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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Snowflake
Mine is mounted between the lower arms of the...

Mine is mounted between the lower arms of the engine mount, and between the gascolator and the mechanically-driven pump. In use, when the electric pump is running the flow reads high but that's only...
Forum: GPS Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Snowflake
And it seems even more strange as the connector...

And it seems even more strange as the connector is so standardized that it's pretty clear the idea is for people to be able to make their own cables for built-in applications.

Are you sure it's not...
Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,113
Posted By Snowflake
From first-hand experience with beta-testing the...

From first-hand experience with beta-testing the tailBeaconX, there have been no noise issues with a single 4-conductor shielded wire.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-03-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,621
Posted By Snowflake
Let's not give him any more air time than...

Let's not give him any more air time than necessary. Feeding the troll just makes the troll bigger.

It might be time for the moderators to close this thread.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,149
Posted By Snowflake
iPad only, as far as I recall. You can select it...

iPad only, as far as I recall. You can select it as an option when you are running the map view in split-screen mode. I don't recall the exact menu or button it's behind though... You'll have to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-01-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,621
Posted By Snowflake
Well, anybody but one, at least.

Well, anybody but one, at least.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 335,812
Posted By Snowflake
That looks like the fidget spinner I made a while...

That looks like the fidget spinner I made a while ago... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3437692

(Sorry for the large image but the forum won't resize images and this is the only one on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Snowflake
I like it! But I caution: A gusty wind can still...

I like it! But I caution: A gusty wind can still bring this down. Rock the canopy back and forth a couple of times and the tube can bounce into alignment.

I think the best defense against the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Snowflake
Easier solution: Close your canopy. Open it,...

Easier solution: Close your canopy. Open it, get in, close it. Open it, get out, close it. Forgot something? Open it, get what you forgot, close it. Best advice I ever got from a tip-up owner...
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Snowflake
How critical is it that your insurance pays out...

How critical is it that your insurance pays out if you crash while flying over-gross?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,149
Posted By Snowflake
I've used a larger iPad (don't know the exact...

I've used a larger iPad (don't know the exact dimension, one of the earlier ones before the "mini" came out), a Nexus 7", and my current Samsung 8". The Nexus and Samsung are physically about the...
Forum: Canada 05-24-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,189
Posted By Snowflake
I'm not sure why it would be any different than...

I'm not sure why it would be any different than mounting it at the bottom of the RV rudder? In any case, testing showed no issues with it mounted down there. If anything, higher up would get it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,149
Posted By Snowflake
Also using a Galaxy Tab S2 8" for FltPlanGo here....

Also using a Galaxy Tab S2 8" for FltPlanGo here. I clip it to my kneeboard, and power it from a USB cigarette-lighter plug. Brightness and readability are top notch, even in bright sun.

I use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By Snowflake
I will be very surprised if the process is this...

I will be very surprised if the process is this simple.
Forum: Canada 05-23-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,189
Posted By Snowflake
I think since most of their market will be...

I think since most of their market will be looking for a "drop in" replacement for the existing tail light, this isn't likely to happen soon. It would require some serious fibreglass and/or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By Snowflake
Report back and let us know what they tell you!

Report back and let us know what they tell you!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,149
Posted By Snowflake
Before spending anything, try FltPlan Go. It's...

Before spending anything, try FltPlan Go. It's free, and almost as good as ForeFlight (doesn't have quite as nice a UI, but it all works once you learn where things are).

I've been using it for 5...
Forum: ADS-B 05-21-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Snowflake
Are you referring to the tailBeacon, or the...

Are you referring to the tailBeacon, or the tailBeaconX?

I found that the tailBeaconX was a little too long for the tapered fairing for the tail-light on my 1996-era RV-6. uAvionix includes a...
Forum: ADS-B 05-21-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Snowflake
Yes. You need a way to set your transponder...

Yes. You need a way to set your transponder code, as this is a 1090ES unit. So that means either a head unit from uAvionix, or a compatible EFIS that can control the transponder side for you.
Forum: ADS-B 05-20-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Snowflake
I received an AV-10 with the unit when I was beta...

I received an AV-10 with the unit when I was beta testing. They just sent me the "final" version with a new AV-10, but I was told previously that the AV-10 was only for the test phase and they don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By Snowflake
Good to know! Now to figure out how to get...

