltruda
Pneumatic squeezer pedal question

I want a foot pedal for my pneumatic squeezer.. does anybody know if this would work?
https://www.amazon.com/Interstate-Pn.../dp/B00IKJM2G8

Then if it does, do I connect it inline with the air and...
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