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Forum: COMM Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
That's a valid concern for others, but I don't...

That's a valid concern for others, but I don't have any fluorescent lights in my hangar - just a crappy LED light on the ceiling. Thanks for bringing it up.
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
I had high hopes that changing out the ribbon...

I had high hopes that changing out the ribbon cable would fix the problem, but it didn't. Today the %$#@& thing locked up again. Just after landing, I went to switch to ground frequency by pressing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By snopercod
By tapping where the horizon is to get that...

By tapping where the horizon is to get that little yellow square to appear? I guess that's my problem - I don't have enough hands to do that with my iPad (no autopilot). Thanks.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By snopercod
Thanks. I have another question. How do you get...

Thanks. I have another question. How do you get your camera-phone to focus on infinity when shooting from the cockpit? My iPad always focuses on the plexiglass, ruining the picture.
Forum: COMM 12-11-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By snopercod
Vern-- I don't understand the resistor...

Vern-- I don't understand the resistor terminology on that thread. What is 150R, 2k0, and 10R, please?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By snopercod
Great photos and story. Technical question: Did...

Great photos and story. Technical question: Did you use a Polaroid (or other) filter on the photos with the dark blue sky? They came out nicely.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By snopercod
Are these Dynafocal or Conical?

Are these Dynafocal or Conical?
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By snopercod
Is this Keith? I'll be calling him to join us for...

Is this Keith? I'll be calling him to join us for lunch when we get some good weather (whenever that may be.)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-05-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By snopercod
Bravo!

Awesome video. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 116,138
Posted By snopercod
I hope Doug will forgive me for posting this...

I hope Doug will forgive me for posting this short video on his RV site, but I'm just so proud of descending into AVL at 220 MPH in my 140 HP Lancair. I had to keep my speed up to stay in front of...
Forum: ADS-B 12-04-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By snopercod
This system is ripe for abuse. Anyone can go to...

This system is ripe for abuse. Anyone can go to the FAA website and get your hex code. Anyone can re-program their ADS-B with that code. If I had nefarious intentions, that's what I would do.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By snopercod
I have one of those on the left side of my...

I have one of those on the left side of my O-290-D2, which is pretty much like an O-320.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,420
Posted By snopercod
My Lancair has fiberglass gap seals on the bottom...

My Lancair has fiberglass gap seals on the bottom between the flaps and the wing. If I inadvertently start to lower the flaps outside the white arc, the gap seals sing to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,420
Posted By snopercod
Do you have gap seals?

Do you have gap seals?
Forum: Painting your RV 12-01-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By snopercod
There's a thread here:...

There's a thread here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=163041
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By snopercod
I had to modify my lower cowling to accomodate a...

I had to modify my lower cowling to accomodate a different exhaust system. The original cowling was vinyl-ester. The "cheeks" were EZ-Poxy. The aluminized heat barrier has protected the fiberglass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By snopercod
They left out my Lancair, too. :mad: <running,...

They left out my Lancair, too. :mad: <running, ducking, grinning>
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By snopercod
I'm VFR-Day only, but I've often thought that...

I'm VFR-Day only, but I've often thought that having some kind of "windshield washer spray" could save my bacon in the event of oil on the windshield, as well as ice. It seems like an automotive...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By snopercod
Looking good! I didn't discover these until after...

Looking good! I didn't discover these until after I did it the hard way: ENGINE MOUNT INST. ALIGNMENT PINS (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/ENGINE-MOUNT-INST-ALIGNMENT-PINS/productinfo/282/). By the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By snopercod
Exactly! On my cowling modifications, I used...

Exactly! On my cowling modifications, I used EZ-Poxy since the Safe-T-Poxy that came with my kit is no longer available. Where the exhaust came close, I applied Aluminized Heat Barrier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By snopercod
In what application, please?

In what application, please?
Forum: COMM 11-29-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
I flew for an hour today and the Icom A-210...

