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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,752
Posted By snopercod
Not laughing but, since you're going to all that...

Not laughing but, since you're going to all that trouble, you might want to wear a surgical mask - the only purpose of which would be to keep you from touching your face with your hands. I've found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,752
Posted By snopercod
I guess you've read by now that the Governor is...

I guess you've read by now that the Governor is tracking cell phones to insure compliance.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By snopercod
Oh geez, I had forgotten! It's **** getting old....

Oh geez, I had forgotten! It's **** getting old. I'm glad it's working for you. I went flying today and at cruise, after leaning, my first three EGTs were within 5 deg of each other, except for #4...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By snopercod
Dang! I thought I was the only genius who did...

Dang! I thought I was the only genius who did that! LOL! The heat from the sump was causing the fuel in the carb bowl to boil on a hot day, so I added a 1/16" phenolic spacer for thermal isolation on...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-08-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By snopercod
What about Tennessee? No income tax, low property...

What about Tennessee? No income tax, low property taxes (but almost 10% sales tax).
Forum: ADS-B 03-02-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,380
Posted By snopercod
Yes. Their SB 1974 Rev A reads:I'm still running...

Yes. Their SB 1974 Rev A reads:I'm still running v 2.00 so I'll have to decide whether it's worth the trouble to update my firmware.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-29-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,432
Posted By snopercod
The coefficient of thermal expansion of...

The coefficient of thermal expansion of plexiglass sheet is .062" per foot per 100 F. That's a lot. Also, from ePlastics.com (https://www.eplastics.com/blog/plexiglass-coefficients-thermal-expansion):
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,443
Posted By snopercod
I keep a copy of my Completion Certificate on my...

I keep a copy of my Completion Certificate on my iPad.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,171
Posted By snopercod
Another reason to solder is that butt splices for...

Another reason to solder is that butt splices for 26 AWG are hard to find. Aircraft Spruce has them 26-20 AWG TIN PLATED HEAT-SHRINK BUTT SPLICES...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-25-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By snopercod
Great report. The photos look fine to me.

Great report. The photos look fine to me.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,171
Posted By snopercod
I think that makes a lot of sense and the same...

I think that makes a lot of sense and the same applies for crimped connections. Yesterday I tried to make a crimped connection in a very difficult place: It was dark, access was limited, and I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,171
Posted By snopercod
When I was an instrument tech in a nuke plant, we...

When I was an instrument tech in a nuke plant, we used the good stuff: Ethyl Alcohol.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,171
Posted By snopercod
I hear you, but on my plane there are numerous...

I hear you, but on my plane there are numerous places that must be soldered. The G205 stick grip switches, the parallel altitude encoder wires, the MS25041 PRESS-TO-TEST INDICATOR lights.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,171
Posted By snopercod
What Kind of Solder Should We Be Using?

I recently had occasion to partially rewire my G205 Stick Grip due to broken wires (see this thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=179689)). When I went to purchase some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By snopercod
On my first flight, my IAS was reading 10 Kts low...

On my first flight, my IAS was reading 10 Kts low as well. I floated 4,000' down the runway before touching down on my first landing LOL! My solution was to build a little "dam" in front of each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By snopercod
Wouldn't his recent pitot/static certification...

Wouldn't his recent pitot/static certification have caught that? Every time I've had that done they did a pressure decay test on the static system.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,776
Posted By snopercod
I guess I'm anal because I check my tire pressure...

I guess I'm anal because I check my tire pressure at least once per month.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By snopercod
I have two wires from each pin on my encoder: One...

I have two wires from each pin on my encoder: One to my GTX-327 and a second to my Davtron 5-in-1 gauge. It's a lot easier to feed your GTX-327 with a serial cable, though, if you have a source of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,602
Posted By snopercod
I carry a spare tube and have started carrying a...

I carry a spare tube and have started carrying a CO2 bicycle tire inflator. I bought a 3 lb. aluminum Audi jack but haven't gotten it configured yet.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-11-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 394,232
Posted By snopercod
I really like that paint scheme. Good job!

I really like that paint scheme. Good job!
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By snopercod
No. Do NOT power up the transponder without an...

