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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By snopercod
Cool video! Isn't the marina at Hite closed these...

Cool video! Isn't the marina at Hite closed these days? I rented a houseboat at Hite back in the eighies.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By snopercod
Here's Boulder, UT. It's been 30 years since I've...

Here's Boulder, UT. It's been 30 years since I've been there and the runway was really bad back then. It looks better from this satellite shot:...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By snopercod
Boulder, UT?

Boulder, UT?
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By snopercod
I have the same problem, only my drive to the...

I have the same problem, only my drive to the airport is one hour. I finally capitulated and bought a second set of cheap tools for the house and left the good ones at the hangar. I still need a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By snopercod
I bought a case of Aeroshell W80 today and the...

I bought a case of Aeroshell W80 today and the "Use By" date was stamped on the case. It was 4 years from the date of manufacture. If it were my precious engine, I would use that 10 y.o. oil in my...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-11-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By snopercod
You never know what's going to fly in there,...

You never know what's going to fly in there, either:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/xmah42.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By snopercod
Here's my "go bag". Actually, I put the tools in...

Here's my "go bag". Actually, I put the tools in one bag and the parts in the other. This thread made me realize that I don't have any brake O-rings in the kit. I'll have to fix...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-29-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,080
Posted By snopercod
My wife had three total knee replacements. The...

My wife had three total knee replacements. The right knee went OK but several years later, the left knee replacement came loose and failed. When the surgeon opened her up to replace the prosthesis,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By snopercod
I have a temperature probe in my lower cowl just...

I have a temperature probe in my lower cowl just in front of the firewall near the exit of the oil cooler. I think it typically runs about 175 deg after shutdown on a 75 deg day. My cowl is polyester...
Forum: ADS-B 10-08-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,702
Posted By snopercod
You are not alone, my friend. The best situation...

You are not alone, my friend. The best situation (as RVDan posted) would be if every aircraft had ADS-B in and out. In that case, each aircraft could see each other directly (aircraft-to-aircraft)...
Forum: ADS-B 10-08-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,702
Posted By snopercod
Here's why you should have...

Here's why you should have ADS-B:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DkZ3LlVRi4&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,064
Posted By snopercod
Why doesn't everybody just go with the B&C...

Why doesn't everybody just go with the B&C batteries and be done with it? I think This One (https://bandc.com/product/sealed-recombinant-gas-battery-12v-16ah/) is what RVs use. Personally, I use the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By snopercod
Could that be the hole for the carb temperature...

Could that be the hole for the carb temperature gauge?
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,702
Posted By snopercod
NOW you tell me (big grin). I've been flying for...

NOW you tell me (big grin). I've been flying for over five years with my iPad/Foreflight/Stratus combination, including two trips to the West Coast from NC. The iPad has never once let me down and I...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,702
Posted By snopercod
I don't know one way or the other on that...

I don't know one way or the other on that question, but I visited the approach facility at AVL not long ago and their screens have a dot to the left of each target if the aircraft is ADS-B equipped....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By snopercod
I went through what you are going through, trying...

I went through what you are going through, trying to beg or borrow a scale. Finally I gave up and bought my own, a Adam Equipment CPWplus 200 Bench Scale, 440lb/200kg Capacity, 0.1lb/50g Readability ...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,702
Posted By snopercod
^^^What bkervaski said ^^^ Do it for your fellow...

^^^What bkervaski said ^^^ Do it for your fellow aviators.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 44,496
Posted By snopercod
+1

+ 1 Carl Yes, Fly Today!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-03-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 44,496
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for the epic photo-essay, Scott. May you...

Thanks for the epic photo-essay, Scott. May you find peace.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By snopercod
Congratulations! What a thrill. Now take the...

Congratulations! What a thrill. Now take the cowling off and check everything over. Things want to come loose after the first few flights. (Ask me how I know)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,032
Posted By snopercod
Sure. I fly out of Asheville and we only have ONE...

Sure. I fly out of Asheville and we only have ONE ground station in the area and it's behind some low mountains. After I first installed the GDL-82 and would order up a PAPR, the "client percentage"...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By snopercod
You're not confused. You listed all the things...

