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Forum: Painting your RV Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
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 Yesterday, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
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 Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
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: 20
Views: 1,311
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...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-12-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for the PIREP. I think I'll buy a spray...

Thanks for the PIREP. I think I'll buy a spray bottle of the stuff and try it. It has 4-star reviews at Amazon. Some reviewers reported that it only had two minutes working time. That could be a...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By snopercod
Oh thanks. I'll be pouring over that.

Oh thanks. I'll be pouring over that.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By snopercod
Thanks! I could use a couple feet of it. Maybe...

Thanks! I could use a couple feet of it. Maybe you could show me how to use it. That video just confused me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By snopercod
They make Vinyl Decal Remover Wheels...

They make Vinyl Decal Remover Wheels (https://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=vinyl+decal+removal+tool&sprefix=vinyl+decal+removal%2Caps%2C598&crid=DZF5900WOM3L). I have no...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By snopercod
I'm in the middle of my 4th condition inspection...

I'm in the middle of my 4th condition inspection at the moment, so I won't be applying those stripes for at least week or so. One thing I'm planning on doing is laying down a 4' strip of polyethylene...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By snopercod
I went through a similar troubleshooting process...

I went through a similar troubleshooting process with my carbureted O-290-D2. Like you, I had suspected vapor lock, so I instrumented my fuel line, gascolator, fuel pump, and carburetor. The only...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By snopercod
I think I need one of those. Aerograpics sent me...

I think I need one of those. Aerograpics sent me a plastic squeege, but I think I need something softer. I see that Teflon sleeves are available for those.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By snopercod
Thanks!

Thanks for responding. The stripes on your RV-7 are beautiful. If mine come out that well I'll be happy. So you used the "wet" method using "application fluid". I can see how that would definitely...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By snopercod
Question How to Apply Vinyl Stripes

So my vinyl stripes arrived today from Aerographics and now I have to figure out how to apply them. The stripes are 18' long, straight, and taper from 3/4" wide in the front to 2" wide at the tail....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,498
Posted By snopercod
:D Thanks.

:D Thanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,498
Posted By snopercod
On a hot day, my carbureted Lycoming will die at...

On a hot day, my carbureted Lycoming will die at full rich when I push the throttle forward for takeoff. I did a lot of troubleshooting over several years which eliminated the possibility of vapor...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for posting these photos and your...

Thanks for posting these photos and your narrative. Beautiful country!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By snopercod
You're doing the right thing! Be very careful...

You're doing the right thing! Be very careful when choosing one of those compartmentalized trays. Yours looks like a good one but I put all my #8 machine screws in one with each dash number in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,708
Posted By snopercod
I've lived in North Georgia (NC) for twenty years...

I've lived in North Georgia (NC) for twenty years and don't recall it raining every frikkin' day in the summer.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-01-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By snopercod
I hear you, but the unit was (temporarily)...

I hear you, but the unit was (temporarily) dead-nuts-on for a couple years with the same installation. This is a long-term creep. I did NOT follow the instructions, because it was impossible to...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-01-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By snopercod
Fuel Flow Calibration Creep

I have a JPI EDM-700 with fuel flow and it seems like every few months when I check the calibration, I have to adjust the K-factor. The adjustments are all in the same direction - I'm using more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By snopercod
Or you can just solder those pins like I did.

Or you can just solder those pins like I did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By snopercod
What Figs said, except you don't even need a...

What Figs said, except you don't even need a laptop.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/83hxc9.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,164
Posted By snopercod
I hope Doug will forgive me for posting this on...

I hope Doug will forgive me for posting this on his RV forum, but I just got this quote from AeroGraphics. The stripes will be individual pieces and the stars in the blue field will be pre-cut. Wish...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-29-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By snopercod
Awwww! Great photo!

Awwww! Great photo!
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,309
Posted By snopercod
Once I forgot to remove them and accidentally...

