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Forum: RV-6/6A 04-23-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By Snowflake
Not touching a stopped prop is good practise in...

Not touching a stopped prop is good practise in general, just because there's always a chance you forgot the mags and happen to move it and it happens to be in just the right spot to kick over. At...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,328
Posted By Snowflake
Dave, your Google photos link is broken... Any...

Dave, your Google photos link is broken... Any chance of an update to move the content to your Blog page instead?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Snowflake
The first time I used the Cyclo I diligently...

The first time I used the Cyclo I diligently placed masking tape along the edges of the vinyl graphics on my -6. But after accidentally polishing over an unmasked area, and finding after-the-fact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,919
Posted By Snowflake
Shouldn't the vents in the panel on the right...

Shouldn't the vents in the panel on the right side of this photo be bent out to make louvers?
How much air flow do you get through the slots when they're closed like that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,575
Posted By Snowflake
I would go out on a limb and say that *most*...

I would go out on a limb and say that *most* Android tablets have GPS in their non-cellular models. In general, it's only Apple that restricts GPS to those with the Cellular option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,575
Posted By Snowflake
Before you upgrade, try using an external GPS if...

Before you upgrade, try using an external GPS if you can find someone to loan you one. If it works well, look at getting one, or buying/building a Stratux... ADS-B, GPS, and Attitude from one box. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Snowflake
Keith, with the PDF Marc posted and a program...

Keith, with the PDF Marc posted and a program like Illustrator or Inkscape you can edit out everything but the graphics for the grip, then scale the whole thing down to a reasonable size and add your...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,374
Posted By Snowflake
That's true with everything electronic in the...

That's true with everything electronic in the aircraft... I still think the biggest reason I haven't upgraded my panel yet is that every time I start to get motivated to make some changes, the "next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,919
Posted By Snowflake
Here's another suggestion, only possible because...

Here's another suggestion, only possible because these are 3-D printed...

My Prusa 3D printer had a number of 3D printed parts for holding the tracks in place that the bed runs on. The tracks...
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,374
Posted By Snowflake
That is good to know, but still I think it...

That is good to know, but still I think it supports my concern... I want other aircraft to know i'm coming as far in advance as possible. If I have a weaker signal cone pointing along my direction...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,992
Posted By Snowflake
You're assuming that a rivet when driven will...

You're assuming that a rivet when driven will expand to fill the filleted edges. You're also overlooking the fact that this graphic only shows one sheet, when in fact you'll have two sheets stacked,...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,374
Posted By Snowflake
I like the ease of installation, but not the fact...

I like the ease of installation, but not the fact that the airplane will block most of the signal to the front... The area where you'd think you want your visibility to be the strongest?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,919
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe if you pointed the snap opening towards the...

Maybe if you pointed the snap opening towards the floor, instead of towards the firewall? That would give you more material to work with near the ends.

Also, why not extend the entire part the...
Forum: COMM 04-05-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Snowflake
Yes. Try putting a phillips screwdriver bit into...

Yes.

Try putting a phillips screwdriver bit into a 1/4" socket, and putting the socket on a long-handled socket wrench. That might give you enough reach to get back there at 90degrees to the screw?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,808
Posted By Snowflake
My RV-6 came with a Tempest 48103 filter on it,...

My RV-6 came with a Tempest 48103 filter on it, that i've been replacing with like filters ever since. 48103's come without a nipple installed, so i'm guessing the nipple was installed in my engine...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Snowflake
The sticker can be applied for on-line, and...

The sticker can be applied for on-line, and approval usually comes in 24 hours. Once you have the sticker number, you can fly into the US with it, you don't have to have the actual physical sticker....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By Snowflake
My insurance policy specifically includes...

My insurance policy specifically includes coverage for non-aerobatic formation flight for ceremonial or recreational purposes... Remembrance Day flypasts, and practises for them, that kind of thing. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,165
Posted By Snowflake
Try using halie.com. It's designed for sharing...

Try using halie.com. It's designed for sharing photos through sites like this.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-27-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,398
Posted By Snowflake
Now I want to travel there so I could see that...

Now I want to travel there so I could see that scenery in person... But i'd want my RV there too!
Forum: Safety 03-25-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,061
Posted By Snowflake
Not a dumb question. With the main gear on the A...

