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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By snopercod
This is what my MATCO brake looks like, You can...

This is what my MATCO brake looks like, You can see where the puck pushes on the thick aluminum piece. Apparently, yours are different.

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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By snopercod
I finally found the photo of the ill-fated Jeep...

I finally found the photo of the ill-fated Jeep from the above story. This was taken a few days afterwords when the Jeep owner and his buddies went to retrieve the Jeep. The owner had to dive down...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By snopercod
Flip the thick plate over

I think I see the problem. The thick plate seems to be flipped upside down. The pads should be on the other face. In left frame of the first photo, you can see the round wear mark where the puck...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,984
Posted By snopercod
Go?...or No Go?

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Forum: Southeast 10-16-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By snopercod
Do you really need a hangar? Ramp tiedowns at AVL...

Do you really need a hangar? Ramp tiedowns at AVL are $12 per night plus a $29 handling fee, which is waived with 7 gallons of fuel purchased. Self-serve qualifies at $5.13. Security and facility...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,984
Posted By snopercod
My synthetic vision is battery powered and not...

My synthetic vision is battery powered and not connected to the avionics buss. That provides a lot of redundancy right there. You're correct that SV is "infomational only", but if you're flying over...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,984
Posted By snopercod
I'm a snowflake, too. I worked too long and hard...

I'm a snowflake, too. I worked too long and hard building my day-VFR aircraft to wreck it. I've been flying it for 4 years now, and have gradually expanded my comfort zone. My plane has two attitude...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,984
Posted By snopercod
Synthetic Vision provides a lot of comfort when...

Synthetic Vision provides a lot of comfort when you're on top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By snopercod
I use Nordlock washers on my prop bolts, prop...

I use Nordlock washers on my prop bolts, prop extension, brake discs, and brake assemblies. I've never had one get loose. I'm aware that they can be re-used but I just use new ones. They're fairly...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By snopercod
Nickel Anti-Seize

The shop that made my crossover exhaust recommended using Nickel Anti-Seize on those slip joints so (hopefully) they wouldn't freeze up solid. Any comments from the group?
Forum: ADS-B 10-11-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By snopercod
GDL-82

I installed a GDL-82. It was perfect for me because I didn't have a WAAS GPS in my panel and I already had a Stratus 2/Foreflight ADS-B (in). I'd be glad to provide details of the installation if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By snopercod
Thermo-Flex

I think the Tefzel is good for 300F so you're probably OK anywhere on the firewall. The large wire to my starter (not tefzel) runs along the top of the oil pan and the insulation got a little brown...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-09-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By snopercod
That's called "The Leans" and is very common. You...

That's called "The Leans" and is very common. You did good.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By snopercod
Great writeup and photos. Thanks.

Great writeup and photos. Thanks.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-05-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,694
Posted By snopercod
I really like the cardboard mockup. You could put...

I really like the cardboard mockup. You could put your N-numbers on the tail instead of feathers.
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By snopercod
Q.E.D.

I went up today to the same area as two days ago but flew at 7,000' vs. 4,500'. My TIS-B client percentage was 69%, up from 11%. So as far as I'm concerned, the low-client-percentage mystery is...
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By snopercod
That's some good information right there. When I...

That's some good information right there. When I spoke with Kim yesterday, she mentioned "new equipment". Maybe that's what she was talking about. I think you're right about the spotty radar coverage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,826
Posted By snopercod
There was a previous discussion about that, but...

There was a previous discussion about that, but I'll be dipped if I can find it. I don't think we came up with any good answers.
Forum: ADS-B 10-04-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By snopercod
More info

I called the AVL TRACON this morning and had a productive discussion with one of the senior controllers. She told me that radar coverage was "problematic" below 5,000' in the area where I had been...
Forum: ADS-B 10-04-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By snopercod
In thinking this over, I didn't "see" the target...

In thinking this over, I didn't "see" the target because either I wasn't an ADS-B "client" or he wasn't a "target". After the flight, I requested a "performance report" and my TIS-B client percentage...
Forum: ADS-B 10-03-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By snopercod
Approach called him at 3 miles, 1 O'clock, same...