No. Do NOT power up the transponder without an antenna. You can damage it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,590
Posted By snopercod
Just a little history from a different airframe...

Just a little history from a different airframe which might (or might not) be useful. The original 1984 Lancair 200 sported a Continental O-200 engine which, I have been told, didn't have a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By snopercod
Back in the "olden days" when I built my Lancair...

Back in the "olden days" when I built my Lancair kit. I used "rotary scissors" to trim the parts. That worked great, but I don't think you can buy them any more. These days I use a Structered Carbide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,590
Posted By snopercod
If I'm not mistaken, the RV-12 fuel tank is back...

If I'm not mistaken, the RV-12 fuel tank is back in the baggage compartment. At a high pitch angle, doesn't that place it below the level of the carburetor? If not gravity, what pumps the fuel up to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By snopercod
I got the oil analysis back. No significant...

I got the oil analysis back. No significant changes other than "Silicon" was down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By snopercod
Boxes? My kit came in one...

Boxes? My kit came in one box:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/911/RitnZs.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,461
Posted By snopercod
Real men build their own airplanes.

Real men build their own airplanes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,873
Posted By snopercod
I actually wasn't kidding. Take a look at my...

I actually wasn't kidding. Take a look at my canopy. Even if I busted out a big hole, I don't think I could fit my large body through it. I would have to saw out a section of the fuselage side. Yeah,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By snopercod
I'm not familiar with your particular task, but...

I'm not familiar with your particular task, but I've used a lot of peel ply. I have to believe you need peel ply tapes, which come in various widths. I mostly used 1", but sometimes 2", 3" or,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By snopercod
To elaborate on my previous statement that too...

To elaborate on my previous statement that too rich can cause backfiring, I have evidence. This video was taken at an airport with a 8,000' density altitude, after leaning for max RPM during the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By snopercod
Idle mixture adjust depends upon outside air...

Idle mixture adjust depends upon outside air temperature, and altitude. This Aviation Consumer article doesn't discuss altitude but otherwise has good information: Carburetor Idle Issues: Check the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By snopercod
That looks like a great drill, but at $490 I'll...

That looks like a great drill, but at $490 I'll have to pass.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By snopercod
Not so fast there, my friend. Have someone look...

Not so fast there, my friend. Have someone look at your exhaust while the engine is backfiring. If there's black smoke coming out of the stacks, your mixture is too rich. Or, you can just try leaning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By snopercod
My Lancair has oddball tire sizes so I carry a...

My Lancair has oddball tire sizes so I carry a spare tube with me when I fly. I know Lancair pilots who carry an entire wheel as a spare! Personally, I'm not that anal.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,873
Posted By snopercod
One of these would work, I think: 12-Volt MAX CXT...

One of these would work, I think: 12-Volt MAX CXT Lithium-Ion 3-3/8 in. Cordless Circular Saw...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By snopercod
I'll find out. I drained one quart then took a...

I'll find out. I drained one quart then took a sample and sent it off for analysis. I've been sending samples to the same lab for five years so I have a good history for comparison.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By snopercod
Success!

I changed the oil today just using the heat from the oil pan heater. I decided not to run up the engine because I wanted to see how it would go with just the oil pan heater. It worked fine and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By snopercod
Thanks, Amir...and for Glenn, yes I could ground...

Thanks, Amir...and for Glenn, yes I could ground run. Maybe I'll do that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By snopercod
Question Oil Change Question - Oil Pan Heater OK for Preheat?

I need to change the oil in my plane and the weather has been too poor to fly like I normally would to warm up the engine. Is there any reason I can't just leave my oil pan heater on for 24 hours...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By snopercod
On my #2 cylinder, it was too tight to get a...

On my #2 cylinder, it was too tight to get a socket wrench on the "approved" nuts. So I'm flying with 12 pt. nuts from Summit "Aviation". I used Nickel anti-seize on the threads. No problem getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,955
Posted By snopercod
This is EXACTLY the kind of situation where the...

This is EXACTLY the kind of situation where the AoA will save your bacon. You did good..
Forum: Propellers 01-19-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By snopercod
I paid $250. I think it helped but you have to...

