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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By snopercod
Sounds like good stuff

http://www.hylomarsealant.com/_resources/_html/products.html
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-14-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By snopercod
My advice is to go back and look for it.

My advice is to go back and look for it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By snopercod
I had to do that as well. The engine log showed...

I had to do that as well. The engine log showed the wrong P/N gears were installed. So I removed the engine from the aircraft (PITA) and delivered it to the mechanic. He removed the sump, accessory...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By snopercod
TIS-B is pretty much non-functional in the...

TIS-B is pretty much non-functional in the Asheville NC area. Maybe your fix will make it better here, too.
Forum: ADS-B 04-13-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By snopercod
Yes, I get it on my Stratus/Foreflight/iPad setup.

Yes, I get it on my Stratus/Foreflight/iPad setup.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-12-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,209
Posted By snopercod
Cool! Thanks for posting that. It seems like the...

Cool! Thanks for posting that. It seems like the original Lancairs are getting hard to find for some reason.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By snopercod
This is why I switched to Royco 782 synthetic...

This is why I switched to Royco 782 synthetic brake fluid. It has a higher fire point (490F).
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By snopercod
If you added your location to your profile, I'll...

If you added your location to your profile, I'll bet there are people in your area who would be glad to mentor you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By snopercod
Last year I was #2 in line waiting to take off...

Last year I was #2 in line waiting to take off from GMU behind a Cirrus. After waiting for seven minutes (I have video), I called the tower and asked if I could back-taxi down Alpha and make an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,919
Posted By snopercod
When I first started flying my plane, I would...

When I first started flying my plane, I would drag it in like that. After a while, I realized that was wrong for all the reasons you mentioned. Nowadays, I fly a higher pattern (1,200'-1,500'), a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,919
Posted By snopercod
^^^This^^^

^^^This^^^
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,919
Posted By snopercod
I guess I'm just lucky because when I flew across...

I guess I'm just lucky because when I flew across the Country a few years ago, I was treated like royalty all the way across and back...with the exception of Torrance, CA [TOA]. My best experience...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By snopercod
Nice landings! One can learn a lot from cameras...

Nice landings! One can learn a lot from cameras looking at the gear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By snopercod
Just a couple of random comments from my...

Just a couple of random comments from my experience:

1. Goo Gone works even better than Prep-Sol to remove adhesive residue.

2. 3M Primer 94 really makes adhesive-backed products adhere. You wipe...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-03-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,209
Posted By snopercod
KFQD Lunch

Four of us met at Rutherfordton [KFQD] for lunch at 57A. Owen flew his red RV-12, Mark flew his RV-8, Leo flew his Colby Starlet, and I flew my Lancair 235. While we were eating outside on the picnic...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-02-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By snopercod
Now THAT is a useful website. Thanks! For my fuel...

Now THAT is a useful website. Thanks! For my fuel pressure takeoff I had to have a steel AN2 fitting TIG welded to a steel SAE Tee.
Forum: Tools 04-02-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By snopercod
Audi Jack

I haven't quite gotten the adapter figured out, but I think this 3lb. aluminum Audi jack would be light enough to carry with me. It folds up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By snopercod
Which field, please?

Which field, please?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By snopercod
I think Matco will Nickel plate your brake discs...

I think Matco will Nickel plate your brake discs for $51 each. I'm not sure what that's supposed to do for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,166
Posted By snopercod
Yup, that's a big ramp at...

Yup, that's a big ramp at Salina.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/19A1Lu.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By snopercod
You can get them with or without the check valve....

You can get them with or without the check valve. I'd have to look at the specs on my Facet Gold-Flo boost pump but it's supposed to be "free flow". Since I have a header tank, my engine should...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By snopercod
No glare of my shiny white cowling. For glare off...

No glare of my shiny white cowling. For glare off the cowling to be a problem, the sun would have to be at a pretty low angle and would be blasting directly into your eyes. Not THAT can be a problem...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By snopercod
When building my plane, the question arose,...

When building my plane, the question arose, "Should I put my electric boost pump in series or parallel with the mechanical fuel pump?" I chose series but know of people who chose parallel. On your...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By snopercod
By all means, pop over to Chuck's thread and tell...

By all means, pop over to Chuck's thread and tell him he's doing it wrong!
Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By snopercod
Oh well lookie here. Chuck_KC just posted a video...

