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Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By snopercod
What Mel said! Going one step further, I...

What Mel said! Going one step further, I recommend the Parker Brass Compression Fittings (http://ph.parker.com/us/en/brass-compression-fittings) with the hex nuts rather than the knurled ones. ACS...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By snopercod
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By snopercod
That looks like the kind of alternator I have. My...

That looks like the kind of alternator I have. My external voltage regulator is a B&C LR3C-14 linear voltage regulator. Yours? I'm guessing your problem is either with your voltage regulator or the...
Forum: Southeast 03-16-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By snopercod
Chuck wasn't working today so I spoke with the...

Chuck wasn't working today so I spoke with the counter girl. For an RV-7 she thought the charge would be $64 per night in the community hangar. Outside tiedowns are $14 per night.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-16-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,789
Posted By snopercod
...also, use one of these Spray Gun Filters...

...also, use one of these Spray Gun Filters (https://www.amazon.com/ATD-Tools-7812-Spray-Filter/dp/B00KMKS1L8/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=spray+gun+filter&qid=1552738612&s=gateway&sr=8-8) to prevent any oil...
Forum: Southeast 03-16-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By snopercod
I'm heading to AVL in a couple hours. If Chuck is...

I'm heading to AVL in a couple hours. If Chuck is working today, I'll ask him what he recommends. May I assume your just spending one night there?
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,856
Posted By snopercod
Nice detective work. I wonder if rounding off the...

Nice detective work. I wonder if rounding off the leading edge of the elevator horn would have the same effect. The only reason I ask is that the leading edge of the horns on my Lancair has about a...
Forum: Midwest 03-15-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By snopercod
I spent a few days at BJC "Metro" and stayed at...

I spent a few days at BJC "Metro" and stayed at the Omni Interloken Hotel. It was a nice place but pricey (We got the discount rate of $132). They will pick you up at the airport. There are tons of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,703
Posted By snopercod
TCP and Phosphorus

Here's another data point. I have always run straight Aeroshell W80 or W100 with Camguard (1.6 oz. per qt.) and my Phosphorus readings have varied from 85 to 180. This last oil change the Phosphorus...
Forum: Southeast 03-14-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By snopercod
I'm sure Signature could find a place for you in...

I'm sure Signature could find a place for you in their communal hangars. You could call Chuck, the General Manager and ask. Or are you looking to double up on an existing hangar for a couple days....
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By snopercod
I got flight following for a 15 minute flight...

I got flight following for a 15 minute flight between two Class C's today. No big deal. I think the controllers appreciate knowing who's up there.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 03-11-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By snopercod
I use Foreflight as well but, when I flew across...

I use Foreflight as well but, when I flew across the Country a couple years ago, I ordered sectionals and TCA charts for my entire route...just in case. Sporty's stocks them.
Forum: Safety 03-10-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,590
Posted By snopercod
As a Lancair owner, I used to belong to LOBO....

As a Lancair owner, I used to belong to LOBO. Before my first flight, they hooked me up with an instructor so I could get some training before flying my project for the first time. Also, Bob...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By snopercod
True, but the lithium batteries in the remote and...

True, but the lithium batteries in the remote and the audible alarm have something like ten year lifetimes. The main battery is supposedly good for five years but I had to change mine after three...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,185
Posted By snopercod
Audi Aluminum Jack

Here's another option: An Audi aluminum jack. It weighs 3 lbs. and folds up so it's light and compact enough to carry with you. It's rated at 2,117 lbs. You'll have to make some kind of...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,558
Posted By snopercod
LOL! Seriously, though, one has to make a...

LOL! Seriously, though, one has to make a tradeoff between spending big bucks on Snap-On tools, etc., or buying cheaper tools and saving the money for your airplane. I like quality tools as much as...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,856
Posted By snopercod
Here's a short video of my "Turtle Cam", looking...

Here's a short video of my "Turtle Cam", looking at the empennage. I forgot to "flip" the camera in the settings so it's upside down, but you get the idea. It's a Garmin Virb Elite and is very...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,856
Posted By snopercod
This is probably totally unrelated but, in a...