Once I forgot to remove them and accidentally flew several hundred miles in my Lancair with them hanging down in the breeze. I didn't notice any difference in performance, but did add "Check tiedown...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By snopercod
Sonalert

I think I'd also swap out that buzzer for a piezoelectric Mallory Sonalaert...
Forum: COMM 07-28-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By snopercod
I have a BSEE and I'm flummoxed over that one....

I have a BSEE and I'm flummoxed over that one. Then again, in school we learned that that the one component common to all electronic equipment was "magic". I think you're gonna' need an O-scope to...
Forum: COMM 07-28-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By snopercod
So you were hearing the noise without the buzzer...

So you were hearing the noise without the buzzer buzzing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,275
Posted By snopercod
I think the event has become a lot more...

I think the event has become a lot more commercialized in the last 30 years and the nature of the attendees has changed. Rather than just us mad-monk homebuilders, the event is now oriented more to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By snopercod
A couple of my intake hoses are real close to my...

A couple of my intake hoses are real close to my crossover exhaust system, so I replaced the rubber hoses with silicone rubber hoses that I bought on eBay. Also, there are better clamps than those...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-25-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,875
Posted By snopercod
If I ever catch your Son at the airport, I'll...

If I ever catch your Son at the airport, I'll check them out. I watched his video again but really couldn't see the landing lights on the runway. Since I already have a SR-Q spot on the right gear...
Forum: Safety 07-24-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By snopercod
I was listening to the Fisk audio for a while...

I was listening to the Fisk audio for a while today and those instructions worked most of the time. A couple of times, though, it appeared that aircraft had changed to tower frequency without being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for posting that. EngineBridge makes some...

Thanks for posting that. EngineBridge makes some pretty neat stuff. I also liked the Landing Gear Pressure Controller (http://www.enginebridge.com/product/landing-gear-pressure-controller/), which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,275
Posted By snopercod
The traffic maps and stories on this thread are...

The traffic maps and stories on this thread are exactly why I'm never flying my plane to Oshkosh. I worked too long and hard on it to risk it in that circus. And for what? It's not a show plane so it...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-23-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By snopercod
I built a fiberglass airplane and used lots of...

I built a fiberglass airplane and used lots of flox and micro in various places. The micro (epoxy and microballoons) was a lightweight, sandable, non-structural filler. Besides filling low places in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-22-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,875
Posted By snopercod
Spot of Flood?

So does the flood or spot work better on a night landing. I have a Rigid SR-Q spot (mounted vertically) on my right gear leg, and am thinking of adding another spot or a flood on the left gear leg....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By snopercod
I used to use DC-4 but now I buy the Tempest...

I used to use DC-4 but now I buy the Tempest Spin-EZ filters that you don't need to lube.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By snopercod
I started another thread on this when I had the...

I started another thread on this when I had the same problem: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156831&highlight=high+silicon

For me, the solution was to re-direct to outlet of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By snopercod
Yeah, what's with this weather in the SE, anyway?...

Yeah, what's with this weather in the SE, anyway? I've lived here for 19 years and don't recall thunderstorms every flippin' day. Like you, it's really hampering my flying. Maybe I should just do my...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By snopercod
I never knew about F Street Station. If I ever go...

I never knew about F Street Station. If I ever go back (doubtful), I'll check it out. I think I'll skip the bowling alley, though :eek: The Millennium is called the "Lakefront" now, but both the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-19-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By snopercod
Oh man, do I have a Knik story. Several years ago...

Oh man, do I have a Knik story. Several years ago my wife and son and I were staying in Anchorage. While dining on a crab omelette at Gwinnie's, an acquaintance offered to take my son 4-wheeling up...
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,257
Posted By snopercod
Thanks, Steve. I love my GDL-82. The installation...

Thanks, Steve. I love my GDL-82. The installation was straightforward, and so was the programming. Did I ever post how I programmed it? We don't need no steenkin'...
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,257
Posted By snopercod
That's what I have in my Lancair, and it passed...

That's what I have in my Lancair, and it passed all the FAA tests. But now you've got me wondering what my GTX 327 software version is. Does that flash by on the startup screen? How does one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By snopercod
I can't answer your other questions but I used...

