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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By Snowflake
Interesting, I hadn't heard of the Kivic. Still,...

Interesting, I hadn't heard of the Kivic. Still, this doesn't look like it'll fit "cleanly" on the glareshield like a Hudly...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,250
Posted By Snowflake
I can see how it's valuable to have that feature,...

I can see how it's valuable to have that feature, but the value is vastly diminished when it's not truly anonymous, and we haven't established whether it is or not.

One vendor says your hex code...
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,250
Posted By Snowflake
If you took off from an uncontrolled area and...

If you took off from an uncontrolled area and never fly in any areas requiring a transponder code other than 1200, then you may be right.

If you have to pick up a code anywhere, your entire flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Snowflake
A fourth option (assuming the iPad doesn't have a...

A fourth option (assuming the iPad doesn't have a headphone jack) is to get a standalone Bluetooth receiver and wire it to your Aux In on your Intercom (or COM). There are many available for well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,931
Posted By Snowflake
I suspect he was replying to the original post...

I suspect he was replying to the original post asking for opinions on the relative merits of the 496 over the 560. You asked a completely new question in the middle of an unrelated (or maybe...
Forum: ADS-B 02-13-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,250
Posted By Snowflake
They may not see you live on the screen as you're...

They may not see you live on the screen as you're flying, but if you take off from somewhere on a discrete code, then go anonymous as you leave the zone, the records will still show that this...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Snowflake
I'd be surprised if the factory couldn't tell you...

I'd be surprised if the factory couldn't tell you the parts cost in a few seconds over the phone.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By Snowflake
Regarding asking prices not matching selling...

Regarding asking prices not matching selling prices... While that is true, everything sells for less than it's advertised for, you may find that the *trend* in advertised prices tracks closely to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,375
Posted By Snowflake
Al, this is the link I ordered from last year. ...

Al, this is the link I ordered from last year. $14.86US plus $7.45US shipping and import fees paid in advance. They arrived in about a week if I recall, with no further duties/taxes to pay. ~$22US...
Forum: Northwest 02-10-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By Snowflake
You're going to do all that in a month? :eek:

You're going to do all that in a month? :eek:
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Snowflake
One of the local builders found some nicely...

One of the local builders found some nicely contoured seats at Staples/Office Depot and "reclaimed" the seat backs for use in his RV-9. It looked pretty nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,008
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe they'll consider bringing back the -6... :)...

Maybe they'll consider bringing back the -6... :) Or at least making a tapered wing upgrade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Snowflake
Has anyone replaced the stock latch with this...

Has anyone replaced the stock latch with this one, or is that even a possiblity?
Forum: Midwest 02-07-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,989
Posted By Snowflake
I'd be sure to get that in writing on paper with...

I'd be sure to get that in writing on paper with letterhead and a name and signature at the bottom. And keep it in your records so the next time this comes up you're not trying to defend yourself...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By Snowflake
@Moosepileit, Yes, I am in Canada, but where I am...

@Moosepileit, Yes, I am in Canada, but where I am is in Victoria, BC, south of the 49th. Most of my local flying I can pick up a UAT tower from Washington state and I get great coverage (currently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 188,774
Posted By Snowflake
Note that the knot, as shown, is compromised and...

Note that the knot, as shown, is compromised and can lose a fair bit of it's strength (were it to be used climbing K2). At the top-right side of that knot, you'll notice that the two strands cross...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By Snowflake
Well, I had it in 10 minutes but I used to ride a...

Well, I had it in 10 minutes but I used to ride a unicycle... The owner who let me try it had never used one and said it took him an afternoon to get comfortable, and a few weeks to stop thinking...
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By Snowflake
Can anyone tell me if the uAvionix devices will...

Can anyone tell me if the uAvionix devices will talk to the Garmin Aera handhelds to provide traffic and weather?

Also, does the TailBeacon offer any connectivity to Foreflight/FltPlanGo/etc. or is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By Snowflake
I, too, would remove either the D10A or the three...

I, too, would remove either the D10A or the three analog instruments at the top... My personal preference would be to remove the analog. Can't comment on Dynon vs. Garmin, i'd say try both, price...
Forum: GPS 02-05-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Snowflake
When I powered up at home this weekend it told me...