I flew for an hour today and the Icom A-210 worked flawlessly (knock on fiberglass).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-29-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,890
Posted By snopercod
The Brotherhood made an unscheduled early run to...

The Brotherhood made an unscheduled early run to GMU this morning before the clouds set it. All three of us arrived at pretty much the same time. My iPad was lit up with targets. I was following...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By snopercod
Trucker's Speaker

You can mount a Trucker's Speaker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By snopercod
Here's how mine arrived from...

Here's how mine arrived from Catto:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/YQ1qPw.jpg
Forum: COMM 11-28-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
I reinstalled the radio in the panel today, being...

I reinstalled the radio in the panel today, being extra careful not to kink the flex cable. When I powered the unit up, it worked, but I observed some strange behavior right off the bat. When I...
Forum: COMM 11-27-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
Today I changed out my old ribbon cable for the...

Today I changed out my old ribbon cable for the one that Dennis was so nice to send me. The old one was bent sharply in a couple of places, which can't be good. When I re-assemble the unit, I'll take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,582
Posted By snopercod
I've been flying with my AFS "Sport" AoA for over...

I've been flying with my AFS "Sport" AoA for over four years now and don't use it much for approaches any more. I glance at it occasionally, but mostly just use airspeed. I would be hesitant to fly...
Forum: ADS-B 11-26-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By snopercod
Did you install the GA-35 GPS antenna?

Did you install the GA-35 GPS antenna?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-23-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,890
Posted By snopercod
SPA

So the photographer is a day late and a dollar short, but four of us flew to Spartanburg [SPA] for lunch at Jason's Deli on Wednesday. I forgot my wide angle lens so I was unable to get all our...
Forum: Tools 11-23-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By snopercod
You might try using a small prick punch to break...

You might try using a small prick punch to break up the remnant of the drill bit. When I drill soft materials like brass, I always round off the corners of the drill bit with a stone. That keeps it...
Forum: COMM 11-22-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
You've convinced me that I need to change out the...

You've convinced me that I need to change out the ribbon cable. Could I take you up on your offer? I'll PM my mailing address and if you could send me yours (or PayPal), I'll send you a few bucks for...
Forum: COMM 11-21-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for that. Until recently, I have never had...

Thanks for that. Until recently, I have never had the faceplate off in order to inspect the ribbon cable. With the faceplate off last week, I could only see the part of the cable that protruded out...
Forum: COMM 11-21-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
Weird. You probably read how I got out of the...

Weird. You probably read how I got out of the startup screen by holding down the <--> key for two seconds, then everything started working again. I've taken two uneventful flights since then but...
Forum: Safety 11-20-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By snopercod
I'm unclear on what you are trying to do here....

I'm unclear on what you are trying to do here. Are you trying to verify how many pounds the strut is pushing with?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By snopercod
A lot of people just sell the unneeded GA-35...

A lot of people just sell the unneeded GA-35 antenna on eBay.
Forum: ADS-B 11-20-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By snopercod
I certainly would. I think our only option at the...

I certainly would. I think our only option at the moment is to buy a Garmin GPS-16X.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By snopercod
Saber Mfg.

http://www.sabermfg.com/extensions.htm
Forum: COMM 11-19-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
I went flying today and the Icom worked normally....

I went flying today and the Icom worked normally. Go figure. Before I took off, though, I did a comm check with tower on my handheld with the headset and adapter. Five by Five.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,430
Posted By snopercod
Beautiful! How does she fly?

Beautiful! How does she fly?
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By snopercod
Other than the rough idle, were there any other...

Other than the rough idle, were there any other symptoms - excessive mag drop on runup, perhaps? The reason I ask is that my RV-12 buddy has been fighting that and his front spark plugs keep getting...
Forum: COMM 11-18-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
So I went to the hangar this morning and powered...

