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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By snopercod
Tom-- I'm so sad you and Suzanne are having to go...

Tom-- I'm so sad you and Suzanne are having to go through this. Frankly, having lost a number of friends my age, this kind of thing scares me. I don't know how I would get along without my wife of 48...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By snopercod
I have no credentials but, personally, I wouldn't...

I have no credentials but, personally, I wouldn't use a nutplate for a bolt in tension. Those deformed threads just can't be as strong as normal ones. FWIW.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
The pad that made those swirl marks was brand...

The pad that made those swirl marks was brand new, sorry. Anyway I got them out as I described. Today I zeroed in on a small patch with a couple of scratches. I used the #1 compound on a black foam...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By snopercod
So we've been neighbors all this time? I never...

So we've been neighbors all this time? I never knew. I loved the video!
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By snopercod
That works. Wow, your son must have a hangar...

That works. Wow, your son must have a hangar right behind mine (#21)! At the beginning of the video he taxied past the back side of my hanger. I'll look for him!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
It looks great in the hangar, but what about in...

It looks great in the hangar, but what about in the sun? That's where my swirl marks really show up. Maybe I should just fly in the dark? :rolleyes: So did you use a DA with the #1 compound, or a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By snopercod
I'm at KAVL. Maybe I saw him, but won't know...

I'm at KAVL. Maybe I saw him, but won't know until I can see the pics (must log in).
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,019
Posted By snopercod
Beautiful job on the paint! I'm assuming it's...

Beautiful job on the paint! I'm assuming it's base coat/clear coat? Could you tell us more about how the painting went (if you have the time)?
Forum: Safety 07-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,478
Posted By snopercod
Once I discovered a capacitor or something in the...

Once I discovered a capacitor or something in the lower cowling of a rental C-172. That was the same FBO where I discovered a bird's nest between cylinders 2 and 4. Stuff like that is why I chose to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
I just wanted to keep DanH's thread going,...

I just wanted to keep DanH's thread going, because he provided a professional view of how it should be done. I'm just providing an amateur's experience, and it ain't pretty. I'm getting there...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
The saga continues. In our last episode, I had...

The saga continues. In our last episode, I had re-sanded the top of the fuselage with 2500 and 3000 to remove the heavy swirls from the 3M Perfect-It #1 compound and the DA. I had started buffing...
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By snopercod
There are a lot of things you can check. First of...

There are a lot of things you can check. First of all, what kind of transponder do you have? If it's old, that can be a problem. There's a test listed in the installation manual to check the power...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By snopercod
Betcha' didn't do this out of...

Betcha' didn't do this out of Talkeetna:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/hSUlGC.jpg
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By snopercod
That's exactly right. When I did mine, I used...

That's exactly right. When I did mine, I used black electrical tape to mask off the edge of the plexiglass. It's very flexible and worked fine. In my case, I went through that process several times....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
Making progress. After sanding out the swirls...

Making progress. After sanding out the swirls from the DA and using the Trizact 3000 with a hand pad. I started re-buffing today. I skipped the 3M #1 and went straight to the #2. I think the #1 was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
It's PPG Durethane which has been very tough so...

It's PPG Durethane which has been very tough so far. It will remain a great mystery why that orange foam pad worked for you and not me. I have noticed that the foam pads come in three (or more)...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
That was all useful information and I appreciate...

That was all useful information and I appreciate it. You left a couple things out, though. For example, what is this piece of equipment? Is it dual action, or rotary? I asked a few posts above if it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
I got the swirls removed from the fuselage using...

I got the swirls removed from the fuselage using 2500 wet-or-dry, then 3000 Trizact. No harm done to the paint. Now I have to re-buff but I'm going to wait until the hook-and-loop backer pad for my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
It looks like I'll be able to salvage my paint...

It looks like I'll be able to salvage my paint job. I chose a test patch on the top of the fuselage and tried to sand out the swirls with 3000 grit Trizact. It wouldn't cut it (pun intended). So I...
Forum: Southeast 07-06-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By snopercod
I think EAA 242 at Columbia SC [KCUB] has a...

I think EAA 242 at Columbia SC [KCUB] has a breakfast every third Saturday. They have a really nice "clubhouse". Also, you can stick around for lunch at the Hunter Gatherer Brewery in the old Wright...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
Nope and nope. The pads were brand new and I...