Not a dumb question. With the main gear on the A model much further back, the moment arm for the elevator to act on around the pivot point (the wheels) is much shorter... You may have a lot less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By Snowflake
Trent, your photo isn't showing up. May be part...

Trent, your photo isn't showing up. May be part of google's region-specific URL schemes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By Snowflake
Could there be some effect from fuselage...

Could there be some effect from fuselage asymmetry? Didn't the early RV's have a vertical stab offset, and later ones have an engine mount offset?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By Snowflake
Signed up for this a couple of weeks back when it...

Signed up for this a couple of weeks back when it came out in the EAA mailing. Looking forward to it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Snowflake
FWIW, no image hosting site wants you hotlinking...

FWIW, no image hosting site wants you hotlinking photos directly into other sites. Especially sites that host images for free. They host for free so you will come back to their site multiple times...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By Snowflake
Be sure that the roof is actually leaking, and...

Be sure that the roof is actually leaking, and it's not just condensation building up on the underside and dripping down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Snowflake
The Dynon AOA Pitot Tube has two ports... One for...

The Dynon AOA Pitot Tube has two ports... One for Pitot, and the other for AOA. I understand the AOA is calculated as a differential between the two ports. Internally in the electronics, of course....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,717
Posted By Snowflake
Ron, thanks muchly. I bought Cassidy's book this...

Ron, thanks muchly. I bought Cassidy's book this year, but haven't got to the article on aileron rolls yet... :) I know what inputs I need, and the graphic you show above confirms it... The catch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,717
Posted By Snowflake
To clarify: If you start the roll immediately...

To clarify: If you start the roll immediately after the looping portion, and pull out immediately following the roll, you lose two points, but if you held the downline after the roll and then pulled...
Forum: COMM 03-21-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Snowflake
Not sure why they would... In certified aircraft,...

Not sure why they would... In certified aircraft, adding a power jack of any kind isn't the most trivial exercise. In an amateur-built, the market is much smaller, and the variety in what people...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-21-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By Snowflake
What you really need is a nice shelf to display...

What you really need is a nice shelf to display them on, next to some test-tube radios and buggy whips. :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,962
Posted By Snowflake
Thanks everyone for all the replies. I found the...

Thanks everyone for all the replies. I found the Blue Sea Systems ones on Amazon (along with a lot of others) but wasn't sure how they might affect radios...





What needs 4.8A? I've found that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By Snowflake
Tiny letters under the horizontal stabilizer. ...

Tiny letters under the horizontal stabilizer. Just visible in two of the photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By Snowflake
#canconfirm. My -6 has conventional mags, but I...

#canconfirm. My -6 has conventional mags, but I was struggling with high CHT's on climbout for a while before someone clued me in that throttling back early wasn't the answer. Staying at full...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,962
Posted By Snowflake
USB Power Options

He who hesitates is lost... It seems Commitlift is no longer making/selling panel-mounted USB power jacks. Is anyone else making noise-free, USB power jacks for a reasonable price? I've seen a few...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-18-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By Snowflake
Might do it faster with the cowling on? And is...

Might do it faster with the cowling on? And is that an oil leak visible on the windshield as he descends?
Forum: Autopilots 03-16-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Snowflake
True, but this kind of "locks me in" to the Dynon...

True, but this kind of "locks me in" to the Dynon system, and I haven't decided that's the best way to go for someone in Canada due to the cost of maps.


Also True, but then i'm throwing away...
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,638
Posted By Snowflake
My parents and I went to Sun River Oregon once...

My parents and I went to Sun River Oregon once when I was a kid, i've always wanted to go back.
Forum: Autopilots 03-15-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Snowflake
Which is sad, because I have a Dynon D10A in my...

Which is sad, because I have a Dynon D10A in my -6, and would consider installing the A/P servos for it... But not if I would just have to rip them out and change them if I upgraded to a Skyview or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 40,173
Posted By Snowflake
Mike, the photo doesn't come through.

Mike, the photo doesn't come through.
Forum: GPS 03-07-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,243
Posted By Snowflake
@G3Expert(Steve), Aero News Net is running a...

@G3Expert(Steve),

Aero News Net is running a story today that the Connext interface is being rolled out for the benefit of FltPlan.com and FltPlanGo users... Allowing connectivity to Garmin devices...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Snowflake
Well, there's always Carmanah: ...