Oh well lookie here. Chuck_KC just posted a video of some Touch & Goes in his RV-6a. He lands his RV-6a exactly like I land my Lancair! Brother!...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By snopercod
Tail Cam!

Great looking plane. Great video. You did a good job of editing! I'm so glad to see someone else with a tail-cam. Those are a big help in perfecting your landing...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By snopercod
"...the main gear is supposed to take a majority...

"...the main gear is supposed to take a majority of the landing loads." Yes, that's true, but let me ask you. "What happens when you stall the plane?" Answer: The nose drops. It just never seemed...
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By snopercod
Why not? I've done many hundreds of three point...

Why not? I've done many hundreds of three point "greaser" landings in my Lancair with no problems. I think this is an old wives tale.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-25-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By snopercod
Wow! What an auspicious day! Press on to your...

Wow! What an auspicious day! Press on to your first flight!
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By snopercod
Boy, that is such good advice. I am so sick of...

Boy, that is such good advice. I am so sick of the "experts" telling me that I have to land in a nose-high attitude as if my hot little plane were a C-172. No, I make 3-point landings all the time....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-25-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
Posted By snopercod
Great writeup, Bill. Man, the Appalachians are...

Great writeup, Bill. Man, the Appalachians are always problematic, aren't they? I can't wait to see the photos!
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By snopercod
Been there...done that. Here it is in glorious...

Been there...done that. Here it is in glorious 1080p Slo-Mo for your viewing pleasure!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u5zff4xw4po8mm8/2017-1-25%203NR3%20Landing%20Slo-Mo.mp4?dl=0
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By snopercod
Update

Since my original post, I've switched from Phonak to Oticon Opn1 MiniRITE hearing aids and am extremely happy with them. Not only do they work well as hearing aids, but the Bluetooth in my iPad...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-25-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,209
Posted By snopercod
Robert-- We saw you pull up in your beautiful...

Robert-- We saw you pull up in your beautiful plane. Cool! Yes, it was very bumpy below 5,000'. For my 20 minute flight North back to AVL, I climbed up to 6,500' and it was mostly smooth up there....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By snopercod
Amen to that! The city fathers have done an...

Amen to that! The city fathers have done an amazing job of turning Main Street into a mecca. My favorite restaurant is Trio (https://www.triocafe.com/). Their wood-fired pizzas are awesome! Here's...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By snopercod
There must have been fifty kids at the playground...

There must have been fifty kids at the playground yesterday. I parked in the normal tiedown area but should have parked over by the playground fence so they could get a good look. Another RV (7?)...
Forum: Safety 03-24-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,682
Posted By snopercod
Claude-- It took guts to report this crappy...

Claude-- It took guts to report this crappy landing to the whole world. That just shows you're serious about improving your landing technique and I commend you. You did the right thing by adding...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By snopercod
+1 on GMU

+1 on GMU. The Runway Cafe (https://runwaycafegmu.com/). They have great food and offer a substantial (20%?) discount for those who fly in. I at lunch there yesterday.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,209
Posted By snopercod
Scary story, Bill. I've never encountered...

Scary story, Bill. I've never encountered anything like that. I'm glad you made it without bending your airplane. (RVs are tough!)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,209
Posted By snopercod
Oh man, my wife would have been crying. Me too! ...

Oh man, my wife would have been crying. Me too! I really hate turbulence; It takes all the fun out of flying for sure. The worst I've ever experienced is "Moderate", but I report "Moderate" when my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,209
Posted By snopercod
Owen and I fought the turbulence on this bright...

Owen and I fought the turbulence on this bright and sunny Saturday and met for lunch at the Runway Cafe at GMU. My ground speed hit 198 Kts. on the way down (but 140 on the way back ). They were...
Forum: Safety 03-20-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 94,070
Posted By snopercod
I have one of those. It's a $13 digital meat...

I have one of those. It's a $13 digital meat thermometer with the probe stuck through the firewall. It doesn't have an alarm so would only serve as confirmation of a fire. I also installed a 3/8"...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-19-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By snopercod
What Mel said! Going one step further, I...

What Mel said! Going one step further, I recommend the Parker Brass Compression Fittings (http://ph.parker.com/us/en/brass-compression-fittings) with the hex nuts rather than the knurled ones. ACS...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By snopercod
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By snopercod
That looks like the kind of alternator I have. My...