When I powered up at home this weekend it told me there was an update, offered to download it, and then rebooted and installed it. Easy peasy!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,419
Posted By Snowflake
For only a little more panel real-estate, you...

For only a little more panel real-estate, you could put a Garmin 660 in instead. Sure, you'd have to fly off GPS derived data if everything else went TU but that's do-able... And you'd have a backup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,908
Posted By Snowflake
If I may make a suggestion: Climb, but don't...

If I may make a suggestion: Climb, but don't turn. When two aircraft are approaching one another head on, with wings level, they only need to have the fuselages separated by a few (single-digit)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,419
Posted By Snowflake
For $33, who cares? Just buy it, rip it apart,...

For $33, who cares? Just buy it, rip it apart, and use what's inside. You'll waste more money in terms of your time than you would save by finding the factory and trying to negotiate the purchase...
Forum: GPS 02-03-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Snowflake
That's appreciated, thanks. Knowing the request...

That's appreciated, thanks. Knowing the request is being heard is good.

The ideal solution would be for the 660 to connect to the Stratux and receive traffic, weather, and AHRS data through the web...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By Snowflake
For a fair bit more money, and an afternoon of...

For a fair bit more money, and an afternoon of practise learning how to use it, this has to be the best for size.
https://www.ewheels.com/product/kingsong-16-electric-unicycle/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,013
Posted By Snowflake
Personally, I think it's gone the way of many...

Personally, I think it's gone the way of many sites I know and love... They've moved to a Wordpress or similar content management system that increases the empty whitespace and amount of scrolling...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,419
Posted By Snowflake
This was going to be my suggestion as well... A...

This was going to be my suggestion as well... A finned plate, with the flat surface against the iPad and the fins running across the opening with the fan would allow a lot of air to be pulled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Snowflake
Every time I land after flying around near 200mph...

Every time I land after flying around near 200mph and some yahoo on the street speeds past me in a souped-up Honda Civic going about 60mph I laugh to myself.
Forum: GPS 02-01-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Snowflake
Any plans to add Stratux connectivity in the...

Any plans to add Stratux connectivity in the future for ADS-B In?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,095
Posted By Snowflake
The "reload" button may be enough to force it? ...

The "reload" button may be enough to force it? Not always though...
Forum: Propellers 01-30-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,122
Posted By Snowflake
That was my thought as well. I find there's more...

That was my thought as well. I find there's more pressure to "let's get going" after the flight than before. Thorough checks before takeoff seem to be helpful in reassuring the passenger that...
Forum: ADS-B 01-29-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Snowflake
It's possible you were seeing aircraft that had...

It's possible you were seeing aircraft that had transponders but not 1090ES transponders. It's my understanding that you'll only see the 978 equipped aircraft if they are rebroadcast from a ground...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-27-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Snowflake
That definitely looks like the right way to do...

That definitely looks like the right way to do this. Nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 188,774
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe just tying a couple of loops into the rope...

Maybe just tying a couple of loops into the rope length, and then putting a bungee between the loops? That way if the bungee fails the rope at least has a finite extension length.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 188,774
Posted By Snowflake
Rather than having to tie it every time, how...

Rather than having to tie it every time, how about using an elastic of some sort to give the ropes some stretch, and hooks or carabiners to clip onto the holes in the locks? You wouldn't want a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 188,774
Posted By Snowflake
Steve, why not block the rudder horn, as on the...

Steve, why not block the rudder horn, as on the elevator? It would seem to be a more sturdy place to grab the structure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,452
Posted By Snowflake
$20/year will get you your own domain name, you...

$20/year will get you your own domain name, you can point that at whatever web space you can get access to. As long as you keep backups, you can move to a different provider on a moment's notice......
Forum: RV-3 01-18-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Snowflake
I bet the radio gets great reception with that...

I bet the radio gets great reception with that mono pole antenna...
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By Snowflake
Might be worth noting that the "rest of North...

Might be worth noting that the "rest of North America" isn't just "America". Canada's ADS-B system will only use 1090ES at this point...
Forum: COMM 01-17-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,242
Posted By Snowflake
With the GMA245 you get bluetooth anyway, so you...

With the GMA245 you get bluetooth anyway, so you could pick up one of the many GTR200 non-bluetooth models that are about to hit the market at rock bottom prices...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,863
Posted By Snowflake
Regional offices near me have been telling people...