You're not confused. You listed all the things you need to work on. It's a good sign that you identified them right off the bat. You'll do fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,032
Posted By snopercod
Nice looking installation! If it hasn't been...

Nice looking installation! If it hasn't been mentioned before, the TED (ball and spike) transponder antennas are really marginal for the GDL-82. They're tuned for 1030-1090 Mhz transponder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,071
Posted By snopercod
I've really tried to get that method to work, but...

I've really tried to get that method to work, but can't do it for some reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,071
Posted By snopercod
I'm running LEAKGUARD INNER TUBE 11X400-5 TR87...

I'm running LEAKGUARD INNER TUBE 11X400-5 TR87 from ACS. I may have exaggerated how much pressure I lose between checks. It's probably closer to 2 psi between checks. I think it depends upon the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By snopercod
Those cheap laser levels that shoot a beam of red...

Those cheap laser levels that shoot a beam of red light are handy, too. You can drop a plumb bob from...say...the tail and project a red laser line on the floor to measure the alignment of the axles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,071
Posted By snopercod
I check mine about every two weeks and yes, I...

I check mine about every two weeks and yes, I usually lose 2-5 psi between checks. I run all three of mine at 50 psig (nitrogen). I carry a spare tube with me.

Oh yeah, I use talc between the tire...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By snopercod
Nylon?

Why not go with Nylon hole plugs? Grainger has them in packs of 25 for less than $3. https://www.grainger.com/category/hardware/hardware-supplies/hole-plugs
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-26-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 44,496
Posted By snopercod
I apologize in advance for intruding on your epic...

I apologize in advance for intruding on your epic thread here, but I thought you would approve of the music I added to this video:

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By snopercod
Rislone

Rislone seems to work.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,182
Posted By snopercod
On my plane, those four spacers/bolts holding...

On my plane, those four spacers/bolts holding the pucks together can get cocked, causing the pads to bind. It seems like there should be some kind of lubricant to use on them but, so far, I just run...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,756
Posted By snopercod
Ah, so. That's a good design, then. In a standard...

Ah, so. That's a good design, then. In a standard Lancair, the filter is in front of the carb heat door. Not so good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,756
Posted By snopercod
This is important. I had a friend who died in his...

This is important. I had a friend who died in his Lancair because the carb heat door broke off and lodged in the carburetor throat. The design was very similar to what I see in the photos. His death...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,356
Posted By snopercod
This is an important topic, and not just for the...

This is an important topic, and not just for the panel. When adding anything anywhere on the aircraft, a builder should ask himself, "Will I be able to get to this later on?" and "Will I be able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,370
Posted By snopercod
Darth Vader: I am altering the deal.

Why does this YouTube video come to mind?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsW9MlYu31g
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,370
Posted By snopercod
Same here. Never had a claim.

Same here. Never had a claim.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,198
Posted By snopercod
The source of those rust-colored deposits has to...

The source of those rust-colored deposits has to be steel, so that pretty much narrows down the source. If it were my plane, I would suspect that exhaust gasket first. Good luck breaking that exhaust...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,532
Posted By snopercod
Stock & Barrel in Knoxville looks like great...

Stock & Barrel in Knoxville looks like great place. I was getting bored with Calhoun's

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o83ceuo5xd9uytd/2017-07-10%20Knoxville%20Landing.mp4?dl=0
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By snopercod
I re-checked my magnetometer calibration today...

I re-checked my magnetometer calibration today and I'm glad I did. "North" was off by 15 degrees and the other cardinal points were off by 5 degrees. I used my Boy Scout compass to align the airframe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By snopercod
I just use a small screwdriver to scrape it off.

I just use a small screwdriver to scrape it off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By snopercod
I guess ultimately you are depending upon the...

I guess ultimately you are depending upon the integrity of the individual who applied the torque seal. If you have persons who apply torque seal without checking the torque, then that's a separate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By snopercod
Yes, but I wouldn't count on it. The stuff is...

Yes, but I wouldn't count on it. The stuff is pretty fragile. Aside: The new stuff ITW DYKEM® CROSS-CHECK TORQUE SEAL...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 44,496
Posted By snopercod
Wasn't Harlan County the venue for the TV series...