So I went to the hangar this morning and powered up the Icom; It was locked up and displayed the startup screen. Pressing buttons and turning knobs had no effect whatsoever. Then I pressed and held...
Forum: COMM 11-18-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
What a neighborly offer! I'll inspect my cable...

What a neighborly offer! I'll inspect my cable today and let you know. If I need one, I'd be glad to pay you for it.
Forum: COMM 11-18-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
Now that's interesting. Do you suppose I could...

Now that's interesting. Do you suppose I could have inadvertently activated the lock function by pressing the small frequency dial? I admit that I've never used that function and didn't know how to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By snopercod
Talk to Don George in Orlando.

Talk to Don George in Orlando.
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
Thanks. I'll check the ribbon cable as well.

Thanks. I'll check the ribbon cable as well.
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
Mine did that, too. I even tried holding the <-->...

Mine did that, too. I even tried holding the <--> button down for two seconds to enter the "direct entry mode", but that didn't do anything. When I got home, after retrieving my engine monitor data,...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
I guess my best option for a second radio might...

I guess my best option for a second radio might be a Garmin GTR 200 ($1359). The Trig radios seem kind of expensive. Right now my AoA is wired to the AUX input on my Icom. I guess I can move that to...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By snopercod
My Icom IC-A210 Locked up Today

I launched off out of Asheville this fine morning on my way to Chattanooga. Twenty miles West at 8,500', AVL switched me to Atlanta Center, only my radio wouldn't switch. Pressing the <--> button did...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-17-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By snopercod
Around my wing tank filler caps I have vinyl...

Around my wing tank filler caps I have vinyl "100LL Only" decals. I haven't noticed any degradation in 4 years.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By snopercod
SOLD!

Thank you! Paypal is fine. I PM'd my email address. May they serve you well.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By snopercod
SOLD Hose Mandrels and Fittings

Since I starting having my hoses fabricated, I don't need these any more. The mandrels are for -8, -6, -4, and -3 Stratoflex 111 hoses. The fittings are Aeroquip 491 - all but one are new old stock....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By snopercod
Some formulas and information here:...

Some formulas and information here: http://www.etc-cte.ec.gc.ca/databases/Oilproperties/pdf/WEB_Aviation_Gasoline_110LL.pdf As you know, fuel vaporizes (boils) over a range of temperatures. I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By snopercod
You're welcome. We ex-Army guys have to stick...

You're welcome. We ex-Army guys have to stick together, right!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By snopercod
Hearing Aids

You can get Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, too!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,969
Posted By snopercod
I have a separator with a catch-can, and only get...

I have a separator with a catch-can, and only get less than a half-pint at every oil change.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By snopercod
OK, I retrieved the gasket for mounting an MA-3...

OK, I retrieved the gasket for mounting an MA-3 to the oil sump, and took the dimensions with my calipers. I drew it up in AutoCAD and exported a .pdf but I see I'm not allowed to post attachments...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By snopercod
I have a blank-off plate at the hangar, which...

I have a blank-off plate at the hangar, which would give you the bolt hole dimensions. Would that help? Oh wait, I have a carb-sump gasket out there, too. I'll measure it today and get back to you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By snopercod
I installed carb temp to troubleshoot a "vapor...

I installed carb temp to troubleshoot a "vapor lock" problem I was having. It didn't turn out to be vapor lock, but rather, the carb was getting heat soaked from the oil sump on a hot day. It got hot...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,890
Posted By snopercod
I like it. It's a tiny little place that serves...

I like it. It's a tiny little place that serves great enchiladas and burritos, as well as burgers and sandwiches. There are picnic tables outside if the "dining room" is full. http://www.57alpha.com/...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-31-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By snopercod
That's possible. I am just stating what I found....

That's possible. I am just stating what I found. After almost five years of checking them at every annual, I rarely find a loose one any more.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-31-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By snopercod
You will definitely want to remove the cowling...

You will definitely want to remove the cowling and check everything after the first flight and then, maybe, every couple of flights for a while. During my initial testing, I found that every single...
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