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Forum: Tools Today, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Snowflake
That can be rectified rather quickly, and even...

That can be rectified rather quickly, and even planned for... When building the EAA workbenches, use a solid, but not nicely-finished, sheet of plywood for the top surface, cut flush to the 2x4...
Forum: Tools Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Snowflake
I've always been partial to the EAA 1000...

I've always been partial to the EAA 1000 workbenches, which use just one size of lumber (2x4's) and plywood. I have four of them now...

http://eaa1000.av.org/technicl/worktabl/worktabl.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,470
Posted By Snowflake
I hope you remembered to take the tape off the...

I hope you remembered to take the tape off the flop tube! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,191
Posted By Snowflake
It's fairly common on Rockets with sliding...

It's fairly common on Rockets with sliding canopies to have a flat-wrapped fixed portion of the windscreeen. That would simplify making the forward portion out of a different material at least, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By Snowflake
This is my general procedure as well. Well,...

This is my general procedure as well. Well, except for 50% of the time when i've forgotten to reset the trim to neutral, and then have to spend a few seconds holding forward stick and dialing it in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,253
Posted By Snowflake
I'll ask again just in case this was missed......

I'll ask again just in case this was missed... Does anyone know what the light-coloured buildup is on the face of the pistons? Is it lead?

https://image.ibb.co/gM8BGJ/IMG_0931.jpg
Forum: GPS 05-20-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,821
Posted By Snowflake
I second this suggestion.

I second this suggestion.
Forum: GPS 05-19-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Snowflake
I've been a FltPlanGo user since they launched...

I've been a FltPlanGo user since they launched the app. First on iOS, and now Android. I understand there are some stability issues on iOS right now, but on my Android Samsung Galaxy S2 8" tablet...
Forum: RV-3 05-14-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Snowflake
Certainly not the plane you're looking for, but...

Certainly not the plane you're looking for, but This showed up at a local airport this weekend... Marked as a "Meyers 3" and appears to have RV-3/4/6 empennage and wings, with a custom-designed...
Forum: Midwest 05-13-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Snowflake
Pete, one of the pictures in the middle is...

Pete, one of the pictures in the middle is broken...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,269
Posted By Snowflake
:D Just an example, to get people to think in...

:D Just an example, to get people to think in greater detail about the practical effect of an increase. Not saying those numbers are exact. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,269
Posted By Snowflake
This rationalization is unfortunately flawed in...

This rationalization is unfortunately flawed in that it assumes a few things that are not necessarily true. First off, it assumes the load on the wing is the only consideration you have at high...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,253
Posted By Snowflake
I'm curious... What's the buildup on the piston? ...

I'm curious... What's the buildup on the piston? Lead?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Snowflake
I'd recommend getting the Bluetooth, but ordering...

I'd recommend getting the Bluetooth, but ordering the headset with a LEMO jack and powering it from the airplane rather than using AA batteries.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,269
Posted By Snowflake
Given how quickly discussions of accidents are...

Given how quickly discussions of accidents are shut down, at least partly due to liability concerns, i'm amazed threads about increasing gross weight aren't shut down just as fast. The liability...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Snowflake
If you swap the jacks, you'll find that they are...

If you swap the jacks, you'll find that they are *both* loose, by the same amount. That's because the isolation washers are not installed. Isolation washers are necessary to ensure the jacks do not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,897
Posted By Snowflake
Short distance. Not more than 3-4 inches past...

Short distance. Not more than 3-4 inches past the half-silvered mirror. In my car, the distance is about where the windshield is. That puts the content about 6-8" further away from me than the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,897
Posted By Snowflake
This may be a better solution if you're going to...

This may be a better solution if you're going to mount it permanently in the cockpit anyway. I found the display connection dropped out three times on a half-hour drive because my phone found a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,897
Posted By Snowflake
My Hudly arrived last week but i've been too busy...

My Hudly arrived last week but i've been too busy lately to spend much time with it yet... I did get out for a drive with it to give a quick test. Two things came to mind after driving with it:

1....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By Snowflake
Ads like this make me cringe when I think what I...

Ads like this make me cringe when I think what I paid for mine new... :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,866
Posted By Snowflake
Michel, note that shipping across the CAN/US...

Michel, note that shipping across the CAN/US border has become more tedious as forms need to be filled out declaring contents and classifying them for customs purposes... The extra work has caused a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,866
Posted By Snowflake
True, but requires a much larger print bed,...