Well, there's always Carmanah: https://airports.carmanah.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Snowflake
Eggcorn alert... "intents and purposes...

Eggcorn alert... "intents and purposes (http://www.dictionary.com/e/for-all-intents-and-purposes-for-all-intensive-purposes/)"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Snowflake
Your first mistake: Taking a picture... Your...

Your first mistake: Taking a picture...
Your second mistake: Posting the evidence on the internet where she might find it...
Forum: COMM 03-05-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Snowflake
Having a terrain warning go off when you're on...

Having a terrain warning go off when you're on the backside of a loop is kind of redundant, IMO. The large round thing in front of you (or flat thing, if your beliefs go that way) is enough to know...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By Snowflake
Good to know, I was under the impression they...

Good to know, I was under the impression they wanted a photo of the complete aircraft, so they had record of paint scheme, marks, etc. for identification purposes.


Not to be argumentative, but...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By Snowflake
1. I'm fairly certain it is supposed to be a...

1. I'm fairly certain it is supposed to be a picture of the completed (ie. flyable) aircraft. If you can make it look like that, then go to it... But if your canopy isn't fitted yet and skins aren't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,728
Posted By Snowflake
I don't know about others, but I do use my flaps...

I don't know about others, but I do use my flaps for deceleration. With manual flaps it's unreasonable to pull 30 degrees of flaps at Vfe due to the force required, so I pull 10, wait for the speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,315
Posted By Snowflake
Nope. Still a large empty space with a small...

Nope. Still a large empty space with a small circle with a horizontal line in it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,927
Posted By Snowflake
The aluminium underneath will still polish. If...

The aluminium underneath will still polish. If you remove it all, a good polishing job would look just like polished alclad... But I think it would be hard to uniformly remove it all if you didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,315
Posted By Snowflake
@Kentlik, your photos aren't showing up.

@Kentlik, your photos aren't showing up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,919
Posted By Snowflake
Ah, but it will *look* faster with them... And...

Ah, but it will *look* faster with them... And that will help your daughter sell more fairings... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,919
Posted By Snowflake
Or a fairing to go over the rudder stop fittings,...

Or a fairing to go over the rudder stop fittings, even... Hmm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,965
Posted By Snowflake
Or a piece of the UHMW tape left over from...

Or a piece of the UHMW tape left over from protecting your aft wing skin from your flaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By Snowflake
Interesting, I stand corrected. It was about 5...

Interesting, I stand corrected. It was about 5 years ago that I looked into this in detail, I guess my memory isn't what it used to be... :P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By Snowflake
I remember a number of years ago looking at Aveo...

I remember a number of years ago looking at Aveo and holding the Carling catalog up next to it and thinking "yep, same caps". It's possible Aveo changed their cap sometime after that, but at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By Snowflake
They aren't, really. The Aveo switches were...

They aren't, really. The Aveo switches were Carling bodies and covers, just with Aveo's custom markings. I suspect the benefit here is that you can get the same markings that Aveo offered, which...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,313
Posted By Snowflake
YES. That looks great. Tell them *once* how to...

YES. That looks great. Tell them *once* how to use the switches, and it's clear it applies to all of them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,919
Posted By Snowflake
That looks like it was fun to play around with in...

That looks like it was fun to play around with in Solidworks, but honestly they look so small that I find a hard time believing they'll give you the required 3kts per modification... :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,313
Posted By Snowflake
This will be personal preference, I understand,...

This will be personal preference, I understand, but as an industrial designer I would say that a row of "Push On" text kind of looks messy. Simple oval spots as shown in one of the earlier photos...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,313
Posted By Snowflake
Note that the 10000hr life is when continuously...

Note that the 10000hr life is when continuously illuminated. Incandescent bulbs life goes down precipitously with increased on-off cycles. Maybe they've factored some of that in to the life, but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By Snowflake
You'd have a hard time building an Amateur-Built...

You'd have a hard time building an Amateur-Built in Canada without showing a builder's log to MD-RA during the inspections. Not saying it's impossible, but that you'd have an uphill battle proving...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,606
Posted By Snowflake
I've been using windex for the belly for quite a...

I've been using windex for the belly for quite a while. Recently I started adding about two tablespoons of Nuvite S to the bottle and shaking until it dissolves. That cleans the oil off and gives a...
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