Regional offices near me have been telling people to send requests of this nature to the generic support email address for routing to the right person. No support by phone or in person.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Snowflake
Depends on your ADS-B in device. A Stratux will...

Depends on your ADS-B in device. A Stratux will feed the GRT display, I understand, but it won't feed the Garmin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Snowflake
Scan the receipt from the work done and save as a...

Scan the receipt from the work done and save as a PDF in your maintenance records folder. Make reference to it in the logbook spreadsheet on the line describing the maintenance done.

That said, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 188,774
Posted By Snowflake
If you made the front edge perfectly flat you...

If you made the front edge perfectly flat you could print that standing on the front edge and wouldn't need any supports...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,863
Posted By Snowflake
I have no doubt that you received that, but...

I have no doubt that you received that, but anyone here who wants to use it will need the contact info of the person you got it from so they can request and obtain a similar letter to show a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Snowflake
I second the spreadsheet recommendation. I've...

I second the spreadsheet recommendation. I've been using them for logs for 20 years. First in Excel, then moved to OpenOffice, and now LibreOffice. Haven't tried moving them to Google Sheets but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Snowflake
I haven't seen a proper pitot/static hookup for a...

I haven't seen a proper pitot/static hookup for a Stratux either, but I believe the AHRS board for the Stratux does have a barometric pressure sensor... So it's at least possible.

Still, the AHRS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Snowflake
Just so I understand: Your project would be...

Just so I understand: Your project would be Pi-based as well, would connect over WiFi to a Stratux, and then *your* Pi would connect to the Hudly with HDMI? I like it. It would be great if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 188,774
Posted By Snowflake
:D How did you come up with the shape for that...

:D

How did you come up with the shape for that winglet? Was it just "TLAR" engineering, or was there some math involved?
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Snowflake
Which one should I pick? very good question,...

Which one should I pick? very good question, I'll need to read every document exhaustively, do the wing loading, weight and HP calculation then pick my "favorite" I guess?[/QUOTE]

Go back and read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By Snowflake
Keep in mind you'll want to waterproof those...

Keep in mind you'll want to waterproof those covers as well... Eventually you'll park outside in the rain, and your electronics (presumably) will be right below those openings.

I'd question how...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Snowflake
Ross, that is my understanding as well. Mine...

Ross, that is my understanding as well. Mine thankfully was built with one, so I didn't have to add it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Snowflake
With the name "B. Hoover" you'll certainly turn...

With the name "B. Hoover" you'll certainly turn some heads if you put it on the side of the canopy. :) Welcome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 188,774
Posted By Snowflake
Bogey at 10 o'clock! Did you get intercepted or...

Bogey at 10 o'clock! Did you get intercepted or is that just some schmutz on the canopy? :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,419
Posted By Snowflake
That was the basis of my original suggestion to...

That was the basis of my original suggestion to put a conventional GPS in the center stack with the radios, instead of a third screen. Speaking from experience, if you have an airspeed failure (or...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Snowflake
The exemption has been used many times in the...

The exemption has been used many times in the last 10 years to import amateur-built aircraft from the US. I imported mine in 2010, and have counselled others since then on importing their own using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,477
Posted By Snowflake
Well, if you accept that all RV's are "modified"...

Well, if you accept that all RV's are "modified" to some extent, then a "modified" RV-4 made it to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Snowflake
Thanks for the offer... I'd actually prefer to...

Thanks for the offer... I'd actually prefer to keep it for now, and put it to use when the hardware is available to drive it... GRT is a consideration for a panel upgrade for me. I have used it in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Snowflake
FWIW, I have one of the new Hudly units gathering...

FWIW, I have one of the new Hudly units gathering dust on my shelf. I really like the performance of it in the car, in daylight. Extremely readable, and even though it's not focused at infinity it...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,863
Posted By Snowflake
Keep in mind that under 549 the warning text...

Keep in mind that under 549 the warning text needs to be 3/8" high. There is no height requirement under the exemption, just that it needs to be legible...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,419
Posted By Snowflake
Additional thoughts after your latest...

Additional thoughts after your latest changes:

Center Stack / Radios:
Moving the radios over is better, but what about using three identical iPads instead of one only slightly larger one? That...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,419
Posted By Snowflake
FYI... None of your images show up...

FYI... None of your images show up...
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