Approach called him at 3 miles, 1 O'clock, same altitude. He was well within the "hockey puck". Yes, I have a Garmin GDL-82. It seemed to me like there was a ~10 minute latency before the ground...
Forum: ADS-B 10-03-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By snopercod
I'm still trying to understand how all this...

I'm still trying to understand how all this works. I went up today and stayed in the "practice area" just outside the AVL Class C. I was with Approach the whole time at 4,500', just circling around...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By snopercod
I went up today and tried out Foreflight v. 10.4....

I went up today and tried out Foreflight v. 10.4. When I first paired it with the Stratus 2, I didn't see any Stratus firmware update going on but could have missed it. My firmware is v. 2.1.0.504...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By snopercod
Foreflight v. 10.4 is Available

This new version supposedly supports the new FIS-B products that some ground stations are broadcasting: Center Weather Advisories, cloud tops, graphical airmets, forecast icing, lightning strikes,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By snopercod
That's exactly how it looked when my rocker cover...

That's exactly how it looked when my rocker cover gasket was leaking. Good luck.
Forum: RV-4 10-02-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By snopercod
The cowling that came with my Lancair kit is...

The cowling that came with my Lancair kit is polyester. Over the years I had to make a lot of modifications to it using glass/epoxy, and have had no problems mixing the two. You can't bond to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By snopercod
What Vlad said.

What Vlad said. You need more slack in that line from the gascolator to the fuel pump.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By snopercod
How do you know the crankshaft seal is leaking?...

How do you know the crankshaft seal is leaking? Just because there's oil up there doesn't mean it's coming from the seal. I changed mine once because I was "sure" it was leaking, only to find out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,915
Posted By snopercod
I have flown across the Country twice now and at...

I have flown across the Country twice now and at each stop, left keys in the airplane - even at rural airports in Mississippi. Thinking back, that probably wasn't real smart.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By snopercod
Accelerometer and Photocell

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Forum: RV-10 09-27-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By snopercod
I commend you for actually testing both cable...

I commend you for actually testing both cable types. That's what being "Experimental" is all about.

For the record, I used 2/0 (not #2) aircraft (not Tefzel) cable because my Sky-Tec starter draws...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By snopercod
If you need to see what's going on in the back,...

If you need to see what's going on in the back, just put a video camera (and light?) back there.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-27-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,694
Posted By snopercod
The wings look great! I wouldn't change a thing....

The wings look great! I wouldn't change a thing. On the fuselage, the eagle's head looks to me like it's disconnected from the body. I realize that you're trying to depict the white head of a bald...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By snopercod
My philosophy is "If I'm going to worry about...

My philosophy is "If I'm going to worry about something, just change it."
Forum: Fiberglass 09-27-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By snopercod
Awesome video

That was really an awesome video. Makes you want to build a fiberglass airplane, doesn't it? LOL! My kit came mostly pre-molded with the joggles built in, but there were a few things I had to build...
Forum: Interiors 09-26-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 51,615
Posted By snopercod
I understand and thanks for explaining.

I understand and thanks for explaining.
Forum: Interiors 09-26-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 51,615
Posted By snopercod
That's a beautiful interior. May I ask what...

That's a beautiful interior. May I ask what something like that would cost? The reason I ask is because I need an interior for my Lancair. I want something basic (read: inexpensive).
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,694
Posted By snopercod
I was thinking about the mechanics of printing...

I was thinking about the mechanics of printing your project if I am correct that those Gerber printers are only 16" wide. I'm pretty sure they are since my stripes came on a 16+" wide roll with...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,069
Posted By snopercod
Thanks, Mike, I'm happy with how it came out,...

Thanks, Mike, I'm happy with how it came out, wrinkles and all. I have found that I can cut out any bad spots and patch them without it looking too ugly. Where I have done that, I used the 3M #94...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,811
Posted By snopercod
Nicely done! Good video editing, too. Thanks.

Nicely done! Good video editing, too. Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 09-25-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By snopercod
I just installed a DeltaPop blade-type...