True, but requires a much larger print bed, longer print time, etc. Given this is something you rarely need to move or adjust, the tradeoff in extra fidgeting may be worth the lower weight, less...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By Snowflake
Go to halie.com, and follow the instructions to...

Go to halie.com, and follow the instructions to load the picture there. Then copy the link they give you and post it here.

[edit] Drat, looks like Halie.com is not responding today. I wonder if...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,203
Posted By Snowflake
200+200+(15+15)*6 = 580? My -6 is only 999lb,...

200+200+(15+15)*6 = 580? My -6 is only 999lb, that would put me at 1579. I didn't see his empty weight specified?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,866
Posted By Snowflake
Good idea for the battery holder. You could save...

Good idea for the battery holder. You could save a fair bit of plastic by just printing "corners" and letting them float. Once the battery is in place they wouldn't be moving.

Second thought: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By Snowflake
Last edited by scrollF4 : Today at 04:20 PM....

Last edited by scrollF4 : Today at 04:20 PM. Reason: As you wish. (Quick... name the movie!)

Wesley? Is that you?

Scroll: Yes, but I prefer Dread Pirate Roberts.
Forum: GPS 04-25-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,821
Posted By Snowflake
That is indeed pretty darn cool. Looking forward...

That is indeed pretty darn cool. Looking forward to trying it on my next flight.

I think the only other thing i'd like to see is an upgrade to allow it to connect to a Stratux to receive traffic...
Forum: Propellers 04-23-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By Snowflake
Not touching a stopped prop is good practise in...

Not touching a stopped prop is good practise in general, just because there's always a chance you forgot the mags and happen to move it and it happens to be in just the right spot to kick over. At...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,565
Posted By Snowflake
Dave, your Google photos link is broken... Any...

Dave, your Google photos link is broken... Any chance of an update to move the content to your Blog page instead?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Snowflake
The first time I used the Cyclo I diligently...

The first time I used the Cyclo I diligently placed masking tape along the edges of the vinyl graphics on my -6. But after accidentally polishing over an unmasked area, and finding after-the-fact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,866
Posted By Snowflake
Shouldn't the vents in the panel on the right...

Shouldn't the vents in the panel on the right side of this photo be bent out to make louvers?
How much air flow do you get through the slots when they're closed like that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,837
Posted By Snowflake
I would go out on a limb and say that *most*...

I would go out on a limb and say that *most* Android tablets have GPS in their non-cellular models. In general, it's only Apple that restricts GPS to those with the Cellular option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,837
Posted By Snowflake
Before you upgrade, try using an external GPS if...

Before you upgrade, try using an external GPS if you can find someone to loan you one. If it works well, look at getting one, or buying/building a Stratux... ADS-B, GPS, and Attitude from one box. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Snowflake
Keith, with the PDF Marc posted and a program...

Keith, with the PDF Marc posted and a program like Illustrator or Inkscape you can edit out everything but the graphics for the grip, then scale the whole thing down to a reasonable size and add your...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,717
Posted By Snowflake
That's true with everything electronic in the...

That's true with everything electronic in the aircraft... I still think the biggest reason I haven't upgraded my panel yet is that every time I start to get motivated to make some changes, the "next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,866
Posted By Snowflake
Here's another suggestion, only possible because...

Here's another suggestion, only possible because these are 3-D printed...

My Prusa 3D printer had a number of 3D printed parts for holding the tracks in place that the bed runs on. The tracks...
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,717
Posted By Snowflake
That is good to know, but still I think it...

That is good to know, but still I think it supports my concern... I want other aircraft to know i'm coming as far in advance as possible. If I have a weaker signal cone pointing along my direction...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,357
Posted By Snowflake
You're assuming that a rivet when driven will...

You're assuming that a rivet when driven will expand to fill the filleted edges. You're also overlooking the fact that this graphic only shows one sheet, when in fact you'll have two sheets stacked,...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,717
Posted By Snowflake
I like the ease of installation, but not the fact...

I like the ease of installation, but not the fact that the airplane will block most of the signal to the front... The area where you'd think you want your visibility to be the strongest?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,866
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe if you pointed the snap opening towards the...

Maybe if you pointed the snap opening towards the floor, instead of towards the firewall? That would give you more material to work with near the ends.

Also, why not extend the entire part the...
Forum: COMM 04-05-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Snowflake
Yes. Try putting a phillips screwdriver bit into...

Yes.

