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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By snopercod
Oh, I found another video where I had a 70 Kt...

Oh, I found another video where I had a 70 Kt overtake on a Centurion. I really wanted to find the guy after we landed and tell him I was only teasing... Centurions are Really Slow...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By snopercod
They work!

The touch-screen gloves arrived in the mail and they actually work on my iPad, just like Vlad wrote. I have large hands, too, but the smallish looking gloves are stretchy and actually fit. Thanks for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By snopercod
I'm down here in "warm" NC, and I definitely need...

I'm down here in "warm" NC, and I definitely need to reduce the air to the oil cooler in winter if I want the oil temp to run in the green. With full air flow, the oil temp stays below 160 the entire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By snopercod
I haven't had that happen yet, but there was this...

I haven't had that happen yet, but there was this time I was indicating 160 Kts just before entering downwind and tower asked me to slow down......
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By snopercod
Those rules apply to tricycle gear planes with...

Those rules apply to tricycle gear planes with castering nose wheels too. A crosswind from the left will try and push us off the left side of the runway on takeoff or landing. Using the brakes won't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By snopercod
...or you can upload it to Dropbox and post the...

...or you can upload it to Dropbox and post the link.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By snopercod
Excellent!

Excellent! That was every bit as good at the old ABC Wide World of Flying videos. Keep em' coming!

Aside: I recognized the Oceano/Nipomo coastline right away (being a Cal Poly grad).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By snopercod
My Lancair isn't as fast as an RV (wink), but I...

My Lancair isn't as fast as an RV (wink), but I did have a 20 Kt overtake on a Citation a few months ago. I couldn't help myself:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By snopercod
The position of the throttle butterfly has a...

The position of the throttle butterfly has a major impact on front vs. back EGTs. At WOT my front cylinders run rich and my rear cylinders run lean until I get in the cruise configuration. In cruise,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By snopercod
Wait a minute now...isn't he talking about the...

Wait a minute now...isn't he talking about the prop bolts, not the bolts that hold the extension onto the crankshaft? Those are already 7/16", I think. I have a wooden prop with 3/8" holes which I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,718
Posted By snopercod
Excellent! I just downloaded that one from...

Excellent! I just downloaded that one from Amazon. You might also like Avenue Brazil by the Dallas Brass. I used that one to accompany my landing in...where else?...Dallas (Addison). ...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-19-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By snopercod
I suppose, but it makes me sad that they'll...

I suppose, but it makes me sad that they'll probably end up in a landfill with all the rest of my "aviation history" stuff; Nobody seems to care about that kind of stuff any more. I also have a money...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-18-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By snopercod
Sure, but they just look like hydraulic...

Sure, but they just look like hydraulic cylinders, though. I doubt that they're valuable because I'm the only one living who knows where they came...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-18-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By snopercod
Different airplane, but here at the house I have...

Different airplane, but here at the house I have two hydraulic gear door cylinders from the Hughes XF-11; Arguably, they're the only remaining pieces of the XF-11 in existence. My wife's late cousin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,718
Posted By snopercod
Eastbound and Down!

I just downloaded that one from Amazon and used it in one of my videos. Thanks!
Forum: COMM 11-17-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By snopercod
I have a "truckers" speaker and use it...

I have a "truckers" speaker and use it occasionally to listen to ATIS while I'm doing my preflight. My Icom A-210 has a separate Speaker output, so I figured I might as well use it. If my headset...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By snopercod
iPad

An iPad Air 2, in my case.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By snopercod
Thanks, Vlad. I guess I just won't wash them.

Thanks, Vlad. I guess I just won't wash them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By snopercod
Do "Touch Screen Gloves" actually work?

For those of us who fly with touch screens, it's winter now and sometimes my hands get cold. Do these Touch Screen Gloves...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By snopercod
shield ground?

Since the unit works with an external cable, the problem has to be with the cable in the ship. Is it possible that the outer insulation on the shielded cable has worn through somewhere and the shield...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,139
Posted By snopercod
My wife suggested "Pudknocker" (from the scene at...