This is probably totally unrelated but, in a C-172, you can get elevator pulsations like that if you slip with full flaps.

One thing you can do is affix a video camera to the aft fuselage, looking...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,789
Posted By snopercod
This is a pretty good video on how to remove runs...

This is a pretty good video on how to remove runs and dust nibs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0iG86Q8obo
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 31,052
Posted By snopercod
After weeks of bad weather, we finally had a...

After weeks of bad weather, we finally had a flyable day so we all met at Spartanburg for lunch. Owen, Mark, and Steve brought their RVs, and Alex from Hendersonville brought the beautiful CallAir 90...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By snopercod
I've got a carbureted O-290-D2 and I capped off...

I've got a carbureted O-290-D2 and I capped off the (Essex) primer because it was leaking air into Cyl #1. When it was working, I would give it one squirt in 70F weather, and 4 squirts in 30F...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,891
Posted By snopercod
Would this count? B25 - - RV-12 - - Lancair...

Would this count?
B25 - - RV-12 - - Lancair 235
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/B9HH3v.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By snopercod
My philosophy all along has been to minimize...

My philosophy all along has been to minimize things I'll worry about. This would be one of those situations. There's certainly nothing wrong with a properly-made splice, but I would always worry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,891
Posted By snopercod
Astronaut "Hoot" Gibson: 1. Piper Colt 2. F-4...

Astronaut "Hoot" Gibson:

1. Piper Colt
2. F-4 (Carrier Qualified)
3. F-14
4. Space Shuttle Orbiters
5. Casssut
6. Hawker Sea Fury
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By snopercod
I searched for "RJ11" and this popped up....

I searched for "RJ11" and this popped up. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=38298
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-03-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By snopercod
It's Koger

https://kogersunshades.com/
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-02-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 31,052
Posted By snopercod
Sad Day

It's a sad day for the Brotherhood. Darwin sold his beautiful Gray and Orange RV-4. I saw it take off today with the new owner at the controls, heading S to Florida somewhere...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,877
Posted By snopercod
My GTX-327 has been working flawlessly with...

My GTX-327 has been working flawlessly with serial altitude input for a couple months now but yesterday it suffered a new kind of failure. When started up and turned on the avionics master, the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By snopercod
I'm going to my room now...

I'm going to my room now...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By snopercod
That's entirely correct. Sorry, I missed that...

That's entirely correct. Sorry, I missed that part of the original post. For molds I've used all kinds of stuff - Styrofoam, hot glue, Bondo, duct tape, etc. Please disregard my previous rant.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By snopercod
This thread is starting to bother me. Having...

This thread is starting to bother me. Having built a fiberglass airplane, some of the techniques mentioned here are just flat out misguided. First off, you're building an aircraft, not a boat where...
Forum: COMM 02-27-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,164
Posted By snopercod
Steve-- On the GMA245, where would the audio from...

Steve-- On the GMA245, where would the audio from my AFS AoA connect. Aux input? And can the Aux input priority be selected so it isn't completely muted when a comm is being received?
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By snopercod
The antenna I linked sticks onto a window with...

The antenna I linked sticks onto a window with suction cups. No holes required.
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By snopercod
The ADS-B (in) antennas are only $60. Why not...

The ADS-B (in) antennas are only $60. Why not just buy another one? https://appareo.com/store/product/stratus-external-ads-b-antenna-kit-5/
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By snopercod
Have you tried leaning?

Have you tried leaning?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By snopercod
EPA?

This may be EPA-related. Teflon's Sticky Pollution Problem (http://fortune.com/longform/teflon-pollution-north-carolina/).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By snopercod
What Carl said. Originally I had my separator...

What Carl said. Originally I had my separator draining back to the accessory case via the location Dan mentioned. My oil analyses kept coming back "high silicon". Since my crankcase vent hoses are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By snopercod
Guhring Drill Bits

I had to drill several hundred holes in some cold-rolled 304 stainless steel bars. My machinist friend turned me on to Gurhing screw machine drill bits. I bought them from www.mscdirect.com and they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By snopercod
My O-290-D2 with the Cermichrome cylinders used...