I just installed a DeltaPop blade-type transponder antenna to replace my Archer SA-005 and am very pleased so far. My "radar contact" was much better over the mountains and my ADS-B Client % was 46%...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By snopercod
Couldn't you use a bent piece of wire or small...

Couldn't you use a bent piece of wire or small Allen wrench to spread the JB Weld around the inside? If it were me, I'd do that then cover the hole with tape (Peel-Ply would be great!) to keep the JB...
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By snopercod
Beautiful photos. Thanks!

Beautiful photos. Thanks!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 66,340
Posted By snopercod
My plane is pretty shiny now. It will never,...

My plane is pretty shiny now. It will never, ever, be perfect, but I'm happy: Video Evidence (https://www.dropbox.com/s/es9uv4qwamzd18q/2018-09-22%20Shiny%20fuselage.mp4?dl=0)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By snopercod
Since I have my shiny, new 2019 FAR/AIM handy, I...

Since I have my shiny, new 2019 FAR/AIM handy, I looked up part 61.45. It says the applicant must furnish an aircraft which: So the experimental category is not included, BUT, it goes on to say:So...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-24-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,694
Posted By snopercod
I like it

I love the design, but agree that Vinyl might be the better way to go. Send your AutoCAD design to Erika at Aerographics and ask her if they can do that for you. I think she can read a .dxf file as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,129
Posted By snopercod
Either is fine with me. Darwin and I flew up to...

Either is fine with me. Darwin and I flew up to Knoxville Downtown [KDKX] last Thursday for BBQ at Calhoun's. I'm not aware of any other place N of the mountains with food. I've not been to PDK but...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By snopercod
That won't fit my plane but I was thinking about...

That won't fit my plane but I was thinking about buying a Sterba. Were you happy with it?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,129
Posted By snopercod
To answer your question, Hickory has a good...

To answer your question, Hickory has a good burger joint in the terminal and a museum but I'm up for other suggestions. Now that the weather is getting better, I need to FLY!

Here's a 3 min. video...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-22-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,129
Posted By snopercod
Oh, 120, not 170. Numbers just confuse me...

Oh, 120, not 170. Numbers just confuse me :confused: Tell me again who owned the RV-10? Yours and his were both beautiful planes.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-22-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,129
Posted By snopercod
The Brotherhood flew out to Rutherfordton for...

The Brotherhood flew out to Rutherfordton for lunch today. We had four RVs, a C-170, and my Lancair 235. Owen's RV-12 was way down the line and so was Mike's beautiful green C-170...so they're not in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By snopercod
It only keeps you anonymous if you squawk 1200...

It only keeps you anonymous if you squawk 1200 for your entire flight. If, say, you depart from a Class C with a code and then switch to 1200-anonymous when clear, "the system" figures out who you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By snopercod
I shudder when I think of the years when I had to...

I shudder when I think of the years when I had to rent. Congratulations Claude!
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By snopercod
L-com

You can try L-Com (http://www.l-com.com/coaxial-cable-assemblies). They have a large selection of cable assemblies in stock.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By snopercod
I'm not going to read that old thread, but for my...

I'm not going to read that old thread, but for my AFS Sport AoA, the manual reads:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By snopercod
I thought beer cans were made of steel in the...

I thought beer cans were made of steel in the seventies. Maybe the sixties were too hard on my brain?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By snopercod
Glad you found it! You probably already know this...

Glad you found it! You probably already know this but the RG-142 has a solid center conductor so it's not as flexible as RG-400.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,315
Posted By snopercod
^^^This^^^

^^^This^^^ Dave is exactly right.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-17-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By snopercod
Absolutely beautiful. Kathy did good.

Absolutely beautiful. Kathy did good.
Forum: ADS-B 09-17-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By snopercod
I still don't understand everything I know about...

I still don't understand everything I know about ADS-B, but I "think" your ghosts will go away when you have ADS-B (out). The first time I got one of those TRAFFIC ALERTS! I just about soiled...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By snopercod
There are a couple of considerations. First of...

There are a couple of considerations. First of all, you don't want the wire to get so hot that it melts the insulation, possibly causing a fire or a short. That depends upon the temperature rating of...
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