My wife suggested "Pudknocker" (from the scene at Pancho's in The Right Stufff)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,718
Posted By snopercod
First Flight of N24EV

Awesome video. What a great feeling!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,718
Posted By snopercod
Bartholomew by The Silent Comedy

Bartholomew by The Silent Comedy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoP5NGLsWR0)
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By snopercod
Idle mixture needs adjusting? On the ground, I'd...

Idle mixture needs adjusting? On the ground, I'd try the idle mixture test if that's possible.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By snopercod
Clearly it failed because it says "Automotive" on...

Clearly it failed because it says "Automotive" on the label. :D Seriously, 15 years sounds about right. I guess you know that those pumps have a micron filter in the bottom that can be inspected by...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By snopercod
One thing I discovered during my Phase I testing...

One thing I discovered during my Phase I testing was that every single B-nut on the entire aircraft needed re-torquing. Vibration, I guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,401
Posted By snopercod
+1000

+1000. You got that right. As I mentioned up thread, I posted the story of my recent scud-running experience on another aviation forum and was blasted with virtue signalling responses from former...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By snopercod
Did you try an ice cube?

Did you try an ice cube?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,194
Posted By snopercod
Being a Lancair builder, I'd like to add a...

Being a Lancair builder, I'd like to add a different perspective. When Lance started selling the model 235 kits in the late eighties, they were really inexpensive. My kit cost only $15,975 (not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,401
Posted By snopercod
A big amen to that. Over on another aviation...

A big amen to that. Over on another aviation forum, I posted the story about my scud running experience last week; All I got were condescending lectures about how dangerous that was and that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 57,991
Posted By snopercod
I'm guessing "price". The darn stuff is up to...

I'm guessing "price". The darn stuff is up to $168 per quart now, plus shipping. Disclaimer: I used Zolatone Apollo Gray on my interior and am very pleased with the appearance and durability.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,401
Posted By snopercod
I ended up doing a little scud running last week....

I ended up doing a little scud running last week. Without going into the embarrassing details, the Synthetic Vision on Foreflight was a real blessing. It kept me from running into any towers or other...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By snopercod
Scary stuff. Foreflight has Turbulence Potential...

Scary stuff. Foreflight has Turbulence Potential and Mountain Wave forecast charts, which I believe to be accurate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,401
Posted By snopercod
You did good, Paul, and you're here to tell about...

You did good, Paul, and you're here to tell about it. By coincidence, I encountered a similar situation last week. It's scary.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,045
Posted By snopercod
iPad failure modes

Here are a couple of iPad failure modes, both of which happened to me on a long cross country last week.

1. The "network settings" became corrupted. As a result, I had no cellular capability on the...
Forum: Southeast 11-05-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By snopercod
The fall foliage is at peak color right now up in...

The fall foliage is at peak color right now up in Asheville, NC. I took this three days ago:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/922/yYObxR.jpg
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-04-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,459
Posted By snopercod
If you end up at Page, Classic Aviation is an...

If you end up at Page, Classic Aviation is an awesome FBO. I was stuck there for four days last week with a mechanical problem. For only $7 a day tie down fee, they shuttled me around town and back...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By snopercod
brake cleaner

I don't know if it's right or wrong, but I use non-chlorinated brake cleaner to clean the oil residue off the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By snopercod
I just used plain old "Breeze" clamps on my...

I just used plain old "Breeze" clamps on my exhaust, but if you want to be anal, the 410 alloy would probably be the best choice.


Martensitic SS is magnetic, whereas Austenitic alloys are not.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By snopercod
As JonJay said, make sure the cover flanges are...

As JonJay said, make sure the cover flanges are flat. Mine weren't so I put them on a work bench and beat on them with a brass drift and a hammer to flatten them. I also turned the covers over with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By snopercod
In the interest of science

In the interest of science, today I sacrificed a spare starter solenoid to see what was really inside it. This was one of the $10 ones that ACS sells Starter Relay...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By snopercod
https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/R...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_05-10.pdf
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By snopercod
The fascinating thing to me (that I still haven't...