I paid $250. I think it helped but you have to realize that it's only balanced at one RPM - mine was 2300, IIRC. At other rpms, you still get some vibration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By snopercod
Skybolt...

Skybolt (http://skybolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AN-MS-NAS-Hardware-2017.pdf) has an excellent catalog. I used to have a hard copy but I don't know if they offer them any more.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-18-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By snopercod
The GoPro 8 stabilization is awesome! Sadly, it...

The GoPro 8 stabilization is awesome! Sadly, it doesn't have a built-in GPS. Also, I don't think prop filters are available for the 8. Am I wrong?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,899
Posted By snopercod
I moved my Stratus 2 from the glareshield to the...

I moved my Stratus 2 from the glareshield to the baggage compartment due to HEAT. The sun would shine on it and it would shut down from overtemp.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By snopercod
Ah-so. That knob wasn't shown in the photos at...

Ah-so. That knob wasn't shown in the photos at the top of the thread. Thanks. The touchscreen is kinda' nice (except in turbulence).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By snopercod
My $1575 Dynon D-6 seems to do everything that...

My $1575 Dynon D-6 seems to do everything that the $4,000 GI 275 does. What I don't see are any buttons to set the baro pressure, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By snopercod
I'm a big fan of Zolatone. It's very durable. My...

I'm a big fan of Zolatone. It's very durable. My "Apollo Gray" is not "busy" at all. It IS, however, a pain to spray. You have to spray it twice: One to do the background and again to do the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-12-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 45,508
Posted By snopercod
After the monster storm passed last night, it was...

After the monster storm passed last night, it was actually sunny and (mostly) smooth this morning so Owen and flew down to GMU again for lunch. We were joined by a beautiful 1947 Navion. Darwin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By snopercod
Being fiberglass, you can heat it and lock it in...

Being fiberglass, you can heat it and lock it in place with clamps or something. It will take a permanent set when the clamps are removed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By snopercod
I replaced all the hinge pins on my Lancair with...

I replaced all the hinge pins on my Lancair with 3/32" SS welding rods from a welding supply house. They're .093 diameter 321 Stainless alloy and offer a tighter fit. If you want the standard pins,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 51,982
Posted By snopercod
Summit Racing 12 pt. nuts

Steve-- I commend you for taking the time to test these nuts. Just to muddy the waters, on my exhaust flanges I used these ARP 12-Point Nuts 301-8343 (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARP-301-8343)...
Forum: Safety 01-07-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By snopercod
I had the same concern so installed a cheap...

I had the same concern so installed a cheap digital meat thermometer with the probe sticking through the firewall just below the oil cooler. I also installed a 3/8" bulkhead fitting on the right side...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By snopercod
I installed a Uniden Trucker's Speaker...

I installed a Uniden Trucker's Speaker (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009PIRQ6E/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) behind the rollover on the passenger side, facing me. I can reach...
Forum: Florida (South) 01-05-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By snopercod
Mucho Gusto, Javier

Mucho Gusto, Javier
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By snopercod
Wait! That set doesn't have 7/8" does it? This...

Wait! That set doesn't have 7/8" does it? This one is cheaper, and has 7/8"...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By snopercod
I think a chassis punch would work. You'd still...

I think a chassis punch would work. You'd still have to drill the (3/8"?) pilot hole, though. The other option would be to start at one end with the Unibit and keep adding extensions to get to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By snopercod
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By snopercod
RF Interference

The problem with these things is RF interference. You don't want to trash your radios and GPS by turning on the LED strips.
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,874
Posted By snopercod
Yes, Awesome!

Really nice uphill landing! It was like landing on a glacier in Alaska. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu2fX1t_6iE
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-01-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,983
Posted By snopercod
I always enjoy watching RVs take off at my...

I always enjoy watching RVs take off at my airport. Man, they really climb!
Forum: Fiberglass 01-01-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By snopercod
You can slip a piece of sandpaper into the joint...

You can slip a piece of sandpaper into the joint and drag it along to remove some of the tightness. I think 80 grit would do the job.
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