That looks like the kind of alternator I have. My external voltage regulator is a B&C LR3C-14 linear voltage regulator. Yours? I'm guessing your problem is either with your voltage regulator or the...
Forum: Southeast 03-16-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By snopercod
Chuck wasn't working today so I spoke with the...

Chuck wasn't working today so I spoke with the counter girl. For an RV-7 she thought the charge would be $64 per night in the community hangar. Outside tiedowns are $14 per night.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-16-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By snopercod
...also, use one of these Spray Gun Filters...

...also, use one of these Spray Gun Filters (https://www.amazon.com/ATD-Tools-7812-Spray-Filter/dp/B00KMKS1L8/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=spray+gun+filter&qid=1552738612&s=gateway&sr=8-8) to prevent any oil...
Forum: Southeast 03-16-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By snopercod
I'm heading to AVL in a couple hours. If Chuck is...

I'm heading to AVL in a couple hours. If Chuck is working today, I'll ask him what he recommends. May I assume your just spending one night there?
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,551
Posted By snopercod
Nice detective work. I wonder if rounding off the...

Nice detective work. I wonder if rounding off the leading edge of the elevator horn would have the same effect. The only reason I ask is that the leading edge of the horns on my Lancair has about a...
Forum: Midwest 03-15-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By snopercod
I spent a few days at BJC "Metro" and stayed at...

I spent a few days at BJC "Metro" and stayed at the Omni Interloken Hotel. It was a nice place but pricey (We got the discount rate of $132). They will pick you up at the airport. There are tons of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,656
Posted By snopercod
TCP and Phosphorus

Here's another data point. I have always run straight Aeroshell W80 or W100 with Camguard (1.6 oz. per qt.) and my Phosphorus readings have varied from 85 to 180. This last oil change the Phosphorus...
Forum: Southeast 03-14-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By snopercod
I'm sure Signature could find a place for you in...

I'm sure Signature could find a place for you in their communal hangars. You could call Chuck, the General Manager and ask. Or are you looking to double up on an existing hangar for a couple days....
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By snopercod
I got flight following for a 15 minute flight...

I got flight following for a 15 minute flight between two Class C's today. No big deal. I think the controllers appreciate knowing who's up there.
Forum: Safety 03-10-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,920
Posted By snopercod
As a Lancair owner, I used to belong to LOBO....

As a Lancair owner, I used to belong to LOBO. Before my first flight, they hooked me up with an instructor so I could get some training before flying my project for the first time. Also, Bob...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By snopercod
True, but the lithium batteries in the remote and...

True, but the lithium batteries in the remote and the audible alarm have something like ten year lifetimes. The main battery is supposedly good for five years but I had to change mine after three...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,414
Posted By snopercod
Audi Aluminum Jack

Here's another option: An Audi aluminum jack. It weighs 3 lbs. and folds up so it's light and compact enough to carry with you. It's rated at 2,117 lbs. You'll have to make some kind of...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,976
Posted By snopercod
LOL! Seriously, though, one has to make a...

LOL! Seriously, though, one has to make a tradeoff between spending big bucks on Snap-On tools, etc., or buying cheaper tools and saving the money for your airplane. I like quality tools as much as...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,551
Posted By snopercod
Here's a short video of my "Turtle Cam", looking...

Here's a short video of my "Turtle Cam", looking at the empennage. I forgot to "flip" the camera in the settings so it's upside down, but you get the idea. It's a Garmin Virb Elite and is very...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,551
Posted By snopercod
This is probably totally unrelated but, in a...

This is probably totally unrelated but, in a C-172, you can get elevator pulsations like that if you slip with full flaps.

One thing you can do is affix a video camera to the aft fuselage, looking...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By snopercod
This is a pretty good video on how to remove runs...

This is a pretty good video on how to remove runs and dust nibs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0iG86Q8obo
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,209
Posted By snopercod
After weeks of bad weather, we finally had a...

After weeks of bad weather, we finally had a flyable day so we all met at Spartanburg for lunch. Owen, Mark, and Steve brought their RVs, and Alex from Hendersonville brought the beautiful CallAir 90...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,879
Posted By snopercod
I've got a carbureted O-290-D2 and I capped off...

I've got a carbureted O-290-D2 and I capped off the (Essex) primer because it was leaking air into Cyl #1. When it was working, I would give it one squirt in 70F weather, and 4 squirts in 30F...
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