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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By snopercod
I'm not going to read that old thread, but for my...

I'm not going to read that old thread, but for my AFS Sport AoA, the manual reads:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By snopercod
I thought beer cans were made of steel in the...

I thought beer cans were made of steel in the seventies. Maybe the sixties were too hard on my brain?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By snopercod
Glad you found it! You probably already know this...

Glad you found it! You probably already know this but the RG-142 has a solid center conductor so it's not as flexible as RG-400.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,802
Posted By snopercod
^^^This^^^

^^^This^^^ Dave is exactly right.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-17-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By snopercod
Absolutely beautiful. Kathy did good.

Absolutely beautiful. Kathy did good.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-17-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By snopercod
Only 60? **** kids...

Only 60? **** kids...
Forum: ADS-B 09-17-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By snopercod
I still don't understand everything I know about...

I still don't understand everything I know about ADS-B, but I "think" your ghosts will go away when you have ADS-B (out). The first time I got one of those TRAFFIC ALERTS! I just about soiled...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By snopercod
There are a couple of considerations. First of...

There are a couple of considerations. First of all, you don't want the wire to get so hot that it melts the insulation, possibly causing a fire or a short. That depends upon the temperature rating of...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By snopercod
Structured Carbide!

I highly recommend the Structured Carbide Dremel Bits (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2/131-7262473-4115937?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=structured+carbide+bits) for flox. I...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By snopercod
Extending that line of thought, why have an...

Extending that line of thought, why have an Avionics Master at all? Bob Nuckolls of Aeroelectric Connection makes a good case against them at Avionics Master Switches: Really Necessary?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By snopercod
I like the rivet idea or, if you intend to paint,...

I like the rivet idea or, if you intend to paint, Bondo. Git' 'er done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By snopercod
Order up a Performance Report from the FAA:...

Order up a Performance Report from the FAA: https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/PAPRRequest.aspx . When you get the report back via email (usually within 30 minutes) pay special attention to the "TIS-B...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 64,696
Posted By snopercod
Is one color on top of the other, or are they...

Is one color on top of the other, or are they butted up against each other? Hopefully one of the pros will answer but if it's the former, I would mask and do each color separately.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By snopercod
Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By snopercod
For the record, My Lancair breaks ground at 65-70...

For the record, My Lancair breaks ground at 65-70 KIAS and lands at 75-80 KIAS. I am convinced the reason my takeoff performance was so wimpy with the Catto 3-blade was that I told Nicole that I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 64,696
Posted By snopercod
I waxed the top of the wings today with Mother's...

I waxed the top of the wings today with Mother's California Gold carnuba wax. I think it looks pretty good. You can't even see the spots that I had to touch up and blend...
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By snopercod
Both were 62". The Lancair is so close to the...

Both were 62". The Lancair is so close to the ground that it requires a smaller prop. I still only have 7" clearance. The Catto 3-blade was a 62x76 and the two blade props were 62x75. I'm running the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By snopercod
You mentioned ADS-B so may I assume that you...

You mentioned ADS-B so may I assume that you installed a UAT like the GDL-82 in series with your GTX-327? Those spike antennas are tuned to just one frequency band, the 1030-1090 MHz that your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-12-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,190
Posted By snopercod
I guess I'm getting lazy in my old age because...

I guess I'm getting lazy in my old age because for 30c each, I just buy new ones (I have a box of 100).
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By snopercod
I've flown with both a 3-blade Catto and a...

I've flown with both a 3-blade Catto and a 2-blade Aymar-Deumth (also Great American). The vibration was much less with the 3-blade, but the takeoff performance was wimpy. Since I ordered a "cruise"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,083
Posted By snopercod
I didn't know that. Thanks. Next annual I intend...

I didn't know that. Thanks. Next annual I intend to put the Tri-Flow in the Zoom-Spout bottle so it will reach where it needs to go.
Forum: Safety 09-10-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By snopercod
There's another thread on this situation...

There's another thread on this situation somewhere. I think the consensus was that you need to contact the Class D tower. Memory fails...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,110
Posted By snopercod
One other thing that helped my over-rich coughing...

One other thing that helped my over-rich coughing and sputtering of my O-290-D2 while waiting in a que for takeoff on hot days was adding more air to my oil cooler. Weird, but it really made a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,121
Posted By snopercod
This situation reminds me of the olden days of...

This situation reminds me of the olden days of computers when each software program had to have a printer driver for your specific printer. Am I dating myself?
Forum: Primers 09-06-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By snopercod
Nah, it's Phosphoric acid. You really want to use...

Nah, it's Phosphoric acid. You really want to use it to get a chemically clean surface. Just be sure to flush off The Alumi-Prep with copious amounts of water. On the Space Shuttle, we tested for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-06-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By snopercod
No, but I have a KX-125 that I'll sell really...

No, but I have a KX-125 that I'll sell really cheap.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By snopercod
You have to configure FlightAware to track...

You have to configure FlightAware to track "position-only flights".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By snopercod
If this is a mechanical MAP gauge, they can get...

If this is a mechanical MAP gauge, they can get fluid in the line. I had the face of the gauge fill up with fluid once. I had to install a drip leg in the line, which seems to have solved the problem.
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By snopercod
Craytex

What about Craytex (https://www.cratex.com/)? We used that for deburring steel at the machine shop where I used to work. It seems like it should work for Aluminum, too.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By snopercod
Way to go! It's hard completing a project like...

Way to go! It's hard completing a project like this, so you should be very proud. Now go fly! It's a mental transition from building to flying, so get your mind right.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-28-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By snopercod
One would think so, but AeroGraphics said they...

