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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By snopercod
Clearly the magic smoke escaped.

Clearly the magic smoke escaped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By snopercod
Hard Truth

There is a lot of hard truth in this thread.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-12-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By snopercod
I've used Skycraft wire in my aircraft but, you...

I've used Skycraft wire in my aircraft but, you have to realize that most of it is obsolete mil-spec. That's not to say it won't work, but my recommendation is to buy current mil-spec wire from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By snopercod
I agree. "Like"

I agree. "Like"
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-10-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By snopercod
All I know is that I've gotten exceptionally good...

All I know is that I've gotten exceptionally good service for the last fifteen years from ACS East. No doubt Tim was partly responsible for that. R.I.P.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,699
Posted By snopercod
Here's one I kinda'...

Here's one I kinda' like:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/0Kxcgj.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,699
Posted By snopercod
Yeah, but if you crash due to fuel exhaustion,...

Yeah, but if you crash due to fuel exhaustion, you'll want to prove that you gassed up. :p
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By snopercod
Good explanation, Tron. Thanks!

Good explanation, Tron. Thanks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By snopercod
The hose shop where I bought my hoses uses Parker...

The hose shop where I bought my hoses uses Parker 919 Hose (https://ph.parker.com/us/en/ptfe-hoses-series-919). FWIW, I used "the stuff we're not supposed to buy" without the static-dissipating core.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By snopercod
Scott said it in the post below yours: "Aluminum...

Scott said it in the post below yours: "Aluminum firings are lighter, less expensive, and are usually compatible with whatever you’re attaching to them.". They're cheaper, too.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,729
Posted By snopercod
My heart goes out to you, Tom. I would be...

My heart goes out to you, Tom. I would be devastated if I lost my wife of 49 years.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By snopercod
It was probably overkill, but I used steel...

It was probably overkill, but I used steel bulkhead fittings on my plane. It seemed like a good idea at the time. If I had it to do over again, I would use aluminum fittings. One word of caution,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,098
Posted By snopercod
All these numbers are foreign to me. My O-290-D2...

All these numbers are foreign to me. My O-290-D2 has about 350 hrs. TTSN on it and still burns less than one quart every 25 hours. My cylinders are Cermichrome. I fly with 7-1/2 to 8 qts of oil and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-06-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,669
Posted By snopercod
It's some kind of rubber. It doesn't load up. I...

It's some kind of rubber. It doesn't load up. I really don't know how well it performs on aluminum, but I thought I would bring it up.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-06-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,669
Posted By snopercod
Cratex?

Do any of you guys use Cratex products for deburring? When I was a machinist (in another life) we used them all the time. https://www.cratex.com/
Forum: Reviews 12-04-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By snopercod
They were great with me. Years ago, I bought an...

They were great with me. Years ago, I bought an AFS "Sport" AoA system from ACS and they sent me the model without the "Landing Gear" warning. I didn't figure that out until after it was installed...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By snopercod
I'm just a fiberglass guy but I ran a heavy (2/0)...

I'm just a fiberglass guy but I ran a heavy (2/0) cable from the negative terminal of the battery directly to a starter mounting bolt. I ran the cable right through the firewall and sealed the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-02-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By snopercod
I just tried to donate via credit card as Doug...

I just tried to donate via credit card as Doug prefers, but it wouldn't let me; It shuffled me off to PayPal so I just backed out. What gives? If PayPal is OK, I'll do it that way.
Forum: ADS-B 12-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,290
Posted By snopercod
I wish I had done that.

I wish I had done that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By snopercod
FWIW, I used the brass Parker 63PT inserts rather...

FWIW, I used the brass Parker 63PT inserts rather than the plastic. Never had a leak. On the pipe threads I used Pneumatic/Hydraulic sealant (like Permatex 54540). I figured if it was good enough for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By snopercod
I admire your positive attitude! Why does stuff...

I admire your positive attitude! Why does stuff like this always happen on a holiday weekend?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-30-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By snopercod
Beautiful photos! Thanks.

Beautiful photos! Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,843
Posted By snopercod
It wasn't for me, but YMMV. It's really important...