I can't answer your other questions but I used Loctite 545 Pneumatic/Hydraulic Thread Sealant (https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-492145-Pneumatic-Hydraulic-36-milliliter/dp/B003XZB54O) on all my brake...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for the pics and video. Looked like great...

Thanks for the pics and video. Looked like great fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By snopercod
Tom-- I'm so sad you and Suzanne are having to go...

Tom-- I'm so sad you and Suzanne are having to go through this. Frankly, having lost a number of friends my age, this kind of thing scares me. I don't know how I would get along without my wife of 48...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By snopercod
I have no credentials but, personally, I wouldn't...

I have no credentials but, personally, I wouldn't use a nutplate for a bolt in tension. Those deformed threads just can't be as strong as normal ones. FWIW.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,329
Posted By snopercod
The pad that made those swirl marks was brand...

The pad that made those swirl marks was brand new, sorry. Anyway I got them out as I described. Today I zeroed in on a small patch with a couple of scratches. I used the #1 compound on a black foam...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By snopercod
So we've been neighbors all this time? I never...

So we've been neighbors all this time? I never knew. I loved the video!
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By snopercod
That works. Wow, your son must have a hangar...

That works. Wow, your son must have a hangar right behind mine (#21)! At the beginning of the video he taxied past the back side of my hanger. I'll look for him!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,329
Posted By snopercod
It looks great in the hangar, but what about in...

It looks great in the hangar, but what about in the sun? That's where my swirl marks really show up. Maybe I should just fly in the dark? :rolleyes: So did you use a DA with the #1 compound, or a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By snopercod
I'm at KAVL. Maybe I saw him, but won't know...

I'm at KAVL. Maybe I saw him, but won't know until I can see the pics (must log in).
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,101
Posted By snopercod
Beautiful job on the paint! I'm assuming it's...

Beautiful job on the paint! I'm assuming it's base coat/clear coat? Could you tell us more about how the painting went (if you have the time)?
Forum: Safety 07-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,683
Posted By snopercod
Once I discovered a capacitor or something in the...

Once I discovered a capacitor or something in the lower cowling of a rental C-172. That was the same FBO where I discovered a bird's nest between cylinders 2 and 4. Stuff like that is why I chose to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,329
Posted By snopercod
I just wanted to keep DanH's thread going,...

I just wanted to keep DanH's thread going, because he provided a professional view of how it should be done. I'm just providing an amateur's experience, and it ain't pretty. I'm getting there...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,329
Posted By snopercod
The saga continues. In our last episode, I had...

The saga continues. In our last episode, I had re-sanded the top of the fuselage with 2500 and 3000 to remove the heavy swirls from the 3M Perfect-It #1 compound and the DA. I had started buffing...
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By snopercod
There are a lot of things you can check. First of...

There are a lot of things you can check. First of all, what kind of transponder do you have? If it's old, that can be a problem. There's a test listed in the installation manual to check the power...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By snopercod
Betcha' didn't do this out of...

Betcha' didn't do this out of Talkeetna:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/hSUlGC.jpg
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By snopercod
That's exactly right. When I did mine, I used...

That's exactly right. When I did mine, I used black electrical tape to mask off the edge of the plexiglass. It's very flexible and worked fine. In my case, I went through that process several times....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,329
Posted By snopercod
Making progress. After sanding out the swirls...

Making progress. After sanding out the swirls from the DA and using the Trizact 3000 with a hand pad. I started re-buffing today. I skipped the 3M #1 and went straight to the #2. I think the #1 was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,329
Posted By snopercod
It's PPG Durethane which has been very tough so...

It's PPG Durethane which has been very tough so far. It will remain a great mystery why that orange foam pad worked for you and not me. I have noticed that the foam pads come in three (or more)...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,329
Posted By snopercod
That was all useful information and I appreciate...

That was all useful information and I appreciate it. You left a couple things out, though. For example, what is this piece of equipment? Is it dual action, or rotary? I asked a few posts above if it...
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