Good to know! Now to figure out how to get Transport Canada to allow the increase...
Forum: Canada 05-19-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Snowflake
I found mine on sale at one of the large tool...

I found mine on sale at one of the large tool suppliers (ATS, Avery, Brown, Cleveland, I forget which one) in the US. When I bought it, the exchange was closer than it is today. The only taxes were...
Forum: ADS-B 05-19-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Snowflake
I have! Works great! Required running two...

I have! Works great!

Required running two additional wires to the tail to provide a data path back to the head unit in the panel.

That's right, you need a head unit in the panel to talk to it. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By Snowflake
We call her "Tweety Bared".

We call her "Tweety Bared".
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By Snowflake
I have four of the EAA1000 benches in my hangar. ...

I have four of the EAA1000 benches in my hangar. All were built screwed-and-glued and are rock solid. If there's give in yours, and you didn't glue them during assembly, that's where your problem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By Snowflake
Welcome to another...

Welcome to another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 335,812
Posted By Snowflake
Absolutely. Stabilizing the hand is a must. ...

Absolutely. Stabilizing the hand is a must. Sometimes even with the radio or transponder, for that matter, and they have knobs. :)

I looked again at the Garmins and I was incorrect about how they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 335,812
Posted By Snowflake
If you take a look at some of the newer Garmin...

If you take a look at some of the newer Garmin combined NAV/GPS/COM units (GTN, I think?) they have hand rests on one corner but they don't run around the entire perimeter. You could probably reach...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Snowflake
One of the reasons people use toggle switches (or...

One of the reasons people use toggle switches (or rockers) is that at a glance you can see the state of the switch. You know, that when the switch is "up" it's on. In your setup, you'll need to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,169
Posted By Snowflake
What he said. And you really can't discount the...

What he said. And you really can't discount the value of having a good look around in there every time you need to add air. Monitoring the brake pad wear, if nothing else.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Snowflake
You'll need some kind of circuit in addition to...

You'll need some kind of circuit in addition to the momentary switch to take care of the "logic" in switching states. I'm not sure why anyone would want to do this, when the Carling switches are...
Forum: ADS-B 05-05-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,168
Posted By Snowflake
Incorrect. All but the lead aircraft in a...

Incorrect. All but the lead aircraft in a formation flight can turn theirs off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Snowflake
Good thing you said you were working on the...

Good thing you said you were working on the airbox... I might have guessed that was a bedpan!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 335,812
Posted By Snowflake
Oh, I just remembered... What about mounting it...

Oh, I just remembered... What about mounting it the same way the fuel drain fairings mount, with a setscrew that bites into the base? They don't have any other means of anti-rotation either.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 335,812
Posted By Snowflake
Good points, but I guess, worst case, it comes...

Good points, but I guess, worst case, it comes off. There's nothing really around to damage as it departs though... Even a tailwheel should be able to take a bump from a plastic fairing.

FWIW i've...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,396
Posted By Snowflake
Without searching back through the thread... Will...

Without searching back through the thread... Will K&N still replace a shrunken filter? They used to at one point, although you couldn't tell them you were using it on an airplane...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By Snowflake
Was the stick hitting the stop, the seat, or the...

Was the stick hitting the stop, the seat, or the pilot's belly?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,528
Posted By Snowflake
Spitballing here but I wonder if a PCV (Positive...

Spitballing here but I wonder if a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve from a car would work? I remember replacing one in my Civic many years ago and I recall it didn't take much pressure to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 335,812
Posted By Snowflake
Steve, how about using a strip of 3M VHB tape to...

Steve, how about using a strip of 3M VHB tape to apply it? The Sharkfin antenna on my Mazda is held on with VHB. No alignment pins needed, nor additional holes through the skin.
Forum: GPS 04-29-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,382
Posted By Snowflake
Will it connect to a Stratux to receive ADS-B...

Will it connect to a Stratux to receive ADS-B traffic and weather?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By Snowflake
I sense another part coming from Steve from his...

I sense another part coming from Steve from his 3D printed parts factory... :) A shark-fin to fit over the stub antenna would be pretty easy to print.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 335,812
Posted By Snowflake
Simplify... Bolt one side permanently to the...

Simplify... Bolt one side permanently to the rope, and only use one cam pin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,185
Posted By Snowflake
I hope the first photo is a composite of two...