It wasn't for me, but YMMV. It's really important to know that your pitot-static system and brakes are working before you launch off into the wild blue yonder. Again, YMMV.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-27-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By snopercod
I left my wife in the car at the hangar, and flew...

I left my wife in the car at the hangar, and flew down to GMU for a quick lunch. The "management" at the Runway Cafe decided to cut costs by laying off a number of waitresses - well, most of them....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By snopercod
Sky Geek carries them but you have to buy 100....

Sky Geek carries them but you have to buy 100. https://www.skygeek.com/cherry-aerospace-ccr264ss3-03-rivet-blind-flush-hd-st-100pk.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5fLEwbaL5gIV8iCtBh0XTAPJEAAYAiAAEgIy8fD_BwE....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,843
Posted By snopercod
I second what carlos151 wrote about the fuel flow...

I second what carlos151 wrote about the fuel flow test. Before you get to that point, though, flush your fuel system over and over from end to end. I recommend fast taxi testing to confirm that your...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By snopercod
Very nice. The traditional mounts with the bale...

Very nice. The traditional mounts with the bale on them are a PITA.
Forum: COMM 11-26-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By snopercod
I beefed up the ribbon cable connection to the...

I beefed up the ribbon cable connection to the front panel with a piece of Teflon anti-chafe tape. Obviously, you have to remove the "lid" in order to do this. Then, after reinstalling the "lid", you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-25-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By snopercod
Loved the video! Thanks.

Loved the video! Thanks.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-25-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,969
Posted By snopercod
Awesome video! Nice short-field landing, too. Is...

Awesome video! Nice short-field landing, too. Is the runway really bent like it appears in the video?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-24-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,969
Posted By snopercod
PGA Departure

Leaving Page headed for Santa Fe (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojw1oj3ws8b9t8n/PGA%20DEPARTURE.mp4?dl=0)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By snopercod
There was a ten-year waiting list at Asheville....

There was a ten-year waiting list at Asheville. Since the FBO changed hands several times during that decade (Million Air...Landmark...Signature), when it came time to move my plane to the airport, I...
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By snopercod
I flew behind a Catto 3-blade for a while. I...

I flew behind a Catto 3-blade for a while. I ordered a "cruise" prop and it really worked well in cruise. Climbing out on a hot/high day, not so much. I was only getting 2150 RPM on my takeoff roll. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-21-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By snopercod
I'm still here but my wife had a stroke so I've...

I'm still here but my wife had a stroke so I've been having to take care of her rather than fly. I can't really leave her at home alone yet. She's getting better so I should be back in the air pretty...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By snopercod
I have the same problem, only my drive to the...

I have the same problem, only my drive to the airport is one hour. I finally capitulated and bought a second set of cheap tools for the house and left the good ones at the hangar. I still need a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By snopercod
I bought a case of Aeroshell W80 today and the...

I bought a case of Aeroshell W80 today and the "Use By" date was stamped on the case. It was 4 years from the date of manufacture. If it were my precious engine, I would use that 10 y.o. oil in my...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-11-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By snopercod
You never know what's going to fly in there,...

You never know what's going to fly in there, either:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/xmah42.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By snopercod
Here's my "go bag". Actually, I put the tools in...

Here's my "go bag". Actually, I put the tools in one bag and the parts in the other. This thread made me realize that I don't have any brake O-rings in the kit. I'll have to fix...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By snopercod
I have a temperature probe in my lower cowl just...

I have a temperature probe in my lower cowl just in front of the firewall near the exit of the oil cooler. I think it typically runs about 175 deg after shutdown on a 75 deg day. My cowl is polyester...
Forum: ADS-B 10-08-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,191
Posted By snopercod
You are not alone, my friend. The best situation...

You are not alone, my friend. The best situation (as RVDan posted) would be if every aircraft had ADS-B in and out. In that case, each aircraft could see each other directly (aircraft-to-aircraft)...
Forum: ADS-B 10-08-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,191
Posted By snopercod
Here's why you should have...

Here's why you should have ADS-B:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DkZ3LlVRi4&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,662
Posted By snopercod
Why doesn't everybody just go with the B&C...