Nope and nope. The pads were brand new and I wiped down the fuselage after the #1 before going to the #2. Then I switched to a brand new softer pad. No contamination. The "deeper cuts" are oval...
Forum: Southeast 07-05-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By snopercod
There are a number of RVs in the Asheville NC...

There are a number of RVs in the Asheville NC area, and more being built. Pop over the mountains sometime and say Hi!
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By snopercod
Kyle had an excellent list but I would make the...

Kyle had an excellent list but I would make the first step, "Clean the workpiece with Prep-Sol wax and silicone remover". You want to do that before any scuffing or sanding so contaminants don't get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
I finished the fuselage, such as it is. Not...

I finished the fuselage, such as it is. Not hearing back from the "experts" here, I used my 6" DA sander with a foam pad to apply the 3M Perfect-It #1 compound. That was a bad mistake. I had...
Forum: GPS 07-02-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By snopercod
The coax length would be the problem, I think....

The coax length would be the problem, I think. You're dealing with GPS signals that are way down in the thermal noise level and you need all the signal you can get. Just MHO.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
Not hearing back, I bought some smooth foam pads...

Not hearing back, I bought some smooth foam pads for my 6" DA at Harbor Freight. They come in "Compounding" (or correcting), "Finishing", and "Polishing". I just bought the first two. I guess I'll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
OK, I've got my fuselage wet sanded to 2000 grit...

OK, I've got my fuselage wet sanded to 2000 grit and will be using the 3000 Trizact today. I have a question for the experts, though. Which would work better for buffing and polishing, my 9"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By snopercod
+1 on the paint scheme. Is it paint or vinyl wrap?

+1 on the paint scheme. Is it paint or vinyl wrap?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,979
Posted By snopercod
Top Coat F-11

My Glasair friend swears by Top Coat F11 (https://topcoat.store/) Sealant. He says the bugs wipe right off. I've not tried it.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-01-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By snopercod
I'd plan to fly down from Asheville, weather...

I'd plan to fly down from Asheville, weather permitting.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By snopercod
Yup, it prompts you to don your Oxygen at 12,500'...

Yup, it prompts you to don your Oxygen at 12,500' pressure altitude (if you have an iPad 2 with the built-in pressure sensor).
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,417
Posted By snopercod
My grandfather was stationed in Dutch Harbor...

My grandfather was stationed in Dutch Harbor during WWII. He was a Navy Chief and told me lots of stories about how he and his buddies stole the officer's whiskey while unloading the supply ships....
Forum: ADS-B 06-30-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By snopercod
Foreflight?

So when will Stratus/Foreflight incorporate this? I'm wondering if it will be just a software version upgrade to Foreflight, or new firmware for the Stratus...or both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By snopercod
Thanks!

Wow! What an amazing site! Thanks.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,769
Posted By snopercod
I don't understand your comment. I have a 30A...

I don't understand your comment. I have a 30A Toyota (I think) alternator in my Lancair and it works fine at 12,500'. Should I be worried about something?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,471
Posted By snopercod
What an auspicious event!

What an auspicious event!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-26-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
Flexible Vixen Files

I'm not sure these would work better, but you can buy 14-inch Flexible Vixen Style Body Files (https://www.tinmantech.com/products/hand-tools/files-holders/car-body-files/)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
It seemed to me that hand sanding worked just as...

It seemed to me that hand sanding worked just as well (or maybe better) than using the DA, so I think you'll be fine. The Trizact seemed to work a LOT better than the plain papers, but I only used...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
uk_figs little nib file got me to thinking. It...

uk_figs little nib file got me to thinking. It looked exactly like my Dad's old aluminum file that I had in the tool box. So I got it out today and tried it out. It worked great for removing drips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By snopercod
Congratulations!

She's beautiful! You did good!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,419
Posted By snopercod
I turned on my iPad and Stratus this morning...

I turned on my iPad and Stratus this morning before pulling the plane out in the sun for a preflight inspection. The darn thing shut down on me due to temperature after ten minutes! Silly me. I got...
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By snopercod
+1 on Jet Center!

+1 on Jet Center!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
Dan H and Dan V: Thanks for the encouragement and...

