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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,998
Posted By Snowflake
Is that for all photos on Halie? Darn, and I...

Is that for all photos on Halie? Darn, and I thought that was going to be a good solution for the image hosting problem here. Another one bites the dust?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,998
Posted By Snowflake
No photo for me either, and i'm at home not at...

No photo for me either, and i'm at home not at work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,534
Posted By Snowflake
I think the important thing to note here is that...

I think the important thing to note here is that Steve isn't going for a "perfect" solution, which I agree would require a lot more vanes and a lot more CFD analysis to get it "right". He's going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Snowflake
I admit I haven't read up on this radio, but I...

I admit I haven't read up on this radio, but I expect the Bluetooth is intended for connecting to a Bluetooth headset. Personally, I think that's marketing gone wild. In a light aircraft where you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-13-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Snowflake
At somewhere less than half the cost of a...

At somewhere less than half the cost of a comparable new engine+prop+accessories, that would be an awesome start for someone looking to build a low-cost RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 44,466
Posted By Snowflake
Actually, no. I'm thinking a "baby Tucano". The...

Actually, no. I'm thinking a "baby Tucano". The Shark wouldn't look right as a taildragger, I don't think... Nor would a Legend or a Tucano. In the same way an RV-8 doesn't look right with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By Snowflake
In that case, shouldn't we use something a heck...

In that case, shouldn't we use something a heck of a lot less draggy than scat tubing between the plenum and the cooler?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 44,466
Posted By Snowflake
As others have said and shown by building them,...

As others have said and shown by building them, the weight penalty offsets the speed gain for the most part on the RV airframe. Also, the -4 and the -6 aren't that different in speeds, either.

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Snowflake
According to the User Manual, Page 10-2: "The...

According to the User Manual, Page 10-2:

"The IC-A25N and IC-A25NE have a built-in Bluetooth unit. You can connect Bluetooth headsets, or other Bluetooth devices to use some of navigation...
Forum: Safety 07-06-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,150
Posted By Snowflake
One or two loose airport dogs will just become...

One or two loose airport dogs will just become snacks for that many coyotes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,534
Posted By Snowflake
Gil, I can see a gap around the edge of that...

Gil, I can see a gap around the edge of that holder. It looks to me like it was inserted from the back, through a nicely-finished hole. If you want something inserted from the front that can cover...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Snowflake
Scott, since you brought it up... It appears to...

Scott, since you brought it up...

It appears to me (and I admit I haven't looked at it *too* closely yet) on a tip-up at least, that rib serves mostly, if not completely, to support the panel itself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Snowflake
I have not tried this on Plexi, but WD-40 does an...

I have not tried this on Plexi, but WD-40 does an amazing job of removing adhesive residue from painted surfaces.

If you have a spare piece of plexi sitting around that you could use as a test...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By Snowflake
That tail art is awesome. Congratulations!

That tail art is awesome. Congratulations!
Forum: California 06-23-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe show her the video of the -7A collapsing...

Maybe show her the video of the -7A collapsing its nosewheel and going on its back in the UK.

Really, the RV is one of the easier tailwheel airplanes to fly... It's much easier than the 140 to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Snowflake
Understood, thanks. Maybe a "future product"......

Understood, thanks. Maybe a "future product"... :)
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-23-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,807
Posted By Snowflake
I used to use the blue painter's tape to mask the...

I used to use the blue painter's tape to mask the edge of the vinyl, but i've stopped doing that and just buff right on to it (with the Cyclo polisher). A wipe with naptha afterwards cleans up any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,534
Posted By Snowflake
Kevin, your photo doesn't show up.

Kevin, your photo doesn't show up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Snowflake
Ranier, can the TC-6 (12-channel thermocouple) be...

Ranier, can the TC-6 (12-channel thermocouple) be configured for 4 CHT, 4 EGT, and 4 "other" inputs? It would be great to be able to use those extra four inputs for things like Oil Temp, Carb Temp,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Snowflake
I've seen this on my -6 occasionally, as have...

I've seen this on my -6 occasionally, as have others with other aircraft in my area. It seemed to happen about the same time for everyone, which made us all think it was correlated to a batch or two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,089
Posted By Snowflake
Except, one of those is a pin, and the other is a...

Except, one of those is a pin, and the other is a socket...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-12-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,456
Posted By Snowflake
Just adding another vote in favour of the...

Just adding another vote in favour of the intercom... It's excellent. The spatial separation feature is nice as well, putting active in one ear and standby in the other when monitoring two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,534
Posted By Snowflake
If I recall, the -4 and -6 are identical, and the...

If I recall, the -4 and -6 are identical, and the -7 and -8 are identical. So maybe not as many models as you think.

How about a molded-in arrow (marked "front") or maybe just a groove or ridge, to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,768
Posted By Snowflake
On my -6, when I bought it my float senders would...

On my -6, when I bought it my float senders would only read from about 2/3 of the tank down to empty. It came with two automotive-style needle gauges and when I replaced them with a single MGL fuel...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By Snowflake
A double-pole single-pole switch wired inline...

A double-pole single-pole switch wired inline with your existing mag switches would let you ground both with a single toggle when needed. That would prevent starting, but not engaging the starter. ...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By Snowflake
That's why I mounted mine behind the vertical...

That's why I mounted mine behind the vertical support in the middle of the seatback crossbar on my -6. I know it's less accessible in flight, but with shoulder straps loosened I can get to it. The...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Snowflake
I guess the other option would be to upgrade to...

I guess the other option would be to upgrade to overhead pedals, parts for which *are* readily available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,876
Posted By Snowflake
Yes. My father's "new" Zulu 3 (well, sort of...

Yes.

My father's "new" Zulu 3 (well, sort of new, he's had it for a while now) has soft-touch paint. Marketing departments like soft-touch paint.
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,191
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe a wooden spacer? :D Seriously though, I...

Maybe a wooden spacer? :D

Seriously though, I agree with the others that something has been moving.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By Snowflake
Understood! There's one based near me and I see...

Understood! There's one based near me and I see it flying from time to time. It sure sounds odd, but not in a bad way.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By Snowflake
A wire can easily check for hole depth, but it...

A wire can easily check for hole depth, but it can't easily confirm thread depth.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By Snowflake
You can have it today, with the Pipestrel Virus...

You can have it today, with the Pipestrel Virus electric. 1h30m run time, so 1h flight time with 30 min reserve. 212km/h, they say, so 130mph? Not the greatest range, but they do claim it can...
Forum: Tools 05-24-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,557
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 05-23-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,557
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 05-23-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,317
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 05-23-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,217
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: 2,200
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: 5,226
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: 42
Views: 5,135
Posted By Snowflake
I second this suggestion.

I second this suggestion.
Forum: GPS 05-19-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
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: 1,165
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: 923
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: 3,994
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: 3,994
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: 5,226
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: 1,141
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: 3,994
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: 815
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: 13,744
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: 13,744
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: 13,744
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: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,534
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: 660
Views: 126,534
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: 1,515
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: 46
Views: 8,530
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: 660
Views: 126,534
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: 4,060
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: 42
Views: 5,135
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: 2,397
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: 4,723
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: 527
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: 660
Views: 126,534
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?
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