I hope the first photo is a composite of two photos...
Forum: RV-4 04-25-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,441
Posted By Snowflake
I haven't looked at the vansometer recently but I...

I haven't looked at the vansometer recently but I expect the nosewheel versions have outsold the tailwheel versions on all the side-by-side aircraft at least.

Van did it the right way... Start by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,902
Posted By Snowflake
I agree with everything you've said. Maybe I...

I agree with everything you've said. Maybe I should have said "in this case" rather than suggesting that I meant "in general."

In this case, where we're talking the difference between two aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,902
Posted By Snowflake
Insurance rates reflect the relative skills...

Insurance rates reflect the relative skills needed to fly the two variants, not the strength of the aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,902
Posted By Snowflake
I share this opinion. It seems to me to be too...

I share this opinion. It seems to me to be too small of a support to provide the reinforcement it claims.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,902
Posted By Snowflake
And yet there have been orders of magnitude more...

And yet there have been orders of magnitude more that *haven't* folded. I've been watching this movie for 20 years and i'm still not convinced we have identified all the things that could cause a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By Snowflake
The easier solution (and a lot cleaner on the...

The easier solution (and a lot cleaner on the panel) would be to carry an adapter cable of your own. The Lemo to GA adapter is only 6" long and could live in the passenger side pocket. I'd rather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Snowflake
I guess this is "best practices" trumping what...

I guess this is "best practices" trumping what has worked in limited practise for me in the past. I've never blown anything up, but we should be following good practises. Point taken.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,151
Posted By Snowflake
Also interesting is the prop that doesn't...

Also interesting is the prop that doesn't automatically start windmilling once gliding speed is achieved. Looks like it only took a slight dive to get enough additional airspeed to start it moving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By Snowflake
I'm guessing that 189mph cruise might be...

I'm guessing that 189mph cruise might be *slightly* affected by installing 29" alaskan bush wheels. Or you'll need pressure recovery pants that could double as floats with a waterproof door... :P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,607
Posted By Snowflake
Let him know about the BCCOVID-19 group. ...

Let him know about the BCCOVID-19 group. http://bcc3d.ca They are taking requests from health care providers in BC and coordinating collection from printers and distribution to the sites. There's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Snowflake
Seems like a good application for vinyl. Some...

Seems like a good application for vinyl. Some fineline tape would cut it nicely into "squares" in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,607
Posted By Snowflake
That's definitely a challenge... I lucked into...

That's definitely a challenge... I lucked into hearing about the group I got hooked up with here in BC, Canada. We're organizing using Slack, and have a central couple of people who are managing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,607
Posted By Snowflake
The recommended settings we're using in the...

The recommended settings we're using in the BCCOVID-19 site seem to work really well: https://github.com/bccovid-19/printfiles/tree/master/Ear%20Saver

As much as I like the intent behind the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,607
Posted By Snowflake
Steve, our group redesigned the ear saver to...

Steve, our group redesigned the ear saver to reduce print time to 6 minutes... I can do 7 in 42 minutes or 10 in an hour (depending on the layout, i'm having better success with the 7-item layout) on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,607
Posted By Snowflake
FWIW, we've heard back from a number of local...

FWIW, we've heard back from a number of local health-care providers that this particular shape isn't ideal due to the sharp corners on the arms holding the strap. This design uses a curved holder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Snowflake
Take care doing this. While 4 layers of cotton...

Take care doing this. While 4 layers of cotton T-shirt or sweatshirt material may approach the filtering equivalency of an N95 mask, the effort required to breathe through a single layer of fabric...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,359
Posted By Snowflake
Having the engine maintained in a certified state...

Having the engine maintained in a certified state won't affect the value of the plane. It would only affect the value of the engine if you were to take it off the plane and try to sell it into a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,582
Posted By Snowflake
Ooh, I forgot about that. A couple of months ago...

Ooh, I forgot about that. A couple of months ago I did that, but the door didn't jump up until I left the runway on takeoff. Thankfully, long enough runway that I just cut the power and landed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,582
Posted By Snowflake
Well, I know "a guy" who was checked out in a...

Well, I know "a guy" who was checked out in a friend's retractable high-performance amateur-built and managed to put 5 hours on it before landing it gear-up...

Mind you, this was a Vari-Eze, so the...
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