Why doesn't everybody just go with the B&C batteries and be done with it? I think This One (https://bandc.com/product/sealed-recombinant-gas-battery-12v-16ah/) is what RVs use. Personally, I use the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By snopercod
Could that be the hole for the carb temperature...

Could that be the hole for the carb temperature gauge?
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,191
Posted By snopercod
NOW you tell me (big grin). I've been flying for...

NOW you tell me (big grin). I've been flying for over five years with my iPad/Foreflight/Stratus combination, including two trips to the West Coast from NC. The iPad has never once let me down and I...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,191
Posted By snopercod
I don't know one way or the other on that...

I don't know one way or the other on that question, but I visited the approach facility at AVL not long ago and their screens have a dot to the left of each target if the aircraft is ADS-B equipped....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By snopercod
I went through what you are going through, trying...

I went through what you are going through, trying to beg or borrow a scale. Finally I gave up and bought my own, a Adam Equipment CPWplus 200 Bench Scale, 440lb/200kg Capacity, 0.1lb/50g Readability ...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,191
Posted By snopercod
^^^What bkervaski said ^^^ Do it for your fellow...

^^^What bkervaski said ^^^ Do it for your fellow aviators.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 46,934
Posted By snopercod
+1

+ 1 Carl Yes, Fly Today!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-03-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 46,934
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for the epic photo-essay, Scott. May you...

Thanks for the epic photo-essay, Scott. May you find peace.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By snopercod
Congratulations! What a thrill. Now take the...

Congratulations! What a thrill. Now take the cowling off and check everything over. Things want to come loose after the first few flights. (Ask me how I know)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,573
Posted By snopercod
Sure. I fly out of Asheville and we only have ONE...

Sure. I fly out of Asheville and we only have ONE ground station in the area and it's behind some low mountains. After I first installed the GDL-82 and would order up a PAPR, the "client percentage"...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,935
Posted By snopercod
You're not confused. You listed all the things...

You're not confused. You listed all the things you need to work on. It's a good sign that you identified them right off the bat. You'll do fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,573
Posted By snopercod
Nice looking installation! If it hasn't been...

Nice looking installation! If it hasn't been mentioned before, the TED (ball and spike) transponder antennas are really marginal for the GDL-82. They're tuned for 1030-1090 Mhz transponder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,193
Posted By snopercod
I've really tried to get that method to work, but...

I've really tried to get that method to work, but can't do it for some reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,193
Posted By snopercod
I'm running LEAKGUARD INNER TUBE 11X400-5 TR87...

I'm running LEAKGUARD INNER TUBE 11X400-5 TR87 from ACS. I may have exaggerated how much pressure I lose between checks. It's probably closer to 2 psi between checks. I think it depends upon the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By snopercod
Those cheap laser levels that shoot a beam of red...

Those cheap laser levels that shoot a beam of red light are handy, too. You can drop a plumb bob from...say...the tail and project a red laser line on the floor to measure the alignment of the axles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,193
Posted By snopercod
I check mine about every two weeks and yes, I...

I check mine about every two weeks and yes, I usually lose 2-5 psi between checks. I run all three of mine at 50 psig (nitrogen). I carry a spare tube with me.

Oh yeah, I use talc between the tire...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By snopercod
Nylon?

Why not go with Nylon hole plugs? Grainger has them in packs of 25 for less than $3. https://www.grainger.com/category/hardware/hardware-supplies/hole-plugs
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-26-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 46,934
Posted By snopercod
I apologize in advance for intruding on your epic...

I apologize in advance for intruding on your epic thread here, but I thought you would approve of the music I added to this video:

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By snopercod
Rislone

Rislone seems to work.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,339
Posted By snopercod
On my plane, those four spacers/bolts holding...

On my plane, those four spacers/bolts holding the pucks together can get cocked, causing the pads to bind. It seems like there should be some kind of lubricant to use on them but, so far, I just run...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,833
Posted By snopercod
Ah, so. That's a good design, then. In a standard...

Ah, so. That's a good design, then. In a standard Lancair, the filter is in front of the carb heat door. Not so good.
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