One would think so, but AeroGraphics said they didn't know anything about the application of their product. Strange, but true. The main problem was that I didn't know what questions to ask...like...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-27-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By snopercod
Vinyl is Vinyl

Nobody is commenting or asking questions but I applied the long stripes on the fuselage today (less cowling). Transmitting in the blind:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/h9zK1r.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By snopercod
The simplest thing to do is adjust your fuel load...

The simplest thing to do is adjust your fuel load to compensate. I weigh 250 and sit in the left seat, so I always have a "heavy left wing". Putting 5 more gallons in the right wing tank than in the...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-26-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By snopercod
I'm just about done applying my Vinyl trim. The...

I'm just about done applying my Vinyl trim. The main thing I've learned is that it's not near as easy as it looks on YouTube. The other thing I learned is that there is "wrap", which is just vinyl...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,352
Posted By snopercod
Clearly a sign of mental illness :D

Clearly a sign of mental illness :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,003
Posted By snopercod
I drilled out my nozzle. My high-compression...

I drilled out my nozzle. My high-compression O-290-D2 was only burning 9ish GPH on takeoff so I drilled out the nozzle by .008" (in stages) and now I see 11 GPH - about what you're seeing. There's a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,083
Posted By snopercod
Thanks

Thanks for the tip on the Castrol Brayco 363.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,083
Posted By snopercod
That's why I posted "Yeah, I know...". but WD-40...

That's why I posted "Yeah, I know...". but WD-40 will keep the rod ends from rusting until the Zoom Spout Oiler I just ordered arrives. :D I normally lubricate my rod ends with Tri-Flow, but the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,083
Posted By snopercod
I need one of those! There are several places on...

I need one of those! There are several places on my plane where a bottle won't fit. In those areas, I've been using WD-40 in a EZ-Reach can. Yeah, I know...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-23-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By snopercod
It's hard to figure that a sender could wear out...

It's hard to figure that a sender could wear out after four years, but I'll certainly consider that possibility. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By snopercod
I have a suggestion: Label all the ground wires...

I have a suggestion: Label all the ground wires that you attach to that gizmo. You can thank me later :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,636
Posted By snopercod
I'm painting my own plane and it's an endless...

I'm painting my own plane and it's an endless job. I console myself that it will cost me less than $1,000...that is if I ever get it done.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By snopercod
LOL! Galena! Now that's hard core, man. Got a cat...

LOL! Galena! Now that's hard core, man. Got a cat whisker to go with it? I used to own a collection of Popular Electronics going back to the fifties. My wife tossed them out when we moved in 1986.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By snopercod
Poly-Paks?

Did you buy those from Poly-Paks?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By snopercod
A light coating of DC-4 works for me.

A light coating of DC-4 works for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By snopercod
There's a Service Bulletin on the pre-1989 ACS...

There's a Service Bulletin on the pre-1989 ACS switches related to arcing on the starter contact. It doesn't seem likely that this is the problem, though....
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,324
Posted By snopercod
I am vindicated.

I am vindicated.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-19-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By snopercod
Tell me about it. Did I post this video...

Tell me about it. Did I post this video before?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojw1oj3ws8b9t8n/PGA%20DEPARTURE.mp4?dl=0
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,643
Posted By snopercod
I've thought about the benefit of having a horn...

I've thought about the benefit of having a horn during an emergency landing but my real concern is taxiing around a busy FBO. I see people coming close to walking in front of me all the time. I...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-19-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By snopercod
Use trash bags

What you want to use are the white non-scented kitchen trash bags. Black trash bags work OK, too, but you can't see through them as well. Lay down the first piece of plastic on a smooth workbench....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By snopercod
What Larry said. It shouldn't rotate. Those spike...

What Larry said. It shouldn't rotate. Those spike antennas are only $30 so, if it were me, I'd just replace it. You don't want to have to worry about it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By snopercod
Cool. Did you see any wildlife or birds?

Cool. Did you see any wildlife or birds?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By snopercod
What the heck would you do to pass the time there?

What the heck would you do to pass the time there?
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,643
Posted By snopercod
I want one. Where is it mounted and how much does...

I want one. Where is it mounted and how much does it weigh?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By snopercod
Video

Alvord from 12,500' Westbound (2015 tail-cam video):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vbj2ukrmhhsllxn/Alvord.mp4?dl=0
Forum: Painting your RV 08-16-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By snopercod
Really dumb question

OK, now I have a really dumb question. I'll be using that knifeless tape to trim my stripes where they wrap around the leading/trailing edges, but how do I do that with the transfer layer still on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By snopercod
Cool. I've flown over Alvord, but didn't know it...

Cool. I've flown over Alvord, but didn't know it was possible to land on it.
Forum: Propellers 08-14-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,324
Posted By snopercod
The Catto 3-blade looks really sexy and the...

The Catto 3-blade looks really sexy and the vibration will be less with a 4-cylinder engine. The downside is that your glide ratio will be MUCH worse with the 3-blade.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-14-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By snopercod
Wet method

This video seems like a good example of using the wet method to apply stripes. These guys used the body line to align the stripe and, since I don't have a body line, I'm wondering what the best way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By snopercod
Why?

Why are you wanting to change if you got 7 1/2 years out of the B&C? That's all anyone could ask for. I fly with the same battery and it cranks the heck out of my high-compression engine. I change...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-13-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By snopercod
Thanks guys. I ordered some Rapid-Tac, a felt...

Thanks guys. I ordered some Rapid-Tac, a felt squeege, and some 3M #94 primer which I intend to use on the leading edges and other places where I really need a strong bond. When I think about it,...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-12-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By snopercod
More questions

For molding the vinyl around curvy places like the wingtips, is a standard hair dryer OK or do I need one of those really hot heat guns?

I'm getting nervous...
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