My O-290-D2 with the Cermichrome cylinders used almost no oil during the first 200 hours. I would go for 25 hours without adding any. Now, at 300 hrs. it's using about a quart and a half between 25...
Forum: ADS-B 02-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
Me too but, apparently, it's only that list of 39...

Me too but, apparently, it's only that list of 39 airports posted previously. So I guess the only way for me to determine if my unit is truly transmitting anonymous on startup is to enlist the help...
Forum: ADS-B 02-24-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
While taxing out today, I asked ground control if...

While taxing out today, I asked ground control if I showed up on his radar screen. He replied in the negative and implied that they never see traffic on the ground at Asheville. So this proves that...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,295
Posted By snopercod
Merci

Beautiful scenery and nice takeoff and landing! Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,204
Posted By snopercod
Clothespin

I use a clothespin. Work's great!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,013
Posted By snopercod
Facet only started requiring the filters maybe...

Facet only started requiring the filters maybe ten (?) years ago. Before that, the installation instructions didn't show them. I don't have the filters on my installation, either.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,295
Posted By snopercod
Tricky airport but you did really well! Your...

Tricky airport but you did really well! Your landing reminded me of landing on Swiftsure Glacier. You land uphill just like that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu2fX1t_6iE
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By snopercod
Garmin Virb

Garmin Virb with a Garmin Headset Adapter (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/157071). I also leave my Intercom enabled so I can dictate comments through my microphone.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,013
Posted By snopercod
I have two similar pumps to transfer fuel from my...

I have two similar pumps to transfer fuel from my wing tanks to my header tank. They have been working fine for the last five years. I did install a crossover valve in case one pump fails, I can use...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
Now THAT's enlightening. Thanks.

Now THAT's enlightening. Thanks.
Forum: COMM 02-21-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By snopercod
My Icom A-210 has 8W of carrier power and I can...

My Icom A-210 has 8W of carrier power and I can be heard (and receive) from 40 NM away. I'm satisfied with that.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By snopercod
Two weeks

Mine takes a couple weeks but probably one third of that involves the retractable gear. Also, I always have a list of little things that need to be taken care of while my plane is dismantled.
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
I just called Asheville Approach, but didn't...

I just called Asheville Approach, but didn't really learn anything...yet. My first question was, "Do aircraft on your radar display show up while on the ground?" Answer: Sometimes, depending on your...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
How about powering up the ADS-B before the...

How about powering up the ADS-B before the transponder? Would that work?
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
I'll have to check that with ATC next time I'm at...

I'll have to check that with ATC next time I'm at the airport. I'll just turn on the Transponder/ADS-B on the ground in Anonymous mode and let ATC tell me what they see on their screen. Actually, I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By snopercod
What a beautiful story and photo. It almost looks...

What a beautiful story and photo. It almost looks like it was taken N of Denver. Where was it?
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
Somewhere I read that if you want to go...

Somewhere I read that if you want to go Anonymous, you should throw the switch before powering up the unit. I don't recall where I read that.
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
I only drive old cars and only use old cell...

I only drive old cars and only use old cell phones with no GPS tracking. (wink)
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
I installed a Garmin GDL-82 over a year ago and...

I installed a Garmin GDL-82 over a year ago and have been very pleased with it. My transponder is a Garmin GTX-327 and it didn't need to be touched. The GDL-82 is just inserted in the coax line...
Forum: Midwest 02-17-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By snopercod
Man, that scenery just looks COLD!

Man, that scenery just looks COLD!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 222,253
Posted By snopercod
This was taken in the eighties when I was an...

This was taken in the eighties when I was an Instrumentation Engineer on the Space Shuttle. I was out at Edwards to dump the flight recorders. Good times while they lasted. Now I just work on my own...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By snopercod
You can buy your own bottle and regulator and...

You can buy your own bottle and regulator and have it filled at a welding supply house.
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,292
Posted By snopercod
Very crypto-like.

Very crypto-like.
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By snopercod
Amazon

Would something like this work for you?...
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