The fascinating thing to me (that I still haven't quite wrapped my head around) is that starter solenoids have dual windings (See aeroelectric link above). When the starter switch is first energized,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By snopercod
Thank you for pointing that out. In fact, Service...

Thank you for pointing that out. In fact, Service Bulletin SB 92-01 (http://acsproducts.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SB92-01.pdf) was issued on the Aircraft Spruce starter switches to add a diode to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 102,524
Posted By snopercod
Holbrook

Holbrook looks about the same as when I lived there for six months in 1980 while helping to build the Cholla Unit #4 power plant in Joseph City. I lived in a rented single wide not far from I-40....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By snopercod
Aeroelectric Connection

There's some good information at the Aeroelectric Connection (http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/strtctr.pdf).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,069
Posted By snopercod
I may remove that carb temp sensor once I've...

I may remove that carb temp sensor once I've learned what I want to know. I may not need to use carb heat ever. So far, I've never seen my carb temp lower than 6C under any conditions. Before I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 102,524
Posted By snopercod
Union Pacific

That Union Pacific sign about "professionalism" was ironic, considering that my father was killed in a train wreck not far from Rock Springs when the train he was traveling in was rear-ended by...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,356
Posted By snopercod
Will it work with a GTX-327?

Do I understand correctly that the GDL-82 will work with the Garmin GTX-327 transponder? That would make me very happy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,984
Posted By snopercod
I think the reluctance is more related to what...

I think the reluctance is more related to what you're liable to find. If your inspection discovers a spalled tappet or cam, you're looking at a $10,000 repair, not just a few dollars. It's like that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,069
Posted By snopercod
I haven't made any changes at all, but this data...

I haven't made any changes at all, but this data from my last flight is looking good. The EGT spread after leaning was less than 30 degrees and it's hard to beat that in a carbureted engine. It's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,984
Posted By snopercod
No dice

Nope. That's no good either. Also, if you were thinking about the crankcase vent up front, you can't see the cam from there, either (ask me how I know).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,984
Posted By snopercod
Don't think so...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/924/xwTuhx.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Posted By snopercod
Garmin Virb Orphaned?

I've been using my Virb basic and Virb Elite for over three years now and, up until lately, have been very pleased. They take great 1080p video. The main thing I like is that their cross section is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By snopercod
Foreflight MOS charts

I'm extremely pleased with the MOS "images" available on Foreflight. I've been using the visibility and ceiling images for flight planning for three years now and find them to be 100% reliable a day...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By snopercod
OT but I noticed you have some of that white...

OT but I noticed you have some of that white stuff on the inside of your strobe lense. On mine, I went to clean it out and solvent wouldn't touch it. I had to use 600 grit wet-or-dry to remove the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,069
Posted By snopercod
I've used Cam-Guard since my first flight in...

I've used Cam-Guard since my first flight in 2014, but doing so is probably like closing the barn door after the cows escaped. I was a fool not to pickle the engine when I moved from FL to NC but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By snopercod
I was thinking about buying a set of those to...

I was thinking about buying a set of those to replace my traditional (heavy) Whelen strobes until I read this:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By snopercod
Timing?

Why would timing only effect two cylinders, please?
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By snopercod
AKC E-04 self test?

So I performed my 3-month functional test today on my AKC E-04 and got a beep code that wasn't in the manual. After pressing the test button (at just after the hour), I heard the three sweeps on...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,465
Posted By snopercod
What Mel Said. Light colors only on fiberglass or...

What Mel Said. Light colors only on fiberglass or you will exceed its Glass Transition Temperature on a sunny day on the ramp.
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By snopercod
You can "diaper" each fitting with paper towels...

You can "diaper" each fitting with paper towels and pressurize the system with AvGas. The diaper that turns blue is your culprit.

As for dealing with a bad flare, you might try a Del Fitting Seal...
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