Dan H and Dan V: Thanks for the encouragement and tips. I still have to cut and buff the fuselage so I'll ditch the wool pad and go with foam pads from Harbor Freight. Question: Will waxing hide...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
I sense a lack of interest here, but I'm done...

I sense a lack of interest here, but I'm done cutting and buffing the wings. After the 3000 Trizact, I buffed with 3m Perfect-It #1 using a wool...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By snopercod
When the service bulletin came out and I changed...

When the service bulletin came out and I changed my ignition switch, I took the old one apart. You can see a little arcing on the leftmost contact. The diode will prevent...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,419
Posted By snopercod
Yeah, even on a full-sized iPad, it's difficult...

Yeah, even on a full-sized iPad, it's difficult to tap the right thing when you're bouncing around in turbulence. The only thing I can suggest is use a "tablet stylus". You could tether it to the...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By snopercod
I say again. Before you do anything drastic, use...

I say again. Before you do anything drastic, use a heat gun to bend down that area which is too high. Hey, I built a fiberglass airplane. I know this stuff.
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,241
Posted By snopercod
Yes, that's correct. The only reason I posted my...

Yes, that's correct. The only reason I posted my Lancair experience here was to point out that your ASI (and AoA if you have one) will be uncalibrated on your first flight. Land accordingly (on a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By snopercod
Marvel Schebler carburetors are available in a...

Marvel Schebler carburetors are available in a variety of part numbers, each with different jets. If you have the manual for your engine, look up the P/N of the carb and make sure you have the right...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
Wow! Those 3000 grit Trizact discs really work...

Wow! Those 3000 grit Trizact discs really work well!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/AsMOz0.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,874
Posted By snopercod
I can serve as a bad example!

DanH has put together a great thread here showing us all how it should be done. I'm just an amateur who hates painting, but maybe it would be useful for everybody if I posted a few examples of how it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-20-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By snopercod
That's the smoking gun (no pun intended) for too...

That's the smoking gun (no pun intended) for too rich a mixture. I used to have a similar problem when the engine was very hot, like when idling on the ground waiting for takeoff on hot days.
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By snopercod
You might be able to use a hair dryer to adjust...

You might be able to use a hair dryer to adjust the shape a bit.
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,241
Posted By snopercod
On my first landing, I floated for 4,000' :eek:...

On my first landing, I floated for 4,000' :eek: During my transition training we always landed at 85 Kts and I decided to add a few for good measure. It turned out that my static ports needed some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By snopercod
I used an SAE Tee like this...

I used an SAE Tee like this (https://www.discounthydraulichose.com/product_p/6803-06-06-04.htm), only I think mine was Parker. I had a -2 AN fitting TIG welded into one of the ends and that is where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By snopercod
I calibrated my unit by the seat of my pants; In...

I calibrated my unit by the seat of my pants; In the angle calibration mode, I released the red button just before the stall when the controls got mushy and I felt a slight buffet. During the landing...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-16-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,245
Posted By snopercod
I like rivets. I actually have several of them in...

I like rivets. I actually have several of them in my plane. I should have pointed out the two rivets on my aileron trim tab :D I'm really looking forward to seeing your RV-9 and I'm sorry your...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-15-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,245
Posted By snopercod
Bill Repucci drove over from his work and met us...

Bill Repucci drove over from his work and met us at GMU for lunch today. (It's so sad that the poor guy has to work ;)) It was great to finally meet Bill and hear about his RV-9. The three RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,100
Posted By snopercod
I remember two from the olden days. One starts...

I remember two from the olden days. One starts with Bad Boys and the other describes Batman doing something nasty to Robin on Yonder Gotham Building. Giggle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,100
Posted By snopercod
Yes. When soldering, the solder wicks up the...

Yes. When soldering, the solder wicks up the stranded wire and causes a weak point where the solder ends. I've seen a lot of wires break at at that point.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,332
Posted By snopercod
Yup, I have one of those, too.

Yup, I have one of those, too.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,285
Posted By snopercod
What a great trip! Thanks for the writeup and the...

What a great trip! Thanks for the writeup and the photos. I hope you all had time to eat at Ray's Waterfront by the docks. It's awesome. OK, I'll bite, who's Jane?
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