Wasn't Harlan County the venue for the TV series "Justified"?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-15-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 44,496
Posted By snopercod
Scott-- I really appreciate you posting all these...

Scott-- I really appreciate you posting all these beautiful photos of your adventure. I have to comment, though, that seeing all these dying small towns in middle America is upsetting. I see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By snopercod
I use torque seal religiously after putting a...

I use torque seal religiously after putting a wrench on a nut/bolt. It's important because my annual condition inspections take weeks to complete and, being old, sometimes I forget what I did last...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By snopercod
I used Permatex® PermaShield™ Fuel Resistant...

I used Permatex® PermaShield™ Fuel Resistant Gasket Dressing & Flange Sealant...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By snopercod
Boy Scout Compass. Now that's a great idea! I...

Boy Scout Compass. Now that's a great idea! I have one of those!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By snopercod
Thanks, Ranier. It's been five years since my...

Thanks, Ranier. It's been five years since my original calibration, so I guess I need to find an airport with a compass rose and check it again.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By snopercod
Dumb Question: Do Magnetometers Need to be Recalibrated from Time to Time?

We know that magnetic North is drifting, so do our magnetometers (remote compasses) need to be recalibrated from time to time? Is this something to worry about?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,948
Posted By snopercod
You did good. The only reason I brought up...

You did good. The only reason I brought up transmitted noise was because I never thought of it myself until ATC couldn't understand me. Well, my Lycoming is no-doubt noisier than your Rotax. Oh, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,948
Posted By snopercod
A good headset will take care of what you are...

A good headset will take care of what you are hearing, but what about all that noise that you are broadcasting when you key the mic? Have you listened to your audio on LiveATC? You might be surprised...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,279
Posted By snopercod
Well, ya-know, the pilot sits on the left side....

Well, ya-know, the pilot sits on the left side. That in itself is going to make the plane roll to the left. I realize that the -12 doesn't have wing tanks, but in my Lancair, I always fly with 5 more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,188
Posted By snopercod
I installed a 3/8" soft aluminum "spray bar"...

I installed a 3/8" soft aluminum "spray bar" about 6" in front of the firewall at the top. It's above the gascolator, boost pump, mechanical fuel pump, and oil cooler. I plumbed it back to a fitting...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-10-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,974
Posted By snopercod
I attended the SCBC gathering at KCUB last Sunday...

I attended the SCBC gathering at KCUB last Sunday and was wondering what that soccer ball was doing there. Now I know. Thanks! (Luckily, I didn't have to sign the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,948
Posted By snopercod
When I first started flying my Lancair, cabin...

When I first started flying my Lancair, cabin noise was a major problem. I could hear OK with my DC H10-30s but my mic picked up all that noise and broadcast it to ATC when I keyed the mic. I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By snopercod
It's a Santa Medical SM-110 (made in China) and...

It's a Santa Medical SM-110 (made in China) and the reading just bounces around from 18 to 90, interspersed with error codes. I just tossed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By snopercod
Hi Steve. No, I don't have anemia. I have plenty...

Hi Steve. No, I don't have anemia. I have plenty of red blood cells but they are just smaller than "normal". I can breathe just fine at altitudes up to 12,500'; Above that, I get a headache. My...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By snopercod
That was my thinking. On my installation, I have...

That was my thinking. On my installation, I have MOVs from the battery-disc-starter, as well as MOVs and a diode to ground on the coil. Overkill, maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By snopercod
So if I purchase one of those, will I be able to...

So if I purchase one of those, will I be able to return it if it doesn't work for me?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By snopercod
You should have a kickback diode or MOV between...

You should have a kickback diode or MOV between the contactor coil and ground to quench the voltage spike produced when the coil is de-energized.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,534
Posted By snopercod
I have a blood condition called Thalassemia Minor...

I have a blood condition called Thalassemia Minor where my red blood cells are smaller than normal. Many pulse oximeters - like the cheap ones from Wal-Mart - won't work for me. The ones at the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-03-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 44,496
Posted By snopercod
I can only imagine. My late grandfather -...

I can only imagine. My late grandfather - representing the Odd Fellows - laid a wreath on that tomb back in the sixties. I have a photo somewhere. I was young back then and didn't recognize the...
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