Try putting a phillips screwdriver bit into a 1/4" socket, and putting the socket on a long-handled socket wrench. That might give you enough reach to get back there at 90degrees to the screw?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,370
Posted By Snowflake
My RV-6 came with a Tempest 48103 filter on it,...

My RV-6 came with a Tempest 48103 filter on it, that i've been replacing with like filters ever since. 48103's come without a nipple installed, so i'm guessing the nipple was installed in my engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By Snowflake
My insurance policy specifically includes...

My insurance policy specifically includes coverage for non-aerobatic formation flight for ceremonial or recreational purposes... Remembrance Day flypasts, and practises for them, that kind of thing. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,522
Posted By Snowflake
Try using halie.com. It's designed for sharing...

Try using halie.com. It's designed for sharing photos through sites like this.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-27-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,548
Posted By Snowflake
Now I want to travel there so I could see that...

Now I want to travel there so I could see that scenery in person... But i'd want my RV there too!
Forum: Safety 03-25-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,421
Posted By Snowflake
Not a dumb question. With the main gear on the A...

Not a dumb question. With the main gear on the A model much further back, the moment arm for the elevator to act on around the pivot point (the wheels) is much shorter... You may have a lot less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By Snowflake
Trent, your photo isn't showing up. May be part...

Trent, your photo isn't showing up. May be part of google's region-specific URL schemes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By Snowflake
Could there be some effect from fuselage...

Could there be some effect from fuselage asymmetry? Didn't the early RV's have a vertical stab offset, and later ones have an engine mount offset?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By Snowflake
Signed up for this a couple of weeks back when it...

Signed up for this a couple of weeks back when it came out in the EAA mailing. Looking forward to it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By Snowflake
FWIW, no image hosting site wants you hotlinking...

FWIW, no image hosting site wants you hotlinking photos directly into other sites. Especially sites that host images for free. They host for free so you will come back to their site multiple times...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By Snowflake
Be sure that the roof is actually leaking, and...

Be sure that the roof is actually leaking, and it's not just condensation building up on the underside and dripping down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
Posted By Snowflake
The Dynon AOA Pitot Tube has two ports... One for...

The Dynon AOA Pitot Tube has two ports... One for Pitot, and the other for AOA. I understand the AOA is calculated as a differential between the two ports. Internally in the electronics, of course....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By Snowflake
Ron, thanks muchly. I bought Cassidy's book this...

Ron, thanks muchly. I bought Cassidy's book this year, but haven't got to the article on aileron rolls yet... :) I know what inputs I need, and the graphic you show above confirms it... The catch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By Snowflake
To clarify: If you start the roll immediately...

To clarify: If you start the roll immediately after the looping portion, and pull out immediately following the roll, you lose two points, but if you held the downline after the roll and then pulled...
Forum: COMM 03-21-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Snowflake
Not sure why they would... In certified aircraft,...

Not sure why they would... In certified aircraft, adding a power jack of any kind isn't the most trivial exercise. In an amateur-built, the market is much smaller, and the variety in what people...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-21-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,580
Posted By Snowflake
What you really need is a nice shelf to display...

What you really need is a nice shelf to display them on, next to some test-tube radios and buggy whips. :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,082
Posted By Snowflake
Thanks everyone for all the replies. I found the...

Thanks everyone for all the replies. I found the Blue Sea Systems ones on Amazon (along with a lot of others) but wasn't sure how they might affect radios...





What needs 4.8A? I've found that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By Snowflake
Tiny letters under the horizontal stabilizer. ...

Tiny letters under the horizontal stabilizer. Just visible in two of the photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,904
Posted By Snowflake
#canconfirm. My -6 has conventional mags, but I...

#canconfirm. My -6 has conventional mags, but I was struggling with high CHT's on climbout for a while before someone clued me in that throttling back early wasn't the answer. Staying at full...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,082
Posted By Snowflake
USB Power Options

He who hesitates is lost... It seems Commitlift is no longer making/selling panel-mounted USB power jacks. Is anyone else making noise-free, USB power jacks for a reasonable price? I've seen a few...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-18-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By Snowflake
Might do it faster with the cowling on? And is...

Might do it faster with the cowling on? And is that an oil leak visible on the windshield as he descends?
Forum: Autopilots 03-16-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Snowflake
True, but this kind of "locks me in" to the Dynon...

True, but this kind of "locks me in" to the Dynon system, and I haven't decided that's the best way to go for someone in Canada due to the cost of maps.


Also True, but then i'm throwing away...
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